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Cornell’s revamped external education unit broadens its reach

Paul Krause ’91, the university’s vice provost for external education and leader of eCornell, discusses his role and the new unit that encompasses the university’s various external education programs.

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Center’s grants seed diverse research in the social sciences

Grants awarded recently by the Cornell Center for Social Sciences seeded research projects on topics ranging from COVID-19 and policing to clean energy and product design, led by scholars from across the university.

Preparing for COVID-19 vaccination rollout

President Martha E. Pollack and Provost Michael Kotlikoff issued a statement Jan. 4 discussing vaccinations for the Cornell community.

Alumni couple named Alliance for Science’s Farmer of the Year

As hunger rose during the pandemic, alumni Rick and Laura Pedersen responded by sharing the bounty of their farm with local food bank in upstate New York. They have been named Cornell Alliance for Science Farmer of the Year.

2020 in review: COVID-19 was the story

More than 300 stories or university statements that mentioned COVID-19 were posted on the Cornell Chronicle website in 2020; it was, without question, the story of the year. We look back at the past 12 months.

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.

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.

Inspired by his education, alumnus creates fast COVID-19 test

Alumnus Greg Galvin, the 2014 Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year and founder and CEO of Rheonix, is ramping up production of an automated, same-day test for the virus that causes COVID-19.