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Tretter, by a nose

Five broken noses later, JC Tretter ’13 remains committed to an NFL career. The Big Red offensive tackle was sidelined for the Jan. 26 Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., after a training camp mishap “moved my nose across my face,” Tretter said. Surgery repositioned Tretter’s nose. “I have had much worse,” said the ILR student, […]

Chordially yours

The Chordials co-ed a cappella group won first place in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella Mid-Atlantic Quarterfinals Feb. 16, the group’s first appearance in nine years. Watch the Chordials’ winning set:

‘Enigmatic’ artist dies

Acclaimed minimalist painter, illustrator and sculptor Richard Artschwager ’44 died in Albany, N.Y., Feb. 9 at age 89, five days after a Whitney Museum of American Art career retrospective, Richard Artschwager!, closed. Despite his interest in art, Artschwager studied mathematics and chemistry at Cornell. He was drafted into the Army in 1944, fought in the […]

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 […]

Dan talks Damon

Catch Daniel Schwarz, the Frederic J. Whiton Professor of English, on the BBC Radio 4 documentary “Blind Date with Runyon” Feb. 14. A New York City writer of humorous, sentimental short stories, Damon Runyon‘s colorful character types – Nathan Detroit, Good Time Charley, The Seldom Seen Kid – and slangy, “Runyonese” dialogue became the basis for the Broadway musical “Guys […]

Not expecting this

What happens when Sarah Abadhi, an infertile workaholic New York City attorney with no expectation of marriage or babies, hooks up for five months with a driven pediatric ICU doctor who’s allergic to commitment and inexplicably becomes pregnant? Find out in the new e-novel “Fertility” by Denise Gelberg ’72, Ph.D. ’93, a former teacher and ILR […]

International lenses

The Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies announced Jan. 30 three winners and 11 honorable mentions in its annual photo contest. Graduate students studying or conducting research abroad submitted 37 photos; all photos are exhibited in the Big Red Barn in February and will be featured on the Einaudi Center website. First prize: Development sociology student Kasia […]

Recipes in space

Cornell researchers are among those behind a contest that asks people to submit recipes for meals that will be served during a simulated four-month mission to Mars, set to begin in April. Winners will be announced at the end of the mission in August. The goal is to determine how NASA can keep astronauts well […]

‘Eternity’s Sunrise’

A new piece of art is gracing the study space in Mann Library. “Eternity’s Sunrise” is a brushed aluminum mobile created by Ithaca artist Werner Sun in memory of Nan Hyland, a librarian at Mann Library, whose dedicated service to education and scholarship at Cornell touched the work and lives of many in the Cornell […]

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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