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Online course makes hard cider easier 

Students have flocked to Cornell AgriTech’s hard apple cider online training with 236 cider producers from around the world taking part since the pandemic forced a change in format.

Registration opens for 2022 New York Youth Institute

New York State high school students can now apply for the 2022 New York Youth Institute, an educational program dedicated to tackling the biggest challenges facing people and the planet in the 21st century.

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Veterinary nonprofit expands to NYS animal shelters

FARVets, a nonprofit run through the College of Veterinary Medicine to address animal overpopulation with spay-neuter clinics and vaccinations, has extended its reach in New York state as it has had to limit international programming because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Advancing digital equity: ILR School develops tool to help NYS communities

Fourteen percent of NYS residents can’t log on at home. ILR and Community Tech NY are launching the New York State Digital Equity Portal in partnership with the State Department of Education, the New York State Library and The John R. Oishei Foundation.

Forum showcases community-engaged learning projects

Examples of how community-engaged learning projects can address community needs were showcased during a virtual forum on Nov. 17. The projects demonstrate the College of Human Ecology’s Engaged College Initiative, a partnership between the college and the David M. Einhorn Center for Community Engagement that supports learning with a community engagement component.

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A 'freedom church' unearths its Underground Railroad history

Cornell researchers and students are collaborating with community members to shed light on the role St. James A.M.E. Zion Church played in the abolitionist movement of the 1800s.

Cornell-led Grow-NY contest boosts NYS food, ag startups

The Chicago-based startup Every Body Eat, which produces food free of the 14 most common allergens, took home $1 million in the third annual Grow-NY Food and Agriculture Competition,led by Cornell.

Hochul names Cornellians to NYS climate assessment project

Several Cornellians – appointed by Gov. Kathy Hochul – will explore how the warming environment will affect New York’s communities, ecosystems and economy in the new Climate Impacts Assessment project.

Earth Source Heat open house addresses community questions

By summer 2022, Cornell plans to drill a 10,000-foot hole to verify whether conditions underground will allow Earth Source Heat to warm campus and reduce the university’s carbon footprint.