Upcoming Cornell Cooperative Extension programs

4-H membership openings Enrollment in area 4-H clubs for children and young adults ages 8-18 is now open, as well as for the Cloverbuds program, ages 5-7 years old. Hundreds of 4-H members all over Tompkins County are learning subjects as varied as photography and arts and crafts, gardening and…

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Teach Better podcast spotlights education innovation

Doug McKee “This Is Going to Be Big,” proclaimed Doug McKee’s Teach Better blog post on Feb. 13. The Cornell economics department had just received an Active Learning Initiative (ALI) grant to transform its entire undergraduate core curriculum over the next five years. It was the culmination of eight months…

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Sea salts bring potentially harmful mold to the table, researchers find

Megan Biango-Daniels/CALS Several molds that were found in sea salt, including Aspergillus and Penicillium species. Like fine wines, sea salts are artisanal products that inspire talk of terroir, texture and provenance. Now there’s evidence that they can also be sources of spoilage molds. New research from Cornell mycologist Kathie Hodge…

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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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‘Moving toward harmony’: Yasin Ahmed, Cornell’s first Muslim chaplain

Patrick Shanahan/University Photography Yasin Ahmed Arriving on campus in August alongside new students, Yasin Ahmed, the university’s first Muslim chaplain, was impressed. “The first thing that struck me about the students in particular is their humility and willingness to learn,” he said. “They have a growth mindset, which made this opportunity…

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Cornell MPH student Darryl Ware receives Forbes Under 30 Scholar award

Cornell Master of Public Health Candidate Darryl Ware has been named a Forbes Under 30 Scholar and will attend the Forbes Under 30 Summit, October 1 through 4 in Boston, Massachusetts. The conference brings together more than 7,000 inspired young entrepreneurs and game-changers from all over the world to collaborate and…

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Nicholas Kristof to give Bronfenbrenner Centennial Lecture Oct. 2

Nicholas Kristof Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nicholas Kristof, a writer for The New York Times known for his work exposing social injustice, will speak on campus Monday, Oct. 2, at 5 p.m. in Call Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Kristof will deliver the Bronfenbrenner Centennial Lecture…

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Home Plate seeks families to host students

Home Plate connects Cornell students with the Ithaca community by matching small groups of students with local families for regular social events, usually dinners hosted by the families. It’s an opportunity for both sides to learn about one another and establish meaningful relationships. Home Plate was started in 2015 by…

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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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