Tidball, Whang take on leadership roles
Keith Tidball, senior extension associate in the Department of Natural Resources and state program leader of Cornell Cooperative Extension’s New York Extension Disaster Education Network (NY EDEN), has been named a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) 2014 visiting scholar. Tidball, whose work focuses on disaster readiness, response and resilience, will work jointly with NIFA’s Division of Family and Consumer Sciences and NIFA’s Center for International Programs.
Visiting scholars are selected from faculty who are actively engaged with the NIFA-funded Extension Disaster Education Network and interested in conducting work that bridges domestic and international efforts in disaster preparedness, response and recovery education. Tidball will link existing EDEN efforts to other NIFA initiatives and programs, Cooperative Extension Regional Development Centers, emergency preparedness, response and recovery programs of other federal agencies, and international disaster education efforts.
During his appointment, Tidball will work to further integrate EDEN’s national and New York state work with the new Cornell Institute for Climate Change and Agriculture and similar NIFA funded initiatives around the country, and he will help the Philippines launch its Extension Disaster Education Network.
KyuJung Whang, Cornell vice president for facilities, has been named to the board of directors of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).
AASHE was founded in 2005 to coordinate and strengthen campus sustainability efforts and to serve as the first North American professional association for campus sustainability. The organization provides resources, professional development and support to administrators, faculty, staff and students in such areas as education, research, governance and operations.
During Whang’s seven years at Cornell, the university has completed a Climate Action Plan, created an on-campus sustainability advocacy and leadership group, and developed policies mandating LEED rating of all new buildings. Whang is involved in the design and construction process for building the Cornell NYC Tech campus on Roosevelt Island in New York City that will feature a net-zero energy building.
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