CCE Tompkins County 4-H Duck Race makes triumphant return to Ithaca waters

A wave of yellow splashed down Cascadilla Creek Falls in Ithaca on Sunday, April 28, as 3,000 rubber ducks made their return to the 21st annual Cornell Cooperative Extension Tompkins County 4-H Duck Race. Hitting the water after a three-year hiatus, the ducks bobbed and weaved through a scenic gorge and turbulent water in front of hundreds of community members who gathered for a day of games, refreshments, prizes, and the opportunity to purchase chances on the numbered ducks in the race.

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Big Red Ventures shares portfolio updates at Annual Meeting

Big Red Ventures (BRV), Cornell University’s early-stage venture capital fund run by MBAs and other graduate students, presented its portfolio and announced a new investment during the Annual Meeting on April 18 at Cornell Tech. 

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Mayfest, Cornell’s Int’l Chamber Music Festival, begins May 17

Mayfest is “a festival of joy, music, friendships, and deep connections among the musicians and with the loyal and wonderful audiences,” said co-artistic director Miri Yampolsky.

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Cornell Botanic Gardens’ pocket guide puts top sites in your palm

This new pocket-sized brochure gives you all you need to know to explore the gardens, natural areas, and gorges of Cornell Botanic Gardens.

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Skorton Center’s Well-being Coaching pilot shows promising success

Launched in Fall 2023, Cornell Health's Skorton Center for Health Initiatives' Well-Being Coaching pilot program is designed to help students set and pursue their well-being goals.

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Society for the Humanities celebrates 50th year in A. D. White House

To honor the anniversary, the Society has produced a booklet chronicling the history of the A.D. White House as president’s home, art museum and locus for the humanities at Cornell.

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Exploring the remains of ancient daily life

The collection “Households in Context: Dwelling in Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt” shifts the archaeological perspective from public and elite spaces such as temples, tombs and palaces to everyday dwellings and interactions of families. 

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Freedom of Expression debates reflect civil discourse

Four events and several contentious issues later, the series modeled meaningful exchange, says Senior Associate Dean Ariel Avgar.

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Jennifer King, first Black woman NFL coach, to speak at Cornell May 3

In 2021, Jennifer King became the first black woman to earn a full-time position on an NFL coaching staff. On May 3 she will be the featured speaker at an event in Newman Arena.

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