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Staff in Time
04/05/2015 -

Growth, change, communication: Cornell staff 1950s-80s

The three decades following World War II were characterized by rapid growth in the 1950s, social and political turmoil in the 1960s and economic inflation in the 1970s. During this period, Cornell faced the same challenges and these events had their effects on staff life.

Educating and employing...

Aestheticize… enhance… inspirit at the Library
04/03/2015 -

Above: AESTHETICIZE by Carla DeMello – Spices, herbs, plants, roots, and pebbles were used to form letters, which were then photographed. Afterward, everything edible went into a pot and became the artist’s dinner! Working at Cornell enables many of us to look at our local communities from a broad perspective: We cross paths with diverse people every day, and it affects how we...

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...

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