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1. Museum upgrades climate controls, reduces energy use

Sustainability improvements, including new climate control technology, at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art have cut overall energy usage by 40 percent.

2. Pollack endorses AAU statement on federal research support

Cornell President Martha E. Pollack attended the spring meeting of the presidents and chancellors of the AAU member universities this week and supports the statement they released on federal support of research funding.

3. Robert Hughes, professor emeritus of chemistry, dies at 92

Professor Emeritus Robert Hughes, Ph.D. '52, who taught chemistry at Cornell from 1964 to 1980 and served as assistant director of the National Science Foundation, died in Virginia April 2. He was 92.

4. Office professionals recognized for their caring, contributions

More than 600 office professionals attended the Jennie T. Farley Office Professionals Celebration April 26 and had the opportunity to welcome Cornell's new president, Martha E. Pollack, eight days into her tenure.

5. Things to Do, April 28-May 5, 2017

Events this week include a memorial celebration of Susan Christopherson's life and work, collegial collaborators Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon and Dagmawi Woubshet, and Psycho in Willard Straight Hall.

6. Rawlings scholars navigate to senior research success

Seniors from the Hunter R. Rawlings III Research Scholars presented their work at the Senior Expo, an end of the year research exhibition, April 19.

7. Historian to unpack class-based injustice in America May 4

Historian Nancy Isenberg will discuss class and privilege in America at the Krieger Lecture in American Political Culture May 4 at 4:30 p.m. in Lewis Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall.

8. Peter Coors recalls 1969, urges tolerance for diverse ideas

Peter Coors '69 delivered the 2017 Durland Lecture April 18 in the Statler Hotel amphitheater, in which he recalled the turbulent 1960s and urged greater civility on campus.

9. Library manages Queers for Economic Justice records

Queers for Economic Justice, founded in 2002, was among the first LGBTQ groups to advocate for equality by fighting systems that create poverty. Now Cornell University Library is preserving and organizing the group's records.

10. Alumni gift endows Picket Family Chair of English

A gift from Joel I. Picket ’60 and David L. Picket ’84 has endowed the Picket Family Chair of the Department of English, in honor of the family’s long association with Cornell and the humanities.