NY re-entry program awards Cornell $750K for prison education

Cornell’s Prison Education Program has received a grant from the College-in-Prison Reentry Program, an initiative to expand educational opportunities at correctional facilities across New York state.

McNair scholars advocate on Capitol Hill for TRIO programs

McNair scholars from Cornell and Upward Bound students visited the Capitol Hill offices of lawmakers from eight states to advocate for the educational access programs.

Working group: Give citizens say in nuclear accident plans

At an expert briefing in Brussels on May 19, Cornell experts spoke about the need to plan for nuclear power plant accidents and how to compensate radiation victims.

Faculty panelists discuss immigration reform in America

Faculty experts discussed local, national and international perspectives on immigration and migration and potential impacts of policy changes on Cornell, at a Mosaic Forum June 10.

Governor, labor unions announce climate jobs program

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today he will dramatically increase the state's efforts to combat climate change and position unions to lead the nation in transitioning to a clean-energy economy.

Gift creates Robert B. Kent Public Interest Fund at Law School

The Robert B. Kent Public Interest Fund will be established through a $1 million gift made possible by Robert D. Ziff, J.D. ’92.

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Law Library database makes more legal scholarship available

Cornell Law Library is partnering in the development and management of LawArXiv, a new online database of legal scholarship that aims to make important research more widely available to the public.

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Historian's book traces rise of mass imprisonment

In "Getting Tough: Welfare and Imprisonment in 1970s America," historian Julilly Kohler-Hausmann examines political choices and discourse that have led to mass incarceration and rising inequality.

Einaudi speaker touts value of international education, languages

Obama administration official Mohamed Abdel-Kader said in a May 10 on speech on campus that multilingualism and the ability to understand cultures helps in solving global crises such as climate change and military conflicts.