Women Innovator Awards support diversity in invention

Three Cornell scientists were honored during a June 1 ceremony promoting women’s engagement in innovation and commercialization – part of Cornell’s efforts to elevate women inventors, who were awarded just 12.8% of all U.S. patents in 2019.

Anthony Bellamy sworn in as Cornell Police chief

Bellamy, an 18-year veteran of the Cornell University Police Department and its first Black chief, will help lead the university’s transition to a new public safety structure as part of the Division of Public Safety.

Rochester lawyer receives NYS Hometown Alumni Award

Fernando Santiago ’86 was recognized for his service in Monroe County, where he leads several nonprofits that assist people in need of food, housing, training and other support.

Overlooked, undervalued: Cornell research seeks to elevate home care workers

A multidisciplinary team of Cornell researchers is collaborating to elevate the value of home care workers while improving their working conditions and patient outcomes.

Juneteenth marks emancipation’s progress and delay

Riché Richardson, professor of Africana studies, shares her insights into the holiday and the promise and evolution of Black freedom.

Students, formerly incarcerated people publish book of creative works

PMA class members produced a book of their writings, exploring their own stories and their discoveries about each other.

Around Cornell

Cornell Law instructor advises NFL on diversity hiring

Michael L. Huyghue ’84, a former NFL general manager, has provided recommendations for improving diversity, equity and inclusion in hiring practices and is meeting with each team’s leadership.

Students reclaim lost milestone at first Pride Prom

More than 175 students attended the prom, which was hosted by Haven, Cornell’s LGBTQ+ student union.

From lighting to furnishings, MVR credited for inclusive design

A June 10 rededication and ribbon-cutting ceremony will celebrate the completion of renovations to Martha Van Rensselaer Hall, Cornell’s first facility recognized for inclusive design as part of its LEED Gold certification.