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1. Conference aims to hook girls on science, math

The Expanding Your Horizons Conference April 12 brought middle school girls to campus to be exposed to science and math careers.

2. Atkinson Center launches postdoc fellowships

To help solve the world’s significant environmental problems, Cornell’s David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future announces new Atkinson Postdoctoral Fellowships.

3. Elephant expert shares calls, images from the wild

Peter H. Wrege, director of the Elephant Listening Project, shared sounds of the animals at play and under siege in central Africa. He spoke in New York City April 10.

4. Land-mending advocate to give Iscol lecture April 22

Luc Gnacadja, former executive director of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, will deliver Cornell’s 2014 Iscol lecture Tuesday, April 22, at 5 p.m. in Schwartz Auditorium, Rockefeller Hall.

5. Galvin critiques climate of upstate entrepreneurship

Alumnus Greg Galvin assessed opportunities and challenges facing upstate New York entrepreneurs April 10 on campus.

6. MacArthur grant funds Reppy Institute research

Cornell’s Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies will administer at $370,000, two-year grant from the MacArthur Foundation to further its studies.

7. Student teams win business contests

Winners of the Big Idea Competition, the Student Business of the Year award and the Cornell Venture Challenge were announced during the Entrepreneurship@Cornell Celebration, April 10-11.

8. Ithaca High School wins Cornell programming contest

Teams from Ithaca High School took first and third place in the first high school programming contest hosted by Cornell's Computer Science Department.

9. Ninth AguaClara water plant in Honduras opens

With the inauguration of another student-designed AguaClara water treatment plant in Honduras, 36,000 Hondurans and counting have access to clean water.

10. Astronaut credits programs with helping her soar

Astronaut Mae Jemison, M.D. '81, spoke on campus April 12 at the induction ceremony for the McNair scholars program, which prepares students from disadvantaged backgrounds for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities.