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Poetry springs up

The Plantations’ Mundy Wildflower Garden has the most variety of early-blooming wildflowers in the area and is a must see in early spring. To celebrate National Poetry Month this April, graduate student Emily Oliver matched her favorite poems to many of the garden’s wildflowers. Look for signs throughout the garden providing a number to call for […]


Catch some of Cornell’s brightest science and engineering students at BOOM (Bits On Our Minds) April 3. The 16th annual student research showcase features projects ranging from a Wikipedia-based “6 Degrees of Bacon” game to software that reads human emotion. Also: a light bulb that emulates the changing intensity of the sun over the course of […]

March madness photo contest

Starting today, you can vote for the image you think best represents Cornell. Go to the College of Arts and Sciences’ Facebook page, Instagram, Tumblr or Twitter to participate in “battles” as photos move through brackets in four categories: events, buildings, icons and nature.

Face time

At least 60 Cornell students have committed to leave their phones at home, ignore social media, engage in face-to-face interaction and reevaluate their relationship with technology, April 10-12. They are taking part in CU [dis]connect, a student-run “social experiment” intended to combat the detachment from others technology use can foster. Student groups will host events in collaboration […]

SHARE the word

Early this semester, Cornell launched the Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Education (SHARE) website. It’s an information resource for all members of the Cornell community about issues related to sexual violence and other sexual misconduct. The SHARE site was developed to provide a one-stop access to services that offer support for victims and survivors, facilitate reporting, increase awareness, promote safety, […]

Long String theory

Sound and performance artist Ellen Fullman will be in residence at Cornell with her Long String Instrument for a series of events Feb. 18-24 in Milstein Hall. Developed by Fullman in 1981, the Long String Instrument is an installation of dozens of wires, 50 feet or longer, played by fingers coated with rosin to produce […]

In the bag?

Fiber Science & Apparel Design students Megan Rodrigues ‘15 and Lily Wolens ‘15 are among finalists in the national City Bag Challenge by Stitch Collective. A New York City-based luxury accessory line founded by Loni Edwards ‘06, Stitch Collective accepts sketches from up-and-coming designers, chooses finalists for public voting, and produces the winning bag. Students in […]

That took brass

High in an out-of-the-way nook at the top of McGraw Tower, two identical brass plaques that were part of the original Seth Thomas clockworks have been reinstalled in their original locations. The plaques went missing years ago, presumably as a prank. Recently Marisa LaFalce, Cornell Chimes program coordinator, received a package containing the missing plaques. […]

A better Bissett

One of the most popular study spaces in Mann Library has gotten a technology upgrade and a major makeover. The Bissett Collaborative Center, on the library’s second floor, has been updated to include four high-end collaborative work stations with space for eight people. Beanbag chairs, mobile white boards and more make the space ideal for […]

Deconstructing Arnim’s wallet

Imagine Arnim Meyburg’s surprise earlier this month when he received a call that his wallet had been found. He looked at his wallet beside him, puzzled. Then a distant memory came to him. The emeritus professor of transportation engineering and planning’s wallet had been stolen from his briefcase in his Hollister Hall office in 1985. […]

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