Black in Immuno, a grassroots movement started by early-career Black scientists in 2020, is mobilizing scientific communities to support and promote Black immunologists. Their efforts are in full swing for Black in Immunology Week, Nov. 22-28.
Cornell Students for Black Lives, a coalition of student organizations, helped raise more than $100,000 in support of racial justice. Funds from the campaign were recently distributed to groups both locally and nationally.
In two related virtual events, the Humanities Scholars Program, together with the Africana Studies and Research Center, will examine the topic of abolitionism from a scholarly and community perspective.
Global Cornell’s Study Away program, a residential option for international students who faced COVID-19 visa or travel issues that prevented them from returning to Ithaca, has been extended into the spring 2021 semester.
Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison, M.A. ’55, will be one of six women inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, New York. The virtual induction ceremony is scheduled for Dec. 10.
Cornell continues to build a community that welcomes veterans to the university, based on an array of programs and resources that proactively address their needs and draw on their strengths and experiences.
Prabhu Pingali, director of the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition, has been named chair of the governing board of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics.