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Carl Gortzig, professor of floriculture, dies at 87

Carl Gortzig ’52
June 11, 2018
Carl Gortzig, professor emeritus and chair of the former Department of Floriculture and Ornamental Horticulture, died June 2 at the Oak Hill Manor Nursing Home in Ithaca at age 87.

Eight new trustees elected to Cornell board

June 8, 2018
At its May 26 meeting, the Cornell Board of Trustees elected three new trustees to four-year terms; four others were elected by constituent groups.

Colleagues collaborate to finish late geologist’s book

Gorges History: Landscapes and Geology of the Finger Lakes Region book cover
June 5, 2018
When Art Bloom died a year ago, five of the late geology professor’s colleagues collaborated with his family, local artists and others to finish his book that explains Ithaca and the Finger Lakes landscapes.

World War II ace earns posthumous award from Cornell

O’Neill in the cockpit of his P-38.
May 31, 2018
John O'Neill, a World War II fighter pilot from the Class of 1943, was officially made a non-degree alumnus of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in a ceremony held during Commencement Weekend.

Cornell plans response against emerald ash borer

An ash tree marked with purple ribbon.
May 31, 2018
Discovered in Cornell’s Arnot Forest in March, evidence of the invasive emerald ash borer has been found in downtown Ithaca. Within the next several years, it will change the landscape of campus.

Fulbright scholar engages with indigenous communities

Rebecca Macklin, a 2017-18 Fulbright visiting student researcher from the United Kingdom
May 29, 2018
Rebecca Macklin, a 2017-18 Fulbright visiting student researcher from the United Kingdom, spent the academic year at Cornell enhancing her indigenous studies research, taking classes and tutoring Onondaga Nation students.

New graduates savor memories of past four years

Graduates smiling at graduation despite the rain
May 27, 2018
For the 5,500 graduates of Cornell’s Class of 2018, 959 of which were CALS students, studying, finishing projects, meeting friends, making late-night food runs, enjoying music, playing sports and creating memories over the past four years simmered and blended into graduation weekend.

Cornell experts aim for carbon neutrality via Earth Source Heat

Earth-source heating in a house.
May 24, 2018
Cornell engineering faculty and facility experts met with more than 100 members of the Ithaca community May 17 at an open forum to give an update on the Ithaca campus’s path toward carbon neutrality and its goal to heat campus in a climate-friendly way.

Asteroid impact grounded bird ancestors

An artist’s conception of a tinamou-like ground-dwelling species at the time of the asteroid impact.
May 24, 2018
A study finds that following an asteroid impact 66 million years ago, only small ground-dwelling birds survived a mass extinction, profoundly changing the course of bird evolution.

Savor a wine webinar with Cornell experts, May 24

Bottles of wine on display in Stocking Hall.
May 23, 2018
The American Chemical Society hosts Gavin Sacks and Beth Burzynski in a free live webinar, “Ready to Drink Yet? The Chemistry of How Wine Flavor Changes During Aging,” Thursday, May 24 at 2 p.m.

New book focuses on impact of online content moderators

May 17, 2018
In his new book, Tarleton Gillespie, adjunct associate professor in the Department of Communication and in the Department of Information Science. investigates how social media platforms police what we post online and the large societal impact of these decisions.

Redheads make better birders

A song bird
May 10, 2018
A team of 14 Cornell undergraduates, the Redheads, will participate in the 35th annual World Series of Birding May 12 in Cape May, New Jersey.

Students pepper OADI honors banquet with passion

May 8, 2018
Cheers of encouragement, heartfelt love and exuberance punctuated each award presented at the annual Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives’ Honors ceremony May 4, at the Statler Hotel ballroom.

Shaking the tree

Harvesting cider apples from a Cornell research orchard. 
May 7, 2018
With the enormous growth of the hard cider market in New York, our researchers offer crucial information the state's apple growers and cider producers need to keep innovating.