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Get started with the library

No need to fear starting at square one with Cornell’s library system. Check out the library’s new Getting Started guide online. It provides a starting place new students and faculty – and returning Cornellians who could use a refresher. The Web site explains how to: • Find the libraries on campus • Check out books […]

Bundles of Joy

According to the Web sites of People magazine and MSNBC, among others, singer Céline Dion (whose popularity soared when she recorded the theme song from the film “Titanic,” “My Heart Will Go On”), 41, is expecting her second child thanks to Zev Rosenwaks, M.D., director of the Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for […]

Classical sidelines

Four Cornell Library staff members performed as part of the GrassRoots Chamber Orchestra’s fifth annual concert July 19 at the Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance in Trumansburg, N.Y. Cayenna Ponchione, public services supervisor at Sidney Cox Music Library in Lincoln Hall, conducts the 45-member orchestra, which also includes Kathryn Wilkinson, technical services […]

Hawaii comes to Ithaca

Unpacking in Ithaca but wishing you were in Hawaii instead? Join members of the Cayuga Outrigger Canoe Club at Stewart Park Aug. 29 at 3 p.m. for a Hawaiian luau featuring Hawaiian music, cuisine (including kalua pig, lomi lomi salmon and poi) and hospitality. The luau, which is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Ithaca-Cayuga, […]

‘Grater Life’

Professor emeritus of art Stephen Poleskie, who taught at Cornell for 33 years and was known around town for his aerial theater – creating 4-D designs in the sky with the smoke from an aerobatic biplane he piloted – has spent much of his retired life writing. The fruits of that labor include his third […]

Big Red Rag

It’s cute, it’s catchy and it’s now on YouTube: Check out Big Red Rag, the 1920s-style animation created this summer by 11 talented students (including four Summer College students) in Visiting Associate Professor Lynn Tomlinson’s Film 3250 class. The film, set to the tune of Varsity Drag, by George Olsen and His Music, with vocals […]

WuDunn ’81 and Kristof honored for human rights work

Sheryl WuDunn ’81, a Cornell trustee and former New York Times reporter and editor, and Nicholas D. Kristof, a columnist for the Times, received the 2009 Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Lifetime Achievement Aug. 19. In a news release, the prize committee said that WuDunn and Kristof, who are married and shared a Pulitzer Prize […]

Information GPS

Wondering how to make the most of the library’s new online catalog? The library is hosting a series of workshops, called Navigating the New Library Catalog, for new and returning Cornell students and faculty. Librarians will do a short demonstration and teach tips and tricks for finding materials quickly and efficiently. Workshops will be held […]

Tree-huggers salute Cornell’s environmental program

Cornell’s Department of Natural Resources has been ranked the fourth best college environmental program in the nation, with an A-plus grade for its “education, experience and research opportunities,” by TreeHugger.com. TreeHugger describes itself as “the leading media outlet dedicated to driving sustainability mainstream.” The Web site touts the department’s diverse array of majors – from […]

Physical Sciences Building on the horizon

Students arriving back on campus will probably notice the long-awaited Physical Sciences Building rapidly take shape in the space between Rockefeller Hall and Baker Lab. A towering yellow crane continues to keep watch over the construction site, once a hole in the ground, and now the recognizable shell of a building that will eventually connect […]

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