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Back-to-school backpack program accepting donations

Cornellians can donate backpacks and school supplies for elementary-age children via the Cornell Elves Summer Backpack Program until Aug. 23.

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ILR program fellows spend summer with NYS lawmakers

The ILR Buffalo Co-Lab instituted a new program this summer called Working on Democracy: Buffalo Summer Fellowships with NYS Legislators, in which three undergraduates worked on projects with state lawmakers.

Cornell partners with city to restore historic cemetery

Cornell University is contributing $75,000 toward the preservation and maintenance of the Ithaca City Cemetery, joining in a partnership with the city of Ithaca to help repair and restore hillside vaults at the 16-acre historic site.

Things to Do, July 31-Aug. 23

Events at Cornell include writer Joyce Carol Oates, free summer events, Science on Tap, an herb garden party and Staff Development Day.

Street smarts: Cornell paves the way for safer roads in NYS

The Cornell Local Roads Program improves New York’s roads by serving the 1,500 village, town and county officials who maintain them, with workshops, technical assistance and up-to-date best practices.

Wheat expert calls for global unity to avert future hunger crises

Ronnie Coffman, director of International Programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, addressed the International Wheat Congress July 23 in Canada, urging renewed commitment to germplasm exchange.

Farmworker initiatives earn community engagement honor

Cornell is a regional winner of the 2019 W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Awards, given by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.

Expert testifies on deadly deer disease to House committee

Dr. Krysten Schuler, senior research associate in the College of Veterinary Medicine, gave testimony on chronic wasting disease June 25 before the House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources.

4-H’ers sample careers, college life at annual conference

More than 300 young people from 45 New York state counties gathered on Cornell’s Ithaca campus for the annual Career Explorations Conference, where they learned about college life and career opportunities.