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1. Diversity workshop trains trainers from across the nation

Diversity officers from campuses across the country attended a three-day workshop on how faculty can incorporate diversity into their classrooms. The Faculty Diversity Institute has become well-known for its innovative approach.

2. Political savviness is key to moving business agendas

Samuel B. Bacharach, author of The Agenda Mover: When Your Good Idea is Not Enough, says leaders need political and managerial competence to move their agendas, drive their ideas and get results.

3. The next 25 years: arXiv looks to the future

On its 25th anniversary, the arXiv repository of scientific papers plans improvements based on user requests.

4. Summer course maps history, future of green cities

The Cornell Summer College course Creating Green Cities and Sustainable Futures provides students with tools and ideas to shape the future of the ecological urban landscape.

5. Students build college skills in Prefreshman Summer Program

In June about 180 new Cornell students arrived on campus for the Prefreshman Summer Program, which gives them the opportunity to prepare for the challenges of their first year of college.

6. Frank: Luck looms larger in success than most of us think

Very few successful people would have succeeded if they hadn't been lucky, too, economist Robert H. Frank says in his book, Success and Luck. He calls on policymakers to create the conditions that put luck on everyone's side.

7. Art's historical love affair with decadent, unusual meals

Researchers analyzed the contents of 500 years of European and American food paintings and found indulgent, rare and exotic foods popular in paintings were not available to the average family.

8. Model helps identify drugs to treat cat eye infections

Scientists at the Baker Institute for Animal Health at Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine have developed a model system that can be used to test drugs for treating cat eye infections.

9. Vineyard cover crops save expense, environment

Planting cover crops under grapevines provides vineyard managers with a sustainable alternative to herbicide treatments in cool and humid climates while tamping down unnecessary herbicide use costs.

10. Nobelists to discuss creativity in science at workshop

Nurturing creativity in science will be explored on July 25 by leading scientists, including two Nobel Prize winners, at the Creativity Spark: a creativity workshop for scientists.