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Cornell has secured a U.S. Department of Energy grant, expected to total about $7.2 million, which will fund exploratory research to help verify the feasibility of using a novel geothermal energy system to heat its campus buildings.

The campaign will reinforce the behaviors returning students, faculty and staff must practice to help prevent spread of COVID-19 this fall, including wearing face coverings, physical distancing and good hand hygiene.

Harold A. Scheraga, the George W. and Grace L. Todd Professor Emeritus of Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences, who had a profound impact shaping the understanding of protein structure, died Aug. 1 in Ithaca. He was 98.

The Cornell Student Behavioral Compact requires all students to abide by strict public health guidelines and participate in mandatory testing to help protect the campus and Tompkins County communities during the pandemic.

In a message to students on the Ithaca campus, Vice President Ryan Lombardi outlined the components in the new compact, which they will complete before they can enroll in classes.

In a message to the Cornell and local communities, President Martha E. Pollack said the decision to reactivate campus was driven by the “responsibility to safeguard the health and well-being of not only our students, but of our entire community.”

Provost Michael Kotlikoff, Vice Provost Gary Koretzky and Dean Lorin Warnick gave an update on the ongoing COVID-19 testing program on the Ithaca campus.

Cornell University Library has launched the Ernie Paniccioli Photo Archive, a digital collection chronicling hip-hop music and culture from the 1980s to the mid-2000s.

Dean Kathryn Boor is leaving College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. But first, she joins Cornell Cooperative Extension's "Extension Out Loud" podcast to reflect on her decade-long tenure and the evolution of agriculture, research and outreach.