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A New Way To Recognize Colleagues

Share encouragement, celebrate achievements, and appreciate coworkers with this exciting new tool - here's how it works.

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Get Ready - The Big Red One-Day Online Auction is March 8!

Bid from midnight - midnight on March 8 for great prizes, and support the United Way!

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Employee Degree Program

Eligible staff can complete a degree at Cornell while working - learn how at these informative workshops:  Undergrad April 2
Graduate April 26

Involvement opportunities across campus and community


Managing your best intentions: Feb. 26, 3:30 pm, G01 Stimson Hall,
sponsored by CU Women Lead. How to efficiently reflect on and move forward with your intentions or resolutions for 2019.

DFA town hall conversation on new travel app: Feb. 28, 1:30-3:00 pm, Room S1-212, Schurman Hall (Lecture Hall 5). 

Advances in Alzheimer's Research & How You Can Help: March 21, 12-1:00 pm, 226 Weill Hall. 



Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County: Here are just a few of the upcoming workshops scheduled (full schedule & details here)


Perkins Prize for Interracial & Intercultural Peace and Harmonyapplications accepted through March 13. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to apply or nominate those who make significant contributions to furthering the ideals of the university community while respecting values of diversity.

Religion & Workplace Belonging: Can We Talk About It? March 14, 9:00-11:00 am, G10 Biotech


Easy Fixes for Energy Hogs
Don’t waste your energy …or your money! Bring these cost-free energy behaviors home today and save big.

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

Preparing for Baby Series, Spring 2019: Faculty, staff, postdocs, students, and their partners/support persons are welcome to attend this helpful series of workshops, free of charge. Register now, seating is limited!

Finger Lakes Independence Center Demo Day: March 27, 12:00-1:00 pm, 140 East Hill Plaza. Check out adaptive equipment used for after surgery, temporary/permanent disabilities, and aging challenges.

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Cornell Wellness

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

Mindful Stress Reduction: March 14, 12:00-1:00 pm, 701 Clark Hall. An introduction to meditation, body scans, and gentle yoga to learn how to relax and build resilience towards stress.

Virtual Try-A-Tri: March 1 - 22. All abilities welcome -- choose your own challenge, locations, and pace.

Sign up for the Wellness Newsletter

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Medicare Basics: RESCHEDULED: February 27, 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm, 140 East Hill Office Building. Remote option available.

Undergraduate Employee Degree Program: April 2, 9:00 - 10:00 am, 140 EHOB

Tuition Aid/Part-Time Study Program: April 4, 9:00 - 10:00 am, 140 EHOB

Cornell Children's Tuition Scholarship Program (CCTS): April 9, 9:00 - 10:00 am, 140 EHOB

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Professional Development

  • Browse "Job Skills and Professional Development" courses on CULearn.
  • Be informed about upcoming professional development courses by sending an email with the subject "join."

Tuesday, April 2, 9 AM - 12 PM; EHP 345 Training Room $35

Wednesday, April 3, 9 AM – 12 PM; EHP 345 Training Room $50

5 CHOICES TO EXTRAORDINARY PRODUCTIVITY: May 9-10, 8:30am-4:30pm, ILR Conference Center.

SUPERVISING@CORNELL: Bring out the best in yourself and others -- free training on CULearn, available to Cornell employees any time, anywhere.


IT Training

For current IT Training classes: To see a complete listing of technical training resources, go to If you are interested in attending a course that does not yet have a class scheduled, use the 'Request Learning' option to show your interest. To receive training announcements, send an email with the subject: join to Have a question?  Contact

Access 2016 Advanced Mar. 13; $205
InDesign Getting Started Creating Accessible Documents Mar. 14; $205
Photoshop the Power of Layers Mar. 15; $99
FileMaker Pro Intermediate Mar. 28; $255


Free Online Learning

Cornell offers a variety of free online learning opportunities that includes training videos, courses, books, and certifications through and Skillsoft. Check out this week’s featured topics:

Career/Life Tip

Dining Schedules:  Campus cafes and dining locations may close or have altered hours during February break (Feb. 22 - 27). Make sure your favorite is open by checking here: February Break Hours.

Here are some other handy links for dining on campus:

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