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Table of Contents VOL. VI NO. 1, FALL 2013

Alumni assist in cleanup at Breezy Point, Queens
THE ESSENTIALS

The Essentials

Alumni help rebuild hurricane-hit town, assistant professor's "Party Wall" at MoMA site, Rob Pannell caps epic career, Moog archives find a home at the library, new moon of Neptune discovered, and more. Read more

Kim, a 2010 Cornell graduate
COVER STORY

Setting a trajectory for a life of health

From a near-fatal battle with anorexia, a recent Cornell graduate not only found her way to good health but launched a research career in gastroenterology. Without Cornell's caring community, she says, "I might not be alive today." Read more

People walk across the footbridge
COVER STORY SIDEBAR

Closing a gap, Cornell installs nets on bridges

Cornell recently closed a significant gap in its otherwise comprehensive mental health and suicide prevention framework: installation of nets under seven bridges on and near campus. Read more

Dr. Janet Corson-Rikert and Gregory Eells
COVER STORY SIDEBAR

A new health center for a new generation

Cornell is in the planning stages of upgrading and expanding the Gannett Health Services facility - to 96,000 square feet, up from 38,000 by 2017. Read more

Dr. Janet Corson-Rikert and Gregory Eells
COVER STORY SIDEBAR

Why health care for students requires an added touch

Several reasons illustrate why students, as a group, need an approach to health care specifically tailored for them. Read more

Tata scholar Pratima Satish
CORNELL NOW

Cornell Now--2015

First Tata Scholars graduate, gift funds Fine Arts Library expansion, and a look at Cornell's giving societies. Read more

Four Cornell deans collage
DEAN's Q&A

Q&A with Cornell's deans

Anne Kenney, Michael Kotlikoff, Laurie Glimcher and Michael Johnson on intellectual property, faculty renewal and the future of health care. Read more

Sinclair scholar Stefan Dixon 13
WORTH SUPPORTING

'How can I help?' Keith Sinclair's decade of support for minority students

This year is the 10th anniversary of Keith Sinclair's support for students at Cornell. Over the course of a decade, his three scholarships have supported more than 100 undergraduates. Read more

Beatrice and Laurits Christensen
WORTH SUPPORTING

Christensens fund two economics faculty fellowships

Laurits R. Christensen '63 and his wife, Beatrice Christensen, through two challenge matches, are helping Cornell hire two new economics professors. Read more

Ezra Cornell
WORTH SUPPORTING

You can make it happen: Fall 2013

Examples of real and needed ways to give to Cornell, from funding student tutors to blankets for patients in Cornell's Veterinary Hospital. Read more

People on 'Our Fair Cornell' bench behind Uris Library
CORNELL HISTORY

Resting on wisdom: Campus benches

The Hill abounds with reminders of the generations who walked these paths before us, including several well-placed stone benches that have provided respite to the weary. Read more

Rendering of Cornell Tech campus courtyard
NEW YORK CITY

New building, degree at Cornell Tech

Industry and academia will share a building on the planned Cornell Tech campus, and a new one-year MBA program has been announced. Read more

Milton Konvitz and Barbara McClintock
FACULTY

Faculty legends: Milton Konvitz and Barbara McClintock

Milton Konvitz was a founding member of the ILR School and also was a law school professor; plant geneticist Barbara McClintock '23, M.A. '25, Ph.D. '27, won the 1983 Nobel Prize. Read more

Enzo Traverso
ARTS & HUMANITIES

Historian Enzo Traverso named first Winokur Professor

Enzo Traverso, professor of political science at the University of Picardie Jules Verne in Amiens, France, has been named the Susan and Barton Winokur Professor in the Humanities. Read more

Jeff Mathews in action on the field
LET'S GO BIG RED

All eyes on Jeff Mathews for 2013 season

While there will be plenty of reasons to watch Big Red football in 2013, there may be no bigger reason to follow the Big Red than Jeff Mathews '14. Read more

We Cornellians
'WE CORNELLIANS'

Another page from 'We Cornellians': an illustrated Cornell history, ca. 1940

Another page -- this one exploring Ithaca -- from 'We Cornellians,' an illustrated Cornell history, ca. 1940, by Steve Barker '41. Read more

Gannett Health Services physicians
END NOTE

Physician is drawn to Cornell's public health approach

Cornell taught me many life lessons. Chief among them was the notion that with thought and purpose, our work can impact something greater than ourselves. Read more



From The Publisher

Tommy Bruce

What are their greatest challenges? An aging infrastructure, says one. Others point to limited resources and a small endowment, the budget challenges that face all of higher education and the lack of appreciation for "human capital as a competitive advantage to organizations and society." Read more