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Cornell’s town-gown awards honor ‘community treasures’

To nurture cooperation between Ithaca’s community groups and Cornell campus organizations, the ninth Cornell Town-Gown Awards recognized key partnerships at a ceremony held Dec. 7 at Ithaca High School.

Applications open for community-engaged learning grants

The Office of Engagement Initiatives is accepting applications for grants to fund faculty, staff and students who are launching, advancing or participating in community-engaged learning at Cornell.

Cornell China Center fosters collaboration at Beijing events

On Nov. 18, Cornell leaders, faculty, alumni, collaborators and friends celebrated the university’s long history of collaboration with China with two events in Beijing: an academic symposium and a Cornell-China forum.

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Veterinary clinicians’ ‘house call’ saves beloved Chihuahua

Dr. Jared Baum from the Cornell University Hospital for Animals took a recent late-night road trip east to help save the life of Mabel, a 16-year-old Chihuahua, whose owners run a shelter for aging dogs.

Cornell nutrition research will inform WHO guidelines, policy

A systematic review on the benefits and safety of fortifying wheat or maize flour with folic acid and population health outcomes was led by scientists in the Division of Nutritional Sciences.

Bee exhibit creates buzz at Museum of the Earth

A museum exhibit at Ithaca’s Paleontological Research Institution – created in collaboration with Cornell experts, illustrators and students – seeks to shine a light on the vast diversity of wild bees.

Town-gown awards to recognize community partnerships

The ninth annual Cornell Town-Gown Awards, also known as the TOGOs, which highlight Cornell-community partnerships, will be held Dec. 7 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in Ithaca High School’s Kulp Auditorium.

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Students pair ballet and books in Ithaca outreach program

Group of students started the Ballet and Books program to boost literacy among children from pre-K through third grade.

Ethics guidelines for international engagement developed

Cornell has announced a set of guidelines for ethical international engagement to help maintain relationships and collaborations overseas.