Tech Talk: SharePoint
05/14/2015 -

Want to learn how to build a complete solution for branding a SharePoint site?

The SharePoint Online – Branding and User Interface Design course explains begin- ning branding features as well as underlying SharePoint branding technology with- in SharePoint Online. Register now...

Upcoming ornithology events
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 Sapsucker Woods. Friday walks will be held May 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 (meet...

TechTalk on business analysis
05/03/2015 -

Have you ever wanted to explore the breadth of tasks, skills and interactions expected in a business analysis professional role?  An upcoming four-day course provides a complete foundational set of practical tips and hands on exercises to build expertise and confidence using requirements delivery strategies, independent of methodology.  Register now for the four-day...

Six easy spring cleaning tips for your workspace
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 traditions, all of which observe some formalized rites of vernal cleansing....

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...