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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Gates grant seeds Cornell Alliance for Science $10M campaign

Provided Alliance for Science Global Leadership Fellows share the facts and flavors of agricultural biotechnology. The Cornell Alliance for Science is launching a “$10M by 2020” campaign, seeded with a $6.4 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Funds raised during the campaign will support the Alliance’s global…

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New MPH students tackle disease, planetary health

Outbreaks of infectious diseases, antibiotic-resistant bacteria and foodborne diseases are happening around the globe and make comprehensive public health assessment, planning and action crucial. A diverse group of 15 students recently began to learn how to address these issues as members of the new Master of Public Health (MPH) program administered…

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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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Speakers will discuss ending racism, how to talk about race

Higginbotham Two experts on race and racial issues are coming to campus for free public events in September. F. Michael Higginbotham, the author of “Ghosts of Jim Crow: Ending Racism in Post-Racial America,” will speak Sept. 12 at 4:30 p.m. in Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium, Klarman Hall. His talk, “Saving the Dream…

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‘Building Sustainable Communities’ forum is Sept. 28-29

Recent immigration trends, extreme weather events, shifting food systems, growing inequality and severe fiscal stress are development issues that hit New York’s hamlets, towns and cities in varying ways. Cornell’s Community and Regional Development Institute (CaRDI) hosts “Building Sustainable Communities: Global Forces, Local Focus,” Sept. 28-29 on campus to help…

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How best to say, ‘Keep out!’ 10,000 years into the future

Provided Team A design. Concept by Michael Brill, art by Safdar Abidi. Debates about nuclear energy rarely address an issue critical for future generations: how to warn them away from buried nuclear waste. The problem: In 10,000 years, society and language would have gone through profound changes. What words or symbols…

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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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Ithaca startup wins $250,000 in Southern Tier clean energy competition

Allison Usavage Adrian Cosmo and José Lozano, co-founders of Biological Energy, pitch their technology to a panel of blue-ribbon judges at the 76West Finals Pitch at Corning Inc. Six clean-tech companies working at the intersection of technology and sustainability will use 76West competition prize money to help build the clean…

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