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05/03/2015 -

What is it about warmer temperatures, sunshine, green grass, blooming daffodils and leaves returning to bare trees that compels us to – spend all day indoors cleaning?

Wikipedia lists a number of historic origins for spring cleaning, ranging from the ancient Persians and Hebrews to Greek Orthodox...

05/03/2015 -

The ’80s were packed with “firsts” for Cornell staff.

Networking. The first issue of the staff paper Networking was distributed March 6, 1980 – just the words “Name me” appeared in the masthead. It would gain its name by the next issue through a staff contest and would be renamed...

05/03/2015 -

Help celebrate National Bike to Work/School Day, May 15. Part of a series of events brought by the Tompkins County Commuter Challenge, and sponsored by Cornell University Transportation Services and Way2Go, a program of Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County.

Breakfast stations are planned...

05/03/2015 -

Volunteers are still needed for Slope Day, May 7, to provide support and care for fellow Cornellians. Your job will not be to police the slope, just to help make the day safe, relaxing and enjoyable for everyone. Volunteers significantly contribute to the success of this event.

Staff and faculty...

05/03/2015 -

More than 650 people attended the annual Jennie T. Farley Office Professionals Celebration April 22, one of the largest workplace observances on campus. The celebration held special meaning for speakers President David J. Skorton and Vice President Susan Murphy, both of whom are leaving their positions at...

05/03/2015 -

Birds and blossoms            

In collaboration with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Cayuga Bird Club, Cornell Plantations is offering Friday morning bird walks at 8 a.m. in the Newman Arboretum, and Sunday wildflower walks 1 p.m. in...

05/03/2015 -

Charter Day Weekend at the Ithaca campus began April 24 with brief remarks at the Tompkins County Public Library and the dedication of a plaque and planter bed on the Ithaca Commons, and ended April 27 with a formal academic procession and program. In-between, participants enjoyed the festivities of the Big...

05/03/2015 -

A Cornell community farewell for President David J. Skorton will be held May 1, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. in Barton Hall. Pizza, subs and cake donated by local vendors; program begins at 12:15 p.m.

See http://www.cornell.edu/features/bow-ties-goodbyes/ for more information.

04/16/2015 -

AARP smart driver course
AARP's "Smart Driver" course will be offered April 20 and 22, 12:30-4 p.m., at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County, 615 Willow Ave., Ithaca, hosted by Way2Go.The AARP driver-safety program is the nation's largest refresher course designed...

04/16/2015 -

PHOTO GALLERY

In a career that transformed the student experience at Cornell, Susan H. Murphy ’73, Ph.D. ’94, vice president for student and academic services, may be remembered most for her focus on...

04/16/2015 -

All members of the Cornell and local communities are invited to register for and attend “Charter Day Weekend: A Festival of Ideas and Imagination.”

You can register for one event or the entire weekend at http://150.cornell.edu/events/charterday/registration/ until Wednesday, April 22. Walk-in...

04/16/2015 -

Note: The following is a brief summary of an article that appeared in the Cornell Chronicle April 10. Readers are referred to that article, found at: http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2015/04/cornell-combats-sexual-violence-strategic-approach.

A number of activities and events are taking place...

04/16/2015 -

All members of the Cornell and local communities are invited to register for and attend “Charter Day Weekend: A Festival of Ideas and Imagination.”

You can register for one event or the entire weekend at http://150.cornell.edu/events/charterday/registration/ until Wednesday, April 22. Walk-in...

04/16/2015 -

Slope Day is May 7, and volunteers are needed to help with this annual event. As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to provide support and care for your fellow Cornellians. Your job will not be to police the slope, just to help make the day safe, relaxing and enjoyable for everyone. Volunteers...

04/16/2015 -

Students, staff and faculty can now apply online for consideration to the University Hearing and Review Board (UHRB); if accepted, they can be called upon to serve on the panels that hear and review cases brought by the Office of the Judicial Administrator against members of the Cornell community.

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04/16/2015 -

PHOTO GALLERY

At the 60th Service Recognition Dinner – the last one he and Robin Davisson would host and Vice President Susan Murphy would emcee – President David Skorton recognized 368 staff members...

04/16/2015 -

According to her daughter’s eighth-grade classmates, Linda Majani’s story of immigrating to the United States, is “not really exciting.” But in Sage Chapel at the final 2015 Soup and Hope March 18, Majani shared her emotional journey – the obstacles and doubts she overcame to make the move, her adjustments...

04/16/2015 -

One new mother, Lyza Maron, had access to a nearby “mothers’ room” in Mann Library. The other mother, Ann-Marie Latargia, learned that Cornell’s “Time Away from Work” policy 6.9 provides lactating mothers with time away from their work sites to express breast milk at nearby private spaces that have been...

04/10/2015 -

The Cornell men’s lacrosse team will host its annual fundraising “Clinic for a Cause” for the Dream Factory of Central New York April 19, 11:21-2:30 p.m. at Schoellkopf Field. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. at the field entrance to Schoellkopf Field.

Team members will be on hand to teach skills,...

04/10/2015 -

The 2015 Jennie T. Farley Office Professionals Celebration
 will be held April 22 at the Ramin Room, Bartels Hall. A lunch of wraps, drinks and dessert will be served at 11:15 a.m.; the program will held 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Each year the Cornell community honors its office professionals by recognizing...

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