Student group adapts toys, devices for kids with disabilities

The Big Red Adaptive Play and Design Initiative has brought independence and joy to local children with disabilities – and has created space for the engineering of assistive technologies at Cornell.  

Community Engagement Awards honor exceptional people, projects 

Collaboration was the theme of the evening at the second annual Community Engagement Awards, held April 16 and hosted by the Einhorn Center for Community Engagement to celebrate excellence in local and global university-community partnerships. 

Workbook tackles injustice – and carbon – in built environment

Led by College of Architecture, Art and Planning experts, “Embodying Justice in the Built Environment: Circularity in Practice” seeks to help communities center justice principles while implementing sustainability strategies.

JFK Award recipient merges passions for medicine and public service

Sarah McMorrow '24 received the Class of 1964 John F. Kennedy Memorial Award for her commitment to serving others.

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Robinson-Appel Award recipients serve diverse local populations

Three Cornell undergraduates received Robinson-Appel Humanitarian Awards to honor their significant involvement in community engagement. Ariela Asllani ’26, David Ni’ 24 and Melody Welles ’27 each received a $2,500 prize towards projects that improve the lives of diverse local populations, including adopted and foster children, refugee students, and immigrants.

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Latina sorority awarded Perkins Prize for dedication to literacy

The Invincible Iota Chapter of Sigma Lambda Upsilon/ Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc. received the 28th annual James A. Perkins Prize for Interracial and Intercultural Peace and Harmony during a ceremony April 15 at Willard Straight Hall. 

Faculty awarded for creative, innovative community engagement

Thirteen Cornell faculty members have received Community-Engaged Practice and Innovation Awards from the Einhorn Center for Community Engagement. The awards recognize faculty who have recently developed community-engaged learning, leadership or research activities that create opportunities for students.

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Einhorn Center honors Rebecca Morgenstern Brenner with 2024 Kaplan Fellowship

Cornell’s Einhorn Center for Community Engagement named Rebecca Morgenstern Brenner, senior lecturer at the Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy, recipient of the 2024 Kaplan Family Distinguished Faculty Fellowship.

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Maribel Garcia awardee honored for conservation efforts in Central Africa

Doctoral candidate Ivonne Kienast received the 2024 Maribel Garcia Community Spirit Award from the Einhorn Center for Community Engagement for her commitment to wildlife conservation and education in Africa.

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