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1. Emmanuel Giannelis named vice provost for research

Professor Emmanuel Giannelis has been named vice provost for research and vice president for technology transfer, intellectual property and research policy. His five-year appointment begins July 20.

2. Conference explores best practices in intergroup dialogue

Cornell hosted a recent conference where students, faculty and staff from various institutions shared experiences, practices and research in the growing field of intergroup dialogue.

3. Backpack program begins to collect school supplies

The Cornell Elves Backpack Program is accepting new backpacks and supplies for the local area’s neediest children through Aug. 24.

4. BEAR Walk is Aug. 17 in Collegetown/Belle Sherman areas

Register for dinner by Aug. 10 for the fourth annual BEAR (Being Engaged And Responsible) Walk through the Collegetown and Belle Sherman neighborhoods, Aug. 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

5. Volunteers needed to help new students as they arrive Aug. 18

Volunteers are needed for Cornell Opening Day, Aug. 18, to help assist new students and their families during New Student Check In and in finding their way around campus.

6. Weekly faculty rental apartments available at Cornell Tech

Weekly apartment rentals in The House at Cornell Tech, the residential building on Roosevelt Island in New York City, will be available beginning Aug. 20 for Cornell faculty and researchers.

7. Cuomo signs bill, invests in industrial hemp at Cornell event

New legislation signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on July 12 removes legal obstacles impeding access to hemp seed in a bid to streamline research and farming opportunities in New York.

8. McNair scholars advocate on Capitol Hill for TRIO programs

McNair scholars from Cornell and Upward Bound students visited the Capitol Hill offices of lawmakers from eight states to advocate for the educational access programs.

9. Modified academic calendar to include longer summer break

A modified academic calendar that lengthens summer break by a few days while continuing to hold Commencement over the Memorial Day weekend will go into effect for the 2018-19 academic year.

10. Stewards help visitors enjoy Ithaca's gorges – safely

Cornell's gorge stewards take to the trails each summer to inform visitors about everything Ithaca's gorges have to offer.