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1. Rebranding of Cornell Plantations to better reflect mission, vision

After a two-year strategic planning and engagement process, Cornell Plantations is looking to rebrand as Cornell Botanic Gardens, which will better reflect its mission, says Plantations Director Christopher Dunn.

2. Fall Fest, a fair touting sustainability groups, is Aug. 28

If you want to go green, get involved: Tour tables at Fall Fest 2016, an exposition of more than 30 student sustainability groups who are recruiting new members, Aug. 28 on North Campus.

3. Things to Do, Aug. 26-Sept. 2, 2016

Events this week include the BEAR Walk and Fair in Collegetown, a 95th birthday tribute with James McConkey, violin sonatas in Barnes Hall and Dean of Students candidate forums on campus.

4. Apply in September for 2017 Child Care Grant

Staff and faculty can begin applying for Cornell's Child Care Grant beginning Sept. 1. The deadline for applications is Sept. 30.

5. New Cornell parking meters offer convenience

Cornell’s Department of Transportation Services is moving to Pay-by-License Plate parking meters that use vehicles' license plate as the key identifier. They will be installed on campus in early September.

6. New University Courses tackle love, food justice

The University Courses initiative, which began in 2012, will offer 18 courses this year. The courses delve deeply into topics of interest to students from a broad range of majors.

7. Renowned mycologist Richard Korf dies at 91

Noted plant pathologist, scholar and mentor Richard P. Korf ’46, Ph.D. ’50, professor emeritus of mycology, died Aug. 20 at his Ithaca home.

8. Cornell Council for the Arts 2016 Biennial to focus on empathy

The Cornell Concert for the Arts 2016 Biennial will feature artist-in-residence Pepon Osorio and work by faculty and students, focused on creating empathy in contemporary art and culture.

9. Sloan students sprint across campus in Ezra's Amazing Race

While the Class of 2020 settled in to campus on Move-In Day, first-year Sloan Program in Health Administration graduate students sped around campus in Ezra's Amazing Race.

10. Students, community invited to inaugural CU Downtown event

The first CU Downtown community event, Sept. 3 from noon to 4 p.m. on the Ithaca Commons, will welcome Cornell’s incoming class with student group performances and encourage students to explore Ithaca.