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The prospect of residency typically brings jitters to newly minted doctors, but the transition has become far more complex with numerous unknowns surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Faculty and students have responded to the global COVID-19 pandemic with a variety of creative work, from poetry and drawing to sonic collage.

Steve Hindy ’71, MAT ’73, Cornell's 2020 Entrepreneur of the Year, shared stories about his career as the co-founder of Brooklyn Brewery during “Beer and Business,” a virtual discussion and beer tasting hosted May 19 by Entrepreneurship at Cornell.

Four student companies won Startup Awards at Cornell Tech’s first virtual Open Studio held May 15.

Virtual events and resources at Cornell include interactive New York state wine and cheese tastings; a Q&A with student filmmakers; a community chat on living alone; and a panel with international perspectives on the pandemic’s challenges to democracy.

Sophomores in the Milstein Program in Technology and Humanity were supposed to spend the summer of 2020 at Cornell Tech, but due to the pandemic, that program has moved online.

Cornell Tech’s first virtual Open Studio – an end-of-semester event in which students present the products they built to members of the tech industry – will be held online May 15.

A determined group of Cornellians in and with connections to China has been helping to provide crucial equipment and supplies for medical professionals at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City and Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca.


Collaborating across disparate disciplines to tackle the grand challenges facing humanity is intrinsic to Cornell’s unique brand of research innovation.