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Social annotation and peer review technologies boost online collaboration

In a keynote presentation to the Global MOOC and online education conference on December 6, 2021, Rob Vanderlan & Rachel Gunderson of the Center for Teaching Innovation discussed the benefits of using learning technologies to enhance in-class collaboration.

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Choudhury, Kleinberg and Marschner named ACM Fellows

The Association for Computing Machinery, the world's largest and most prestigious society of computing professionals, has named Tanzeem Choudhury, Robert D. Kleinberg, and Steve Marschner 2021 ACM Fellows. The trio are faculty members in the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science and join 93 previous Cornell Bowers CIS ACM Fellows.

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Historian delves into LGBTQ life and the American home

The intimacy of domestic space was a crucial aspect of LGBTQ life in the postwar era, according to historian Stephen Vider, who explores that history in his new book, “The Queerness of Home: Gender, Sexuality, and the Politics of Domesticity after World War II.” 

A Collegetown mural memorializes loved ones lost to illness

Yerkezhan Abuova ’23 memorialized her grandmothers in a Collegetown mural, painting them surrounded by animals, tulips and waterlilies. She hopes it will comfort viewers who grieve.

New grant seeks to fund creative campus energy projects

With over 20 years of deep investments in energy conservation on campus, staff are looking for creative partnerships with members of the campus community to identify new ways to save energy.

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Fear of majority-minority changes perceptions of race

The threat of demographic change may alter who white Americans perceive as racial minorities, potentially making more people vulnerable to discrimination, suggests new Cornell psychology research.

Winter Session celebrates 25 years of digital learning

Victoria Jones, PhD ’01, talks about what it was like to teach one of Cornell's first digital credit-bearing courses in 1997 for Winter Session.

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First generation graduate students give back

The First Generation and Low Income Graduate Student Organization partnered with the Tompkins Cortland Community College to offer programming over the fall semester as part of their ongoing outreach initiatives.

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Paid home care workers go well beyond standard duties

A study also revealed that expanded duties, particularly emotional care, resulted in a higher perceived value of the workers’ contributions, which could help boost pay for home care workers.

Don Barton, former director of Cornell AgriTech, dies at 100

Barton, who joined the Cornell faculty in 1951, served as the ninth director of the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva – now known as Cornell AgriTech – from 1960 until his retirement in 1982.

Film reveals efforts to save world’s rarest stork

A new film, “Hargila,” illustrates how the greater adjutant stork is slowly being pulled back from the brink of extinction thanks to a community effort inspired by a wildlife biologist in India.

A Q&A with Dr. Katharyn Mitchell of the veterinary college

Mitchell recently joined the College of Veterinary Medicine as assistant professor in the section of large animal internal medicine.

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