Atkinson Rural Scholarship Initiative gives local high schoolers a chance to attend Summer Precollege

Though Glenn Morgan Parker '25 shared what it was like to take an online course as a Precollege student, thanks to the Atkinson scholarship, and how it helped prepare her for her first year at Cornell.

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NYS Gov. Hochul to Cornell students: ‘We need your voices’

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul outlined plans for rebuilding the state’s infrastructure Feb. 10 at a New York City event sponsored by Cornell’s Institute of Politics and Global Affairs.

Volunteer scientists change opinions about vaccines

Vaccination Conversations with Scientists, a group of more than 100 Cornell scientist volunteers educating the public about vaccines, is reporting success in shifting unvaccinated people’s beliefs about the shots.

Professor named chair of state humanities organization

Timothy Murray, professor of comparative literature and literatures in English, has been elected chair of the board of directors of Humanities New York (HNY), a nonprofit humanities council founded in 1975 that supports and advocates for public humanities across the state.

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Partnership seeks international businesses for Southern Tier

A $1.6 million federal grant will establish a regional hub designed to attract foreign startups and growing companies to the Southern Tier region.

Federal laws push food safety stragglers to move forward

Strengthening existing federal food safety laws can keep producers – and those all along the supply chain – from lagging behind industry standards to protect consumers.

Nolan School alumni co-found local cannabis company

Cameron Wesley Scott, M.M.H. ’21, and Jeremiah Swain, M.M.H. ’20, hope to create one of upstate New York’s first boutique cannabis hotels and make social change at the same time.

Superheated steam can nix pathogens in dry food processing

In the arid world of processing flour and food powders, where using water to sanitize is impossible, Cornell researchers are studying dry, superheated steam.

Julie Suarez Named CCE Friend of Extension

As the associate dean for land grant affairs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Julie Suarez is recognized across the state as an advocate for New York agriculture and a trusted partner in furthering the outreach conducted by Cornell CALS and Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE). On Monday, Jan. 31, that recognition hit a formal note as Suarez was named CCE’s 2021 Friend of Extension.

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