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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...

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...
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...

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