Strong start to Cornell United Way campaign

As of Oct. 18, giving to the Cornell United Way campaign had reached more than $215,000, or nearly 29 percent of the goal of raising $750,000 by the time the campaign ends, Nov. 30.

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Coach organizes Virgin Islands hurricane relief

Adrian Durant, Cornell’s head coach of men’s track & field, is raising funds to aid people affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Community engagement gives life more impact

I grew up in Endwell, New York, a small town about 40 miles from Cornell University. Though it’s a short drive from Ithaca, to me it represented a tremendous shift in worldview. My freshman year exposed me to thoughts, cultures and people that were not present during my first 18 years of life.

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Cornell’s recipe for public engagement

Last spring, food science major Maddie Parish ’17 and other members of her team in the capstone course Food Science 4000 helped a food producer solve a critical production challenge: Microbial spoilage was occurring soon after packaging of the ready-to-eat sesame product.

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‘I’m First!’ campaign helps first-generation students build connections

More than 50 first-generation faculty, staff and students gathered Oct.12 for a networking reception for the new “I’m First!” campaign hosted by the Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives.

Events seek to untangle roots of Rohingya crisis

Two upcoming events will attempt to shed light on the ethnic cleansing of 1.1 million Rohingya Muslims living in Myanmar.

A new online home for Cornell public engagement

A new website showcases work by students, faculty and staff to carry out Cornell’s public engagement mission.

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For anthropologist, doll exchange is not child’s play

Anthropologist Hirokazu Miyazaki found more than he could have imagined when he looked into "friendship dolls" at the behest of his son.

Extension summer interns recount helping New York businesses, communities

Twenty-six students shared their experiences of working with Cornell Cooperative Extension this summer.