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Around campus academic quads and residential areas, in the thick of autumn’s red and yellow leaves, soon there’ll be something green: a new tool-toting, solar power-generating trailer.

Twenty faculty members from eight colleges have been named Engaged Faculty Fellows, committed to advancing community-engaged learning and scholarship at Cornell and within their academic disciplines.

The aggressive approach, which supplements other campus efforts to slow the virus’s spread, expands testing to those who may not meet the definition of a close contact.

Two Cornell economics researchers have received a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation to study the long-term effects of active learning and online instruction.

This school year, 27 new faculty members join the College of Arts and Sciences, adding to the College’s strengths in areas including inequality, climate change, behavioral economics, health policy, history of capitalism and moral psychology.

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This year’s 76West Clean Energy Competition featured three Cornellian-led startups that could potentially generate economic development in the Southern Tier with clean-energy technology.

A Cornell-led collaboration has created the first microscopic robots that incorporate semiconductor components, allowing them to be controlled – and made to walk – with standard electronic signals.

A project funded by a 2017 grant from the provost’s Active Learning Initiative has resulted in calculus students and instructors seeing academic benefits, and a path to more consistently active pedagogy.

The National Science Foundation has renewed its funding for the Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility with a five-year, $7.5 million grant.