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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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9/12/2018

William Foote Whyte, the Cornell sociologist who authored an early examination on street gangs culture, has received a newly established award from the American Sociological Association  for his "significant contribution to the practice of sociology."

4/19/2018

Events this week include Harry Potter Night in Risley Hall; Our Place in Space on the Arts Quad, celebrating aerospace engineering and astronomy; Dairy Day at Stocking Hall; a debate on North Korea and a lecture with piano accompaniment on music, math and mortality.

4/19/2018

Yessica Martinez has received a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans that will fund her Cornell MFA in creative writing.

4/19/2018

Lynn Stout, an internationally recognized corporate law scholar, died April 16 after a long struggle with cancer. She was 60.

4/19/2018

More than 100 students presented their work in local and global communities April 16, and discussed the impact those projects have had on the community and their learning.

4/19/2018

The 20th annual Bits on our Minds technology showcase brought together approximately 140 students and their cutting-edge projects, from a city bus tracking app to a robot that serves cocktails.

4/19/2018

Anthony P. Bretscher, professor of cell biology, and Catherine Lord, professor of psychology at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City, join Barack Obama, Tom Hanks and 209 others as newly elected members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

4/19/2018

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4/19/2018

The inaugural conference of the Cornell Research Academy of Development, Law and Economics was held April 12 in New York City.

4/19/2018

Poet and legendary faculty member A.R. Ammons was remembered by colleagues and friends with a plaque reinstalled in the Temple of Zeus at a reception April 9 in Klarman Hall.