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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.”

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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.

Author and law professor Rhonda Magee to keynote CURW speaker series

CURW speaker series, "Into and Out of the Echo Chambers" returns virtually with author and law professor Rhonda Magee on October 12. 

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Columbus art explores the world’s entrenched colonialism

An art installation in Columbus, Indiana, created by two Cornell AAP professors, highlights connections among places around the world named for Christopher Columbus.

Rucker to return as AVP of inclusion and belonging

Sonia Rucker, formerly an associate director of diversity and inclusion in the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, will return to Cornell next month as the associate vice president of the Department of Inclusion and Belonging.

Partnership aims to increase diversity in materials science

The collaboration will support cross-institutional scientific partnerships between students and faculty at Cornell and N.C. A&T, a historically Black university that produces more African American engineers than any other university in the United States.