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Applications available Sept. 25 for community engagement grants

Applications are open for grants and awards to fund faculty, staff and students who want to start, enhance or participate in community-engaged research, courses or other activities.

600 participate in Run/Walk Day

About 600 staff, faculty, students, retirees and their spouses or partners participated in the 2017 Cornell National Run/Walk to School/Work event, Sept. 15, representing more than a 50 percent increase in participation over last year.

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

Sea salts inspire talk of terroir, texture and provenance. Now there’s evidence that they can also be sources of spoilage molds.

Teach Better podcast spotlights education innovation

A podcast by Doug McKee, senior lecturer in economics, draws on expert research to inform teaching innovation.

A.D. White Professor to advocate for 'shut up and calculate' in physics

Physicist Nima Arkani-Hamed, an A.D. White Professor-at-Large, will present the lecture, “Three cheers for ‘Shut up and Calculate!’in Fundamental Physics" on Sept. 25.

Cornell Council for the Arts supports 35 new projects

The Cornell Council for the Arts is supporting 35 projects in the arts on campus during academic year 2017-18 through its Individual Grant Program. Cornell faculty, departments and programs were awarded 15 grants of $2,500 each and students and student organizations received 20 grants of $1,000 each.

Forum on end-of-life planning Oct. 28

Many people die in ways inconsistent with their values and wishes. Planning ahead provides an opportunity to think about and communicate what you do and don’t want at the end of life.

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Upcoming Cornell Cooperative Extension programs

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County is offering a full slate of workshops in October on plants, gardening, parenting, consumer rights and driving. The enrollment period for 4-H members 5-18 years of age is now open. Nominations for the Tompkins County Community Beautification Program will be accepted through Oct. 15.

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Five New York companies awarded JumpStart funding

The Cornell Center for Materials Research JumpStart program, designed to help New York state small businesses develop and improve their products through university collaboration to grow revenue and create jobs, has funded 5 companies.

‘The Search for Life in Space’ stars astronomer Lisa Kaltenegger

Lisa Kaltenegger, associate professor of astronomy and director of Cornell’s Carl Sagan Institute, is featured in the new IMAX film, “The Search for Life in Space.”

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Home Plate seeks families to host students

Volunteer families are needed for Home Plate, a program that connects Cornell students with the Ithaca community by matching small groups of students with local families for regular meet-ups, usually dinners the families host.

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Treasure hunt of used goods runs through October

What do vinyl records, baby clothes, computers and a vintage mirror have in common? You can find them all locally on the Reuse Trail, a collaboration of 45 stores that sell used goods.

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