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1. Exposing new audiences to a real Greek tragedy

Griffin Smith-Nichols ’19 spent three nights last week cowering on a set of lounge chairs in the Schwartz Center’s Black Box Theatre. He played the slightly mad, mostly murderous and often humorous Orestes.

2. To beat hunger, shift from food quantity to diet quality

The biggest food challenge today is not hunger but nutritional deficiency. That’s the conclusion of Cornell food security experts who spoke at the National Press Club Nov. 23.

3. Laura Spitz named vice provost for international affairs

Laura Spitz has been appointed vice provost for international affairs effective Dec. 1, Provost Michael Kotlikoff has announced. She has been serving as interim vice provost since July of this year.

4. Morgan on Harper Lee: 'a telling lesson in novel writing'

Robert Morgan opened In A Word, a new series of talks by creative writing faculty, Nov. 19 with History and Fiction: The Growth of an Artist – Harper Lee's 'Go Set A Watchman'.

5. Mission scientists to share Pluto discoveries Dec. 2

Our New View of Pluto, a presentation by two scientists on the New Horizons mission, is set for Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Schwartz Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

6. Legendary Cornellian Austin Kiplinger '39 dies at age 97

Austin H. “Kip” Kiplinger ’39, chairman emeritus of the Cornell University Board of Trustees and a giant in the fields of publishing, journalism, philanthropy and university leadership, died Nov. 20 in Rockville, Maryland.

7. Students injured in car accident on campus

Vice President Ryan Lombardi issued a statement about two students injured in a car accident on campus Nov. 22.

8. Lombardi to increase staffing in advocacy and resource centers

Vice President Ryan Lombardi announced at yesterday's Student Assembly meeting that he is planning to increase the number of front-line staff in the university’s advocacy and resource centers.

9. Knuth on diversity: 'How do we build on our successes?'

Senior Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School Barbara Knuth presented climate survey results and students brainstormed ideas for more inclusion at Cornell at a Nov. 16 campus dinner.

10. David Lifka named interim VP and chief information officer

David Lifka, director of the Cornell Center for Advanced Computing, has been named interim vice president for information technology and CIO to replace Ted Dodds, who will leave Cornell Dec. 6.