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Reggie Fils-Aimé ’83 shares tips for next-generation leaders

A large, enthusiastic crowd filled David L. Call Alumni Auditorium on October 21 to hear Reggie Fils-Aimé ’83, a living legend in the gaming realm, deliver a lecture on leadership for the next generation. His talk, sponsored by the Dyson Leadership Program, focused on a list of guiding principles for leaders that he developed while … Read more

Literary icon Toni Morrison MA ’55 dies at 88

Nobel Prize-winning author and alumna Toni Morrison MA ’55 died Monday, Aug. 5, in New York City. She was 88. She wrote 11 novels that explored and illuminated the black American experience, including “Beloved,” which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1988, and “Song of Solomon,” which received a National Book Critics Circle Award in 1977. … Read more

Alumna’s musical puts human stories of Hurricane Katrina on stage

Elizabeth Bauman ’73 remembers the intense, shocking news coverage of Hurricane Katrina, the devastating storm that hit parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Florida in August 2005. The hurricane and subsequent flooding—including in the city of New Orleans, where dozens of surge protection levees were breached—caused more than 1,800 deaths; an unfolding crisis of stranded residents … Read more

Alumni-faculty collaboration showcases creativity of whale songs

Like many music-obsessed teenagers in the 1990s, Annie Lewandowski liked to make mix tapes for her friends. However, most teenagers probably didn’t intersperse pop anthems with whale songs. “I was talking to a childhood friend recently and she said, ‘Oh Annie, you’ve always been into whale songs. Do you remember those mix tapes you used to make?’” … Read more

Entrepreneur of the Year shows power of persistence

If a budding entrepreneur ever needed a lesson in the power of persistence, the story of Dr. Leonard Schleifer ’73 would be a good one to hear. Schleifer, the 2019 Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year who majored in biological sciences as a Cornell undergrad, shared the successes and failures he experienced while growing his biotechnology … Read more

Law School alumnus helps battle Notre Dame blaze

Law School alumnus Frank Langrais JD ’17, was one of the approximately 400 firefighters who battled the April 15 fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, which caused extensive damage to the historic structure. “When I try to remember the whole thing, I still feel like all of it was just a bad dream,” Langrais … Read more

LEAD NY develops leaders in state’s ag community

As herd manager of a 2,500-cow dairy operation 20 miles northeast of Albany, Paul Molesky ’09 knows a lot about caring for animals, agricultural economics and managing a farm. But as he supervised dozens of workers within that operation, Molesky realized he needed help developing one other crucial skill: leadership. “You can manage your cows, … Read more

Cornell Forbes 30 Under 30

Exclusive interviews with Cornellians who made the lists Each year, Forbes compiles lists of young entrepreneurs across 20 different industries who are breaking new ground and, as Forbes puts it, “shaking up some of the world’s stodgiest industries.” Forbes combs through thousands of candidates before selecting the final 600. In 2019, fifteen Cornell alumni made … Read more

Alumni trustee election 2019: Meet the candidates

Voting is open February 1-28 (closing February 28 at 5 p.m. EST) for Cornell alumni to elect two new members of the Cornell University Board of Trustees. Four candidates are endorsed by the Committee on Alumni Trustee Nominations: Roderick Gong-Wah Chu MBA ’71; Cynthia A. Cuffie ’74; Terrance N. Horner Jr. ’92, PhD ’98; and … Read more

Cornell Alumni Leadership Conference opens to all

The Cornell Alumni Leadership Conference (CALC), a meeting for alumni leaders and volunteers, is expanding in 2019 to include all alumni interested in Cornell community and engagement. The conference is scheduled for February 8-10 in Boston. “I invite all Cornell alumni to join this weekend of idea-sharing and community as we form a strategy for … Read more

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