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Knowing what to study and having the necessary skills to succeed are students’ main course-related concerns in introductory STEM classes, according to a new study co-led by Cornell researchers.

Bolstered by donations, Cornell’s Access Fund played a critical role in the university's pandemic response, distributing nearly $400,000 over three weeks to help more than 1,000 students return home and prepare for virtual instruction.

For faculty and students affiliated with the Asian American Studies Program and the Southeast Asia Program, online events and social media campaigns are taking on deeper meaning during the COVID-19 crisis.

Collaborating across disparate disciplines to tackle the grand challenges facing humanity is intrinsic to Cornell’s unique brand of research innovation.


Graduate School Dean Barbara Knuth is inspired daily by the scholarly work of Cornell’s graduate students. Their innovations and intellectual energy are vital to Cornell’s research productivity.


Doctoral students Sri Lakshmi Sravani Devarakonda and Cheyenne Peltier have been named winners of the 2019-20 Cornelia Ye Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award.

Dr. John Clarke, director of occupational medicine at Cornell Health, writes, produces and performs rap music on health-related topics, most recently coronavirus.

The university beginning online classes for the remainder of the semester continues a long history of remote instruction. Liberty Hyde Bailey and Martha Van Rensselaer designed Cornell’s first correspondence courses in 1896 and 1900, respectively.

Many Cornell faculty members use their own experience as first-generation college students to mentor their current first-gen students. Cornell offers numerous resources to empower first-gen students to thrive at college.