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1. Ph.D. student lands Microsoft research fellowship for women

Alane Suhr, a first-year doctoral student in the field of computer science, has received one of 10 Microsoft Research Women’s Fellowships awarded this year.

2. $23M NSF grant powers new science, technology center

A collaboration of scientists, led by physics professor Ritchie Patterson, aims to increase the intensity of beams of charged particles while lowering the cost of key accelerator technologies.

3. Palestinian-Syrian refugees focus of play 'Desert of Light'

Playwright Rama Haydar's 'Desert of Light,' having its premiere at the Schwartz Center, gives an inside perspective on Palestinian refugees in war-torn Syria.

4. Housing priorities vary by class year, survey says

The results of Cornell's Housing Master Plan survey taken last spring show that housing preferences for first year, upper division undergraduate and graduate/professional students differ somewhat, but all look for easy access to many of the same amenities.

5. Things to Do, Sept. 23-30, 2016

Events this week include Educate the Vote, with a panel discussion and live presidential debate screening; the annual Judy's Day at Cornell Plantations; lectures, exhibitions and classic films.

6. Vijay Pendakur named Cornell's next dean of students

Vijay Pendakur, associate vice president for the Division of Student Affairs at California State University, Fullerton, has been named Cornell's next dean of students. He will assume the post Jan. 3, 2017.

7. Engaged Curriculum Grants support courses, curricula

Fourteen new projects funded with 2016 Engaged Curriculum Grants are underway. With an additional eight teams receiving renewal funding, the grants involve 93 faculty and staff team members, and 29 departments.

8. Undergrad travels to Europe for summer research experience

Adam Berry '18, a chemical and biomolecular engineering major, traveled to Germany over the summer to conduct research as part of the International Research Experience for Undergraduates program.

9. In drought, Cornell Dining serves up water savings

As the university remains at a second-stage drought level, Cornell Dining has developed a new recipe to curtail water use. The effort is paying off, while the system saves 30,000 gallons on water each day.

10. Media studies is topic of yearlong lecture series

The new field of media studies will be explored in a yearlong series of lectures beginning Oct. 6 that focus on emerging research, particularly by younger scholars in the field.