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1. Things to Do, Aug. 1-22

Events on campus include free concerts, exhibitions of art quilts and of craft brewing in New York state past and present, stargazing and a paleontology symposium.

2. Ag secretary briefed on nutrition, dairy, climate research

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack met with Cornell faculty members July 29 to learn about solutions in the realm of dairy, nutrition and climate change.

3. 'Hawkaholics' watch nest life 24/7

Many bird lovers watch the live feeds from webcams on campus that film the nest life of ospreys and red-tailed hawks, and many become active volunteers and members of the growing community of cam viewers.

4. Cornell Tech's Levitt says boost K-12 computational literacy

Cornell Tech in New York City is a graduate campus, but promoting computational thinking and doing for much younger students has, from its inception, been part of Cornell Tech’s core mission, said Diane Levitt, Cornell Tech's K-12 education director.

5. Program stitches together STEM, fashion design

To engage teens in STEM fields through fashion design, Cornell offered a weeklong course, “Smart Clothing, Smart Girls: Engineering through Apparel Design,” July 14-18 to 33 middle school girls.

6. Ag business is no longer business as usual, says expert

Mike Hoffmann, associate dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, discussed climate change issues July 29 for the Agricultural Working Group of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in Washington, D.C.

7. ‘Adviser, mentor, mother, friend’ Kathy Berggren dies at 46

Kathy Berggren, a senior lecturer in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, died unexpectedly July 24.

8. Cathy Dove named president of Paul Smith’s College

Cathy Dove, vice president of Cornell Tech in New York City, has been named the 10th president of Paul Smith’s College in the Adirondacks. The first female president of Paul Smith’s, she will begin her new position Sept. 1.

9. Graduate School seeks inclusion, engagement dean

A national search is being conducted for an associate dean for inclusion and student engagement at Cornell's Graduate School.

10. Boor joins board of food, agriculture research foundation

Dean Kathryn Boor has been appointed as a director of the new Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, an independent agency to oversee national research efforts into food, agriculture and some other sciences.