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APRIL 2017


Sloan Celebration Weekend - May 5-7, Ithaca

The Cornell Chimes play the Grateful Dead to mark the 40th anniversary of the famed Barton Hall concert - May 8, Ithaca

Cornell Club of Hawaii (with the Harvard Club of Hawaii): "Financial Shock and Awe" - May 17, Honolulu, Hawaii

Mixology and tapas with Jonathan Pogash, "The Cocktail Guru" - May 19, The Cornell Club-New York

Reunion Weekend 2017 - June 8-11, Ithaca

CAU Travel: "South Africa – Nature and Human Nature" - Nov. 26-Dec. 6

Cornell Alumni Association Travel Program: Mystical India - Dec. 3-19



See – and hear – how a virtual-reality project, co-created by an audio producer at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, brings Manhattan circa 1609 to life.


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CornellNYC: Which two alumnae made their Broadway debuts earlier this month?


• Robert Hughes, Ph.D. '52

• Natalie Uhl, M.S. '43, Ph.D. '47







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President Martha E. Pollack
Q&A with President Martha E. Pollack as she takes the university's helm >>

Martha E. Pollack, who began her term as Cornell's 14th president April 17, recently spoke to the Chronicle about how universities innovate, the critical importance of free speech and academic expression on campus, and what has surprised her most about Cornell so far. During her first week as president, she stopped by a Student Assembly meeting and met with lawmakers in D.C. to promote science funding.

Craig Voorhees
A gift for the ages: The legacy of Craig Voorhees at Cornell >>

A bequest gift from Voorhees '49 is a tribute to Cornell for making him "the man that he became." The gift now funds a new scholarship challenge.

Bryson Bolton and Michele Perchonok
Two food science alumni elected to leadership positions >>

More than just a Cornell food science pedigree connects Bryson Bolton, M.S. '09, and Michele Perchonok, Ph.D. '83.

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New book charts almost a century of track-and-field competition >>

Coach Artie Smith '96 is the author of a new book about Cornell's spirited participation in the TransAtlantic Series.

Thank you, volunteers!

Every day, volunteers make a difference for Cornell. We celebrate you during Volunteer Appreciation Week.


News from Chronicle Online

Goldwin Smith Hall
Alumni gift endows Picket Family Chair of English >>

The gift is in honor of the family's long association with Cornell and the humanities.

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18 graduate and professional students lobby on Capitol Hill >>

During Cornell Advocacy Day, they met with members of Congress and their staffs.

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Radical collaboration protects Colombia's birds, coffee farmers >>

Aims to benefit both coffee farmers and the country's biodiverse bird population.

Joe Biden
Joe Biden to deliver Senior Convocation address May 27 >>

The former vice president will give the keynote address at this year's convocation.

alumni at Asia-Pacific Leadership Conference
Collaboration evident during Asia-Pacific alumni conference >>

Gathering drew more than 160 university faculty, leaders and alumni to Hong Kong.

Don Greenberg
Alumni, industry leaders celebrate Don Greenberg '55 >>

The April 12 gathering in San Francisco honored the computer graphics professor.


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