Friday, 04 September 2015
Ithaca Unveils Renovated Commons
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Thursday, 06 August 2015

The long-awaited renovation of the Ithaca Commons is nearly finished. In the works since April 2013, the $15 million project turned the city’s social and commercial center into a construction zone, with many Ithacans—residents, students, and merchants alike—growing increasingly irked by its fencing, noise, and general disruption. As Mayor Svante Myrick ’09 has explained, the renovation took longer than anticipated due to such factors as harsh winter weather and delays in work on underground utility lines. But with the project all but complete, Ithacans have returned to the Commons in droves to enjoy the late-summer weather. As Jeff Stein ’13 wrote in an editorial in the Ithaca Voice: “The new Ithaca Commons is awesome—verdant and vibrant, clean and casual, peaceful yet bustling.” A celebration of the new Commons is set for August 28 & 29.

NPR Series Features Lab of Ornithology Researchers Print E-mail
Wednesday, 29 July 2015


The Lab of Ornithology, home to the renowned Macaulay Library of Natural Sounds, is teaming up with NPR’s “Morning Edition” for a seven-part series on researchers who study the natural world through sound analysis. Beginning July 30, the series—co-produced by Lab of O staffer Bill McQuay—will feature several Cornellian investigators working in such fields as whale migration and elephant communication.

July/August ’15 Issue Now Online Print E-mail
Thursday, 16 July 2015


Summer is the perfect time to curl up with a good book—and CAM’s July/August issue is devoted to reading and writing. From new releases to Cornellian classics, from the nation’s oldest university press to a new publishing house founded by an alumni couple, we explore the depth and breadth of the Big Red’s literary pursuits.

Plus, we offer stories on an innovative canine rehab program, a grad’s restaurant devoted to grilled cheese, a Reunion photo album, a fraternity’s quirky meet-up tradition, a round-up of Cornellians in the movies, and more.

You can read it in hard copy (subscription information is available here); on our website; in the digital edition; and via apps for Apple and Android devices.

Please enjoy... and let us know what you think!

Day Hall Welcomes President Garrett Print E-mail
Wednesday, 01 July 2015

President Elizabeth Garrett marked her first day in office on Wednesday, July 1. Cornell’s thirteenth president, she will be formally inaugurated on Friday, September 18. “In the weeks before we welcome new members of our campus communities and greet returning colleagues and students, I am looking forward to meeting more of you and exploring parts of Cornell I have not visited in my travel over the last nine months,” Garrett said in an e-mail to the University community. “I will spend time in New York City, where Weill Cornell Medical College has been a pioneer in medical education and biomedical research for more than a century and where Cornell has a growing number of other thriving programs. Among other visits, I will check on the progress at our new Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island.” The new president, formerly provost of USC, added that she is “eager to discover the beauty of upstate New York, as well as meet our Ithaca neighbors at the Farmers Market and the new Commons.”

CU Issues ‘Casting Call’ for Garrett Inauguration Print E-mail
Tuesday, 23 June 2015

The University is seeking “experienced and enthusiastic performers” to enliven the inauguration festivities for President Elizabeth Garrett, set for September 17 and 18 (the Thursday and Friday before Homecoming). Performances are planned for the event’s faculty reception, gala dinner, procession/recession, and more. Interested groups can fill out an online application; proposals are due by noon on Friday, July 10.

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