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Atmospheric travel: Scientists find microplastic everywhere

By sea or by land, microscopic shards of plastic are more ubiquitous than science had known, according to a new study led by researchers at Cornell and Utah State University.

Donica Thomas Varner appointed university counsel

Donica Thomas Varner, vice president, general counsel and secretary at Oberlin College, has been named vice president and general counsel at Cornell. Her appointment was approved April 8 by the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees.

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Conversation to highlight ‘afterlife’ of mass incarceration

The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research will host a virtual conversation April 19 with University of Chicago sociologist Reuben Miller author of “Halfway Home: Race, Punishment, and the Afterlife of Mass Incarceration.”

Seven students to receive SUNY Chancellor’s Awards

Representing Cornell’s four contract colleges, the recipients of the 2021 State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence will be recognized during a virtual ceremony April 14.

Library service interruptions and updates

Cornell University Library urges patrons to plan ahead of upcoming, temporary service interruptions.

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Local planners play key role in conserving biodiversity

Training and resources supporting municipal officials can help incorporate biodiversity into local land use planning, according to research led by Shorna Allred, evaluating a program in New York's Hudson Valley.

Kapil Longani ’97: shaping NYC’s COVID-19 response

As chief counsel to New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio, Kapil Longani ’97 has helped shape the city’s plans for reopening schools, creating outdoor dining protocols, and thinking through legal issues around COVID testing and vaccine distribution. 

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Build Capacity, Not Sanctions

Trade agreements should include more resources for trade partners, says ILR School Assistant Professor Desiree LeClercq.

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Cornell affirms commitment to academic freedom, free speech

A policy statement approved by the Cornell Board of Trustees details broad protections for faculty, students and staff concerning academic freedom and rights to freedom of speech and expression.