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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 […]

Panama law

Members of the Cornell Global Law Brigade traveled to rural Darien, Panama, to provide pro bono legal consulting and immerse themselves in the local culture. Undergraduates from the Classes of 2016 to 2013 participated on the service trip March 16-22.

Family runs for homeless

Carolyn Edsell-Vetter ’98, her husband and her son, will run the Boston Marathon April 15 to fight homelessness. Their goal is to raise $20,000 for the Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership. “When we got married 10 years ago, we pledged to create a Jewish home committed to peace and deeds of loving kindness, a warm and welcoming […]

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 […]

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 […]

Water for the people

A short documentary on how Cornell’s AguaClara engineering research team is bringing clean water to Honduras was commissioned by AguaClara’s Honduran partner, the nonprofit Agua Para El Pueblo. The 9-minute video, with English subtitles, describes AguaClara’s impact on rural communities that now have access to safe, clean drinking water.

Hucksters

Hurry! This offer won’t last! You gotta click Life’s a Pitch! And Then You’d Buy. The site collects sounds and photos of those fast-talking, carnival-style barkers who rope in crowds with breathless promises for their merchandise (think ShamWow or the Pocket Fisherman). The site is by Trevor Pinch, professor of science and technology studies, who has […]

In Sandy’s wake

Seven students in Cornell’s Urban Semester program in New York City have written about the impact of living and studying in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, collected here. Urban Semester immerses students in New York City through classes, internships and community service. Many of them work with hospitals, churches and other community agencies, which has […]

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. […]

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