Kiwanis award honors Cornell police investigators

Investigators awarded by Kiwanis

Cornell University police officers Lt. Daniel Murphy, Sgt. Anthony Bellamy and their investigative team – Stan Slovik, Dan Gonzalez, Charles Alridge and Denise Schulze – were recognized with the Frank Hammer Kiwanis Officer of the Month Award June 23 for their work to identify and ensure the safety of a person brought to their attention during Commencement Weekend.

Central Energy Plant operators receive Facilities’ Keystone Award

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About 900 Facilities Services staff members gathered June 10 for the sixth annual Facilities Services Employee Celebration, which began with a slide show of individual “kudos” and culminated in a presentation of the division’s Steve Wright Bridge Award, Keystone and Cornerstone Awards.

Human Ecology promotes sustainability

 Angelica Hammer with solar charger.

The College of Human Ecology used Earth Day 2014 to encourage staff and faculty to join college-wide efforts to save energy (see video of the event at Free drink coupons, a raffle for a solar charger, and a sustainable selfie table guaranteed a successful launch to more long-term energy-saving and sustainability efforts.

Leslie Schill named university planner

Following a national search, Leslie Schill has been named university planner at Cornell. She will join Facilities Services’ Capital Projects and Planning group July 7.

Diversity and inclusion and Organizational Effectiveness offices move locations

The Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity has moved from 160 Day Hall to the west side of suite 130, now known as 150 Day Hall. The department has taken the space vacated by Benefit Services, which is now located on the first floor in the East Hill Office Building.

Sustainability, lean process come together in greenhouse project

Kendra Hutchins at work.

Greenhouses are essential to hundreds of Cornell faculty and students who need to maintain and grow plants year round for research, teaching and outreach, especially in Ithaca. But, greenhouses are hardly green.

This past year, staff and faculty from the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station (CUAES) worked with staff from Organizational Effectiveness to use the “lean” process improvement approach to save on greenhouse energy without diminishing the essential value of Cornell’s greenhouses.

Film studies students thrive, inspire video production staff

Bert Odom-Reed, left, and Ryan Larkin ‘14, exchange ideas.

When Gianna Zoppi ’14, majoring in film studies, began to work part-time for Cornell’s Video Production Group (VPG) in 2012, she hardly expected that her eye would appear in full-page detail on the cover of the spring 2014 Ezra magazine. She graduated from Cornell with hands-on production experience gained by working alongside the university’s multimedia professionals within University Communications Marketing, and now has a summer internship as development manager with Two River Pictures scouting for talent and show ideas to pitch to networks.

Engage with Cornell in a new way

Cornell University: Engaged

A new Flipboard magazine, “Cornell University: Engaged” (Making a difference near and far) recently launched. Check out this new digital magazine about Cornellians engaged in service at

Flipboard is an application – mobile and desktop – that allows the creation and sharing of digital, “themed magazines.” It currently has 90 million users.

New entrants sought for 2014 annual photo contest

Last years Best in Show, The Octopus and the Ants, taken by Antonia Ruppel.

A new category has been added to encourage new entrants to submit digital images to the 32nd annual Pawprint Photography Contest. Deadline: September 26, 2014.

Faculty and staff members are invited to submit digital images in the following ten categories: Adults, Animals, Cornell (any location), Humor, Landscape, Nature, New Entrants (those who have not submitted any photos to this contest in the past three years can submit one photograph of any subject to this category), Special Effects (digital enhancement), Structures/Buildings and Unspecified.

Reminder: annual supplier show June 12

Attendees of the supplier show 2013.

Register online to attend the annual supplier show, June 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., in Barton Hall, and be eligible to win a door prize (you must attend the show, but you need not be present at the time of the drawing to win a prize).

The annual supplier show, hosted by Procurement Services, 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 offer to Cornell departments.


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