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Online showcase celebrates students’ community engagement

Cornell’s Office of Engagement Initiatives celebrated students’ work from this academic year online at the Community Engagement Showcase 2020.

COVID-19 impact: Mary Jo Dudley on vulnerable farmworkers

Mary Jo Dudley, an expert in farmworker issues, talks about how the pandemic has underlined the importance of farmworkers, who are crucial to maintaining the country’s food supply.

Students reflect on engaged experiences, leadership

Students reflected on their learning experiences and future goals in community engagement as they completed a leadership certificate program this spring.

Study traces how farmlands affect bee disease spread

A new study on bees, plants and landscapes in upstate New York sheds light on how bee pathogens spread, offering possible clues for what farmers could do to improve bee health.

Cornell leads effort to provide masks for incarcerated people

Rob Scott, director of Cornell Prison Education Program, has organized 14 New York colleges and universities to provide masks for every person incarcerated in the state – nearly 43,000 people.

Say cheese: Local dairy donating to food banks

Lively Run Goat Dairy of Interlaken, New York, co-owned by Dave Messmer ’17, is doing its part to help those in the region struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.


State Integrated Pest Management welcomes new director

Alejandro Calixto, formerly head of the Florida Research Center for Corteva Agriscience, will begin May 16 as the new director of New York State Integrated Pest Management.

Cornell biologists grow, donate plant kits to local families

The lab of Margaret Frank, assistant professor of plant biology, has helped create nearly 1,000 at-home gardening kits, which they donated to children in the Ithaca City School District during meal delivery May 8.

Cornellians in China help send medical supplies to NYC, Ithaca

A determined group of Cornellians in and with connections to China has been helping to provide crucial equipment and supplies for medical professionals at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City and Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca.