Cornell, Oxford to lead grants aimed at boosting iron nutrition

In an international, multi-institutional effort, Cornell’s Food Science Department will research how to increase iron and zinc absorption, thanks to a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant.

Cornell, global partners discuss the next ‘grand challenge’

More than 300 faculty, staff and students from Cornell and the new Cornell Global Hubs gathered Nov. 16-17 to discuss ideas for the next universitywide Global Grand Challenge.

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Laidlaw scholars at Cornell gain global perspectives

The Laidlaw Scholars Program, hosted at Cornell by the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, trains early undergraduates in international research and leadership and sends them out into the world for hands-on experiences.

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Students tackle real-world problems in global, public health projects

More than 100 students presented their work on a wide array of projects aimed at improving access to public health everywhere from Tompkins County to Tanzania, as part of the 2022 Global and Public Health Experiential Learning Symposium, held Nov. 11 in Cornell’s Physical Sciences Building.

Cornell life science incubator graduates three startups

Three startups – two helping to make a green economy and one creating next-generation microbial images – graduated Nov. 16 from Cornell’s Center for Life Science Ventures business incubator. 

Sean and Holly Olson establish a fund as “an investment in the world we want to see”

Holly and Sean Olson have established the Olson Family Strategic Initiatives Fund at the Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy to help create the world they want to live in.

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‘Lost’ pigeon found after more than a century

A September expedition to Papua New Guinea confirmed via video the existence of the black-naped pheasant pigeon, a critically endangered species that has not been reported for 140 years.

Student prods COP27 to include youth in climate solutions

Kehkashan Basu, an MBA student at the Johnson School, hopes to kindle positive global change. She moderated the first roundtable meeting between government officials and youth at COP27.

Afghan Dreamers, Cornell Cup Robotics launch World Cup Dreams

The FIFA World Cup begins Nov. 20 in Qatar, and Cornell Engineering is partnering with the Afghan Dreamers all-girls robotics team in an effort to harness this energy – and inspire young people to dream big, in both soccer and STEM learning.