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Architect Peter Robinson creates, protects Black spaces

The visiting critic discusses the importance of social design shaped by community partnerships, and a collaboration with AAP students and Black high schoolers in Brooklyn.

New course empowers students to address diversity in STEM

The seminar explores the ways in which women, people of color and others have been marginalized in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and how to address exclusion.

Model makers: How engineers saved the fall, spring semesters

As the spring semester begins, a team of engineering students and faculty has finished tweaking the master schedule, using lessons they learned last fall during their heroic effort to help Cornell safely hold in-person classes.

Lab of Ornithology to welcome new director in July

Ian Owens, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s deputy director, has been named the next executive director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. He will take the helm of the 106-year-old institution on July 1.

From vaults to virtual classes, library archives enrich teaching

Archivists, curators and librarians are finding virtual ways to help faculty members teach, using gems from Cornell University Library’s rare collections, from medieval texts on parchment to punk show flyers.

Alum leads legal team for Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine

Douglas Lankler, J.D. ’90, executive vice president and general counsel at Pfizer, has played a leading role in establishing Pfizer’s agreement with the U.S. government for 100 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Professor chases plastic all the way to Ultimate Hall of Fame

For more than two decades, Vivian Zayas '94, associate professor of psychology, chased Ultimate Frisbee from Cornell’s campus to international championships on the semi-pro club circuit, all the way to the Ultimate Hall of Fame, which inducted her in October. 

2020 in review: COVID-19 was the story

More than 300 stories or university statements that mentioned COVID-19 were posted on the Cornell Chronicle website in 2020; it was, without question, the story of the year. We look back at the past 12 months.

Inspired by his education, alumnus creates fast COVID-19 test

Alumnus Greg Galvin, the 2014 Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year and founder and CEO of Rheonix, is ramping up production of an automated, same-day test for the virus that causes COVID-19.