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The coronavirus pandemic has challenged Cornell students, as they’ve waited for online instruction to begin April 6. But many are responding with resilience, staying sharp and taking care of others, and themselves.

In a virtual forum sponsored by the Employee Assembly, university leaders said recent steps to contain costs sought to preserve jobs while addressing shortfalls prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

As Cornell University Library’s physical spaces remain temporarily closed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, librarians are opening digital doors for Cornell’s community of scholars.

Virtual events and resources at Cornell include: Images of Dragon Days past; Cornell experts discuss COVID-19; “Cosmos” and spotlight on women artists at the Johnson Museum; student theater and film updates; and a citizen science project surveying breeding birds.

For decades, Cornell archaeologists have been excavating at Sardis, Turkey. A new lecture series to spotlight that work launched March 6 with the excavation’s current director, Nicholas D. Cahill, professor of Greek and Roman art at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

The Ithaca campus is open, but all nonessential faculty and staff are required to work from home, as outlined in a March 21 announcement from the Cornell administration.

The Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine announces the establishment of the Cornell Wildlife Heath Center, which aims to catalyze multidisciplinary collaboration to address global wildlife health challenges.

The Cornell University Master of Public Health program recently received full accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health.

As the world grapples with the financial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, Cornell has reaffirmed its financial aid commitment to current and future students, and their families.