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$1M gift launches Cornell Tech’s Public Interest Tech

Cornell Tech has announced a $1 million grant from The Atlantic Philanthropies to jumpstart its Public Interest Tech initiative. Aimed at developing the tools, systems, datasets, research and education needed to address significant public sector concerns.

NSF-funded antimicrobial technology targets COVID-19

The commercialization of a Cornell-created antimicrobial coating technology that keeps surfaces clean by extending the life of chlorine-based disinfectants – by days and even weeks – is being fast-tracked to determine how well it can combat COVID-19.

Cornell to salute Class of 2020 with virtual toast

The Class of 2020 overcame unforeseen obstacles to complete their final semester, President Martha E. Pollack said in a video message to Cornell’s newest alumni May 23. “I am so very proud of each and every one of you.”

Cornell announces moratorium on fossil fuel investments

With support from the Cornell Board of Trustees, the university has instituted a moratorium on new private investments focused on fossil fuels and plans to grow the endowment's investments in alternative energy technologies.

Tom Ruttledge, retired chemistry lecturer, dies at 55

Tom Ruttledge, retired senior lecturer in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, in the College of Arts and Sciences, died May 19 in Ithaca. He was 55.

Lepage, Pepinsky honored with Tisch professorships

G. Peter Lepage, the Goldwin Smith Professor of Physics, and Thomas Pepinsky, professor of government, have received two of Cornell’s highest honors for faculty members.

Students finding creative ways to retool summer plans

Career services offices are helping students find alternate jobs or experiences, as many internships and summer positions have fallen through due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Update: Cornell coronavirus FAQ

Several items have been added to the list of frequently asked questions.

Joining the health care ranks: Graduating during a pandemic

The prospect of residency typically brings jitters to newly minted doctors, but the transition has become far more complex with numerous unknowns surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

(Virtual) Things to Do, May 22-29, 2020

Things to do this week include a new edition of “World According to Sound”; a meal with the founder of Ithaca Hummus; and virtual activities for Senior Spirit Days.

Cornell’s first black female CS Ph.D. blazed her own trail

Rediet Abebe, the first black woman to earn a doctorate at Cornell in computer science, blazed a trail not just for herself, but for others, too.

Students, faculty make art in the time of coronavirus

Faculty and students have responded to the global COVID-19 pandemic with a variety of creative work, from poetry and drawing to sonic collage.