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Smooth start to virtual instruction, thanks to weeks of prep

On the first day of virtual teaching for the Ithaca campus, Cornell instructors led 6,600 Zoom meetings with a total of 89,000 participants. Three weeks of coordinated planning and support led to a smooth start for all-online instruction.

Cornell Atkinson calls for COVID-19 rapid-response proposals

Cornell Atkinson is calling for proposals for faculty research related to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The center’s Rapid Response Fund will award seed grants of up to $10,000 for projects.

Update: Cornell coronavirus FAQ

New information is available regarding how to get tested for COVID-19 and access other services via Cornell Health.

(Virtual) Things to Do, April 10-17, 2020

Virtual events and online Cornell resources include a special organ performance, and workshops on workplace health and safety, continuing community-engaged projects and new immigration policy changes.

Cornell Orchards donates apples to area school districts

At the end of March, the Cornell Orchards started donating apples to the Ithaca and Dryden school districts, and will continue to do so over the next month. In all, it will donate approximately 26,000 apples.

PMA professor’s dual role as doctor continues during pandemic

Dr. David Feldshuh, professor in the Department of Performing and Media Arts and a physician, is continuing his work at Cayuga Medical Center’s Urgent Care amid the coronavirus pandemic.

What’s that bird? Merlin app has the answer

When you’re looking out your living room window and wondering, “What’s that bird?” the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s free Merlin Bird ID app can give you the answer.

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Snail mail to Wi-Fi: Cornell’s history of remote instruction

The university beginning online classes for the remainder of the semester continues a long history of remote instruction. Liberty Hyde Bailey and Martha Van Rensselaer designed Cornell’s first correspondence courses in 1896 and 1900, respectively.

Weill Cornell expert: Is it COVID-19 or allergies?

With the COVID-19 pandemic coinciding with the start of spring, you may be wondering when your respiratory symptoms indicate allergies – or something more serious.

C2C buses carry medical personnel to New York City

Two Cornell Campus-to-Campus buses rolled out of Ithaca April 8, carrying more than 60 doctors, nurses and other health care professionals from Cayuga Health to assist medical personnel in New York City.

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STEM students learn as well online as in classrooms

Students learned just as much in online STEM college courses as they did in traditional classroom settings, and at a fraction of the cost, according to a first-of-its-kind study.

Cornell joins global research university climate alliance

Cornell has a long-standing commitment to help lead the fight against climate change, and on April 2 it became a founding member of the International Universities Climate Alliance.