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JULY 2017


New student send-off events continue throughout August - multiple dates and locations

Save the date for Homecoming 2017 - Oct. 20-21

CAU Travel: "Belgium: A Feast of Flemish Art and Culture" with Stephanie Wiles - March 9-17, 2018

Cornell Alumni Association Travel Program: Paris: Art, Culture and People - April 29-May 7, 2018


Cornell's new breed of grapes

Today (July 31) is the last day to submit a name for Cornell's newest grape, nearly double the size of a Concord!


Lumen installation at MoMA PS1 courtyard

Cornell will take over the MoMA PS1 courtyard in Long Island City Aug. 16 for an outdoor art and design experience: associate professor Jenny Sabin's "Lumen" installation.


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• Chester "Chick" Forshey







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Murray's Cavemaster Reserve Ezra
Cornell lifts New York state cheese market with an artisanal approach >>

Cheesemakers from across the Northeast have turned to CALS' Food Processing and Development Laboratory for small-batch production and dairy expertise as they develop new recipes. Murray's Cavemaster Reserve Ezra – named for Cornell's founder – launched this spring as the newest New York-made clothbound cheddar on the market.

Lorenzo Alvisi
Alumnus returns to Cornell as Tisch University Professor >>

Lorenzo Alvisi, M.S. '94, Ph.D. '96, and Cornell's newest Tisch University Professor, has found that all doors eventually lead back to Cornell.

Daria Schneider
Daria Schneider embraces chaos to develop Cornell fencing >>

After 10 years on the international fencing circuit, the five-time member of the national fencing team began to consider a return to collegiate coaching.

  inauguration of Cornell's 14th president
Inauguration celebration

Please join us for the events celebrating the inauguration of Martha E. Pollack as Cornell University's 14th president, Aug. 24-25. The academic symposium and the installation ceremony will be livestreamed on CornellCast.


News from Chronicle Online

Soumitra Dutta
Cornell SC Johnson: performance with passion and purpose >>

Dean reflects on the accomplishments of the college's first year, goals for next year.

The Bridge at Cornell Tech
Citi signs on as tenant in The Bridge at Cornell Tech >>

Employees will engage with students, faculty, researchers and startups.

CHESS imaging plant micronutrients
CHESS imaging reveals how copper affects plant fertility >>

Imaging micronutrients in plant tissues aims to develop crops that thrive in marginal soils.

Emmanuel Giannelis
Emmanuel Giannelis named vice provost for research >>

He succeeds Robert Buhrman, Ph.D. '73, who held the position for 10 years.

aerial view of campus
Modified academic calendar to include longer summer break >>

The new calendar will take effect for the 2018-19 academic year.


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