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University unveils student COVID-19 testing plan

The university launched its COVID-19 testing program for students July 16 as part of a multipronged public health effort. The initial focus is “arrival testing,” in which students are tested upon their return to the Ithaca area.

Library’s linked-data project gets new grant

A $2.5 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is boosting a multi-institution initiative, which includes Cornell University Library, to develop ways to improve the sharing of catalog data among libraries.

NYS sanitizer, Cornell’s U-pick guide boost farm success

Even in the coronavirus era, New York’s pick-your-own farms are flourishing – thanks to a new Cornell guide and NYS sanitizer.

Veterinary euthanasia course wins international award

A College of Veterinary Medicine course that teaches communication skills, using euthanasia as the context, has won an international contest on educational resources created during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Webinar to examine systemic racism, health equity

What can faculty, students and community members be doing in response to institutional racism and its role in shaping health equity? A webinar organized by the Cornell Center for Health Equity will examine this question.

COVID-19 exacerbates malnutrition in India, study finds

Research from the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition shows that India’s rigorous lockdown has driven up the price of produce, limiting people’s ability to afford a nutritionally diverse diet.

Luce award will boost Southeast Asia grad studies

Cornell’s Southeast Asia Program has received a four-year, $275,000 Luce Foundation grant to strengthen graduate education in the field, working with National Resource Centers across the country.

Student COVID-19 testing gets underway

Vice Provost for Academic Integration Gary Koretzky and Vice President for Student and Campus Life Ryan Lombardi outlined Cornell’s policy for student testing, which begins July 16.

Leaders react to rescission of ICE visa restrictions

President Martha E. Pollack and Vice Provost for International Affairs Wendy Wolford thanked students, faculty and staff for the outpouring of support for Cornell’s international students.