MLK's 1960s visits to Cornell still resonate today

Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic visits to Cornell on Nov. 13, 1960, and April 14, 1961, came at a pivotal point in his life and in American political and social history.

Ancient farming strategy holds promise for climate resilience

Maslins, or mixtures of grains planted and eaten together, have fed humans for millennia. Now nearly forgotten, they can adapt in real time to unpredictable weather and extreme weather.

Alum brings contemporary Indigenous art into the mainstream

David Kimelberg, J.D. ’98, a member of the Seneca Nation, is helping Indigenous artists from around the world achieve recognition through his gallery in Buffalo, New York.

Students design robot to collect microplastics from beaches

The robot’s layered filtration system will gather tiny bits of plastic the size of a sesame seed and smaller, which contaminate ecosystems and damage human and animal health.

‘Everything changed’: reuniting families fractured by opioids

Cornell researchers and parent educators are identifying how the opioid crisis has ravaged New York state families and the solutions that help parents and children reunify.

‘Our story’: Native American writers cultivate their craft

A free weekly workshop sponsored by Cornell’s Center for Cultural Humility through Oct. 24 highlights the work of upstate New York authors and helps them enhance their writing.

For the birds: Battling the threat of avian influenza

Faculty and staff at Cornell’s Animal Health Diagnostic Center have helped prevent the spread of the devastating disease in New York, keeping the number of cases remarkably low.

Afghan students – now Cornellians – look to future

Nine Afghan undergraduates from Bangladesh-based Asian University for Women, who fled their country after the Taliban took control in August 2021, have been admitted as Cornell students with full financial aid.

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.