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Bike to Work/School Day May 19

Cornell Transportation Services and Cornell Recreational Services are teaming up to celebrate National Bike To Work/School Day with the Cornell community. Several tables will be staffed at multiple locations across central campus offering goodies May 19 from 7-10 a.m. for people who cycle in that morning.

To build up anticipation for the day, these offices are offering pre-event prize giveaways: the first one, below, is valued at more than $159.

Reminder: Annual supplier show June 1

Procurement Services will host its annual supplier show June 1, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Barton Hall. The event provides an opportunity for members of the Cornell community to meet Cornell’s contract suppliers, learn about their products and services, and hear about the savings and efficiencies they provide.

Register online  to be eligible to win door prizes.  You must attend the show to qualify to win, but you do not have to be present at the time of the drawing to win a prize.

Nominate a sustainability champion

The Cornell University Partners in Sustainability Awards (CUPSA) recognize individuals and teams who have exemplified the sustainability values of Cornell, made significant and notable contributions to the sustainable development and social equity of the Cornell campus, or displayed outstanding partnership for advancing sustainability within our campus and community. Nominate yourself and your team, or other outstanding members of the campus and community, for this award: deadline March 20.

Empire State provides real-world degree pathways

From left: Debra Federation, Kevin Mooney and Carmelo Melice pose with Empire State College rerpesentative Carolyn Headlam

Staff members interested in pursuing a degree through SUNY Empire State College (ESC) are invited to attend a lunchtime networking event with Cornell employees who are ESC alumni, Feb. 9 at 12:30 p.m., at the East Hill Office Building, room 140.

ESC is a regionally accredited college granting bachelor, associate and master’s degrees that also offers mentoring services and individualized academic instruction. The college has partnered with Cornell to provide a partial deferment of tuition for Cornell staff members, greatly reducing their cost to attend ESC.

Free estate planning clinic for those with limited income

Cornell Law School is holding its second annual Estate Planning Clinic in the Spring of 2017. As it did last year, the clinic will assist those who do not have access to an estate planning attorney and will provide clients with a basic estate plan that includes a last will and testament, a living will, a healthcare proxy and power of attorney, tailored according to the client’s wishes. 

Law students will prepare and finalize these documents under the supervision of attorneys who specialize in trusts and estates.

Town-gown collaborations to be celebrated Nov. 19

Town-gown awards

Now in its sixth year, the annual Cornell Town-Gown Awards (the TOGOs) will be held Saturday, Nov. 19, 9-11 a.m., at Ithaca High School’s Kulp Auditorium.

The event includes a holiday food drive led by Cornell students and an informal gathering with donuts, cider and music from Ithaca High students from 9 to 9:25 a.m. The formal recognition program begins at 9:30 a.m. Attendees are asked to bring canned food or other nonperishable items for the food drive.


Academic calendar under review; input sought

Should Cornell’s academic calendar remain as is or be changed? Are breaks and study days optimally positioned to bring out the best in the students? Should the spring semester start earlier in order to create more summertime employment and academic opportunities for students? Should Commencement Weekend be moved?

Women's hockey scores for United Way

Hockey attendees purchase raffle tickets to benefit the United Way.

Four Big Red women’s hockey players – sophomores Diana Buckley and Pippy Gerace, and freshmen Grace Graham and Kristin O’Neill – scored in a 4-2 win over Yale Nov. 12 at Lynah Rink.

Halloween Happenings

Mark Wysocki and group

See Photo Gallery for Winning Costumes

About 25 staffers dressed in costume for this year’s Halloween Happenings, held Oct. 31 at the Cornell Cinema, Willard Straight Hall, including one team of eight from the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences department who all dressed to look like their leader, senior lecturer Mark Wysocki.

Baker Pet Talks: Tips from Cornell experts

A free public conversation with some of Cornell’s experts in veterinary science and medicine will be held Nov. 9, 6-7:30 p.m. at the Baker Institute for Animal Health, 235 Hungerford Hill Road, to address animal behavior problems.

Animal specialist Pam Perry, DVM ’85, Ph.D. ’11 will discuss cat behavior problems, including destructive behavior and house soiling and Michelle Bamberger, M.S., DVM ’85 will discuss such problems with dog behaviors as separation anxiety and aggression, as well as provide guidance for preventing problems before they start.


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