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Students sketch Ossining’s budding waterfront ideas

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 grants $1.65M to Cornell for carbon footprint, energy reductions

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.

Faculty forge archaeology partnership at Pompeii

Caitlín Barrett and Kathryn Gleason ’79 have been collaborating since 2016 on the excavation and survey of a large house and garden site, the Casa della Regina Carolina Project, at Pompeii in southern Italy.

Migrations initiative announces cross-campus awards

Cornell faculty members are finding answers to questions related to a world on the move with a boost from Cornell’s first Migrations grants, awarded by the “Migrations” Global Grand Challenge.

Mui Ho Fine Arts Library earns LEED Gold certification

Cornell’s Mui Ho Fine Arts Library in Rand Hall earned the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification in late January.

Architecture faculty’s firm wins unbuilt design award

Dasha Khapalova of the College of Architecture, Art and Planning has been honored by the Architect’s Newspaper for a proposal to transform the space near the Holland Tunnel Exit Plaza in lower Manhattan.

Cornell, Nature Conservancy to study key climate projects

A new collaboration between the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability and The Nature Conservancy this year will fund three studies that could be significant in the face of climate change.

Sustainability summit radiates campus climate progress

More than 200 attendees at Cornell’s Sustainability Leadership Summit heard how New York may be a leader in creating renewable energy and learned about the university’s own sustainability progress.

In global south, building sewers may spur health, economy

Cities in the “global south” – densely populated urban areas that are part of low-income countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America – should phase out pit latrines, septic tanks and other on-site methods of human waste management, according to a Cornell researcher.