Cornell honored for work with international scholars

For its work supporting international scholars whose work puts them at risk in their home countries, Cornell has been awarded the Institute of International Education’s Centennial Medal. It was presented to Provost Michael I. Kotlikoff on Oct. 30.

Einhorn Center announces new Engaged Faculty Fellows

Twenty-five faculty and academic staff from nine Cornell colleges and units are Engaged Faculty Fellows for the 2023-24 academic year, with projects dedicated to advancing community-engaged learning at Cornell and within their respective fields.

Hip-hop DJs to share stories and history, Nov. 10 and 11

Internationally renowned DJs will share their personal stories to illuminate the history of hip-hop, Nov. 10 and 11.  

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Student, alumni-run business drives impact in Nigeria

A new business, Crossroads, funds a health clinic and primary school in rural Nigeria, offers economic opportunities to Nigerian artisans and trains Cornell student-entrepreneurs.

Honey-based beverage grabs grand prize at food hackathon

Students were tasked with addressing one of four challenges: creating new dairy products, coming up with more efficient food manufacturing processes, lessening the problem of food waste or creating products to increase knowledge and the use of honey and other bee-pollinated products.

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‘Braiding Sweetgrass’ author to visit campus Nov. 1

Ecologist, MacArthur “genius grant” winner and bestselling author Robin Wall Kimmerer, who has written about Indigenous people’s relationship with the land, will visit campus on Nov. 1

Student hackathons focus on food, ag, animals, health and business services

The hackathons, run by Entrepreneurship at Cornell, are open to undergraduate and graduate students from any field and major and take place from Friday evenings through Sunday afternoon.

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Live plant pathogens can travel on dust across oceans

Plant pathogens can hitch rides on dust and remain viable, with the potential for traveling across the planet to infect areas far afield, a finding with important implications for global food security and for predicting future outbreaks.

Author Jemisin builds ‘the world from scratch’

Fantasy author N.K. Jemisin spoke Oct. 4 at the Bartels World Affairs Lecture, hosted by the Einaudi Center, in a talk focused on how to investigate our world and beliefs about it, and how to use what we learn to imagine and construct a better future.