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High Road fellows work remotely for Buffalo’s benefit

The High Road Fellowship summer program was unable to send students to western New York this year due to the pandemic, but the ILR Buffalo Co-Lab modified its programming to bring Buffalo to its 23 fellows.

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Warrior-Scholar Project: a bridge from military to college

The Warrior-Scholar Project offered seminars taught by Cornell faculty and writing instruction July 19-24 in an immersive summer college prep experience for 10 currently enlisted and former service members.

Grant launches Dog Aging Project biobank at Cornell

The Cornell Veterinary Biobank has received a $2.5 million federal grant to process, store and distribute biological samples for the Dog Aging Project, a massive national effort to study aging in dogs – and humans.

Startup’s contact tracing tech tracks workplace distancing

A Cornell-based startup has shifted its platform’s technology in response to the pandemic, ensuring social distancing in the workplace and enabling companies to bring employees back to work safely.

Plant communication project gets $1.3M grant from NSF

The National Science Foundation recently awarded Margaret Frank, assistant professor of plant biology, a $1.3 million Faculty Early Career Development Program grant for her study of mRNA communication in plants.

Senior lecturer featured on ‘Blackness at Cornell’ podcast

Peggy Odom-Reed, M.S. ’97, Ph.D. ’07, senior lecturer in the School of Hotel Administration, shares her story in the latest episode in the Inclusive Excellence podcast series, “Blackness at Cornell.”

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Randomness theory could hold key to internet security

In a new paper, Cornell Tech researchers identified a problem that holds the key to whether all encryption can be broken – as well as a surprising connection to a mathematical concept that aims to define and measure randomness.

$5M gift launches Duffield Family Cornell Promise Scholarship

A $5 million gift from David A. Duffield ’62, MBA ’64, has established the Duffield Family Cornell Promise Scholarship, providing financial assistance to undergraduate engineering students in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

New soil models may ease atmospheric CO2, climate change

In Nature Geoscience, Cornell’s Johannes Lehmann says that scientists should develop new models that accurately reflect soil carbon-storage processes to draw down atmospheric carbon dioxide.

Alum and twin cross US on foot to support COVID-19 relief

Zachary Prizant ’18, MPS ’19, and his identical twin brother, Maxwell, have faced wild stallions, rattlesnakes, desert heat and unforgiving stretches of highway as they cross the continental U.S. on foot and raise money for COVID-19 relief work.

Law scholars’ proposal boosts skilled immigration, economy

A pilot program proposed by two Cornell Law School scholars seeks to attract highly skilled immigrants through a points-based selection process, a change they say would benefit the U.S. immigration system and the economy.

Cornellians help NASA zoom in on red planet

Mars is about to become a little more red, thanks to the Cornellians who helped develop and calibrate instruments soon bound for the planet.