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MARCH 2017


Register now: "This Is Rocket Science: Cornell's Contributions to Discovering the Universe" - April 4, livestream from Washington, D.C.

Condoleezza Rice on democracy - May 10, The Cornell Club-New York

Return to the Classroom: "One afternoon, three lectures, a lifetime of learning" - May 20, Los Angeles, and May 21, San Francisco

Reunion Weekend 2017 - June 8-11, Ithaca

Cornell Alumni Association Travel Program: Colombia Rediscovered - Sept. 22-Oct. 2

CAU Travel: "Thailand: Exploring Asia's Paradise," a family-friendly holiday - Dec. 21-Jan. 1, 2018


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See how an alumnus helped define New York City's iconic skyline! It's just one of countless ways Cornell, and Cornellians, have impacted NYC.


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Field hockey player and human development major Isabel Josephs '18 has devoted herself to working with autistic children and related causes.


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Katrina James and Pamela Marrone
As trustees, Pamela Marrone and Katrina James broaden their scope of service >>

Alumni chose Marrone '78 and James '96 to serve on the Cornell University Board of Trustees in May 2016. They took office in July and participated in their first board meeting in October. Now, with the 2017 election underway (voting is open through May 2), Marrone and James say their first months as trustees have deepened their understanding of how the university works and expanded the scope of their service to Cornell.

Vincent Chong
Alum spends time in Taiwan immersed in art, language >>

Vincent Chong '14 says his early memories of receiving small gifts as a young child fuels his interest today in cultural objects and intricate design.

Rosa Méndez
Q&A with Rosa Méndez '05 on environmental justice >>

She was recently appointed director of the Office of Environmental Justice at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Scott Belsky
CSV17 explores the impact of industry innovation >>

Presenters at the conference said truly intelligent machines are on the way, but only after technology reaches complexity similar to that of human biology.

Giving Day 2017 breaks records

Some 8,640 donors gave 12,209 gifts, surpassing participation for Cornell's two previous Giving Days, for a total of $6,321,962 ($200,000 more than 2016). Postings on social media – including pet pics – boosted engagement.


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Martha E. Pollack
Inauguration of Martha E. Pollack planned for Aug. 25 >>

University's 14th president arrives April 17; inauguration planning has begun.

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Kotlikoff, Lombardi discuss housing, enrollment plans >>

Ithaca campus student housing, investments in academic initiatives discussed.

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Admitted Class of '21 sets new application, diversity records >>

Cornell saw highest-ever number of applications for freshman admission.

Trevor Pinch and Serge Belongie
'Radical collaboration' through machine learning >>

A music festival led to a collaboration between Trevor Pinch and Serge Belongie.

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Gift funds advocate position to support student veterans >>

Adelphic Fund has committed $200,000 to enhance student veterans' experience.

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Cornell buttons up, battens down during winter storm >>

For the first time in three years, Cornell closed the Ithaca campus due to snow.


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