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Migration Celebration and Monday night talks
10/09/2014 - Migration Celebration The Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s annual fall Migration Celebration will be held at the lab, Oct. 18, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Activities for all ages: guided walks along the trails in Sapsucker Woods, interactive learning games, the chance to see wild birds being banded. Staff from the Cornell Raptor program will be on hand with their live eagles, hawks...
Self-identification survey
09/12/2014 - This past week, Vice President Mary Opperman sent the following message to all Cornell faculty and staff about a disability and veterans self-identification survey: Dear Colleagues, Since 2004, Cornell University has holistically addressed the needs and interests of its students, faculty, and administration/staff with disabilities in three ways, by: 1) incorporating...
From the desk of KyuJung Whang
05/29/2014 - It is with pleasure that I announce the appointment of Ben Kuo as the new senior director for facilities management. Ben currently serves as director of continuity, emergency and fire management for Environmental Health and Safety. He recently served Facilities Services as an interim director of Transportation Services. Ben will begin transitioning to his new role on June 2. An...
Switch to eduroam: “RedRover Secure” retiring
05/15/2014 - “RedRover Secure” will be retired on July 15 so that Cornell can focus on providing a single high-value Wi-Fi Internet network, eduroam. Cornell’s unencrypted (non-secure) Wi-Fi service, RedRover, will continue to be available. However, CIT highly recommends using eduroam’s secure network for your Wi-Fi needs. Start enjoying the benefits of eduroam now. • Keep everything...
Guided bird walks and Monday seminar
04/18/2014 - Guided Beginner Bird Walks Each Saturday and Sunday morning, free, beginner bird walks along easy Sapsucker Woods Sanctuary trails will be held, guided by members of the Cayuga Bird Club. Walks begin at 7:30 a.m.and last about 1.5 hours. Dress for the weather, bring your binoculars, and meet outside the observatory. Bird artist book talk Mia...
Upcoming Cornell MOOC on privacy and surveillance
02/19/2014 - Starting March 2, Stephen Wicker, Cornell professor of electrical and computer engineering, will lead a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), “Wiretaps to Big Data: Privacy and Surveillance in the Age of Interconnection.” The course is free and will explore privacy issues of an interconnected world, including : • How does cellular technology enable massive surveillance? • Do users...
Monday seminar and Backyard Bird Count results
02/19/2014 - Upcoming seminar Freelance author and travel writer Rachel Dickinson will share highlights of her travels in search of stories at the Lab of Ornithology’s Monday Night Seminar, March 3, 7:30 p.m., at 159 Sapsucker Woods Rd., Ithaca, in a talk, “Have Notebook and Camera Will Travel: Confessions of a Travel Writer Who Birds to Travel and Travels to Bird.” Armed...
How sweet it is (at the library)
02/06/2014 - As Valentine’s Day approaches, chocolates and chocolate desserts seem to be everywhere. Enjoy a chocolate from that stash in your desk while exploring what is behind the treat everyone loves. The history of chocolate can be found in books such as Sarah Moss and Alexander Badenoch’s “Chocolate: A Global History” and...
Tech Training Spotlight
02/06/2014 - Want to learn how to create and format such multi-page publications as newspapers, books, newsletters and brochures? Would you like to be able to correct photos or create photographic special effects? Register now for an Adobe InDesign or Photoshop class scheduled for Feb. 27. To receive training announcements, send an email with the subject: join to IT-Training-L-request@...
Ornithology 01-24-14
01/23/2014 - Backyard bird count From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, bird watchers from more than 100 countries are expected to participate in the 17th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), Feb. 14–17. Anyone anywhere in the world can count birds for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count and enter their sightings at www.BirdCount.org. The information gathered by...

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