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1. Area high schoolers are Upward Bound

Twenty-eight high school students participated in Cornell’s Upward Bound academic enrichment program this summer.

2. Class of 2018 is most selective in Cornell history

Cornell received 43,037 applications for freshman admission this year, the highest in university history; the incoming class is the most competitive and selective ever.

3. Poetry's evolutionary niche at Cornell Plantations

Poet Joanie Mackowski will present, “You're the Bee's Kinesis: Poetry and Coevolution,” as part of the Cornell Plantations’ William and Jane Torrence Harder Lecture Sept. 3 at 5:30 p.m. in Call Auditorium.

4. Sarah Ploss named Entrepreneur in Residence

Sarah Ploss, a seasoned business development and marketing strategist, has been named Cornell’s Entrepreneur in Residence for the 2014-15 academic year; she now is accepting appointments with students.

5. Cornell Dairy makes yogurt for state fair's 'Yo2Go'

Amid such standard state fair fare as corn dogs, doughnut burgers and elephant ears, Cornell Dairy is supplying a healthy treat for the Great New York State Fair: vanilla-flavored regular yogurt and Greek yogurt.

6. Humanities scholars earn ACLS fellowships

Four humanities scholars have received fellowships to support their research from the American Council of Learned Societies.

7. Coates, McLafferty win national chemistry awards

Cornell faculty members Geoffrey Coates and Fred McLafferty have received national American Chemical Society awards.

8. Chinese students enjoy immersion in summer program

Thirty-six Chinese students took the opportunity to prepare for graduate study and experience American educational norms through the Cornell-China Undergraduate Summer Program.

9. Artist and professor Robert J. 'Jack' Lambert dies at 86

Robert J. “Jack” Lambert Jr. '50, professor emeritus of scientific drawing, died Aug. 8 at Kendal at Ithaca. He was 86.

10. Strogatz quantifies how ‘one thing leads to another’

In a new paper, Cornell's Steven Strogatz tries to quantify the commonsense concept of “correlated novelties” - that one new thing sometimes triggers another.