Thursday, September 8, 2011

Back at Cornell after 37 years

At the Six Mile Creek welcoming reception with three of the first year Sloan Students: Constantine, Sean and Ty.

Thank you to Angelica Hammer for successfully attacking the "apostrophe bug" on the Cornell web site resulting in the updated bio located here.

About Cornell's Sloan Program in Health Administration: Established in 1955, the Sloan Program is the nation's first two-year graduate program in health care management and has been training future health care leaders for over half a century. It is named to acknowledge the support of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, which selected Cornell and funded the development of a new program to promote application of modern management practices to health care. Sloan is located in the multidisciplinary College of Human Ecology, which has a number of other programs that relate to senior living and health, including the Cornell Institute for Translational Research on Aging (CITRA) and an interdepartmental Gerontology program.

Click here to see the previous blog entry about my return to Cornell (posted August 4, 2011).

Click here for my recent (well, fairly recent) thoughts on the U.S. Health Care system (posted May 1, 2009).

Tidbit for my students: Top 50 hospital administration blogs as of April, 2010.

And now for some chess...the 2011 Oregon Open:

Here are the results from the 2011 Oregon Open Chess Championship played this past weekend. FIDE master Nick Raptis won in a runaway. He didn't even play in round 6!

Mike Morris vs. Nick Raptis, Rd. 2, Sept. 3, 2011
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 O-O 8. Qd2 Nc6 9. Bc4 Bd7 10. O-O-O Qa5 11. Kb1 Ne5 12. Bb3 Rfc8 13. h4 Nc4 14. Bxc4 Rxc4 15. Nb3 Qc7 16. h5 Rxc3 17. bxc3 Be6 18. hxg6 fxg6 19. Bd4 a5 20. Qe3 a4 21. Nc1 Ra5 22. g4 Qc4 23. g5 Qb5+ 24. Ka1 Qxg5 25. Qxg5 Rxg5 26. Nd3 Rg3 27. Rdb1 Rxf3 28. Rxb7 Nxe4 29. Rxe7 Bxd4 30. cxd4 Ng3 31. Rb1 Bf7 32. Rb8+ Kg7 33. Kb2 h5 34. Rbb7 h4 35. Ne5 a3+ 36. Kc1 dxe5 37. dxe5 h3 38. e6 h2

The Cornell Chess Club is alive and strong. It meets Mondays and Fridays on campus. As far as I know, there is not a competitive team that travels to tournaments, not even the US Amateur team championship in Parsippany! I'll have to drop in and see if I can change that...Opening night at the 2011-12 Cornell University Chess Club (photo courtesy of Jasper Wu, CU chess club president)