The Inclusive Excellence Podcast: What makes mentorships meaningful?

In this episode of the Inclusive Excellence Podcast, Erin Sember-Chase and Toral Patel are joined by longtime Cornell colleagues and alums Barbara Oh, Ph.D. ‘17 and Cate Thompson ‘83 to discuss mentorship and how it has enhanced their personal and professional experiences at the university.

Around Cornell

James Lorbeer, onion and vegetable pathologist, dies at 91

James W. Lorbeer, whose research on diseases of onion and other vegetables grown in organic soils aided growers around the world, died Oct. 5, 2023, in Ithaca. A professor emeritus of plant pathology, Lorbeer was 91.

Parthasarathy, innovator in plant imaging and structure, dies at 91

Mandayam Parthasarathy, Ph.D. ’66, whose research shifted fundamental understanding of internal plant structures, died Aug. 7 in Ithaca. A professor emeritus of plant biology, Parthasarathy was 91.

Mouse model may help explain, treat infertility

Researchers in the Baker Institute for Animal Health have created a genetically engineered mouse model that could shed light on the causes of human infertility and allow researchers to explore other areas of reproduction.

Annual Soup & Hope speaker series to kick off Jan. 25

The 17th annual Soup & Hope speaker series returns to Sage Chapel on Jan. 25, featuring six Cornell staff, faculty and student storytellers sharing their experiences of overcoming life’s challenges while attendees enjoy a free meal of soup and bread.

Pollack thanks staff for advancing Cornell’s mission

In her annual Address to Staff on Jan. 11 – Ezra Cornell’s 216th birthday – President Martha E. Pollack highlighted achievements that are helping to sustain and re-imagine the university’s founding “… any person … any study” vision.

Staff News

‘Delightful’ yellow tomato to be released in 2024

Phillip Griffiths, a Cornell plant breeder, has developed an unusual tomato – with yellow flesh and an oblong shape that prompted its fans to name it “Yellow Submarine.”

The Inclusive Excellence Podcast: Dialoguing through differences with IDP

In this episode of the Inclusive Excellence Podcast, Erin Sember-Chase and Toral Patel are joined by Rachel Sumner and Stephen Kim, colleagues with the Intergroup Dialogue Project (IDP) at Cornell, for a conversation about the project and how it has influenced communicating across differences for over a decade at the university.

Around Cornell

Tracing Indian Ocean slavery through Iranian cinema

In a new book, Professor Parisa Vaziri explores how Iranian cinema preserves the legacy of Indian Ocean slavery. Vaziri said she wrote to “discard the tired clichés that have traditionally haunted the scholarly literature on Indian Ocean slavery.”