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Bryan Duff receives Racker Community Partner Award

Oct 15, 2019

On Oct. 10, Bryan Duff, senior lecturer in the department of development sociology, received the Racker Community Partner Award for Tompkins County, which is given to someone in the community who works to improve the lives of people with disabilities.

Clinton Ikioda ’19

‘Know your purpose,’ speakers urge at OADI awards dinner

May 7, 2019

The Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives’ annual Honors Award Ceremony May 3 celebrated students, faculty, staff and alumni who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, high academic achievement and strong community engagement.

Annalisa Raymer, director of CLASP, talks about learning and leadership, while Ryan Lombardi, vice president for student and campus life, looks on.

Perkins Prize, new awards celebrate learning across difference

Apr 18, 2019

On April 17, approximately 80 students, faculty, staff and trustees gathered for dinner in the Memorial Room of Willard Straight Hall to recognize Cornell programs and individuals that help create a sense of belonging and inclusiveness at Cornell, encompassing a wide range of backgrounds, beliefs, identities and cultural perspectives.

Bryan Duff, senior lecturer in the Department of Development Sociology, gives a presentation during the panel discussion.

Community engagement initiatives deliver reciprocal benefits

Sep 29, 2017

In the three years since its inception, Engaged Cornell has inspired new and deepening partnerships between Cornell and local organizations in Tompkins County and beyond. To date, 122 Engaged Cornell grants have been awarded, collaborating with more than 60 Tompkins County partners in community-based learning and research.

Middle schooler Rayne Blake and his dad at the Aug. 3 screenings of the Summer Film Academy movies.

Undergraduates lead summer film camp for middle school kids

Aug 26, 2017

Fifteen students from the Dryden and Spencer-Van Etten middle schools made movies at Cornell this summer in a program that emphasized visual interpretation and expression, and technical and teamwork skills needed to develop a story from idea to film.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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. 

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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.


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.