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Edmund Joo Vin Oh, a development sociology graduate student, won first place for “Children of the River,” taken in An Giang Province, Vietnam, in the annual Einaudi Center’s photography contest. Entries were voted on by members of the Cornell community who attended the center’s annual reception during International Education Week. Three winners and seven honorable […]

A new look at Olin & Uris

Olin and Uris libraries have a brand new home online. On the revamped website, users can get an instant peek at how many laptops are available, when the libraries are open that day and which events are coming up next. Thanks to extensive usability testing, the organization is also more intuitive and user-friendly. The site […]

Psyched In Qatar

Jack Cao ’10 chronicles his semester as a Psychology 101 teaching assistant at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar on the photo blog psychedinqatar. Photos highlight Jack’s travels and cultural experiences throughout the Middle East (as well as some college hijinks).

Inside PRI

The Cornell-affiliated Paleontological Research Institution and its Museum of the Earth have posted a new outreach video featuring staff interacting with learners from across the United States through museum tours, teacher workshops, school group excursions and fossil digs.

Art house

Cornell’s Cognitive Science Film Series and the Ithaca Motion Picture Project present the Ithaca premiere of “The Woodmans,” 2010 best documentary winner at the Tribeca Film Festival, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. at Cinemapolis. Cornell faculty Harry Segal, psychology, and Jean Locey, art, will take questions with director C. Scott Willis. From the Village Voice’s […]

COP 16

A large Cornell contingent of 24 delegates is in Cancun, Mexico, for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change – Conference of Parties Nov. 16-Dec. 10. Graduate student Sam Bosco is blogging the event.

Poet honored

Chanda Feldman, MFA ’03, won a $25,000 creative writing fellowship in poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts. More than $1 million was awarded through 42 fellowships, which encourage production of new literature by allowing writers the time and means to write. A native of Knoxville, Tenn., Feldman lives in San Francisco. She writes […]

LaFeber on the Panama Canal

Legendary Cornell history professor emeritus Walter LaFeber appears in “Panama Canal,” a new film airing on PBS Jan. 24. The Panama Canal opened August 15, 1914, connecting the two largest oceans, after more than a decade of work, an outlay of more than $350 million – the largest single federal expenditure in history to that […]

Slope launch

Slope Media Group celebrates the publication of the new Slope Magazine and Slope Photo, Dec. 2, 9 p.m., at Dino’s in Collegetown.


As the Essentials reported Oct. 25, Brian Kuritzky ’08 raised lots of money for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast cancer charity through his participation in a triathalon. He discusses his adventure in the clip below. Embedded video from Cornell University

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