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Report: Ithaca economy shouldn’t return to business as usual

In a report for Tompkins County, the ILR School’s Ithaca Co-Lab recommends workforce strategies to reduce racial disparities, remove barriers to work and prioritize living-wage jobs.

‘Go-getter’ director nurtures McGovern incubator to maturity

When Lou Walcer ’74 stepped into the new business incubator in Weill Hall 10 years ago, he saw opportunity. Now, the center has enjoyed a decade of success.

Recycling next-generation solar panels fosters green planet

Designing a recycling strategy for a new generation of photovoltaic solar cells will add a strong dose of environmental friendliness to a green industry.

Orphaned baby beavers crisscross NYS for treatment at Cornell

The Cornell Wildlife Hospital helped care for a litter of baby beavers, whose parents were trapped and killed at Lake George in the Adirondacks, nursing three of the surviving five back to health before sending them for rehabilitation.

Cooperative Extension grant aims to vaccinate NYS’ vulnerable

A two-year, $200,000 grant from the USDA and the Extension Foundation to Cornell researchers aims to help promote vaccine confidence and uptake in vulnerable communities in eight New York counties, both upstate and downstate.

Chobani Scholars program supports future NYS dairy leaders

Four undergraduates from New York state who are majoring in animal science each received $20,000 scholarships this past year through the Chobani Scholars Program, to help them achieve their dairy career ambitions across four years of study.

Staff, faculty win SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence

Twenty faculty and professional staff members in four of Cornell’s state contract colleges have been selected for the 2020–21 State University of New York Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence.

Cornell AgriTech launches hops breeding program

A $300,000 investment from New York state has paved the way for a new hops breeding program at Cornell AgriTech, which will grow and develop signature New York hops varieties in support of the state’s $3.4 billion craft brewing industry.

CCE tiny house makes powerful energy impact

Part of the Cornell Cooperative Extension(CCE) Tompkins County Get Your Greenbacks program, the PowerHouse helps CCE educators tackle environmental issues and social inequities by making energy savings concepts tangible and easy to understand.