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Table of Contents VOL. 3 NO. 1, FALL 2010

Cornell ice cream now served at Trillium Express

The Essentials

Coast-to-coast bike trip for a cause ... an extended Cornell family tree ... a painting takes a puzzling turn ... robot sets a record ... Read more

Larry Stevens '10, student teaching in a Philadelphia high school

Down economy? For students, view is only up

Two years after the financial crisis of 2008, college graduates across the country continue to feel the effects of a high unemployment rate, and competition for jobs is fierce. Read more

Karl von Ramm in Estonia

Student's journey from balance sheets to the Baltic

The medieval Estonian village of Padise is not quite where Karl von Ramm thought he would end up after graduating from Cornell earlier this year. Read more

CornellCast logo

CornellConnect: Keeping alumni in touch

Part online directory, part social network, CornellConnect allows alumni to better connect with the university and each other. Read more

Engineering career fair

Job market predictions for 2011 grads

Ezra asked several career counselors, and other administrators who work with students on career planning about their predictions for the job market for Cornell graduates in the coming year. Read more

Rhonda Stewart

The inspired path after Cornell: Changing lives

Years before sitting in Bailey Hall with hundreds of other students in Psych 101, Rhohda Stewart's interest in psychology had been sparked by a high school teacher who hated the textbook. Read more

Genome illustration

$10 million gift launches canine genomics program

The College of Veterinary Medicine will soon become home to the world's first endowed canine genomics program, thanks to a gift of $10 million from an anonymous donor. Read more

Picture of a sign in Cornell Wisconsin

Pining for Ezra: The other Cornell

Cornell, Wisconsin: It's a small city on the banks of the Chippewa River and, seemingly inexplicably, bears the name of Cornell University's founder. Read more

Plaster cast collection

Art historian strives to rescue historic plaster casts

Art historian Annetta Alexandridis is working to restore Cornell's plaster cast collection with help from a team of graduate and undergraduate students, the Department of Classics, community volunteers and the Cornell University Library. Read more

Wayne Harbert with spinning wheel

Linguist Harbert reveres old words, old things

Not many linguists hunt with flintlock rifle and powder horn or can weave a throw rug. Fewer still can translate Old English kennings about swords from first-hand experience with blacksmithing. Read more

West Campus event

Living and learning for the long haul

The experience of living in Cornell's West Campus houses may reverberate for students long after graduation. Read more

Campus-to-Campus bus in New York City

Campus-to-Campus bus has a new look

The luxury coaches that make up Cornell's Campus-to-Campus Executive Coach Service are sporting a new look -- four of the buses are illustrated with a photographic montage of the Ithaca campus and the Brooklyn Bridge. Read more

Volunteers at scavenger hunt on Governors Island

Scavenger hunt gives taste of Governors Island

On July 24, more than 260 people, representing 94 teams, scrambled around Governors Island nooks and crannies in a Cornell University Cooperative Extension-New York City (CUCE-NYC)-organized outdoor educational scavenger hunt. Read more

The Cornell-Club New York

A busy fall for The Cornell Club-New York

The Cornell Club-New York, located at 6 E. 44th St. in Manhattan, is finalizing a busy fall calendar, with more than 30 events scheduled for members and their guests. Read more

Greg Graffin as Bad Religion's lead singer

Bad Religion, reviving colonial ideals, wisdom of bees and a notorious New York murder

Bad Religion's Cornell Ph.D. on evolution and faith ... American freedom ... the wisdom of bees ... a notorious New York murder ... Read more

Shadow of climber scaling giant sequoia trees

Climbers scale redwoods for seed science

Five instructors from the Cornell Tree Climbing Institute scaled some of the largest trees in the world in June to gather seed cones for the University of California-Berkeley's Center for Forestry. Read more

A 6-month-old Charlie Dyson in early 1910 with his parents (Lawrence, left, and Lillian) and an uncle

Charles Dyson: Financier, philanthropist

This spring, Cornell announced that its undergraduate business school would be named for Charles Dyson in honor of a $25 million gift from the Dyson family. Who was Charles Dyson? Read more

Artist's rendering of Milstein Hall

Cornell mourns Milstein; building opens in 2011

Philanthropist and Cornell benefactor Paul Milstein died Aug. 8 at his home in Manhattan at 88. The building bearing his name will open next summer, connecting Sibley and Rand halls. Read more


Four generations of Cornell lacrosse at World Cup

The 2010 Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships, held July 16-24 in Manchester, England, saw big-time Big Red participation; nine people with Cornell ties were there. Read more


Most likely to succeed ... but not in meteorology

Jordan Gremli '08 wanted to be a weatherman; WVBR trained him for a carreer in media, and now he's enjoying his success in satellite radio. Read more

From The Publisher

Tommy Bruce

When the economy and job market are good, it's easy to boast how many graduates get their jobs of choice, many fielding multiple offers months before graduation. It's more revealing, though, to look at how well an institution prepares its students for life after college in the toughest economic environment since the Depression. Read more