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Mann Terrace named for Dean Henry

Students from Creating the Urban Eden course refurbish plantings on the Mann Library TerraceFrom the Chronicle Online, May 13:

“In a ceremony April 23, alumni and friends of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) dedicated the newly installed rooftop garden on the southern end of Mann Library as the Susan A. Henry Garden Terrace in honor of her significant contributions to Cornell. …

“John Dyson ’65, past chair of the CALS Advisory Council, and Janet McCue, former director of Mann Library, oversaw the beautification of the space, once an unsightly concrete expanse. They worked with students in Peter Trowbridge’s landscape architecture class to design the garden, which will be maintained by Nina Bassuk, professor of horticulture, and her students.

“‘Susan is a great gardener and a strong advocate for libraries,’ said Janet McCue, associate university librarian. ‘What better place to dedicate in her honor than the terrace adjacent to Mann Library, an environment that fosters intellectual exploration and nurtures community.'”

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