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Cornell’s online Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training course complements an existing in-person course that has reached 56,000 individuals in all 50 U.S. states, territories and commonwealths, and 32 other countries.


Four Cornell seniors have been selected to receive the 2020 State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.

Cornell University has made a $100,000 contribution to help establish a Tompkins County/City of Ithaca COVID-19 Small Business Resiliency Fund to support and stabilize local small businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Although its spring 2020 shows were cancelled, Cornell Concert Series is responding to COVID-19 with music. Concert series planners are connecting performers with fans and student musicians in new ways.


Quarantine Buddy is a website founded by a trio of undergrads that helps people connect with others and combat loneliness and isolation. More than 600 people have already signed up and some of the matches are unusual.

Virtual events and online Cornell resources include a special organ performance, and workshops on workplace health and safety, continuing community-engaged projects and new immigration policy changes.

At the end of March, the Cornell Orchards started donating apples to the Ithaca and Dryden school districts, and will continue to do so over the next month. In all, it will donate approximately 26,000 apples.

When you’re looking out your living room window and wondering, “What’s that bird?” the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s free Merlin Bird ID app can give you the answer.


The university beginning online classes for the remainder of the semester continues a long history of remote instruction. Liberty Hyde Bailey and Martha Van Rensselaer designed Cornell’s first correspondence courses in 1896 and 1900, respectively.