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Charles Walcott

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Funny name, rewarding job: University seeks ombudsman
The independent Office of the University Ombudsman provides a space for faculty, students and staff to engage in candid and confidential discussions about academic or workplace concerns. Charles Walcott, Ph.D. ’59, plans to retire later this year as university ombudsman, the part-time position he’s held for a decade. The independent Office of the University Ombudsman provides a space for faculty, students and staff to engage in candid and confidential discussions about academic or workplace concerns. Charles Walcott, Ph.D. ’59, plans to retire later this year as university ombudsman, the part-time position he’s held for a decade. The independent Office of the University Ombudsman provides a space for faculty, students and staff to engage in candid and confidential discussions about academic or workplace concerns. Charles Walcott, Ph.D. ’59, plans to retire later this year as university ombudsman, the part-time position he’s held for a decade. The independent Office of the University Ombudsman provides a space for faculty, students and staff to engage in candid and confidential discussions about academic or workplace concerns. Charles Walcott, Ph.D. ’59, plans to retire later this year as university ombudsman, the part-time position he’s held for a decade. The independent Office of the University Ombudsman provides a space for faculty, students and staff to engage in candid and confidential discussions about academic or workplace concerns. Charles Walcott, Ph.D. ’59, plans to retire later this year as university ombudsman, the part-time position he’s held for a decade. The independent Office of the University Ombudsman provides a space for faculty, students and staff to engage in candid and confidential discussions about academic or workplace concerns. Charles Walcott, Ph.D. ’59, plans to retire later this year as university ombudsman, the part-time position he’s held for a decade.
  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Neurobiology and Behavior
People sitting on chairs on a stage at the Grow NY Summit talking

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“A Call For Innovation: New York’s Agrifood System,” a report published this past spring by Cornell’s Center for Regional Economic Advancement, is the basis for the topics to be addressed at this year’s Grow-NY Summit, slated to bring food and ag innovators together at the Syracuse Oncenter on Nov. 16-17.
  • Center of Excellence in Food and Agriculture
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
The Colorado River curving around a large rock

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Flavio Lehner won a three-year, $500,000 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to improve climate models on which future U.S. water projections are based.
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Environment
  • Water
A group speaks together outside in a field

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Two Cornell alumni with deep ties to plant breeding efforts in Africa were recognized for outstanding work building capacity to improve food security on the continent. Ronnie Coffman, Ph.D. ’71 and Joe DeVries, Ph.D. ’95 received the...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

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Jessica Rolph ’97 MBA ‘04, the 2021 Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year, will be one of the featured speakers for the 2021 Eclectic Convergence conference Nov. 12 at Cornell Tech in New York City.

  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Agriculture