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Near Eastern studies offers Middle East series to local teachers

A new initiative by the Near Eastern studies department to provide continuing education opportunities for local K-12 teachers launched Sept. 26.

Pick up free book, participate in discussion of modern tyranny

A panel discussion and community read of “On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century" will be held Oct. 30.

Cornell, community partners reflect on engagement for the greater good

Provost Michael Kotlikoff led a panel of faculty and community partners Oct. 20 to discuss the benefits of collaborative work and community efforts engaging students in addressing local and global public health challenges.

Town-gown Resource Fair to be held Oct. 27

Open to the public, the fourth annual Town-Gown Resource Fair will be held Oct. 27, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at the Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga (TST) BOCES campus, 555 Warren Rd, Ithaca.

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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.

Essentials

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.