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Chuck Feeney reaches lifetime goal: giving away a fortune

Charles F. “Chuck” Feeney ’56, founding chairman of The Atlantic Philanthropies, has finally reached a goal that was decades in the making: giving away his entire fortune during his lifetime.

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Gift supports A&S visiting journalist program, Cornell Tech

A $5 million gift from Jan Rock Zubrow ’77 and Barry Zubrow will support two vital university programs, one in the College of Arts and Sciences and the other at Cornell Tech in New York City.

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‘Adaptive testing’ quickly IDs infections within social circles

The aggressive approach, which supplements other campus efforts to slow the virus’s spread, expands testing to those who may not meet the definition of a close contact.

NSF funds effort to support home health aides through tech

An interdisciplinary team of Cornell researchers has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to develop technological tools to ease the burdens on home health aides.

Cornell’s K-12 programs foster creativity, community

When the pandemic abruptly shuttered school buildings across the nation in March, units across Cornell’s campuses swung into action to support K-12 learning virtually.

Milstein Program bridges tech and humanities virtually

The 2020 summer segment of the Milstein Program in Technology and Humanity, held virtually because of the pandemic, immersed students and instructors in imaginative explorations of sound, color, curation and culture.

ILR School to celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2020-21

The School of Industrial and Labor Relations was founded in 1945 to help resolve labor-management conflict by educating both business and labor leaders.

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Grant will fund study into COVID outcome disparities in NYC

Weill Cornell Medicine’s Clinical and Translational Science Center has been awarded a two-year, $1.5 million NIH grant to investigate how social and biological factors help determine COVID-19 outcomes in New York City patients.

In 3D simulation, shoppers prefer stores with more distancing

New York City residents are four times more likely to choose a store where shoppers respect 6 feet of distancing than one where no one is social distancing, according to a Cornell experiment using 3D simulation.