Constitutional scholar to address free speech on campus Nov. 20

Erwin Chemerinsky Controversial speakers and their opponents have entangled campuses across the country in fraught, sometimes violent clashes. When speakers with provocative or biased viewpoints come knocking, should universities welcome them and safeguard their right to speak? Constitutional scholar Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of Berkeley Law at the University of California,…

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Presidential Task Force on Campus Climate to be inclusive, transparent

In a statement released Oct. 11, Cornell President Martha E. Pollack shared the charge of the Presidential Task Force on Campus Climate and announced its co-chairs. Following recent incidents on and near campus, Pollack issued an initial statement calling the community to action, and university leaders have since detailed new commitments…

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Extension summer interns recount helping New York businesses, communities

Cornell Cooperative Extension intern Ryan Graff ’20, left, stands with Michael Spiak, owner of The Fossil Stone Vineyards, Greenfield Center, New York.  Stepping up to the podium at the 2017 Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) internship reception Oct. 11, at Cornell Biotech, 26 students shared their experiences of working at CCE county…

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Cornell, community partners reflect on engagement for the greater good

From left, Randi Lynn Quackenbush of the Food Bank of the Southern Tier; Gen Meredith of the College of Veterinary Medicine; David Pelletier, professor of nutritional sciences and Cornell in Washington program director; David Lee ’15; Dr. Monika Safford, M.D. ’86, of Weill Cornell Medicine; Dr. Michael Berlin of Cayuga Medical Center,…

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3D printed artificial gut creates realistic model for research

Cait M. Costello The top image shows cells dying off (light blue) along the tips of intestinal villi, a response to fluid flow in the intestine that mimics living guts. The bottom frame shows that when such flow is missing, cells all along villi become self-destroying (as seen by light…

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Extension helps New York farmers share harvest with hurricane victims

Eric Hansen, right, owner of Hansen Farms in Stanley, New York, speaks with Jim Germain, from Feeding America. Like many Americans, Hudson Valley apple farmer Steve Pennings watched the devastation of hurricanes Irma, Harvey and Maria this September and wanted to do something to help. “At the same time, I looked around…

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A new kind of influenza vaccine: One shot might do the trick

Tom Fleischman/Cornell Chronicle Researchers Matt DeLisa, left, Gary Whittaker and David Putnam are pictured in DeLisa’s Olin Hall lab. A seasonal flu shot is a bit like a local weather forecast: Based on the conditions elsewhere and the direction of the prevailing wind, a meteorologist can give the public a pretty…

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