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Rural counties in upstate New York are likely to be the state’s most vulnerable to a COVID-19 outbreak that could strain local health care infrastructure, according to an analysis by Cornell demographers.

Dogs have highly sensitive noses, a trait environmental conservationists, land managers and plant disease specialists are harnessing to sniff out invasive species.

Applications are now open for Year 2 of Grow-NY, the food and agriculture business competition administered by Cornell's Center for Regional Economic Advancement and funded by Empire State Development.

Cornell University has made a $100,000 contribution to help establish a Tompkins County/City of Ithaca COVID-19 Small Business Resiliency Fund to support and stabilize local small businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility enables scientists and engineers from academia and industry to conduct micro- and nanoscale research with state-of-the-art technology and expertise from its technical staff. But perhaps the facility’s greatest breakthrough is helping launch startup companies in New York state.

At the end of March, the Cornell Orchards started donating apples to the Ithaca and Dryden school districts, and will continue to do so over the next month. In all, it will donate approximately 26,000 apples.

The university beginning online classes for the remainder of the semester continues a long history of remote instruction. Liberty Hyde Bailey and Martha Van Rensselaer designed Cornell’s first correspondence courses in 1896 and 1900, respectively.

Cornell administrators are reminding everyone in the university community – particularly students living off campus – how important it is to be counted in the 2020 U.S. census.

Faculty, students and staff at Cornell Law School are responding to the coronavirus pandemic by giving businesses and workers in central New York legal assistance.