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Staff Development Day July 25

Take advantage of a day full of opportunities, including workshops, resource fair, and new this year - continental breakfast and roundtable talks! 
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Pawprint Summer Hiatus & Fall Schedule

Look for the mid-summer issue July 20, and a return to the usual biweekly e-newsletter schedule beginning August 24.

Involvement opportunities across campus and community


Female Volunteers Needed for research studies: The Women's Imaging Research Lab at Cornell University seeks female volunteers 18-45 who are not currently taking hormonal contraceptives; financial compensation is provided. For more information, please contact Professor Marla Lujan at


Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County: Here are just a few of the upcoming workshops scheduled (full schedule & details here) Bring the CREW to you! The Community Relations Engagement Wagon will come to your workplace or event to share info about local resources, volunteer opportunities, local government, and non-profits. Connecting with our community is easier than ever! Call 255-5348.


Register for Cornell's First Web Accessibility Camp: August 6-8, 2018. Hosted by WebAIM, Siteimprove, Cornell Information Technologies, and more. This camp is for people who write for the web, designers, and developers.


Recipe for Sustainability #13: Grow Your Own Food What better way to know your food and get it fresh than by growing your own? Even if you rent or have no space to plant, there are ways to cultivate your green thumb. 

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Resources to help you manage stress, parenting, caring for elders, and navigating the balance of work and life. More info

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Family Helper List

Cornell Wellness

Provides staff, faculty, retirees, and their spouses/partners with support for fitness, nutrition, and wellbeing. Visit website

  • Senior Fitness Testing: Tues. June 19 Helen Newman Hall gym. Sign-in 8:45, Test 9:00-10:30am. Details & registration

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Free Online Learning

Cornell offers a variety of free online learning opportunities that include training videos, courses, books, and certifications through and Skillsoft.

Check out this week’s featured topics:


Professional Development

5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity: July 26-27, 8:30am-4:30pm, ILR Conference Center.


Cornell Careers

Learn more about our workforce mission, vision, core values and priorities.


Career/Life Tip:

Learn How To Get Started With Free Online Learning:  Did you know that all Cornell staff, students, and faculty have FREE access to Skillsoft and There are thousands of courses and books covering an enormous variety of topics, where you can pick up or sharpen skills with a computer application, learn about topics such as improving communications, project management, and leadership, and even songwriting, creative inspiration, and how to take better photos with your phone! What could you learn by spending 15 minutes a day online? Come to this FREE 2-hour session on June 28 and learn how to make the most of this awesome benefit!

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