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Geologic park manager receives NYS Hometown Alumni Award

Jonathan Weston ’04, manager of Panama Rocks, a park and geologic site in New York’s Chautauqua County, received the Cornell New York State Hometown Alumni Award Oct. 6 in a virtual ceremony.

ILR student sworn in to serve on Ithaca Common Council

Patrick Mehler ’23 hopes to drive engagement between City Hall and the 6,000 people who live in his Collegetown-area district, the 4th Ward.

Music department presents organ festival Oct. 20-23

The festival honors Dutch composer and keyboardist Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck.

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Precollege scholarship recipient wants to change healthcare in the Philippines

Carlos Jay Espinosa was awarded the Dean’s Scholarship from Cornell University Precollege Studies to take a biology course with Cornell faculty and earn college credit. “As a first-generation student, and one who didn’t come from a well-off household, I always dreamt of attending international opportunities like this, since programs of this kind are scarce in my country,” Espinosa said. “I thought of that dream as something impossible.”

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Free online course teaches agricultural resilience

A new online course opens opportunities for scientists and agricultural development professionals to blend technical skills with the most advanced findings in social sciences.

Marker to honor Ithaca birthplace of Tuskegee Airman

Urbanist and historian Thomas J. Campanella, was researching a book when he first came across the name Verdelle Louis Payne, who was a member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen, the first African American military pilots in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Collaboration plants seeds for cultural, biological conservation

A campus partnership with the Gayogo̱hó:nǫ’ (Cayuga Nation) seeks to conserve biodiversity and simultaneously safeguard human cultural values and traditions – including language – that depend on these natural resources.

Author: World’s greatest ideas came from interdisciplinary teamwork

The collaborative nature of innovation was one of the key messages author Steven Johnson delivered during a campus visit Sept. 22, as a guest of the Milstein Program in Technology & Humanity.

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‘Visions of Dante:’ seeing the Italian poet with new eyes

The exhibition at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art explores the visual nature of the “Divine Comedy,” which has inspired scholars and artists from medieval times through today.