Unbuild better: a Collegetown case study in deconstruction

A project led by Felix Heisel and community partners is investigating deconstruction’s potential as a more sustainable alternative to building demolition, a source of significant waste that contributes to climate change.

Brooks health economist John Cawley takes leadership role with international organization

John Cawley, a health economist at the Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy, will help lead an international organization of health economists. As a member of the Board of Directors of the International Health Economics Association, Cawley will help the group apply economics to health and health care systems while also assisting young researchers at the start of their careers. 

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Center offers tools for culturally responsive research, practice

The Cornell Center for Cultural Humility facilitates culturally responsive research, practice and policy that is inclusive across race, ethnicity, class and other markers of identity.

Cornell celebrates Morrison’s birthday with screening, roundtable

Cornell will celebrate the birthday of alumna and Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison MA ’55 from 3-5 p.m. Feb. 18 with a screening of the film “The Foreigner’s Home” (2017), followed by a roundtable discussion.

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Volunteer scientists change opinions about vaccines

Vaccination Conversations with Scientists, a group of more than 100 Cornell scientist volunteers educating the public about vaccines, is reporting success in shifting unvaccinated people’s beliefs about the shots.

Professor named chair of state humanities organization

Timothy Murray, professor of comparative literature and literatures in English, has been elected chair of the board of directors of Humanities New York (HNY), a nonprofit humanities council founded in 1975 that supports and advocates for public humanities across the state.

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Partnership seeks international businesses for Southern Tier

A $1.6 million federal grant will establish a regional hub designed to attract foreign startups and growing companies to the Southern Tier region.

Freedom seekers speak on Underground Railroad website

The stories of fictional freedom seekers ring out on the new “Voices on the Underground Railroad” website, a collaborative effort between Cornell students and community members.

COVID-19 community surveillance project launches

Researchers at the College of Veterinary Medicine, in collaboration with the Tompkins County Health Department and Cayuga Health System, are conducting a COVID-19 community health survey to estimate levels of COVID infection and immunity in the county.

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