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Reunion 2015: Bridging time, classes pass Cornell experience forward

Seventy years stretch between the classes of 1940 and 2010, but the decades melted away amid smiles and hugs at the Spirit of ’31: Passing It Forward celebration that kicked off Reunion Weekend 2015 June 4. Follow the Cornell Chronicle for reunion coverage.

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Please, No More Baltimores
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Black Diseases Matter Too
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Life After Cornell Tech
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The Art of Raising Money
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Learning Through Listening
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Ideas for the Economy
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A Voice for Workers
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Mixing Horses, HR Studies
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Research and Application
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Major League Comes to ILR
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Diversity Change Agent
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Fall tree planting
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Demystifying Pay
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“It’s clear that people value freedom of choice … When policies seem to encourage good choices, rather than limit bad ones, we see a much more positive response.”

-David Just, behavioral economist in the Cornell Food and Brand Lab.

“Perhaps more than any findings to date, these results indicate that increases in the prevalence and severity of coral diseases will be a major future driver of decline and changes in coral reef community composition, and at least as great a driver as coral bleaching.”

-Jeffrey Maynard, a postdoctoral researcher in ecology and evolutionary biology and lead author of “Projections of Climate Conditions That Increase Coral Disease Susceptibility and Pathogen Virulence.”.

This innovative project will generate new knowledge about creating sustainable changes in the local food environment that increase access to healthier foods for low-income families as well as prompt behavioral changes that will help prevent childhood obesity. This project will also examine a viable framework for sustaining cost-offset CSAs [community-supported agriculture] as a strategy to strengthen local agricultural economies.

-Rebecca Seguin, assistant professor in the Division of Nutritional Sciences.

Our data suggest it is an auspicious time to be a talented woman launching a STEM tenure-track academic career, contrary to findings from earlier investigations alleging bias, none of which examined faculty hiring bias against female applicants in the disciplines in which women are underrepresented.

-Recent study published by Human Ecology professors Wendy M. Williams and Stephen J. Ceci.

"A commitment to the role of college in fostering good citizenship correlates to the view that knowledge and human understanding provide us with a pathway to a better future."

-Gretchen Ritter, dean of arts and sciences.

"We are at the verge, for the first time in history, of determining whether life is dominant in the universe or not."

-Lisa Kaltenegger, director of Cornell’s new Institute for Pale Blue Dots.

"The days when a very, very substantial share of the work force would be able to make good middle-class incomes from jobs that did not require post-high school training are just not the case anymore."

-Francine D. Blau, professor of economics.

“You can’t just tell Americans to eat less saturated fat. We not only have to tell them what to reduce, but we have to tell them what to substitute it with that won’t worsen their health. You don’t want to substitute one poison for another.”

-Tom Brenna, professor of nutrition and chemistry.

“It’s important for us to start thinking as a globe about a serious discussion on flood adaptation, and aiding affected populations to reduce their risks. We want to give people time to evacuate, to make better choices, and to understand their conditions.”

-Patrick Reed, professor of civil and environmental engineering.

“You’ll be able to say when I wake up in the morning I want the printer to print my breakfast and I want it to have the right amount of trans fats, whatever we need ... This is where software meets cooking and the possibilities are really limitless.”

-Hod Lipson, director of Cornell University’s Creative Machines Lab.