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First-Generation Student from Harlem Leads College Prep Course for Underprivileged High School Students

Senior Lassan Bagayoko was recently awarded $5,000 through Cornell’s Janet McKinley '74 Family Grant to provide an online college prep program for high school students in underprivileged communities.

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Trading coal cars for e-bikes, rail trail promotes sustainability

With support from Cornell, the Dryden Rail Trail is a step closer to connecting Ithaca and several nearby communities with a corridor that enables off-street commuting and expands access to natural areas.

$2M bequest to benefit students in plant sciences

The gift from the estate of late professor Raymond Fox ’47, M.S. ’52, Ph.D. ’56, will support scholarships and fellowships as well as student participation in supplemental educational programs for undergraduate plant science students.

Employee training pays off with fewer layoffs

Employees who had more training and development were less likely to be laid off when their companies faced pandemic-related financial hardship, according to new ILR School research.

Library immersions deepen student research

Intensive, annual library programs empower students, strengthening their core research skills while providing advanced tools and methods for scholarship. These immersion programs are offered for graduate students in a range of disciplines.

Food scientists create zinc index for human body

Zinc deficiency is prevalent around the world, and among children, these mineral shortfalls can lead to stunting, embryonic malformations and neurobehavioral abnormalities.

Journalists to discuss role of reporting in immigration debate

Three Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters and authors will be on campus Dec. 1 to talk about their work covering immigration, an event hosted by the Distinguished Visiting Journalist program in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Center for Social Sciences awards fall ’21 grants

The Cornell Center for Social Sciences grant program, which supports social science research by Cornell faculty members and conferences that directly benefit Cornell faculty and students, has awarded $145,136 for 15 proposals for fall 2021.

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Janitorial culture of abuse documented by Worker Institute

The research finds peer education, boosting workers’ leadership skills and cultivating relationships of trust while confronting sexual harassment can shift workplace culture.

Surgical technique may reduce risk of atrial fibrillation

The simple technique was associated with a 56% reduction in irregular heart rhythm that can lead to stroke, with no added risks, according to a Weill Cornell Medicine study.

Making the case to reform international law enforcement

ILR Assistant Professor Desiree LeClercq argues that, while it will be difficult, international organizations must regain control over the enforcement of international law.

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Ignite expansion a boon for Cornell startups, technologies

The generosity of an alumna, along with a major infusion of funding from the Office of the Provost, has turbocharged Cornell’s ability to turn promising academic research into viable startups and products.