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New Conversations Project releases social dialogue report

A year-long mapping exercise, utilizing COVID-19 as a “stress test,” has resulted in 10 country-specific reports on the state of worker organizing, bargaining and social dialogue in garment-producing nations. 

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Pioneering animal scientist Van Soest dies at 91

Peter Van Soest, professor emeritus of animal science, one of the most influential animal scientists of his generation, died on March 21 in Ithaca.

Final ‘Racism in America’ webinar to focus on economic system

In the final webinar of the College of Arts and Sciences’ yearlong series, “Racism in America,” panelists will focus on the impact that racism has on the economy. The event is on April 27 at 7 p.m.

Bob Buhrman, former vice provost for research, dies at 75

Applied physicist Bob Buhrman, M.S. ’69, Ph.D. ’73, Cornell’s second senior vice provost for research, died April 13 in Rochester. He was 75.

Produce Safety Alliance offers training in new languages

Recognizing that produce is grown and harvested by farmers of many different backgrounds, the Cornell Produce Safety Alliance has expanded to include education and training for Spanish, Chinese and Portuguese speaking growers in the U.S. and elsewhere.

Persistent rehab helps aging collie recover from dislocated hip

Max the rough collie is still spry at age 10, but last May his exuberance led him to the emergency room at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals. Thanks to veterinarians, Max has become an example of what rehabilitation therapy can do for an injured pet of his age.

Two Class of 1978 alumni win ILR School’s top awards

John Bickerman and Mary Millman have been named the 2021 winners of the Groat and Alpern awards.

Mellon grant boosts collaborative projects for equity, social justice

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has approved a grant of $1.2 million to extend the Mellon Collaborative Studies in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities interdisciplinary seminar series at Cornell for three years with a focus on social justice.

Cloud-optimization startup secures $5 million in seed funding

Exotanium, a software startup founded by Cornell researchers and based on technology licensed through Cornell’s Center for Technology Licensing, completed a $5 million seed funding round. Its cloud-optimization tools help companies reduce wasteful spending on cloud storage.

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Teach-in scheduled to confront anti-Asian bias

Avery August, vice provost for academic affairs and presidential advisor on diversity and equity, and Wendy Wolford, vice provost for international affairs, issued a statement April 15 providing resources for confronting anti-Asian bias, including a teach-in May 7.

Athena Kirk explores ancient Greek lists in new book

Athena Kirk's new book, “Ancient Greek Lists: Catalogue and Inventory Across Genres,” argues that the list form was the ancient mode of expressing value through text, examining the ways in which lists can “stand in for objects, create value, act as methods of control, and approximate the infinite.”

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Top science journalists explore challenges of covering COVID

Four science journalists leading the way in coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic will discuss their experiences in an upcoming College of Arts & Sciences virtual event April 28.

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