XR is the future

Extended Reality, or XR, uses a variety of computer technologies to immerse the viewer in a virtual experience. These technologies provide viewers with more information—to enhance their senses and transport them more fully into the virtual environment. Viewers may employ special eyewear, headsets, or handheld devices, or simply view the XR-enhanced content on their phone … Read more

Hatfield Lecture 2021: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Over 1,000 alumni, students, and Cornell community members tuned in to hear from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Cornell University President Martha E. Pollack on March 24, for the 2021 Hatfield Lecture. Pollack and Nadella discussed how organizations can move forward beyond the pandemic, the future of work, and how technology can help solve some … Read more

Kapil Longani ’97: shaping NYC’s COVID-19 response

Since 2018, Kapil Longani ’97 has served as chief counsel to New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio. Since the start of the pandemic, Longani has helped shape the city’s plans for reopening schools, creating outdoor dining protocols, and thinking through legal issues around COVID testing and vaccine distribution. “Every significant or sensitive legal issue … Read more

Nature Rx: the many benefits of time outdoors

Donald A. Rakow has good news to share: “Spending time in nature benefits us no matter our age.” Rakow, associate professor of plant science at Cornell and director of the NatureRx@Cornell program, also served as director of Cornell Botanic Gardens from 1996 to 2013. In 2019, Rakow and his colleague, the late Gregory T. Eels, … Read more

Red Bear Angels: investing in innovation

Sam Sezak ’98 remembers the moment when he first conceived of Red Bear Angels (RBA). He was invited to serve as a judge at an Entrepreneurship at Cornell (eShip) event in 2012. “I gladly accepted, as I love to return to Cornell and stay connected to a place that is very near and dear to … Read more

Caring for wildlife in Cornell’s own backyard

Located a short drive to the east of Cornell’s main campus, on Hungerford Hill, the Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Hospital is a hidden treasure, providing lifesaving medical care for native wild animals. The hospital provides this valuable service free of charge to residents of surrounding communities and across New York state. The majority of patients … Read more

The power to change the world

Throughout his Cornell career, Dustin Liu ’19 was deeply involved with the community-engaged learning initiative (CEL)—a university-wide effort to involve every Cornell student in learning with and from communities. Dustin says that his engagement with the larger Ithaca community started from the moment he first set foot on the Cornell campus to take part in … Read more

Truth matters: a conversation with Republican John Kasich

As part of its ongoing effort to encourage bipartisan dialogue and problem solving, the Cornell Institute for Politics and Global Affairs (IOPGA) and Government Department co-hosted a conversation with former Governor John Kasich and former Representative Susan Molinari (R-NY)—two life-long Republicans who both endorsed Joe Biden’s Presidential bid at the Democratic National Convention in August … Read more

Reunion 2021 to be virtual, open to all Cornellians

Due to the ongoing pandemic and related public health concerns, Cornell will hold all-virtual Reunion events this June for a second consecutive year, university officials announced today. Reunion organizers hope to build on the broad success of the all-virtual 2020 Reunion, held just a few months into the pandemic, to create a welcoming and memorable … Read more