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Migrations initiative wins $5M Mellon grant for racial justice

The grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Just Futures Initiative will bring together scholars from across the university and beyond to study the links between racism, dispossession and migration.

Professor to use fellowship for WWI ‘trench art’ study

Ding Xiang Warner won a 2020 American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship to study World War I trench art – the 3D creations made by Chinese laborers who dug the trenches pivotal to the allied effort in WWI.

Hilgartner co-leads new COVID-19 policy research

A comparative analysis of COVID-19 policies across 18 countries, led by researchers from Cornell and Harvard University, shows that varied public health and economic outcomes are linked to underlying characteristics of each society.

Organic matter, bacteria doom sea stars to oxygen depletion

New Cornell-led research suggests that starfish, victims of sea star wasting disease, may actually be in respiratory distress, as nearby organic matter and warming oceans rob them of their “breath.”

Students seek immigration detainee’s release

A group of Cornell students has launched a campaign to free a Salvadoran woman, whom they befriended through a class focused on refugees and immigration, from an immigration detention center.

New cassava varieties endorsed for release in Nigeria

Five new cassava varieties developed with support from NextGen Cassava, an international partnership led by Cornell, have been approved for release in Nigeria.

Biologist helps place starfish on critically endangered list

With a recent 90% decline in population, sunflower sea stars – once ubiquitous all along the Pacific Coast, from Mexico to Alaska – may be on the brink of extinction. 

Experts: To save public health, release immigration detainees

Immigrants in detention centers have a heightened risk of COVID-19 infection, and detainees should be released into their communities, according to a report co-authored by a pair of Cornell researchers.

Cornell-led panel releases report on agri-food innovation

To deflect future world food crises created by climate change, a Cornell-led international group has created a road map for global agricultural and food systems innovation.