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Grants fund community-engaged learning curricula

The Office of Engagement Initiatives recently awarded Engaged Curriculum Grants to 19 teams of faculty and community partners that are developing community-engaged learning courses, majors and minors across the university.

Professor offers alphabetical guide to human nature

In his new book “Life, Death and Other Inconvenient Truths: A Realist’s View of the Human Condition,” Shimon Edelman offers a reference guide to human nature and human experience.

Input sought for revisions to Campus Code of Conduct

The University Assembly (UA) is requesting feedback from the Cornell community on proposed revisions to a new Student Code of Conduct. The deadline for submitting feedback is Nov. 17.

Klarman Fellow examines tech policy via social science

Baobao Zhang’s three-year Klarman Postdoctoral Fellowship in the College of Arts and Sciences is an opportunity to research technology policy, particularly on the governance of emerging technologies such as AI.

Student group promotes peer voter registration by Oct. 9

Equipped with Zoom rooms and social distancing tools in the age of COVID-19, a group of students is demystifying the mechanics of voter registration and casting a ballot.

Community-engaged learning to build on colleges’ strengths

Beginning this fall, the Office of Engagement Initiatives is collaborating with individual colleges and schools that want to make community-engaged learning a key part of their curricular, co-curricular and research programs.

Staff News

Research division HR head elected to Board of Trustees

Reginald White ’80 is the new employee-elected representative on the Cornell University Board of Trustees. Also announced earlier this year, Abby Cohn is the new faculty-elected trustee.

Budget and planning VP Paul Streeter to retire in 2021

Paul Streeter, M.B.A. ’95, Cornell’s vice president for budget and planning, has announced plans to retire on June 30, 2021, at the end of this academic and fiscal year.

Staff News

University Counsel Madelyn Wessel to retire in 2021

University Counsel Madelyn F. Wessel has announced plans to retire from Cornell, effective at the end of June 2021. The university in the coming weeks will launch a national search to select a successor.

Anthology explores Asian American California through art

There isn’t one unified Asian American vision of California, argues Christine Bacareza Balance, associate professor of Performing and Media Arts, in “California Dreaming,” a multi-genre collection she co-edited.

Cornell Leadership Sessions: start of semester updates

In the first video of the new series, President Martha E. Pollack and Provost Michael Kotlikoff discuss the start of the semester, COVID-19 testing and how Cornell is working to protect the campus community and greater Ithaca area.

Unplugged: Students build green trailer to energize tools

Around campus academic quads and residential areas, in the thick of autumn’s red and yellow leaves, soon there’ll be something green: a new tool-toting, solar power-generating trailer.