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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.

Community-engaged learning to build on colleges’ strengths

Beginning this fall, the Office of Engagement Initiatives is collaborating with individual colleges and schools that want to make community-engaged learning a key part of their curricular, co-curricular and research programs.

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Gift supports A&S visiting journalist program, Cornell Tech

A $5 million gift from Jan Rock Zubrow ’77 and Barry Zubrow will support two vital university programs, one in the College of Arts and Sciences and the other at Cornell Tech in New York City.

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Loaves & Fishes’ Empty Bowls To-Go: Tickets now on sale

Loaves and Fishes’ Empty Bowls fundraising event on Oct. 10 will be a to-go meal this year and will include a hand-crafted bowl donated by a local potter.

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