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Immersive education: Oceanography lectures inspire new eCornell course

Attracting more than 1,000 students every fall, Intro to Oceanography is the largest course at Cornell. When Senior Lecturer Bruce Monger started recording the lectures for remote teaching, he partnered with eCornell and ended up developing a publicly accessible oceanography and climate sustainability course too.

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From vaults to virtual classes, library archives enrich teaching

Archivists, curators and librarians are finding virtual ways to help faculty members teach, using gems from Cornell University Library’s rare collections, from medieval texts on parchment to punk show flyers.

Study: Rethink immigration policy for STEM doctorates

A streamlined process for awarding green cards to international STEM doctoral students graduating from U.S. universities could benefit American innovation and competitiveness, according to new research.

Cornell Day of Data to focus on research collaboration

The annual Cornell Day of Data, this year a two-day virtual event, Jan. 27-28, brings together professors, researchers and students from across the university to share techniques, tools and insights in working with data.

UK variant identified in Tompkins County

The Tompkins County Health Department alerted the local community that B.1.1.7, the new, highly contagious “UK variant” of COVID-19, has been identified in Tompkins County.

Institute breaks record in 2020, making laws easy to access

Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute, a pioneer in providing open access to U.S. legal information online, welcomed more than 39 million unique visitors to its website during a year of major headlines.

Lawmakers: Find common ground to help heal democracy

A conversation with the co-chairs of the Problem Solvers Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives kicked off the Institute of Politics and Global Affairs’ Campaign for the Future of Democracy on Jan. 13.

Student film project to have encore showing Jan. 24

A collection of student films, offering insights into Cornell student life during the pandemic, will be shown again Jan. 24, from 2-4 p.m., followed by a live discussion with the filmmakers.

Essentials

Perceived erosion of democracy spawns new campaign

The Institute of Politics and Global Affairs has launched the Campaign for the Future of Democracy, which will work to restore respect for democratic norms and to strengthen democratic resilience.