June launch for NASA-Cornell tool to view dust from space

Scientists soon will see Earth’s atmospheric dust in high-resolution, thanks to new spectrometer expected to launch June 7 aboard a SpaceX rocket to the International Space Station.

Inaugural Cornell RANA Prize winner tackles energy issues in Indonesia

Doctoral student Timothy Ravis earned the first RANA Prize winner at Cornell for research focused on uncovering the social, political, and economic impediments to a green energy transition in Indonesia.

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Einaudi awards fund global research and activities

Awards from the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies will support faculty-led research and international events, send graduate students to research destinations around the world and connect undergraduates with in-person and virtual internships from Ecuador to Zambia and beyond.

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ILR outlines global severance pay program

When apparel factories shut down due to COVID-19, many workers lost their incomes. ILR’s New Conversations Project proposes a model to protect laborers.

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The 2030 Project to marshal faculty to solve climate crisis

Declaring this the “decisive decade” for climate action, Cornell launched The 2030 Project: A Climate Initiative, which will mobilize world-class faculty to develop and accelerate tangible solutions to the climate challenge.

With $400, students turn ideas into impact

The Contribution Project’s Student Showcase on May 5 recognized nearly 100 undergraduates who each came up with an idea to change the world – with only a $400 budget. 

Migrations grants fund worldwide interdisciplinary projects

Funded projects this cycle reflect the Migrations initiative’s interdisciplinary priorities of racism, dispossession and migration in the United States and international, multispecies migration.

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Ukrainians to discuss war, economy, rebuilding

On May 13, a panel of Ukrainian experts will converge at Cornell for a hybrid event to discuss the civil and economic upheaval in their country. The event “Ukraine: War, Economy, Path to Rebuilding” features a panel of Ukrainian government officials, academics and business experts with insights into the state of the economy and postwar plans.

Nobel laureate offers wisdom for forging lasting peace

In her talk, “Forging Lasting Peace: Movements for Justice in a Pluralist” at the 2022 Bartels Lecture, activist Leymah Gbowee wove personal stories with what she sees as the tenets of successful peace-building movements.