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1. Graduate School seeks inclusion, engagement dean

A national search is being conducted for an associate dean for inclusion and student engagement at Cornell's Graduate School.

2. Boor joins board of food, agriculture research foundation

Dean Kathryn Boor has been appointed as a director of the new Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, an independent agency to oversee national research efforts into food, agriculture and some other sciences.

3. M.H. Abrams to receive National Humanities Medal

Influential literary critic M.H. Abrams is a recipient of the National Humanities Medal. President Barack Obama announced the honor July 22, the day before the emeritus professor's 102nd birthday.

4. Researchers answer 'provocative question' on breast cancer

Researchers at Cornell and Weill Cornell Medical College have received a $1.34 million grant to study whether obesity changes breast tissue in a manner similar to tumors, thereby permitting the disease to develop.

5. Yimon Aye is a Beckman Young Investigator

Yimon Aye, assistant professor of chemistry and chemical biology, has been named a Beckman Young Investigator by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation.

6. Dyson School is No. 2 undergraduate business program

Based on a new composite methodology, the Poets & Quants website ranks Cornell's Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management the No. 2 undergraduate business program in the nation.

7. 'Not by STEM alone': Panelists survey state of higher ed

President David Skorton and Cornell Tech Dean and Vice Provost Dan Huttenlocher offered their views on research funding, new approaches and pressing challenges at a summit in New York City.

8. Innovation index highlights advances in Europe, Africa

The Global Innovation Index 2014, a report co-authored by Johnson Dean Soumitra Dutta, identifies Europe and sub-Saharan Africa as current centers of innovation.

9. Book examines hows and whys of economic choices

A new book edited by human development professor Valerie Reyna tackles the biological origins of economic decisions in the new field of neuroeconomics.

10. Development sociology Ph.D. alumni reunite

Ph.D. development sociology graduates of the 1960s and 70s discussed their work at a department reunion on campus July 11-13.