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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.

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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.

Migrations initiative wins $5M Mellon grant for racial justice

The grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Just Futures Initiative will bring together scholars from across the university and beyond to study the links between racism, dispossession and migration.

Lovevery co-founder named Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year

Entrepreneurship at Cornell has named Jessica Rolph ’97, MBA ’04, co-founder and CEO of early childhood development startup Lovevery, its 2021 Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year.

Roper Center hosts forum on public opinion polling

The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research will host an online forum, Jan. 21 at 6 p.m., to examine the future of polling. The event is free and open to the public; registration is required.

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Forum to provide update on Earth Source Heat project

Cornell’s proposal to tap the Earth’s thermal energy to heat the Ithaca campus will be the focus of a virtual community forum, Jan. 19 at 6 p.m.