Freedom seekers speak on Underground Railroad website

The stories of fictional freedom seekers ring out on the new “Voices on the Underground Railroad” website, a collaborative effort between Cornell students and community members.

COVID-19 community surveillance project launches

Researchers at the College of Veterinary Medicine, in collaboration with the Tompkins County Health Department and Cayuga Health System, are conducting a COVID-19 community health survey to estimate levels of COVID infection and immunity in the county.

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Engineers propose greener recycling for medical PPE waste

Forget incineration or landfills. To resolve the increasing, never-ending waste stream of medical PPE as a result of the pandemic, Cornell engineers suggest recycling via pyrolysis.

From bats to bears, program protects NYS wildlife from disease

The New York State Wildlife Health Program mobilizes experts when disease strikes wild animals and prevents outbreaks by translating data into policy.

Indigenous-Cornell partnership publishes Gayogo̱hó:nǫ’ history

The Tompkins County Historical Commission will release a short book written by Cornell Professor Kurt Jordan with the help of Gayogo̱hó:nǫʔ community members, titled “The Gayogo̱hó:nǫʔ People in the Cayuga Lake Region: A Brief History.”

Cornell Tech professor tells Congress crypto can go greener

Blockchain technology expert Ari Juels testified Jan. 20 before a Congressional subcommittee that digital currency – a notorious energy guzzler – can be validated in greener ways.

Chobani to address diversity in ag with $1M expansion of Scholars Program

Chobani has announced changes to its successful Chobani Scholars Program, adding a pledge of $1 million and a focus on supporting historically underserved students who wish to pursue a broad set of agricultural interests.

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Startup roundup: New alliances for Ava Labs

Cornell startups Ava Labs have new key partnerships with Deloitte and Mastercard, while university startup companies SwiftScale Biologics and Novomer have been acquired.

A Collegetown mural memorializes loved ones lost to illness

Yerkezhan Abuova ’23 memorialized her grandmothers in a Collegetown mural, painting them surrounded by animals, tulips and waterlilies. She hopes it will comfort viewers who grieve.