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Gensler family endows, names Cornell AAP NYC program

A $10 million gift to the College of Architecture, Art and Planning has been given to the college by a multi-generational Cornellian family to name and permanently fund its NYC program.

Cornell’s revamped external education unit broadens its reach

Paul Krause ’91, the university’s vice provost for external education and leader of eCornell, discusses his role and the new unit that encompasses the university’s various external education programs.

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Cornell startup awarded $600K to improve food safety

Halomine, a Cornell-based startup developing cutting-edge technologies for the sanitation of food processing equipment, has been awarded $600,000 from the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Cathy Creighton ’87 to direct ILR’s Buffalo Co-Lab

Cathy Creighton ’87, who has served multiple roles with the ILR School’s Buffalo Co-Lab for more than a decade, will become its director on Jan. 1, 2021, succeeding Lou Jean Fleron.

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Alumni couple named Alliance for Science’s Farmer of the Year

As hunger rose during the pandemic, alumni Rick and Laura Pedersen responded by sharing the bounty of their farm with local food bank in upstate New York. They have been named Cornell Alliance for Science Farmer of the Year.

Cornell-bred malting barley has a name: Excelsior Gold

The first variety of spring malting barley bred by Cornell to succeed in New York’s wet climate and support the state’s $5.4 billion craft beer industry now has a name: Excelsior Gold. 

NYS can achieve 2050 carbon goals with Earth’s help

By delving into scientific and economic data, Cornell engineers have examined whether New York could achieve a statewide carbon-neutral economy by 2050. Their finding: Yes – and with five years to spare.

NYPA to get climate change science lessons from Cornell

The New York Power Authority is partnering with the Cornell Climate Smart Solutions Program to deliver a comprehensive training program to its nearly 2,400 employees in New York.

Inspired by his education, alumnus creates fast COVID-19 test

Alumnus Greg Galvin, the 2014 Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year and founder and CEO of Rheonix, is ramping up production of an automated, same-day test for the virus that causes COVID-19.