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StayHomecoming 2020 brings Big Red spirit online

Thousands of alumni, parents, students and friends from around the globe participated in StayHomecoming week events Oct. 6-10, an entirely online event for the first time.

Homecoming keynote highlights Law School clinics

The Oct. 9 StayHomecoming keynote panel featured the work of four Cornell Law School clinics, which offer students real-world experience while helping people who otherwise may not be able to afford legal services.

Grants fund community-engaged learning curricula

The Office of Engagement Initiatives recently awarded Engaged Curriculum Grants to 19 teams of faculty and community partners that are developing community-engaged learning courses, majors and minors across the university.

Cornell unites science and policy to end hunger

Ceres2030, headquartered at Cornell, aims to end world hunger by 2030. Harnessing machine learning and librarian savvy, the project identified the most effective ways to boost crops, empower farmers and protect the environment.

Summer program helped bolster local indigent defense

The Cornell Defender Program virtually teamed undergraduates and law students with trial attorneys to support indigent defense in Tompkins County and a more diverse pipeline of students interested in law careers.

Cornell’s Adult University hosting 2020 election seminar

Cornell’s Adult University is hosting free and pay-to-view live online seminars open to the public this fall, beginning with “The 2020 Presidential Election – an Online Seminar.”

New CALS dean sees climate resilience in agriculture

Environmental scientist Benjamin Z. Houlton, the new dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, says agriculture is the most important industry of the 21st century – and a powerful weapon to combat climate change.

Student group promotes peer voter registration by Oct. 9

Equipped with Zoom rooms and social distancing tools in the age of COVID-19, a group of students is demystifying the mechanics of voter registration and casting a ballot.

Cornell, Cayuga Health donate COVID testing to ICSD

Cornell and the Cayuga Health System are donating COVID-19 testing and analysis to the Ithaca City School District, testing more than 1,200 students this week as the district prepares to reopen for in-person instruction Oct. 5.