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Book examines Black Jewish indigeneity in South Africa

In his new book, “Genetic Afterlives,” Noah Tamarkin, assistant professor of anthropology, takes an ethnographic approach to discussing the Lemba, a group living in South Africa with ties to the Jewish diaspora.

Cornell donates 37 tons of produce to fight food insecurity

This year, with many people struggling due to COVID-19, Cornell faculty, staff and students facilitated the donation of more than 37 tons of food from farms run by Cornell AES to feed families in need.

Startup accelerator selects 21 student teams for new cohort

Student startup accelerator eLab has selected 21 teams of student-entrepreneurs for its 2020-21 cohort. The rigorous for-credit program assists startups with evolving their business models and readying them for launch.

Laidlaw Scholars undergraduate program comes to Cornell

Cornell students who are passionate about changing the world can now join an international network of like-minded emerging leaders as Laidlaw Scholars, in the Laidlaw Undergraduate Research and Leadership Program.

Wilkerson: US must reckon with ‘long shadow’ of caste system

Isabel Wilkerson, journalist and author of “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents,” on Oct. 21 delivered the Cornell Center for Social Sciences’ annual Distinguished Lecture in the Social Sciences.

COVID-19 Summit to be held virtually Nov. 4-5

Researchers and clinicians from Cornell’s Ithaca campus, Weill Cornell Medicine and Cornell Tech will gather for an online COVID-19 Summit, Nov. 4-5, to share their expertise and clinical experience with COVID-19.

Who is Don Greenberg, and why is he pixelated?

In five decades of teaching and research, Don Greenberg ’55 has won many prestigious computer graphics awards, while focusing on the skills architecture students need to keep pace.

Quad art installations make physical distancing more social

The collaborative outdoor installation “Cornell: Safely Together” aims to make COVID-19 physical distancing a little more social, with mown patterns and furniture on the Ag and Arts quads.

Project will strengthen global supply chains with AI

A new grant will fund Cornell research into better understanding and supporting the global supply chain, whose vulnerabilities were exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Faculty profiles: Research focus, from ‘fintech’ to nutrition

  This Ezra series profiles recently hired faculty members across Cornell’s colleges, schools and units. In their own ways, these researchers, scholars and teachers embody the university’s creative and collaborative vitality.    …

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University’s thriving business incubators, accelerators take off

Cornell’s network of business incubators and accelerators have developed into a growing and robust entrepreneurial engine nurtured with resources, training and mentorship that help faculty, research staff and graduate students launch marketable ideas and technologies.

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Programs targeting students stress innovation, team building

By helping students think like entrepreneurs, programs like the Commercialization Fellows program in the College of Engineering can add another crucial level of practical knowledge to graduate student training.

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