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The 1980s: a decade of staff firsts
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 Pawprint in 1995, also by staff vote. In 1982, the first annual Networking...

Wellbeing and career/life opportunities
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 specifically for older drivers, but is suitable for all drivers regardless of age....

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...

Six holiday wellness survival tips
11/19/2014 -

You’re not alone if the holidays stress you out. A recent poll by the American Psychological Association indicates that during the holidays just about 70 percent of Americans feel stressed by a lack of time and money.

Working in a demanding university environment can be stressful enough. Add winter’s long cold nights, stuffy days stuck indoors, plus a few hefty measures of...

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...
Career/Life Opportunities, June 13, 2014
06/13/2014 - Workshop on downsizing and decluttering The workshop “Downsizing and Decluttering” will be held June 18, noon-1 p.m., at 700 Clark Hall. Are you or your parent or loved one thinking of making the move to a smaller and more manageable space? How will you handle the daunting task of handling many years of accumulation of possessions and family memories?...
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...
Wellness anniversary; New Bike to Work date; workshops
05/15/2014 - Celebrating weight loss winners and 25th anniversary Losing a total of 3,567 pounds, 818 staff, faculty, retirees, spouses and partners participated in the 2014 No Excuses weight loss contest sponsored by the Cornell University Wellness Program. This total represents an average loss of four pounds for each of the 134 teams of 4-8 people. The grand-prize...

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