Facing our urban future: what to expect

Hundreds of Cornellians in cities and communities around the world tuned in to Virtual Reunion 2021 on June 11, to hear from a panel of experts about The Future of Cities. While online participants waited for the livestream to begin, Bobbie Horowitz ’61 typed in the chat, “Hope the future of my city (NYC) is … Read more

Requiring the COVID-19 vaccine: insights for businesses

More than 900 viewers tuned in on May 4 to hear Cornell alumni and industry experts representing both management and workers discuss whether U.S. employers should require their employees to be vaccinated. As of May 7, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that about 150.4 million people have received at least one dose of … Read more

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

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

Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove ’99 is on a mission to save lives

As part of her work with the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove ’99 provides regular updates on the COVID-19 pandemic and routinely answers common questions about the virus for members of the press. On January 26, she shared her expert insights with members of the Cornell community. Dr. Van Kerkhove shared her … Read more

Weill Cornell Medicine is at the frontline of vaccine development

Images courtesy of Weill Cornell Medicine, Stronger Together Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM), at dozens of sites across the U.S., and in labs around the world are collaborating in the race to test treatments and develop effective vaccines for COVID-19. On Thursday, August 20, infectious disease specialists on the frontlines hosted “COVID Clinical Trials: … Read more

Cornell on their minds

As part of its reactivation planning process, Cornell reached out directly to students to gather their input and learn their preferences. More than 10,300 students responded to a survey asking how likely they would be to return to Ithaca—even if all fall courses were taught remotely. Of the respondents, 75% of graduate students reported that … Read more

All alumni join in Cornell Mosaic community conversations

In the final days preceding Cornell Reunion on June 5-6, leaders of Cornell Mosaic, Cornell Asian Alumni Association, Cornell Black Alumni Association, Cornell Latino Alumni Association, Cornell Native American Alumni Association, Cornell’s LGBTQIA+ Alumni Association, and staff from Diversity Alumni Programs collaborated to revise the Virtual Reunion schedule to create more opportunities for members of … Read more