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Lonely mice more vocal, more social after isolation

Female mice showed a “profound effect” from acute isolation, dramatically increasing their production of ultrasonic vocalizations as well as non-vocal activity, a new Cornell psychology study found.

Updates on campus testing, public health measures

The science continues to indicate that the university’s approach to an in-person semester is safe and that risk of infection is minimal when the community collectively follows public health guidance, according to Cornell leaders.

Ithaca campus moving to COVID alert level yellow

Cornell administrators announced that the university would be changing its COVID-19 alert level to yellow following an increase in the number of positive cases on campus.

Pollack to students: Respect knowledge and be kind

The excitement was palpable as thousands of Cornellians gathered in person at Schoellkopf Field for New Student Convocation Aug. 25. President Martha E. Pollack shared two lessons: Respect knowledge and be kind.

President Pollack welcomes Cornellians to fall 2021 semester

President Pollack asked all members of the Cornell community to respect knowledge and be kind to one another as the new academic year begins.

Festival takes listeners on musical pilgrimage around Arts Quad

The ReSounds Festival Sept. 4-5 kicks off a yearlong project focused on innovation in acoustic instruments and includes installations at the Johnson Museum and concerts each day beginning at 4 p.m. that take listeners on a pilgrimage to various locations around the Arts Quad.

Around Cornell

How moviemaking evolved to draw us in

In a new book, “Movies on Our Minds: The Evolution of Cinematic Engagement,” psychology professor emeritus James Cutting explores the perceptual, cognitive and emotional reasons we enjoy popular films.

Welcome events, new buildings greet students

For new Cornell students, Orientation won’t just be an introduction to life on campus – due to the pandemic, it might be their first fully in-person school experience in 18 months.

Officials offer Mental Health Review update

University leaders announced the launch of a new website that serves as a centralized source of information about campus mental health and well-being, and lauded recent work by the students of the Empathy Assistance & Referral Service.