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From ideas to impact: Atkinson Center charts a path to a sustainable future

Founded as the Cornell Center for a Sustainable Future in 2007 and then named and permanently endowed by David R. and Patricia Atkinson three years later, the Atkinson Center funds multidisciplinary solutions to sustainability challenges throughout the world.

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Museum event celebrates African-American history and Cornell connections

It was a celebration of centuries of African-American history. In November 2017, alumni, parents and friends gathered in Washington, D.C., for “Cornell at the National Museum of African American History and Culture,” to explore the exhibits, connect with the Cornell community and affirm the university’s motto of “… any person … any study.”

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Alumna advocates for diversity, justice through Cornell Mosaic

I grew up in Brooklyn, New York, during the civil rights era of the 1960s and ’70s. I was the first person in my family to even think about going to college – and I had the audacity to want to become a lawyer. I was interested in driving social change through using law to increase diversity and inclusion.

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Fellowship supports MFA creative writing student Yessica Martinez

Yessica Martinez has received a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans that will fund her Cornell MFA in creative writing.

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Good planning results in accessible campus events, ADA coordinator says

Web resources and university officials can assist with event planning to help ensure that events are accessible to all.

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McNair Scholars Program honors future Ph.D.s

The McNair Scholars Program inducted 15 new members as part of its annual ceremony on April 14.

Chantelle Cleary joins Cornell as Title IX coordinator

Chantelle Cleary, assistant vice president for equity and compliance and the Title IX coordinator at SUNY Albany, has been appointed Cornell’s Title IX coordinator effective June 4.

Climate task force continues outreach, survey efforts

The Presidential Task Force on Campus Climate is continuing its campus outreach, evaluations and other efforts as the spring semester begins to draw to a close.

A Conversation with Geek Girls, April 18

A Conversation with Geek Girls, a panel discussion on breaking barriers for women in technology, will feature the co-author of “Geek Girl Rising,” Heather Cabot, April 18.