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Eclipse Safety

How can you safely view today's rare celestial event? Visit Cornell's Department of Astronomy website for all the details.

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It's Here! The Inauguration of Martha E. Pollack

Celebrate the inauguration this Thursday and Friday, August 24 and 25. Events feature a festival of scholarship and a "street fair" on the Arts Quad. There's still time to register to volunteer!

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Cornell Elves Backpack Program

Deadline is this Thursday! Help local kids in need get a great start on the new school year by donating a brand new backpack filled with school supplies.  Learn more

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Free Online Climate Change Course: Sept 11 - Oct 1

Go behind the headlines and learn about climate change science from the experts here at Cornell. You'll also learn communication strategies you can apply to your career and beyond. Learn more

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Community Events

7th Annual Silent Movie Under the Stars: Saturday, August 26, 8:15 pm, Taughannock Falls State Park, South Lawn


Sustainability Life Recipe #3:  Get out and about without burning fossil fuel! Why sit in traffic when you could save money and have fun? Learn about environmentally friendly ways to get around with this week’s tip!

Diversity & Inclusion

Joe Stone: Tuesday, September 19, 6:30 pm, G10 Biotech. Meet this athlete who became quadriplegic in a paragliding accident as he shares a message of inclusion, overcoming challenges, and taking control of the life one lives.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Cornell Botanic Gardens: Tuesdays, August 22 & 29. Drop in to unwind with some weeding therapy.
  • Blood Drive: Monday, August 21, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, Duffield Hall. Free $5 e-card for all donors!

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

Tech Tools That Help You Work Remotely and Collaborate - A Crash Course.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 1:00-2:30 p.m., EHOB Room 140. Register here to attend in person or participate remotely.


Cornell Wellness

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


Walk to Run Class: Back by popular demand, with added conditioning sessions! Class begins Monday, September 14. Details & registration.

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  • Women & Investing (presented by Fidelity): Wednesday, September 20, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm; G10 Biotech. Light buffet served. Register now or call 800.642.7131.
  • TIAA Webinars: Register at

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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:

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Professional Development

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Browse "Job Skills and Professional Development" courses on CULearn.


Career/Life Tip:

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