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Cornell Alumni Association The Cornell Alumni Association is the primary organization representing all Cornell alumni. It supports and strengthens the university, involves and enriches its alumni, and fosters a lifelong relationship with Cornell.
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The Cornell Alumni Association is the umbrella organization under which all alumni activities fall. The CAA board comprises 65 members who represent all of the major Cornell alumni organizations, including Cornell clubs, college alumni associations, the Cornell Association of Class Officers, the Cornell University Council, the CAAAN advisory council, the Cornell Black Alumni Association, the Cornell Latino Alumni Association, the Cornell Asian Alumni Association, the Cornell University Gay and Le***an Alumni Association, and the President's Council of Cornell Women.

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Virtual #CornellReunion registration is now LIVE and open to all Cornellians! 🐻 ❤️ Stop by and see what we have in store...
05/06/2021
Cornell Reunion 2021

Virtual #CornellReunion registration is now LIVE and open to all Cornellians! 🐻 ❤️ Stop by and see what we have in store for you June 10-13. Register today!

We can’t gather in person, but we can still gather. Join us online June 10-13, 2021 for a Reunion like no other, open to all Cornellians.

Join us for a very important teach-in this Friday, May 7 as we talk about Confronting Anti-Asian Racism. This event is o...
05/05/2021

Join us for a very important teach-in this Friday, May 7 as we talk about Confronting Anti-Asian Racism. This event is open to the whole Cornell community, alumni included. Register today: https://cornel.ly/3ejV5as.

Join us for a very important teach-in this Friday, May 7 as we talk about Confronting Anti-Asian Racism. This event is open to the whole Cornell community, alumni included. Register today: https://cornel.ly/3ejV5as.

That's no moon far above Cayuga's waters! Before you run off to Tosche Station to pick up some power converters, downloa...
05/04/2021
May 4 Downloads

That's no moon far above Cayuga's waters! Before you run off to Tosche Station to pick up some power converters, download our latest Zoom background and show your co-workers you're a Big Red fan of both galaxies. #MayThe4thBeWithYou

May the 4th be with you. What started as pun is now considered a holiday! May 4 is Star Wars Day, a special once-a-year celebration of the galaxy (or hill) far, far away. Cornell-themed posters are fun for Cornellians of all ages. Just download and print! Make your next remote meeting out of this wo...

Karina Popovich ’23 and her team are on a mission to make STEM more accessible and inclusive for girls and other histori...
05/03/2021
Making space: creating a female culture in STEM

Karina Popovich ’23 and her team are on a mission to make STEM more accessible and inclusive for girls and other historically excluded youth.

Their venture, called INERTIA, will launch this summer, with a weekend pop-up event in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The pop-up will feature inspiring speakers and a wall of brightly colored 3D printers producing statues of female scientists.

Karina Popovich ’23 and her peers are working together to transform the faces of tech and science to include more women.

Study hard, play harder
04/30/2021

Study hard, play harder

Study hard, play harder

New research from Weill Cornell Medicine shows that pregnant women who were vaccinated with either the Pfizer or Moderna...
04/29/2021
Vaccinated pregnant women pass antibodies to their babies | Cornell Chronicle

New research from Weill Cornell Medicine shows that pregnant women who were vaccinated with either the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine passed on the protective antibodies to their babies.

Women who receive COVID-19 mRNA vaccines produced by Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna while in their third trimester of pregnancy generate a strong immune response and pass protective antibodies to their babies.

Thanks to a generous gift from entrepreneur Steve Fujikawa ’77, a new endowment has been created for Astronomical Engine...
04/28/2021
Gift establishes Fujikawa ’77 Endowment for Astronautical Engineering | Cornell Chronicle

Thanks to a generous gift from entrepreneur Steve Fujikawa ’77, a new endowment has been created for Astronomical Engineering. It'll support several areas with the goal to create an institute for space technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

The endowment will be used for future investments in graduate fellowships, professorships and laboratory enhancements, with the ultimate goal of creating an institute for space technology, innovation and entrepreneurship.

On this day in 1865, the New York governor signed Cornell University's charter into law. Big Red pride has been felt far...
04/27/2021

On this day in 1865, the New York governor signed Cornell University's charter into law. Big Red pride has been felt far above Cayuga's waters ever since. Happy Charter Day, Cornell! 🥂

That feeling when the spring thaw finally sets in and it's warm enough during the day to take your studying outside. 🌞
04/26/2021

That feeling when the spring thaw finally sets in and it's warm enough during the day to take your studying outside. 🌞

That feeling when the spring thaw finally sets in and it's warm enough during the day to take your studying outside. 🌞

Join us next week for Entrepreneurship at Cornell's Celebration events! A two-day conference highlighting alumni and stu...
04/23/2021
CU there! Entrepreneurship at Cornell: Celebration 2021

Join us next week for Entrepreneurship at Cornell's Celebration events! A two-day conference highlighting alumni and student startups, fireside chats with amazing industry leaders, and a lifetime achievement award for Charles F. Feeney '56. Register today!

The entrepreneurship conference that brings together students, alumni, faculty, staff, and the community. Highlights this year includes four featured speakers, eLab Demo Day, Student Business of the Year, the BenDaniel Venture Challenge, and the first ever presentation of the Charles F. Feeney '56 L...

Cornellians have taken advantage of their time at home to get their hands dirty and plant gardens. We invite you to take...
04/22/2021
Cornellians have green thumbs!

Cornellians have taken advantage of their time at home to get their hands dirty and plant gardens. We invite you to take a look at what they have grown—from prize-winning roses, to succulents, to heirloom tomatoes, these Big Red gardens are a feast for the eyes. Enjoy your tour!

In honor of Earth Day, we asked Cornellians to tell us about their experiences over this past year growing gardens.

Volunteers like you keep Cornell strong and connected. Here's just a small thank you for everything you do for Cornell t...
04/21/2021
Thank you, volunteers!

Volunteers like you keep Cornell strong and connected. Here's just a small thank you for everything you do for Cornell throughout the year!

You give your time and expertise to help Cornell grow. Thank you, volunteers!

Check out our brand new book club, Big Red Reads! Connect with your Cornell family and enjoy books from a range of genre...
04/19/2021

Check out our brand new book club, Big Red Reads! Connect with your Cornell family and enjoy books from a range of genres. There’s no cost to participate and everyone’s invited! Start today by reading "The Vanishing Half" by Brit Bennett. Sign up today: https://cornel.ly/32pT99Q.

Check out our brand new book club, Big Red Reads! Connect with your Cornell family and enjoy books from a range of genres. There’s no cost to participate and everyone’s invited! Start today by reading "The Vanishing Half" by Brit Bennett. Sign up today: https://cornel.ly/32pT99Q.

The department of Fiber Science and Apparel Design and the Cornell Fashion Industry Network invites you to the Laundress...
04/16/2021

The department of Fiber Science and Apparel Design and the Cornell Fashion Industry Network invites you to the Laundress Lecture, sponsored by The Laundress co-founders, Lindsey Boyd '98 and Gwen Whiting '98.

The lecture will feature Jonathan Cohen Studio, the designer selected to outfit First Lady Jill Biden during the 2021 presidential inauguration. Moderated by Professor Tasha Lewis, fashion designer Jonathan Cohen and his business partner Sarah Leff will speak about their work and sustainability in fashion. https://cornel.ly/2Q9Dj0r

The department of Fiber Science and Apparel Design and the Cornell Fashion Industry Network invites you to the Laundress Lecture, sponsored by The Laundress co-founders, Lindsey Boyd '98 and Gwen Whiting '98.

The lecture will feature Jonathan Cohen Studio, the designer selected to outfit First Lady Jill Biden during the 2021 presidential inauguration. Moderated by Professor Tasha Lewis, fashion designer Jonathan Cohen and his business partner Sarah Leff will speak about their work and sustainability in fashion. https://cornel.ly/2Q9Dj0r

According to Forbes, the field of XR is projected to expand eightfold by 2022—impacting everything from how we learn, to...
04/15/2021
XR is the future

According to Forbes, the field of XR is projected to expand eightfold by 2022—impacting everything from how we learn, to how we interact in the workplace, to how we communicate. Learn more about XR and its early beginnings in Ithaca.

Nonny De la Peña, a pioneer in the XR field, shares how extended reality technologies are revolutionizing the way we tell stories.

Spring has sprung on campus 🌷
04/13/2021

Spring has sprung on campus 🌷

Spring has sprung on campus 🌷

Cornell researchers have found that plastics cycle through the oceans and roadways and, if tiny enough, can become micro...
04/12/2021
Atmospheric travel: Scientists find microplastic everywhere | Cornell Chronicle

Cornell researchers have found that plastics cycle through the oceans and roadways and, if tiny enough, can become microplastic aerosols, which ride the jet stream across continents.

By sea or by land, microscopic shards of plastic are more ubiquitous than science had known, according to a new study led by researchers at Cornell and Utah State University.

Congratulations to Andrew Karolyi, who has just been named as the next dean of the SC Johnson College of Business. 🎉
04/09/2021
Karolyi selected as new dean of SC Johnson College of Business | Cornell Chronicle

Congratulations to Andrew Karolyi, who has just been named as the next dean of the SC Johnson College of Business. 🎉

Andrew Karolyi, acting dean of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business since Kevin F. Hallock stepped down March 4, will serve as dean of the college for the remainder of Hallock’s term, Provost Michael Kotlikoff has announced.

Congratulations to this year's newly alumni-elected Cornell Trustees, A'ndrea Van Schoick '96 and Kimberly Wagner '85. W...
04/08/2021
Meet your new alumni-elected trustees

Congratulations to this year's newly alumni-elected Cornell Trustees, A'ndrea Van Schoick '96 and Kimberly Wagner '85. We're excited to have their voices on the board. Nominations are now open for the 2022 Alumni Trustee Election.

Cornell alumni elect two members to the Board of Trustees each year.

"I shudder to think what the world would have looked like, if not for the current generation of cloud technology." Presi...
04/07/2021
Hatfield Lecture 2021: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

"I shudder to think what the world would have looked like, if not for the current generation of cloud technology." President Pollack recently spoke with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella about how technology can help solve some of the world’s most pressing issues.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Cornell University President Martha E. Pollack discussed technology during this year's Hatfield Lecture.

President Pollack has announced that plans for a celebration of the Class of 2020 will occur virtually, during Reunion W...
04/06/2021

President Pollack has announced that plans for a celebration of the Class of 2020 will occur virtually, during Reunion Weekend, and in-person (if public health conditions and New York state guidance permit), during Homecoming Weekend. You can read more about these plans here: https://cornel.ly/3dLadfQ.

President Pollack has announced that plans for a celebration of the Class of 2020 will occur virtually, during Reunion Weekend, and in-person (if public health conditions and New York state guidance permit), during Homecoming Weekend. You can read more about these plans here: https://cornel.ly/3dLadfQ.

As chief counsel to New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio, Kapil Longani ’97 has helped shape the city’s plans for reopen...
04/05/2021
Kapil Longani ’97: shaping NYC’s COVID-19 response

As chief counsel to New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio, Kapil Longani ’97 has helped shape the city’s plans for reopening schools, creating outdoor dining protocols, and thinking through legal issues around COVID testing and vaccine distribution.

Since 2018, Kapil Longani ’97 has served as chief counsel to New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio. Since the start of the pandemic, Longani has helped shape the city’s plans for reopening schools, creating outdoor dining protocols, and thinking through legal issues around COVID testing and vac...

Did you know that time spent in nature can reduce overall stress levels and improve your sleep patterns, concentration, ...
04/02/2021
Nature Rx: the many benefits of time outdoors

Did you know that time spent in nature can reduce overall stress levels and improve your sleep patterns, concentration, and even your social life? Don Rakow shares his research on how spending time outdoors yields many benefits.

Don Rakow, director of the Cornell NatureRx program, shares how spending time in nature benefits your overall wellbeing.

ICYMI, Tom Pepinsky will be the inaugural Walter F. LaFeber Professor.
04/01/2021
New A&S professorship honors Walter LaFeber | Cornell Chronicle

ICYMI, Tom Pepinsky will be the inaugural Walter F. LaFeber Professor.

Tom Pepinsky, a Tisch University Professor in government, will be the inaugural Walter F. LaFeber Professor. The professorship was created thanks to a gift from Andrew H. Tisch ’71 and Ann Rubenstein Tisch.

We know sometimes you're hungry for a lot of Cornell news and other times you just want bite-sized pieces. For those of ...
03/31/2021
Welcome to the Snack Bar

We know sometimes you're hungry for a lot of Cornell news and other times you just want bite-sized pieces. For those of you in the latter category, we have something tasty just for you. Pop over to our Snack Bar and sample what's happening across Cornell. There's something to suit everyone's appetite! 🥨🍿🍪

Hungry for Cornell content? We’ve got you covered.

It may still be a little brown on campus but pretty soon Cornell is going to look as colorful as its greenhouses. 😍
03/30/2021

It may still be a little brown on campus but pretty soon Cornell is going to look as colorful as its greenhouses. 😍

It may still be a little brown on campus but pretty soon Cornell is going to look as colorful as its greenhouses. 😍

Growing up in a virtual world can be a challenge for young adults. But Amy Crouch '22 doesn't think they need to condemn...
03/29/2021
How to make peace with your phone (and other screens) | Cornell Chronicle

Growing up in a virtual world can be a challenge for young adults. But Amy Crouch '22 doesn't think they need to condemn tech unilaterally. They just need someone to be honest about the challenges they face. So Amy wrote a book about them.

Amy Crouch ’22, a linguistics major in the College of Arts and Sciences, recently released her first book, “My Tech-Wise Life: Growing Up and Making Choices in a World of Devices,” written with her dad, author Andy Crouch ’89.

Cornell experts have been part of several COVID-19 vaccine efforts to increase access and increase vaccine confidence, p...
03/26/2021
Cornell experts working to increase vaccine acceptance | Cornell Chronicle

Cornell experts have been part of several COVID-19 vaccine efforts to increase access and increase vaccine confidence, particularly in underserved communities.

Cornell experts, including Neil A. Lewis Jr. ’13, assistant professor of communication and social behavior, have been part of several efforts to increase access and increase vaccine confidence, particularly in underserved communities.

“Swati [Mohan '04] always had this amazing passion for space. She loved each and every aspect, from the news to internsh...
03/25/2021
After landing Mars rover, Mohan ’04 reflects on time at Cornell | Cornell Chronicle

“Swati [Mohan '04] always had this amazing passion for space. She loved each and every aspect, from the news to internships to classes to [Cornell's] student satellite projects.”

Mohan's time as an undergrad at Cornell's Sibley School was highly influential in steering her career at NASA. Now she is the guidance, navigation and controls operations lead for the Mars 2020 mission.

Red Bear Angels is an active community of 1,000+ Cornell entrepreneurs and about 100 alumni investors. Some of the start...
03/24/2021
Red Bear Angels: investing in innovation

Red Bear Angels is an active community of 1,000+ Cornell entrepreneurs and about 100 alumni investors. Some of the startups are now “unicorns”—the industry term for investments that are valued at over $1 billion.

Red Bear Angels connects entrepreneurs with alumni “angels”—successful Cornell investors who are eager to support them.

03/23/2021
North Campus building names reflect inclusive philosophy

The NCRE Building Naming Committee – chaired by Corey Ryan Earle ’07, led by a set of guiding principles, chose to name buildings after Nobel Prize winner Barbara McClintock, B.S. 1923, M.A. 1925, Ph.D. 1927; renowned Chinese scholar and diplomat Hu Shih, B.A. 1914; and the Cayuga Nation.

Cornell has chosen names for three new North Campus residence hall buildings, which will honor Nobel Prize winner Barbar...
03/23/2021
Residence hall names honor McClintock, Hu, Cayuga Nation | Cornell Chronicle

Cornell has chosen names for three new North Campus residence hall buildings, which will honor Nobel Prize winner Barbara McClintock, B.S. 1923, M.A. 1925, Ph.D. 1927; renowned Chinese scholar and diplomat Hu Shih, B.A. 1914; and the Cayuga Nation.

These building names are in addition to the two residence halls previously announced last fall by President Martha E. Pollack, which will honor the late alumnae Toni Morrison, M.A. ’55, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg ’54.

Cornell will honor Nobel Prize winner Barbara McClintock, renowned Chinese scholar Hu Shih and the Cayuga Nation with names for new North Campus residence hall buildings.

Happy first week of Spring! It won't be long until the entire Cornell campus is bursting with color. 🌷🌷
03/22/2021

Happy first week of Spring! It won't be long until the entire Cornell campus is bursting with color. 🌷🌷

Happy first week of Spring! It won't be long until the entire Cornell campus is bursting with color. 🌷🌷

Join us for an important conversation, during this year's Hatfield Lecture, between Cornell University President Martha ...
03/19/2021
Hatfield Lecture 2021

Join us for an important conversation, during this year's Hatfield Lecture, between Cornell University President Martha Pollack and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on March 24 at 12:30 pm EDT. They'll be talking about a future where the boundaries between tech, work, and social issues dissolve.

The Continental Group Foundation established the Robert S. Hatfield Fund for Economic Education at Cornell University in 1980 to honor the then retiring chairman, president, and chief executive officer of the Continental Group Inc. The fund supports the Hatfield Fellows Program, which serves as a ma...

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How did the Cornell swimming and diving team do today against its contributions goal for the March 11th Cornell Giving Day?
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I shared this with my class and was encouraged to spread the laughs here as well. Enjoy!