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Design Connect projects come to fruition in two upstate towns

Students in Design Connect collaborated with stakeholders in two upstate New York towns to provide design and planning resources.

National program stops pests in public housing

StopPests in Housing, part of the Northeast Integrated Pest Management Center, provides free technical assistance, consultations, training and resources for preventative pest control at federally subsidized housing sites nationwide.

ILR School senior steers upstate town’s future

Alex Hammond '18 commutes from the ILR School to his hometown in northern New York, where he was elected town supervisor.

Students clear mud, debris from storm-ravaged homes in Puerto Rico

Over winter break in January, 14 Cornell Tradition undergraduates traded creature comforts for work gloves to help clean up homes in Puerto Rico, which is still reeling nearly five months after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.

New website helps students ‘experience’ Cornell

The Cornell Student Experience Initiative aims to connect students with thousands of opportunities beyond the classroom. A new website will help them easily find programs for international study, research, fellowships, community-engaged classes and more.

Pop-up portal preview coming March 7

An inflatable portal offering immersive conversations with other portal users all over the world will be on campus March 7 in the Biotech atrium.

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Laura Lewis speaks of tug of two worlds

Laura Lewis, Ithaca Common Council, spoke of the influence in her life of two worlds – of the family she grew up in and of the career in student and community service she has pursued since her undergraduate years – Feb. 1 at Soup & Hope.

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Restoration ecology class surveys Lake Treman

Students in Tom Whitlow’s Restoration Ecology class spent the fall semester examining Lake Treman’s many components, and they worked with the New York State Department of Parks and Recreation to develop a plan for managing it.

Institute helps staff help students succeed in community engagement

Staff and university leaders met Jan. 25 in the Biotechnology Building to learn skills for engaging with the local community, as part of the Community Engaged Staff Institute held by the Office of Engagement Initiatives.  

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