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Cornell’s Office of Engagement Initiatives celebrated students’ work from this academic year online at the Community Engagement Showcase 2020.

Amid the challenges of shifting to virtual learning, students and faculty found opportunities for innovation, connection and intellectual growth. Here are snapshots of six courses that took creative approaches to their online formats.

Samia Henni, assistant professor in the College of Architecture, Art and Planning, has received the 2020 Spiro Kostof Book Award from the Society of Architectural Historians.

Architecture professors Leslie Lok and Sasa Zivkovic designed and built a cabin in Tompkins County highlighting sustainable use of materials — wood from ash trees and 3D-printed concrete.

After two years as interim dean, Rachel Dunifon has been named the Rebecca Q. and James C. Morgan Dean of the College of Human Ecology, Provost Michael Kotlikoff announced May 6.

Fiber scientist Juan Hinestroza discusses the COVID-19 pandemic and new possibilities for the materials used in protective medical gear. 

Virtual events and resources at Cornell include: Images of Dragon Days past; Cornell experts discuss COVID-19; “Cosmos” and spotlight on women artists at the Johnson Museum; student theater and film updates; and a citizen science project surveying breeding birds.

Cornell graduate students studying landscape architecture examined Ossining, New York – a town on the rising Hudson River last fall, and presented ideas for climate-change adaptation.

NYSERDA will give Cornell $1.65 million in incentives for energy studies and project work to develop a smaller carbon footprint for campus, toward the university’s net-zero carbon goal by 2035.