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Pancakes for Peru

Elizabeth Humphrey ’13 and Hana Bae ’15, members of the Cornell chapter of Nourish International, spent six weeks in Trujillo, Peru this summer partnering with MOCHE Inc. (Mobilizing Opportunity Through Community Heritage Empowerment – a nonprofit anthropological research organization with a humanitarian focus) to help build a health clinic that will open next year. Working […]

Alumni access

Cornell University Library just added another powerful tool for Cornell graduates. JSTOR, one of the most popular archives of scholarly journals, is now part of the suite of databases available to Cornell alumni for free, with their NetID. This full-text archive is fully searchable and includes articles from more than 1,000 journals in the humanities, […]

Big Red gold

As Olympic fever sweeps the globe, Kroch Library is bringing out some rare items to celebrate the London 2012 games. A new exhibit in the reference room of the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections features original memorabilia from Cornellians in the Olympics. Its centerpiece is a solid gold medal, which Harry Reynolds Porter (Class […]

Generation Food

Rajeev Patel, Ph.D. ’02, and Meredith Palmer ’11 are working on the Generation Food Project, which includes a book and a film, for which they are raising funds. Writes Patel: “Everyone knows we live with a broken food system, but often it is easier to focus on the bad news rather than the good. In fact, […]

Fashionable conscience

In the video below Gabby Wild, aka Gabby Wagner ’11, explains her “12 in 12 for 12” campaign to save 12 animal species in danger of extinction through sustainably manufactured fashions.

Streaming Mike

Can’t make it to this weekend’s celebrations honoring legendary Cornell English professor and scholar M.H. “Mike” Abrams? They will be live streamed and posted here.

Collision course

Cornell President David Skorton took to The Hill’s Congress Blog July 18 to argue for continued funding of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Despite its tiny budget (1/ 21,000th of the federal budget), the NEH has become a target for politicians on both sides of the aisle eager to cut “frills.” “Because NEH is an […]

Appledore Island seal rescued

Two Shoals Marine Lab interns, Michelle Moglia ’14 and Laura Bamford ’12, recently had the opportunity to be involved in the rescue of a stranded seal pup on Appledore Island, Isles of Shoals, Maine. Moglia found the seal stranded in a tide pool with a gash in its side, and on July 10 – with […]

Glee Club hits high note in Wales

Scott Tucker recently saw his final appearance after 17 years as conductor of the Cornell Glee Club garner the second-highest score out of nearly 250 choirs at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. The Glee Club recently returned from a two-week tour in England, Scotland and Wales. The focal point of the tour was the music festival. […]

David takes on

Last night, in an informal chat with PBS’s Charlie Rose, David Skorton talked, among other things, about how Cornell won the race to build a tech campus in New York City; Cornell’s land-grant mission; how students should sample broadly at the academic buffet; Cornell’s large international student presence; student aid; and online education.

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