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Hochul sees brighter days ahead for upstate economy

As New Yorkers emerge from the pandemic’s economic morass, New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul acknowledged a tough path ahead, but shared hope for the state’s future at Cornell’s annual town-gown regional meeting.

Professor emerita to discuss latest work in ‘Book Breaks’

History professor emerita Mary Beth Norton will discuss her book, “1774: The Long Year of Revolution,” in the next “Book Breaks” discussion, Jan. 31, hosted by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

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Cornell to help train state’s pioneering public health corps

Cornell is partnering with New York state and Northwell Health System to develop and train the nation’s first state public health corps, which will support COVID-19 vaccination and improve long-term public health outcomes.

Lawmakers: Find common ground to help heal democracy

A conversation with the co-chairs of the Problem Solvers Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives kicked off the Institute of Politics and Global Affairs’ Campaign for the Future of Democracy on Jan. 13.

Cornell helps develop NYS effort on telehealth reform

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has accepted new proposals to expand access to telehealth – developed with the Reimagine New York Commission Telehealth Working Group, co-chaired by President Martha E. Pollack.

ILR initiative bridging gap between legal system, employment

The Criminal Justice and Employment Initiative in November held the first two of four scheduled live online educational trainings for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s Office of Second Chance Employment.

Experts: To save public health, release immigration detainees

Immigrants in detention centers have a heightened risk of COVID-19 infection, and detainees should be released into their communities, according to a report co-authored by a pair of Cornell researchers.

Food scientists mentor international COVID-19 task force

Food businesses and consumers coping with COVID-19 impacts in five countries in Asia and Africa now have access to customized resources, and experts mentored by the Institute for Food Safety at Cornell University.

NYPA to get climate change science lessons from Cornell

The New York Power Authority is partnering with the Cornell Climate Smart Solutions Program to deliver a comprehensive training program to its nearly 2,400 employees in New York.