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Tsiorasa Barreiro receives NYS Hometown Alumni Award

Tsiorasa Barreiro ’00, an Akwesasne native and executive director of the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe in Akwesasne, Franklin County, was presented with the Cornell New York State Hometown Alumni Award Oct. 27.


Hispanic-serving institutions partner with CHESS

The National Science Foundation awarded grant funding that will help students from Puerto Rico access the experimental resources and expertise available to them at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source.

Interim policy formalizes web accessibility standards

A new Cornell web accessibility policy, issued in interim form Oct. 12, requires new or redesigned Cornell web pages be made accessible to people with disabilities by following nationally recognized design and practice standards.


New transgender guide helps plan transitions, support gender affirmation

A new guide to gender transitioning and affirmation in the workplace is available online for Cornell’s transgender employees. The guide also is useful for human resource professionals, managers, hiring managers, allies and others.


De-emphasize GREs, look broadly for new Ph.D. students: expert

A Vanderbilt University professor shared strategist to attract a broader range of student to doctoral studies in a campus talk, Oct. 2.

Weill Cornell Medicine receives $2.7M grant for Diversity Center of Excellence

Weill Cornell Medicine was awarded a $2.7 million grant to establish a Diversity Center of Excellence to increase the number of minority physicians in academic medicine.

Provost ramps up support for diversifying the faculty

Provost Michael Kotlikoff has announced increases in spending to enhance the recruitment of diverse faculty and provide for their ongoing retention support.

Meet Chantelle Cleary, Title IX coordinator

Beginning Sept. 26, Chantelle Cleary, Title IX coordinator, will meet with students at drop-in office hours at locations across campus.


Cook Award nominations due by Nov. 26

Nominations for the 20th Cook Awards, which recognize Cornell community members for their commitment to women’s issues at Cornell, are due Nov. 26.