Highlights from Announcements 1/22/19

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Welcome to Cornell!

The Graduate School welcomed new students at the Spring Orientation on Friday, January 18.

Grad School Gears up for Third Pathways to Success Symposium

Room filled with students attending the June 2018 Pathways to Success Symposium
June 2018 Pathways to Success Symposium

With nearly 200 graduate students and doctoral scholars in attendance at the second Pathways to Success Symposium held in early June, the Graduate School is gearing up for this winter’s Pathways to Success Symposium. Although the upcoming event will feature different speakers, the focus will be the same: teaching students and postdocs strategies for success in their future careers.

The June professional development event–the first of which was held last January–featured speakers and panelists from Cornell and beyond discussing such topics as how to develop an entrepreneurial mindset, how to engage the public via social media, and how to maintain professional networks, among other topics.

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Student Spotlight: Hazel Rivera

Hazel RiveraHazel Rivera is a doctoral student in aerospace engineering from Manatí, Puerto Rico. After studying mechanical engineering at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez and learning of the quality of research at Cornell, she came to Ithaca to pursue further studies.

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Winter Weather… Preparing to Go Outside!

The National Weather Service recommends wearing several layers of clothing as opposed to a single, heavy coat. A hat will prevent heat loss through the top of the head, and gloves will protect the hands. Minimize exposed flesh to protect against frostbite, and travel with a blanket in your car in case of vehicle trouble.

In addition, when there are rapid temperature drops there are going to be icy walking conditions. Please take your time and watch your footing. Please use caution and be safe during cold weather.

General Information

  • Stay indoors during the worst part of the extreme cold.
  • Keep a winter survival kit in your vehicle if you must travel.
  • Check tire pressure, antifreeze levels, heater/defroster, etc.
  • Learn how to shut off water valves for potential pipe bursts.
  • Check on the elderly.
  • Bring pets inside.

How Should I Dress?

  • Wear layers of loose-fitting, lightweight, warm clothing.
  • Wear a hat, because 40 percent of your body heat can be lost from your head.
  • Cover your mouth to protect your lungs from extreme cold.
  • Mittens, snug at the wrist, are better than gloves.
  • Try to stay dry and out of the wind.

For more information visit the Ready Winter Weather Safety webpage.