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  • January 13, 2017

    EMERGENCY NEED  Cornell Faculty & Staff Blood Drive

    Tuesday, January 17th 9:00am to 2:00pm

    In the Anabel Taylor Hall Chapel

    To make your appointment: CLICK HERE   

     

    Or call 1-800 RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org

    and use Sponsor Code: Cornell Facilities

    WALK-INS ALWAYS WELCOME

     

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    Complete health history questions before your appointment time. Visit RAPID PASS

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  • January 5, 2017

     

    By Nancy Doolittle

     

    KyuJung Whang, vice president for infrastructure, properties and planning (IPP), has accepted the position of vice president for facilities at Princeton University. His last day at Cornell will be Jan. 20, 2017.

    Whang began his Cornell career in 2006. In the 10 years since, he has overseen Cornell’s conversion from coal heating to natural gas, reorganized his division to better meet the needs of the changing university, furthered university initiatives in diversity and sustainability, and led IPP initiatives in leadership development, staff training and recognition.

    Under Whang’s leadership, the Ithaca campus saw significant growth and development enhancing the quality of campus aesthetics, including several designs by world-renowned architects. Whang was instrumental during the competition and development phases of the Cornell Tech campus, and led the development of the Cornell Tech master plan now being implemented....

  • November 15, 2016

    To: Facility Managers, UFR's, and Building Coordinators
    From: Kyu Jung Whang, Vice President of Infrastructure, Properties and Planning
    RE: Water use restrictions eased

    Cornell University has lowered its water use restriction to a water use advisory, which means water conservation efforts are now strongly encouraged, rather than required.

    Despite the recent rainfall, our region is still experiencing drought conditions. Since groundwater supplies remain depleted, our conservation measures will continue. Remember to report any water leakages, continue to limit showers to five minutes or less, and turn off faucets when brushing your teeth or washing your hands.

    The University will continue to work closely with the City of Ithaca and Tompkins County to monitor the regional drought levels, and it will either de-escalate or escalate the drought response level as necessary.

    I applaud the Cornell community for its enthusiastic participation in...

  • October 27, 2016

     

    In this month’s issue, you can find out the real story behind IPP’s new website as well as catch up on the latest adventures of resident archeologist Erin Root.  Learn how the IPP Rewards and Recognition Committee works and find out about the objectives and membership of the new IPP Diversity Committee.  The Pets of Suite 125 close out this October edition!  

  • September 22, 2016

    As Ithaca continues to grapple with the consequences of a second-stage drought, Cornell research labs have undertaken widespread efforts to reduce water usage, after prompting from the administration and the City of Ithaca.

    Facilities directors and administrators have “encouraged students and staff to conserve as much water as possible,” according to Todd Pfeiffer, facilities director for Weill Hall, Clark Hall and the Physical Sciences Building.

    For example, Pfeiffer said labs have attempted to reduce usage of “autoclaves and sterilizers” — devices that sterilize lab equipment with heat and high pressure — which he said “can use several hundred gallons of water every day to sanitize glassware.”

    In Weill Hall alone, there are 18 autoclaves and nine glassware washers, and lab directors have instructed staff to “turn off equipment when not in use and to only run full loads,” according to Pfeiffer.

    “When washing glassware in the sink, we are asking...