Cornell United Way campaign will be shorter, more intense

The 2017 Cornell United Way Campaign launched Sept. 20, with Andy Noel, campaign co-chair, announcing a goal of $750,000 and a shorter, more intense campaign, concluding at the end of November.

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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.

Teach Better podcast spotlights education innovation

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

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.

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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Astronomer Yervant Terzian honored with room dedication

The Terzian Conference Room on the sixth floor of the Space Sciences Building was dedicated Aug. 31 in honor of astronomer Yervant Terzian.

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Faculty train to use new technologies to share their research widely

Knowledge Matters, a workshop series designed for Cornell faculty members and academic staff, is helping participants translate their research into a variety of digital media platforms.

Cornell students to investigate computing careers at Atlanta conference

Computing and Information Science will be well represented Sept. 20-23 at the ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing in Atlanta Sept. 20-23.

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