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‘Founding Mother’

Acclaimed Cornell historian Mary Beth Norton, the Mary Donlon Alger Professor of American History – and the first woman faculty member in the history department – was the subject of a two-day conference Sept. 28-29 called Liberty’s Daughters and Sons: Celebrating the Legacy of Mary Beth Norton. Arranged by former students and colleagues, the on-campus conference attracted more […]

Quilt on tour

An 1812-style quilt made by Laura Johnson-Kelly ‘85, curator of Cornell’s Anthropology Collections, is traveling with the Great Lakes Seaway Trail War of 1812 Educational Exhibit touring the U.S. and Canada. The exhibit will be part of an 1812 Quilt Show at the Seaway Trail Discovery Center in Sackets Harbor, N.Y., Sept. 29-30. Johnson-Kelly’s “1812 Sunburst […]

Hire a hacker

The Hacker Tour 2012 – an eight-week national bus tour designed to connect fast-growing startups and tech companies to top computer science and engineering students across the country – rolled into Ithaca last night to visit Cornell’s Pop Shop. Says Jesse McElwain, Pop Shop general manager: “We started Pop Shop to encourage entrepreneurially minded students […]

Crop art

Students in Marcia Eames-Sheavly‘s Art of Horticulture class took to the Ag Quad Sept. 5. According Lourdes Rios ’14, the class “aims to present its students with a wide array of media that in some way integrates art and plants” and “used ourselves as the media.”

Stella, the blushing bovine

Dr. William H. Miller, professor of medicine at the Vet School and a medical director at the Companion Animal Hospital, gives Stella the cow a smooch April 18. The annual student-run Kiss the Cow event raised $112 for the Cornell University Hospital for Animals’ Patient Assistance Fund. – Carly Hodes, College of Veterinary Medicine  

Wide, wide world

The following photos, on exhibit through April 23 in the Willard Straight Hall art gallery, won this year’s Cornell Abroad photo contest. First place by Vincent Cusma ’12, Hotel: herders on the grasslands, Inner Mongolia. Second place by Angelina Brown ’12, A&S: a leisurely lunch at the tapas bar, Seville, Spain. Third place by Gregory Kim ’12, A&S: villager waves […]

Name that bloom

Watch the long-awaited bloom of the “corpse plant” aka titan arum (Amorphophallus titanum) in a live stream from its Cornell greenhouse. Feeling inspired? Take a Facebook poll to name the fully interactive, odorous blossom. Choose Big Red, Uncle Ezra or Wee Stinky.


Memorial Day, Beebe Lake: Steve Bogdanowicz ’82, who works in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, fishes under the watchful eye of Cornell Police officer Michael Robinson.

Redshift tears up the Glen

Cornell’s 100-mile-per-gallon hybrid car, RedShift, competed in the Green Grand Prix at Watkins Glen International Motor Speedway April 15. The all-electric drive train and diesel engine team achieved 127.5 MPG in the 50-mile road rally.

Woof! in the name of the law

Cornell Police K9 team member Reggie poses with his handler – and rescuer – Officer Kevin Noterfonzo. Noterfonzo rescued Reggie from being euthanized; the black lab had been in three adoptive homes and the caregivers were unable to handle him, but Noterfonzo brought him to Ithaca and trained him. So man rescues dog. And now […]

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