Cornell, SUNY students show off contributions that help others

Students from Cornell, Binghamton and Stony Brook universities came together to celebrate the contributions they made to improve local, regional and international communities during a showcase event on April 19 in the College of Human Ecology’s Commons.

Inclusive Excellence Summit promotes connection

More than 400 Cornell employees and community members attended the fifth annual Inclusive Excellence Summit, gathering virtually and in-person to show their commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.   

Collaboration reimagines shopping mall as wellness hub

Faculty and students joined community members, nonprofit leaders and Cayuga Health System representatives April 12-13 to explore a new vision for The Shops at Ithaca Mall focused on health equity.

NYS solar work: Good for climate, but are they good jobs?

A report from the ILR School’s Climate Justice Institute finds significant issues in New York state’s solar construction workforce, including transience, uncertain benefits and racial pay disparities.

Immunologist receives biomedical research award

Ashley Nelson, assistant professor of immunology research in the Department of Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine, has received a 2023 Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award from The Hartwell Foundation.

Burmese journalist wins Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Journalist Kyaw Hsan Hlaing, who exposed the realities of violence perpetrated by the military in his native Myanmar, has been awarded a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans to support his work toward a Ph.D. in political science at Cornell. 

AI apps and robots take home awards at BOOM

Apps that use artificial intelligence to help with tutoring, labeling medical images and perfecting your form while exercising, websites that address social issues with technology, and a robot that may one day colonize Mars all won awards at the annual Bits On Our Minds student technology showcase. 

‘Not her first rodeo’: Beyoncé scholar weighs in on ‘Cowboy Carter’

Professor of Africana studies Riché Richardson says reclaiming country music for the Black community and rebranding the genre as an inclusive space are triumphs of Beyoncé’s new album, “Cowboy Carter.”

Chen, Ryan, Wolfner elected to arts and sciences academy

Professors Peng Chen, Mariana Wolfner ’74 and Timothy A. Ryan, M.S. ’86, Ph.D. ’89, have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the academy announced on April 24.