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Biologist helps place starfish on critically endangered list

With a recent 90% decline in population, sunflower sea stars – once ubiquitous all along the Pacific Coast, from Mexico to Alaska – may be on the brink of extinction. 

Experts: To save public health, release immigration detainees

Immigrants in detention centers have a heightened risk of COVID-19 infection, and detainees should be released into their communities, according to a report co-authored by a pair of Cornell researchers.

FAQ: Student Code of Conduct revision process

Here are answers to frequently asked questions to help the Cornell community understand the content of the new Student Code of Conduct and Procedures, as well as the process that led its adoption.

New AVPs named in alumni affairs and development

Two senior-level appointments in the Office of Alumni Affairs and Development will take place in January, according to Fred Van Sickle, vice president for alumni affairs and development.


Cornell-led panel releases report on agri-food innovation

To deflect future world food crises created by climate change, a Cornell-led international group has created a road map for global agricultural and food systems innovation.

Cornell’s East Avenue to be renamed ‘Feeney Way’

Cornell has announced that East Avenue, one of the main arteries through the Ithaca campus, will be renamed in honor of Charles F. “Chuck” Feeney ’56, founding chairman of The Atlantic Philanthropies and the university’s most generous donor.


Ground broken in Chile for alum-backed telescope

The groundbreaking for the Fred Young Submillimeter Telescope took place in Chile on Nov. 27.

Food scientists mentor international COVID-19 task force

Food businesses and consumers coping with COVID-19 impacts in five countries in Asia and Africa now have access to customized resources, and experts mentored by the Institute for Food Safety at Cornell University.

COVID-19 patient registry helping track disease’s evolution

A Cornell-led COVID-19 patient registry, organized by Weill Cornell Medicine, continues to be a source of medical insight into the workings of the novel coronavirus and treatment of infected patients.

PMA students, faculty tell stories of life during pandemic

Students working with faculty and staff in the Department of Performing and Media Arts have created nine short films exploring life at Cornell in the time of COVID-19. “Off-Campus/On Screen” will be shown online Dec. 18-20.

NYPA to get climate change science lessons from Cornell

The New York Power Authority is partnering with the Cornell Climate Smart Solutions Program to deliver a comprehensive training program to its nearly 2,400 employees in New York.

Cornell Atkinson seeks nominations for Earthshot Prize

Cornell Atkinson is soliciting nominations for The Earthshot Prize, a new global award supported by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to tackle the world’s biggest environmental challenges.