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Rob Scott, director of Cornell Prison Education Program, has organized 14 New York colleges and universities to provide masks for every person incarcerated in the state – nearly 43,000 people.

Lively Run Goat Dairy of Interlaken, New York, co-owned by Dave Messmer ’17, is doing its part to help those in the region struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Alejandro Calixto, formerly head of the Florida Research Center for Corteva Agriscience, will begin May 16 as the new director of New York State Integrated Pest Management.

The lab of Margaret Frank, assistant professor of plant biology, has helped create nearly 1,000 at-home gardening kits, which they donated to children in the Ithaca City School District during meal delivery May 8.

A determined group of Cornellians in and with connections to China has been helping to provide crucial equipment and supplies for medical professionals at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City and Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca.


ILR has announced the creation of the Ithaca Co-Lab, which will focus on engaged learning opportunities and outreach work in Ithaca and the surrounding region. It is modeled after the school’s Buffalo Co-Lab.

Since its doors opened in September 2018, Cornell AgriTech's Center of Excellence for Food and Agriculture has supported more than 50 New York-based companies and helped raised $12.3 million to grow businesses.

Threatened with shutting down due to COVID-19, Loaves & Fishes of Tompkins County was saved at the last minute by the formation of new partnerships that helped keep the food distribution service going.

For families in western and central New York hurt by severe economic conditions brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, relief is on the way – in the form of cold milk, delivered to local food banks.