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‘Migrations’ is theme of Cornell’s first Global Grand Challenge

After an eight-month study, a task force of 16 faculty members has chosen “Migrations” as the theme of the first Cornell Global Grand Challenge, which will tackle the issue with resources from across the university.

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Cornell extends support for county affordable housing

Cornell University has pledged continued support of the Community Housing Development Fund, a joint effort of Tompkins County, the city of Ithaca and Cornell.

Unemployment course gets Engaged Curriculum funds

Ian Greer, M.S. ’03, Ph.D. ’05, a senior research associate in the ILR School, built a class that explores unemployment and the effects surrounding it with the help of the Engaged Curriculum Grant program.

Ripple effect: Cornell helps restore Long Island's shellfish

Cornell Cooperative Extension is leading the largest effort ever to restore native shellfish populations to Long Island, rejuvenating its waters and improving its maritime ecosystem and economy.

Rural Humanities Showcase touts Cornell-community projects

Poetry and performance, as well as more traditional presentations, were among the nine projects highlighted in the first Rural Humanities Showcase, held Sept. 6 in the A.D. White House.

United Way’s Day of Caring puts spotlight on food insecurity

The Stephen E. Garner Day of Caring collected goods for local food pantries and helped kick off the United Way of Tompkins County's $1.9 million annual giving campaign.

Bus exhibit offers exercises in recognizing unconscious bias

The Check Your Blind Spots bus comes to campus Sept. 16, an interactive experience providing ways to learn about and mitigate unconscious bias.

Cornell veterinarians help horse, rider return to ring

When Wrangler, an 11-year-old show horse, was diagnosed with “kissing spine,” veterinarians at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals performed surgery that got horse and rider back into the ring. 

BEAR Walk fair builds bridges between Cornell, community

Poetry, belly dancing and bear hugs highlighted the BEAR Walk Community Fair, Sept. 5 in Collegetown, an event that encouraged Cornell students to engage with their adopted home and be good neighbors.