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Malinowska explores Haiti’s Polish heritage at the Hirshhorn

A film by sculptor Joanna Malinowska, showing virtually at the Hirshhorn Museum through Nov. 30, investigates the unusual, unexpected and sometimes bizarre ways in which people interpret their histories and construct identities.

Food safety lab grants $2.9M for new global projects

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety has announced $2.9 million in grants for research projects to improve food safety and prevent foodborne illness in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Kenya and Senegal.

Global Cornell hosts International Education Week, Nov. 16-20

Global Cornell will lead Cornell’s participation in International Education Week, a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. This year’s events will be held virtually, Nov. 16–20.

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‘One Health’ a key focus of COVID-19 Summit

The “One Health” approach is perfectly suited to tackling the COVID-19 pandemic, the most serious public health crisis in recent history, Cornell researchers said during the university’s COVID-19 Summit, a virtual event held Nov. 4-5.

Engineer to model sunshine deflection for cooling planet

Thanks to $1 million in new grants, Cornell scientists will model adding reflective aerosols into the stratosphere, which may deflect enough sunbeams to reduce Earth’s temperature and limit climate change.

Fulbright winners hope for global research, teaching in 2021

Seven Cornell students and recent alumni received Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards to conduct research or teach abroad in 2020-21. Fulbright activities are currently suspended until January 2021.

Pingali named board chair of anti-hunger institute

Prabhu Pingali, director of the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition, has been named chair of the governing board of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics.

Kerry imparts experience, hope to the ‘next generation’

Former Secretary John Kerry discussed foreign relations, climate change, political polarization and other immediately relevant topics Oct. 29 during the Belnick Family LaFeber/Lowi Presidential Forum.

Cornell Atkinson: a decade of collaborative sustainability

The Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability is celebrating its 10th anniversary by focusing with renewed urgency on more powerful ways to translate knowledge into action.