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Staff embrace ‘discomfort zone’ in quest for learning

Another successful semester of Cornell staff members pairing with student mentors to learn new skills was showcased and celebrated May 10 at a luncheon for participants in the Community Learning and Service Partnership program.

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Every picture has a story in museum’s new handbook

The Johnson Museum has published a new, full-color “Handbook of the Collections,” its first in 20 years. It features more than 300 artworks, plus stories, histories and alumni artists.

‘Odyssey in Ithaca’ captivates during community read

A cast of 75 readers told the story of Homer’s “Odyssey” during a daylong event April 26 in Klarman Hall. It was the first event in the College of Arts and Sciences’ new “Arts Unplugged” series.

Vice provost keeps Cornell’s engagement mission vibrant and relevant

Katherine McComas, Ph.D. ’00, professor of communication in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, discusses her role as Cornell’s vice provost for engagement and land-grant affairs.


$1.5M grant will link Dryden and Cornell trails

The Town of Dryden has been awarded a $1.5 million grant to help build a critical section of the 10.5-mile Dryden Rail Trail, including a proposed pedestrian bridge over Route 13, linking the proposed rail trail with Cornell Botanic Garden Natural Areas.

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Student-invented software will keep Ithaca’s women swimmin’

One of the most successful fundraising events in Ithaca, Women Swimmin’, will now be one of the best-organized as well, thanks to optimization help from Cornell Engineering students.  

Project designs success for local elementary students

Cornell undergraduates redesigned a Groton auxiliary classroom to inspire and support older elementary students in practicing intellectual, interpersonal and planetary responsibility.

Art inspired by slime mold-like robots unveiled at NYC museum

Kirstin Petersen, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, presented art inspired by her research at the New Museum in New York City in a program that pairs artists with technologists and challenges them to create something new.

University officials support Dream Act bill, education advocacy week

Cornell President Martha E. Pollack is calling on federal legislators to co-sponsor, support and pass legislation that would establish a road map to citizenship for more than 2 million “Dreamers” and several hundred thousand students.