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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."

5/21/2018

President Martha E. Pollack on May 21 endorsed the compromise consensual relationship policy outlining constraints on romantic and sexual relationships between faculty members and students.

5/21/2018

The first students have been chosen for the new Milstein Program in Technology and Humanity and will begin as first-year students at Cornell this fall.

5/18/2018

Dr. Jyoti Mathad strives to improve pre-natal care in India.

5/17/2018

Cornell University will hold its first Web Accessibility Camp, “Universal Design for Any Person, Any Study,” Aug. 6-8, with sessions to be hosted by such groups as WebAIM, Siteimprove and Cornell Information Technologies.

5/17/2018

Events this week include Bike to Work and School Day, a United Way fundraiser, a talk on gender equity and equal pay; and a Mann Library exhibit on Sri Lankan identity in fashion and film.

5/17/2018

The facilities event coordinator for Cornell, Parsons is responsible for making it easier for Commencement, Reunion and all other campus event planners to focus on the details of their event.

5/17/2018

The Community Learning and Service Partnership program, which partners Cornell students with staff learners for mentoring in computer literacy, English and basic job skills, held its year-end celebration May 11.

5/17/2018

Cornell's new pyrolysis kiln opens May 24, when Johannes Lehmann, professor of soil science, will hold an open house 2-4 p.m., at the Leland Laboratory building.

5/17/2018

Fourteen staff members were recognized at the 22nd annual Staff Graduate Reception May 16 for receiving a master’s degree, six for receiving a bachelor's degree, and two for receiving an associate’s degree.