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Southeast Asia Program grad conference goes remote

As the coronavirus pandemic sent the entire world reeling, Cornell’s Southeast Asia Program had to make a last-minute decision regarding its annual graduate student conference, March 13-15.

Cornell creates detailed COVID-19 website for food industry

To keep New York’s food processing industry safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, Cornell has created a comprehensive website for commercial processors: Food Industry Resources for Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Seeking stories of connection in the time of coronavirus

Wendy Wolford, Cornell’s vice provost for international affairs, and her office have issued a global call “for stories of caring and compassion.” 

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2020 Commencement ceremony will take place, but be delayed

President Martha E. Pollack announced to graduating students and the Cornell community that the 2020 Commencement ceremony will be rescheduled for a later date.

Opperman responds to employees’ COVID-19 questions

In a virtual forum March 18 with the Employee Assembly, Opperman praised Cornell staff’s resilience as the university takes steps to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, including asking many employees to work remotely.

(Virtual) Things to Do, March 20-27

A selection of virtual events this week is offered during this challenging time of social distancing as typical university operations have been interrupted by the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Library expands remote services for Cornell community

Cornell University Library is helping campus community patrons with remote service requests, while answering a larger volume of reference questions and working to maintain and enhance other services.

COVID-19 working group gears up

A working group of core Cornell laboratories is trying to better understand COVID-19, with the hope of future treatment and containment.

Cornell staff act to ‘stay nimble, resilient’

As the university deals with the ongoing disruption caused by coronavirus, Cornell staff continues serving the campus in essential ways.

New eCornell program offers wellness counseling skills

To better equip helping professionals, the Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures has developed a Wellness Counseling certificate program, offered online via eCornell.

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Research leadership lends helping hand

In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, making important decisions regarding the health and well-being of the Cornell community is no small task. But that’s exactly what university leaders have faced.

Research interrupted: Lab groups find their way together

As Cornell puts noncritical research on hold, researchers on campus have found that everyone is making extra efforts to help each other through the transition.