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3/7/2017 On Monday, March 6, President Trump signed a new executive order that makes a number of changes to his January 27 directive, later blocked by courts, that temporarily banned entry for nationals from seven predominately Muslim countries. Importantly, the new order does not affect nationals from Iraq, focusing on nationals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.
3/7/2017 Front row, L to R: Katherine Quinn, Gwendolyn Beacham, Jocienne Nelson, Lorien Hayden, Michelle Kelley; Back row, L to R: Natalie Hofmeister, Aubrie James, Lauren McLeod. The Cornell chapter of Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) has received a $5,000 grant from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) for its project Empowering Women in STEM to Lead Through Inclusive Practice and Community Building.
2/10/2017 On February 10, 2017, Dean Knuth sent the letter below to all directors of graduate study and graduate field assistants conveying to faculty that the January 27, 2017 Executive Order from the Trump Administration banning entry in the United States for nationals from seven countries should not be a factor in graduate admissions decisions.  Read the full text below: Dear Directors of Graduate Studies and Graduate Field Assistants:
1/31/2017 Since our message on Saturday to all graduate students and President Rawlings' 
1/30/2017 We understand that the rapid-fire news regarding the actions and potential plans of the new U.S. administration in Washington DC regarding immigration and visa issues, health care, the temporary freezing of new grants from some federal agencies, and other rumored actions may be creating uncertainty and causing stress for you.  

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5/25/2017

Events this week include the Cornell University Chorus and Glee Club Commencement Concert; a talk on better ornithology through technology; and exhibits at the Johnson Museum and Mann Library.

5/25/2017

Cornell Law Library is partnering in the development and management of LawArXiv, a new online database of legal scholarship that aims to make important research more widely available to the public.

5/25/2017

For more than 20 years, Cornell has facilitated collaborative solutions to protect and preserve the Hudson River Estuary and its watershed, and on May 23, the university was recognized for its efforts.

5/25/2017

Ahmed Ahmed’s ’17 life story is a remarkable tale of a young man who combined hard work with inspiration and guidance from others to grow as a person, from a refugee to a Rhodes scholar.

5/25/2017

A panel of deans from the nation’s top colleges told prospective MBA students May 20 that a master's degree in business administration offers the best return on investment among advanced degrees.

5/25/2017

The Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life announced that Alpha Xi Delta fraternity has been placed on probationary status for a year.

5/25/2017

More than two dozen Himalayan scholars gathered at Cornell last month to chart a way through a political and economic landscape that is increasingly hostile to area studies.

5/25/2017

At the 21st annual Staff Graduate Reception May 23, President Martha E. Pollack recognized two staff members receiving a Ph.D., 23 receiving a master's degree, and one a Bachelor of Science degree.

5/25/2017

Thirty-three outstanding seniors were recognized May 24 at the 29th annual Merrill Presidential Scholars Convocation luncheon. They, in turn, recognize a high school teacher and Cornell faculty member who have influenced them.

5/24/2017

A research group led by Poul Petersen, professor of chemistry and chemical biology, reports a chiral spine of hydration inside DNA, the first report of a chiral water superstructure inside a biomolecule.