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Showcase celebrates Cornell students' public engagement

Apr 28, 2017

More than 200 people gathered in Willard Straight Hall April 24 to honor the civic engagement of Cornell students. Among the projects showcased was Team D.O.P.E. – Shannon McLeod ’19, Lizbeth Lucero ’20, Lydia Anglin ’18, Carúmey Stevens ’19, Jamila Bakhit ’19 and Bryan Duff, senior lecturer in the School of Integrative Plant Science. The team worked with Park Elementary School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to develop project-based learning for the students. Read more

Cornell, Ithaca College offer agricultural education master’s

Aug 17, 2015

Cornell University and Ithaca College will offer a new Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) program to help meet growing demand for qualified agricultural educators. Students in the graduate program will earn a degree in agriculture education from Ithaca College in collaboration with Cornell Connect, a program of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). Read more

Summer school doesn't have to be a drag

Jul 30, 2015

Bryan Duff, lecturer, Horticulture Section, School of Integrative Plant Science and a pair of promising teachers in training teach film production and the physics of music at Colorado middle school. Read more

Sipple Selected as 2015 'Friend' of superintendents council

Apr 1, 2015

John W. Sipple, Associate Professor of Sociology at Cornell and Director of the New York State Center for Rural Schools was selected to receive the 'Friend of The Council'  award from the Council of School Superintendents. This award is given every year in recognition of a non-member’s contribution to The Council and the field of education.  Read more

41 Cornell grads join Teach For America

Sep 12, 2014

Forty-one Cornell graduates have joined the incoming Teach For America corps of 5,900 individuals this year, making Cornell the eighth-largest contributor of new teachers this year among colleges and universities of its size. Read more

Freshmen, city kids make masks at Johnson Museum

Feb 25, 2014

Kids from Ithaca’s Southside Community Center were paired up with Cornell freshmen from the Townhouse Community Saturday, Feb. 22, to explore masks at the museum and make their own using paint, ribbon, glitter, pipe cleaners and more. Read more


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BanQu CEO illuminates blockchain path to social justice

Mar 13, 2019

At the Cornell Business Impact Symposium, keynote speaker Ashish Gadnis described a pathway to positive social impact that could help people around the world rise from poverty, reduce gender inequality, vanquish black markets and bring light to shadow economies. Read more

Weathering change: Cornell CALS helps New York farmers adapt

Mar 11, 2019

Climatic changes are disrupting the entire farm cycle, from forcing delays in planting to reducing yields when the crops do grow. Cornell’s Climate Smart Farming program (CSF) supports farmers in New York state and the Northeast to put in place new practices that increase agricultural productivity and farming incomes sustainably and increase farmers' resiliency.   Read more