Cornell United Way campaign will be shorter, more intense

Jason Koski/University Photography James Brown, United Way of Tompkins County president, at the 2017 Cornell United Way campaign kickoff, Sept. 20. At the Cornell United Way kickoff Sept. 20, Andy Noel, the Meakem*Smith Director of Athletics and Physical Education and co-chair of this year’s campus campaign, announced this year’s goal…

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Cornell women re-establish networking group

The first 2017 meeting of “CU Women Lead: Supporting Women’s Career Growth,” Cornell’s chapter of the American Council on Education (ACE) Women’s Network, will be held Sept. 26, 3:30-4:30 p.m., in 135 Emerson Hall. All Cornell women faculty and staff are welcome to attend. “A group of women within Cornell…

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Schumer announces $400,000 federal grant to fight potato pest

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., announces a $400,000 grant for upgrades to facilities and equipment at the Federal Golden Nematode Laboratory at Cornell. With Schumer, from left, are Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick ’09, Cornell President Martha Pollack, and Kathryn Boor ’80, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the College of…

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Today’s school failures have Reconstruction roots

Why are public schools failing? Why is school segregation higher than it’s been since the mid-20th century? To answer these questions, Noliwe Rooks followed the money. Her new book, “Cutting School: Privatization, Segregation, and the End of Public Education,” traces the financing of segregated education in America, beginning with Civil…

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Run or walk to work, Sept. 15

Jason Koski/University Photography Incoming students on a Fall Creek Gorge hike. The annual National Run/Walk to School/Work event, open to the entire Cornell community, will be held Sept. 15, with the opportunity for participants to win prizes. Prizes include: Pair of running or walking shoes from Finger Lakes Running &…

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New engaged learning curriculum offers gateway to the world

Thúy Tranviet/Provided Students harvest vegetables on a farm in Bến Tre, the Mekong Delta, Vietnam. Launching this fall, the Department of Anthropology’s new Global Gateways course sequence will give students the opportunity to prepare for, and make the most of, Cornell’s off-campus opportunities, from engaged learning programs to study abroad.…

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BEAR Walk promotes community understanding

Robert Barker/University Photography Graduate student Anna Karavangelas, center, and Patrol Officer Ron Rogers share health and safety information during the Collegetown BEAR Walk Aug. 17. About 75 Cornell students and staff, Ithaca city officials, and Collegetown/Belle Sherman residents and business owners shared dinner, personal backgrounds and their perspectives on Collegetown at…

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Cornell hosts Camp PALS NY for adults with Down syndrome

In 2004, inspired by her younger brother Jason, then-16-year-old Jenni Newbury and two of her friends formed Camp PALS with the mission of changing people’s perspective on disability. The program began with 16 campers at tiny Cabrini College near their homes in suburban Philadelphia. The goal: Give young adults with…

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Bronfenbrenner talk highlights inequalities in children’s health

University of Pittsburgh professor Karen Matthews explored biological links to persistent social inequalities in childhood health during the 2017 Bronfenbrenner Lecture, held June 15 in Martha Van Rensselaer Hall. Hosted by the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research in the College of Human Ecology, Matthews guided nearly 50 audience members through…

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Faculty panelists discuss immigration reform in America

Faculty experts looked at current and historical migration and refugee issues from local, national and international perspectives, and the impacts for Cornell from potential immigration policy changes, at a forum June 10 in Statler Auditorium as part of Cornell Reunion 2017. International students comprise nearly half of Cornell’s graduate and…

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