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Weiss to Congress: Face China by strengthening democracy

Jessica Chen Weiss, associate professor of government, offered insights into China’s digital authoritarianism in testimony May 16 before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

Law School professor promotes Ukrainian tech startups

Cornell Law School professor Charles Whitehead has launched a venture to help boost tech startups in Ukraine, focusing initially on Kyiv and Kharkiv, the two largest cities in the country.

Cornell selects eight Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows

The Cornell Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, which attracts some of the world’s best young talent to Cornell, has chosen eight new fellows.

International graduates honored at Global Learning reception

The Office of Global Learning honored international students’ achievements at a reception in the Baker Portico May 2, sending members of the Class of 2019 off in style.

Polson Institute to host food waste-reduction workshop

Cornell’s Polson Institute for Global Development will host “Reducing Campus Food Waste: Innovations and Ideas,” a lecture and workshop May 2-3 on campus.

Africana hosts talk on climate change impact in Africa

On April 30, the Africana Studies Center is hosting “Disaster: Cyclone Idai, Climate Change & Climate Migration,” a talk on the impacts of climate change, climate migration and food scarcity.

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Einaudi grants to send 86 graduate students abroad

Eighty-six Cornell graduate students have been awarded travel grants from the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies for the 2019–20 academic year.

To aid Cameroon students with test prep, earn their trust

When it comes to studying for their all-important baccalaureate exam, students in Cameroon are largely left to their own devices. Now a team of Cornell researchers wants to use those devices to help them prepare for the test.

Cornell, Tamil Nadu to collaborate on climate-smart agriculture

An agreement signed in January between Cornell and the drought-stricken Indian state of Tamil Nadu has brought a delegation of engineers from India to Cornell for three days of learning about the latest in water resource management.