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Cornell to celebrate Giving Day March 11

Cornell will celebrate its seventh Giving Day March 11, in a 24-hour campaign bringing together Cornellians around the world to show their support for the university and compete in friendly challenges, game shows and more.

Nominations solicited for faculty diversity award

Nominations are being accepted for the annual Faculty Award for Excellence in Research, Teaching and Service Through Diversity. The award recognizes tenured and tenure-track faculty for their leadership in diversity.

EARS peer-support offerings to be reimagined

Operational changes to Cornell’s peer-led counseling program, EARS, will reshape the student organization this spring, and new opportunities will be developed for students to support one another and bolster campus mental health.

Staff News

Fellowship will fund study of Warhol’s impact on ’70s music

Judith Peraino, professor of music, won a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to research artist Andy Warhol’s influence on pop and rock musicians in the 1970s, including David Bowie and Lou Reed.

Agarwal, Rush, Tschida, Udell win Sloan Fellowships

Four early-career faculty members have won 2021 Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, which support research and education related to science, technology, mathematics and economics.

CTI Workshops foster faculty teaching community

The workshops brought together faculty from across campus to discuss successful teaching strategies from fall courses and ways to adapt them to the challenges of spring 2021.

Around Cornell

CCMR JumpStart program to fund two NYS companies

Two New York state companies have been chosen to participate this spring in the Cornell Center for Materials Research JumpStart Program, through which they will collaborate with faculty members to develop and improve their products.

Cornell community can participate in COVID-19 research

Cornell leadership said in a statement that, beginning Feb. 4, faculty, staff and students will have the option of agreeing to allow COVID-19 testing data and samples to be used by Cornell researchers.

Soup & Hope speaker series returns Feb. 4

The 14th annual Soup & Hope speaker series – this year on Zoom – is open to the public and features speakers and stories of hope. The series’ six talks will be on Thursdays through April 8, all beginning at 12:15 p.m.