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1. Financial squall ahead? Economic forum is Jan. 24

Buckle up your economic seat belts: Cornell's Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management will host the annual Agricultural and Food Business Outlook Conference on Jan. 24.

2. New dean of students embraces breadth of Cornell

Vijay Pendakur brings diverse life experiences to his role as the new Robert W. and Elizabeth C. Staley Dean of Students. Pendakur started his work at Cornell on Jan. 3.

3. Microbiome experts to speak at World Economic Forum

Three Cornell University faculty will present big ideas on microbiome science to a gathering of influential thought leaders at the World Economic Forum Jan. 18 in Davos, Switzerland.

4. Dr. Augustine M.K. Choi named dean of Weill Cornell Medicine

Choi unanimously was elected the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine and Cornell's provost for medical affairs Jan. 17. He has served as interim dean since June 1, 2016.

5. Soup and Hope opens Jan. 19 with speaker Janet Shortall

The 10th series of Soup and Hope talks will open Jan. 19 at noon in Sage Chapel with Soup and Hope's founder, Janet Shortall, associate dean of students.

6. Walter Relihan, former university counsel, dies at 86

The Hon. Walter J. Relihan Jr. ’52, J.D. ’59, of Ithaca, a former Cornell University Counsel and retired New York State Supreme Court Justice, died Jan. 11, 2017. He was 86.

7. Alumna, activist Rosa Clemente to reflect on MLK's legacy

Rosa Clemente, M.P.S. '02, will speak on the significance of political activism and social justice and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy, Jan. 24 at the Africana Studies and Research Center.

8. Winter Employee Celebration is Jan. 28

Tickets can be purchased through Jan. 19 for Cornell’s Winter Employee Celebration, to be held Jan. 28. Tickets for Cornell faculty, staff, retirees and their families include dinner and men's basketball.

9. Gordon Barger takes over as director at Benefit Services

Gordon Barger was named senior director of Benefit Services in December, succeeding Paul Bursic, and has begun his work at Cornell in that role.

10. 'Radical collaboration' sets its sights on cancer treatment

Lewis C. Cantley and Kristy Richards are growing radically collaborative research connections between Weill Cornell Medicine and the College of Veterinary Medicine.