Cornell increases its Ithaca City School District funding by 30%

Cornell will increase its voluntary, unrestricted contribution to the Ithaca City School District by $150,000 per year, from $500,000 to $650,000 annually, beginning this year, university officials announced.

Big Red Buddies support learning in Head Start classrooms

Students in the Big Red Buddies program volunteer their time to assist in classrooms with the Tompkins County Early Head Start and Head Start program, which promotes healthy child development and education for low-income families.

ILR students help NYC area organizations, gain experience

Twelve undergraduates, all ILR majors, took part in the first High Roads Fellowship program to take place in New York City. During the nine-week session, the fellows gained work experience assisting organizations in the NYC region.

National Mall installation invites public to ‘let freedom ring’

An interactive bell tower designed by Paul Ramírez Jonas is one of six artworks featured in “Beyond Granite: Pulling Together,” which aims to create a more inclusive commemorative landscape on the mall.

‘Trashbots’ help Brooklynites clean up, connect

Cornell Tech researchers deployed “trashbots” in Brooklyn for two weeks in July. The goal of the experiment was to see how people interact with, and make sense of, service robots in public spaces. The cleaning was an added bonus.

Registration is now open for Fall Part-time Study for Cornell staff and visiting students

Staff, faculty, and visiting students can explore new interests, enhance their resumes or strengthen their professional skills through the Fall Part-Time Study program provided by Cornell’s School of Continuing Education (SCE). Registration is now open for the next academic semester, which runs Aug. 21 – Dec. 16, 2023. 

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Throwing shade: Model maps NYC street trees’ cooling benefits

Tree Folio NYC creates a high-resolution “digital twin” of New York City’s urban canopy, simulating how local conditions influence shading that is important to mitigating climate change and heat island effects.

Young African leaders find inspiration, confidence at Cornell

A cohort of 25 Mandela Washington Fellows spent the summer on campus developing their leadership and expertise, in a program they said will have enduring impact on their lives and work.

Engaged Opportunity Grants fund projects from Tompkins to Tanzania

With funding from the Einhorn Center for Community Engagement, teams of Cornell faculty, staff and community partners are creating new community-engaged learning opportunities for undergraduates.

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