Skip to main content

The Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine is asking for human volunteers for a study into undiagnosed exposures to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in the local community.

Essentials

Cornell President Martha E. Pollack announced May 28 that she will be sending regular messages to the community during the summer to share opportunities for input and describe the university’s progress on reopening plans.

The Cornell Center for Social Sciences has awarded nearly $110,000 in rapid response grants to help faculty pursue nine research projects related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Students in the Bending Instruments course let their imaginations run free in creating unique musical instruments, using what they had on hand while sheltering at home.

The Collegetown Neighborhood Council held a COVID-19-themed virtual meeting May 26 that included community updates and details about planning for the return of students this fall.

Cornell classes were held remotely this spring, but 10 members of the Cornell Orchestra are still meeting weekly by Zoom with their mentees – orchestra students from Cayuga Heights Elementary School.

The commercialization of a Cornell-created antimicrobial coating technology that keeps surfaces clean by extending the life of chlorine-based disinfectants – by days and even weeks – is being fast-tracked to determine how well it can combat COVID-19.

Career services offices are helping students find alternate jobs or experiences, as many internships and summer positions have fallen through due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Several items have been added to the list of frequently asked questions.