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Bear necessities

Seven years ago, costumes worn by Big Red Bears were beginning to look a little threadbare. The Class of ’70 jumped in to help, purchasing new bear suits in memory of a classmate and former Big Red Bear named (aptly enough) Jeff Baer. This year, they took it a step further. When the class officers […]


For years, donors have supported the library through endowments in celebration of reunions, family legacies or major events. In recognition of these gifts, the library put bookplates in the form of stickers inside of books’ front covers. But bookplates are getting swept up in the digital revolution. Bookplates now appear in the online record in […]

Top lawyer

Martin E. Dollinger ’63, LL.B. ’66, a partner at Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith and Davis LLP, was named a Leading Lawyer for Business 2011 by Chambers USA.

Holy science, bat man

TV science guy Dan Riskin, Ph.D. ’06, is hosting the Discovery Channel Canada’s Daily Planet show. His previous TV duties have taken him to the sofa of Jay Leno, where he applied leeches to actress Cameron Diaz. Riskin – an expert on bats – also disclosed to TV’s Craig Ferguson that bats have testicles so […]

Bot chat

Watch as two “chatbots” generated by Cornell’s Creative Machines Lab have a rather intense philosophical discussion.

Building excellence

Architectural Digest has named Cornell one of the Top 10 Colleges with the Best Architecture. The magazine runs the above image of Milstein Hall and writes: Cornell’s cautious approach to contemporary buildings is captured in its decade-long saga over the new home for its architecture school, Milstein Hall. After two firms’ plans were rejected, a […]

Days of our lives

The 2012 Cornell Photo Calendar is available from the Cornell Store. For department purchases contact University Photography, 607-255-7675.

Bryan vs. Irene

As Hurricane Irene moves toward the East Coast, it is predicted to spare Florida. Had a different meteorological scenario taken place, Bryan Koon ’93, Florida’s emergency management director, was prepared. Before joining the state, Koon served as a Walmart executive tasked with getting stores pummeled by rain, snow and tornadoes up and running. He also worked […]

A dip in confidence?

Cornell’s Eswar Prasad, the Tolani Senior Professor of Trade Policy, was invited to present his paper, “Role Reversal in Global Finance,” today at the Jackson Hole summit. The Wyoming conference attracts top international central bankers and economists and is closely watched by the press for news from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke.

Admission of good design

Communication Arts, a prominent design site, recently named Cornell’s undergraduate admissions site its webpick of the week, writing: The university’s recently redesigned Undergraduate Admissions site (along with four other microsites) reinvigorates Cornell’s Office of Admissions and Enrollment and Graduate School Web presence. The older Cornell sites had grown cumbersome to navigate and hard to administer. Since […]

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