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OK in Cambodia

Sixty alumni and friends attended this year’s meeting of the Cornell Hotel Society Asia Pacific Regional Conference, Nov. 1-4 in Siem Reap, Cambodia. At the conference, Ben Justus ’08 showed off the EGBOK (Everything’s Gonna Be OK) Mission that he founded in 2007 to help alleviate poverty in Cambodia by teaching hospitality training and life skills to […]

Pilgrimage of honor

Bruce Pfann ’59, a two-time lacrosse midfield All-America and football letterman, and leading ’58 running back Terry Wilson ’59, an All-Ivy, were in a Maine ice cream shop when they noticed a diner wearing an Eighth Air Force cap. The man in the cap was the former Lt. John Richard (Dick) Welch, a 92-year-old U.S. […]

Our man in space

A new special edition of Time magazine lists Steve Squyres, Ph.D. ’81, the Goldwin Smith Professor of Astronomy, among the 25 most influential people in space: “Earth’s invasion of Mars (sci-fi writers had it backwards) began with planetary flybys in the 1960s; then came the Viking 1 and 2 landers in 1976 and the Pathfinder mission, with […]

Forest of glass

When artist Cindy Tower ’80 discovered that her great-great-grandfather was a founder of Yosemite National Park, she created an art installation modeled on a national park of painted recyclables for her viewers to hike through, from sandblasted wine bottles to construction-grade sono tubes. The New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York City featured the […]

Welcomed home

For the first time, Homecoming offered programming for hundreds of LGBT alumni and alumni of color. The weekend began with a tour of the new Intercultural Center, where alumni and students had a chance to network and talk about the center’s impact. Later that evening, more than 500 Cornellians participated in the Autumn Festival organized […]

Star intern

The Chronicle of Higher Education has awarded Michael Stratford ’11, one of the paper’s former interns, its 2012 David W. Miller Award for Young Journalists. “Mr. Stratford received the $3,000 award, which is now in its 10th year, on the strength of three articles he wrote during his internship. The award committee recognized the articles for their […]

Martha & the Bee Man

Brian Howell ’03, owner of the Bee Man Candle Co., is a finalist in the Martha Stewart American Made Awards competition. His company produces pure beeswax and bayberry wax candles that contain no metal wick, scents, paraffin or chemical wax fillers. Howell, who majored in English at Cornell, writes: “I am the young, self-made, hard-working, […]

Eisenman @ 80

Peter Eisenman ’54, B.Arch. ’55, who celebrated his 80th birthday Aug. 11, remains extremely busy. Among other prominent projects, he designed Berlin’s Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. Eisenman discusses his career and his time at Cornell in the video below.

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 […]

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