Seeds of survival: Botanic Gardens honors the Black experience

The exhibition includes an outdoor plant display, audio tour and an indoor exhibit, all describing plants that are significant to the Black experience in the Americas dating back to the transatlantic slave trade.

Overlooked, undervalued: Cornell research seeks to elevate home care workers

A multidisciplinary team of Cornell researchers is collaborating to elevate the value of home care workers while improving their working conditions and patient outcomes.

Juneteenth marks emancipation’s progress and delay

Riché Richardson, professor of Africana studies, shares her insights into the holiday and the promise and evolution of Black freedom.

Finger Lakes Land Trust, once a master’s project, conserves 28K acres

Alumnus Andy Zepp started the Finger Lakes Land Trust one night in a Fernow Hall lecture hall. Now executive director, he’s preserving the region’s iconic landscapes one acre at a time.

Student’s illustrations bring wildlife book to life

Veterinary student Laura Donohue is blending her artistic talents and passion for animals in more than 100 illustrations for a new book on wildlife health and disease in conservation.

Startups flourish in Cornell’s clean energy ecosystem

Clean energy entrepreneurs and startups find an innovative, powerful ecosystem at Cornell that supports the transition to a sustainable, decarbonized economy.

Cornell Varna fire volunteers protect, serve, learn

The desire to help and connect to the local community has inspired four alumni and 33 students to join the Varna Volunteer Fire Company, with many students taking on leadership roles.

Merlin Bird ID app identifies more than 450 bird species by sound

You love beautiful bird song. But what birds are singing? The free Merlin Bird ID app has more than one way to help you find out.

Around Cornell

Student grants serve communities from New York to Ethiopia

Students aim to reduce aviation emissions, support farmworkers and improve a New York animal shelter with the David M. Einhorn Center for Community Engagement’s Serve in Place awards.