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Older volunteers help NYC children grow, learn through play

Through a partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension, New York City’s Department for the Aging will provide child development training to volunteers in its Foster Grandparent Program.

Schmidt: Exploring Earth’s oceans to reach Europa

To prep for missions to Jupiter’s icy moon Europa, Britney Schmidt, associate professor of astronomy and earth and atmospheric sciences, is studying Antarctica’s ice and oceans.

Cornell pilots shortened COVID-19 isolation program

A limited number of fully vaccinated students with breakthrough but asymptomatic COVID-19 infections will be able to test out of their mandatory 10-day isolation periods early after receiving two negative tests.

eLab introduces newest cohort of student startups

Following a competitive application process, eLab announced the 20 student teams selected for participation in the 2021-22 cohort.

Community of practice explores digital storytelling in the classroom

The Center for Teaching Innovation's Digital storytelling community of practice offers monthly sessions this fall for instructors to explore this inclusive teaching strategy and discuss their ideas with peers.

Around Cornell

Geologic park manager receives NYS Hometown Alumni Award

Jonathan Weston ’04, manager of Panama Rocks, a park and geologic site in New York’s Chautauqua County, received the Cornell New York State Hometown Alumni Award Oct. 6 in a virtual ceremony.

ILR student sworn in to serve on Ithaca Common Council

Patrick Mehler ’23 hopes to drive engagement between City Hall and the 6,000 people who live in his Collegetown-area district, the 4th Ward.

Chemistry professor helped catalyze Nobel-winning breakthrough

A small contribution from Tristan Lambert, professor of chemistry and chemical biology, when he was a doctoral student helped catalyze the breakthrough in catalysis that led to the 2021 Nobel Prize in chemistry.

Francis Fukuyama talk launches series on global crises

The Center for the Study of Economy & Society presents a new fall lecture series, “The American State in a Multipolar World,” beginning on Monday, Oct. 18th with an in-person lecture by Francis Fukuyama '74.