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Produce Safety Alliance offers training in new languages

Recognizing that produce is grown and harvested by farmers of many different backgrounds, the Cornell Produce Safety Alliance has expanded to include education and training for Spanish, Chinese and Portuguese speaking growers in the U.S. and elsewhere.

Teach-in scheduled to confront anti-Asian bias

Avery August, vice provost for academic affairs and presidential advisor on diversity and equity, and Wendy Wolford, vice provost for international affairs, issued a statement April 15 providing resources for confronting anti-Asian bias, including a teach-in May 7.

Water crisis took toll on Flint adults’ physical, mental health

The Michigan city’s adult residents suffered a range of adverse health symptoms potentially linked to the water crisis that began in 2014, with Black residents affected disproportionately, according to new research.

Study: Ag policy in India needs to account for domestic workload

Women’s increased agricultural labor during harvest season, in addition to domestic house care, often comes at the cost of their health, according to new research from the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition.

Teaching assistant award winners encourage new perspectives on learning

The Center for Teaching Innovation (CTI) has selected doctoral students Giulia Andreoni and Vasilis Charisopoulos as recipients of the 2020-2021 Cornelia Ye Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award.

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Award recipient builds Migrations community at Cornell

Migrations postdoctoral fellow Eleanor Paynter received the International Studies Association’s 2021 Lynne Rienner Publishers Award for Best Dissertation in Human Rights. Since arriving at Cornell last summer, Paynter has raised Migrations’ visibility on campus and beyond.

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Five inducted into Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

Five doctoral candidates were inducted into the Cornell chapter of the Bouchet Graduate Honor Society, which recognizes outstanding scholarly achievement and promotes diversity and excellence in doctoral education.

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Accepted Class of 2025 impresses during ‘a year like no other’

Cornell’s admitted class of 2025 – a class that applied to college during an unprecedented year interrupted by pandemic-related closures and quarantines – is an impressive one and its composition has set new levels of diversity for the university.

Plantationocene conference to examine plantations’ legacies

In a virtual conference on April 15–16, scholars, activists and practitioners from around the world will meet to explore plantations’ deep-rooted legacies, including racial inequality, dispossession and climate change.

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