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1. Daniel Lichter to lead Institute for the Social Sciences

Daniel T. Lichter, the new Robert S. Harrison Director of the Institute for the Social Sciences and director of the Cornell Population Center, is motivated by the stories behind the data.

2. Julian Smith, chemical engineering leader, dies at 96

Julian C. Smith Jr. ‘41, M.Eng. ’42, professor emeritus of chemical and biomolecular engineering, died Aug. 30 at Kendal Ithaca.

3. BEAR Walk bolsters community ties in Collegetown

The second annual BEAR (Be Engaged and Responsible) Walk Sept. 1 brought students and permanent residents of Collegetown together for snow cones, ice-cream and musical performances.

4. Rules for holding outdoor events on campus clarified

The rules for faculty, staff and students to plan and hold outdoor events on campus, including protests and demonstrations, have been authorized by President Elizabeth Garrett as university policy.

5. Engaged Cornell awards its first curriculum grants

Eighteen projects initiated by faculty to support community-engaged learning have received Engaged Cornell's inaugural Engaged Curriculum Grants, totaling more than $930,000.

6. Garrett savors New York State Fair's Cornell connections

On her first visit to the New York State Fair, Cornell President Elizabeth Garrett walked past the midway games and deep-fried foods to enjoy the fair’s educational aspects.

7. Three Cornellians honored for their philanthropic work

Three Cornellians are among eight recipients of the 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy, awarded to families and individuals worldwide who have dedicated their private wealth to the public good.

8. Computational social science conference set for Sept. 11-12

Cornell will host a conference showcasing cutting-edge research in computational social science with alumni and other noted scholars in the discipline Sept. 11-12 with alumni and industry speakers.

9. Civic Leaders Fellows to be honored Sept. 11

The 2014-15 Civic Leader Fellows will present their projects Friday, Sept. 11, at 3:30 p.m. at 102 Mann Library. The fellowship helps community leaders, students and faculty solve community needs.

10. Garrett highlights initiatives, progress at GPSA meeting

Increases in support for child care and research assistant stipends and a reduced tuition for self-pay doctoral students in their sixth or seventh year were announced Aug. 31 at the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly meeting.