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President Martha E. Pollack issued a statement May 29 addressing the recent killing of George Floyd and several African Americans before him. She said Cornell will do all it can to address racism.

Cornell’s Virtual Reunion will be a celebration for all classes this year, with more than 80 events bringing Cornellians together from around the world.

Virtual events at Cornell include a panel on COVID-19's medical and socio-economic impacts in Africa; a play and live Q&A marking the Southeast Asia Program's 70th anniversary; student art on display from New York City and beyond; and a live concert presented by Bound for Glory.

Cornell President Martha E. Pollack announced May 28 that she will be sending regular messages to the community during the summer to share opportunities for input and describe the university’s progress on reopening plans.

Culminating four years of rigorous military training, five Cornell seniors became officers in the U.S. Navy, and one in the U.S. Marine Corps, in virtual ceremonies May 22. Three more will take the oath May 29.

The Cornell Center for Social Sciences has awarded nearly $110,000 in rapid response grants to help faculty pursue nine research projects related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences welcomed two new assistant professors, whose research will enhance the commitment to pursuing cutting-edge research focused on improving people’s quality of life.


Emeritus professor of art Kay WalkingStick has been elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Séamus Davis, the James Gilbert White Distinguished Professor Emeritus of physics, has received a $1.6 million five-year grant renewal from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to continue his studies of quantum materials.