The Inclusive Excellence Podcast: What if success was measured by wellbeing?

Hosts Erin Sember-Chase and Toral Patel are joined by Wai-Kwong Wong and Jasmine Jay of Cornell’s Faculty & Staff Assistance Program. They explore the evolution of mental health in the workplace and discuss prioritizing well-being.

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William B. Streett, former engineering dean, dies at 92

William B. Streett, who was recognized for changing the culture of undergraduate studies as dean of Cornell Engineering, died Feb. 5 in Cincinnati. He was 92.

United Way campaign raises $439K – and counting – for community

The Cornell United Way President’s Leadership Association recognized donors who have contributed $1,000 or more to Cornell’s 2023 United Way campaign during a reception held Feb. 20 at Moakley House.

Lennon chases down literary thrills in new series

J. Robert Lennon’s “weird hike through the wilderness” of publishing has led him to a new and unexpected place: writing his first thriller, “Hard Girls,” published Feb. 20 by Mulholland Books.    

Cornell astronomers on newly approved UVEX NASA mission

NASA has approved a new mission to survey ultraviolet light across the entire sky, which will enable scientists to probe ever more deeply into how galaxies and stars evolve.

Mycologist, synthetic biologist win 2024 Schwartz research awards

Two faculty members – one studying killer fungi and the other using yeast to find safer painkillers – are winners of Schwartz grants, given annually to female faculty or faculty who enhance the diversity, equity and inclusion goals of the university.

Book-length poem narrates struggle of young Black fighters in WWI

In the new book-length work, “School of Instructions: A Poem,” Ishion Hutchinson writes of the psychic and physical terrors of West Indian soldiers volunteering in British regiments in the Middle East during World War I.

The Inclusive Excellence Podcast: Destined for Cornell despite a nontraditional path

According to Carl Cornell’s surname, one would think he was destined for the university. However, his path to Cornell has been anything but traditional. In this episode of the Inclusive Excellence Podcast, he joins Erin Sember-Chase to discuss his background and identities and how they have empowered him to ignite change across the university.

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NIH grant awarded for study of key membrane proteins

Alessio Accardi, professor of physiology and biophysics in anesthesiology at Weill Cornell Medicine, has been awarded a five-year, $2.7 million grant for fundamental research on cell membrane proteins that have critical roles in biology and are involved in numerous human diseases.