Monday, 24 October 2016
Expanded Climbing Wall Opens on Campus
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Wednesday, 19 October 2016

The University has unveiled its newly explanded climbing wall. Thanks to a $850,000 upgrade project two years in the making, the Lindseth Climbing Center in Bartels Hall now boasts 8,000 square feet of space, compared with its former 4,800. The facility originally opened in 1990.

Cornell PhD Shares Physics Nobel Print E-mail
Tuesday, 04 October 2016

A doctoral alumnus of Cornell is among the three winners of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics. David Thouless, PhD ’58, received half of the award of about $930,000; the other half was shared by two other researchers. A professor at the University of Washington, the British-born Thouless was honored for what the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences termed “theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter.”

Cal State Administrator Tapped as New Dean of Students Print E-mail
Friday, 23 September 2016

An associate vice president for student affairs at California State University, Fullerton, has been named Cornell’s new dean of students. Vijay Pendakur will assume the job on January 3, 2017. He succeeds Kent Hubbell ’69, who stepped down in June after fifteen years. According to Ryan Lombardi, vice president for student and campus life, Pendakur “brings an incredible depth of knowlege around diversity, inclusion, and social justice work,” among other assets.

CU to Explore Geothermal Heating Print E-mail
Tuesday, 06 September 2016

The University has announced that it will pursue the possibility of using geothermal heating to warm the Ithaca campus. If all goes well with a test facility to be built within the next five years, Cornell could ultimately reduce its annual carbon footprint by some 82,000 metric tons by tapping into heat naturally occurring more than two miles below the Earth’s surface. The so-called “Earth Source Heat” project would complement the existing Lake Source Cooling system, which air conditions campus using water drawn from deep within Cayuga Lake.

Ithaca College Student Killed on CU Campus Print E-mail
Sunday, 28 August 2016

A large fight on Ho Plaza following an event in Willard Straight Hall led to the stabbing death of an Ithaca College student. Anthony Nazaire, a nineteen-year-old sophomore from Brooklyn, died in the early morning hours of Sunday, August 28. Another IC student was injured in the same incident but survived. No suspects have yet been identified in the crime, the first murder in the City of Ithaca in five years. A statement from Ryan Lombardi, vice president for student and campus life, can be found here.

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