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Students recount life-changing CCE internships

Their projects served communities across New York, from improving soil at community farms in New York City to developing an anti-racism curriculum for Hudson Valley teens.

Students teach NYC teens about food systems, justice

A recent study brought together Cornell students and faculty and New York City teenagers to explore how nutrition education can improve nutrition and promote positive youth development in places with little or no access to healthy, affordable food.

Climate change adaptation requires Indigenous knowledge

Karim-Aly Kassam is leading a project that brings together Indigenous and rural communities and scholars from across the globe to develop ecological calendars that integrate local cultural systems with seasonal indicators.

A storyteller makes ancient Native American tales new again

Perry Ground ’91 travels around the world performing Haudenosaunee stories, adapting them to the present while keeping their traditional spirit alive.

Precollege scholarship recipient wants to change healthcare in the Philippines

Carlos Jay Espinosa was awarded the Dean’s Scholarship from Cornell University Precollege Studies to take a biology course with Cornell faculty and earn college credit. “As a first-generation student, and one who didn’t come from a well-off household, I always dreamt of attending international opportunities like this, since programs of this kind are scarce in my country,” Espinosa said. “I thought of that dream as something impossible.”

Around Cornell

Marker to honor Ithaca birthplace of Tuskegee Airman

Urbanist and historian Thomas J. Campanella, was researching a book when he first came across the name Verdelle Louis Payne, who was a member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen, the first African American military pilots in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Collaboration plants seeds for cultural, biological conservation

A campus partnership with the Gayogo̱hó:nǫ’ (Cayuga Nation) seeks to conserve biodiversity and simultaneously safeguard human cultural values and traditions – including language – that depend on these natural resources.

NIH grant will support strengthening faculty diversity

Cornell is one of only seven institutions across the U.S. that will receive a funding award from the National Institutes of Health through a program aimed at increasing minority faculty in the biomedical sciences.

Staff News

In wake of UN climate report, students promote resilience

From quantifying climate vulnerability in Haiti to documenting the ecological calendars of Indigenous and rural communities, Cornell student projects aim to reduce climate impacts around the world.