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David M. Einhorn Center for Community Engagement dedicated
October 26, 2021 — Advancing efforts to make community-engaged learning a hallmark of the Cornell student experience, university leaders and trustees on Oct. 22 formally dedicated the David M. Einhorn Center for Community Engagement in a ceremony at the Statler Hotel.
The Einhorn Center further establishes Cornell as a model for publicly engaged universities, building upon the university’s founding land-grant values.
Panel explores ‘cutting-edge’ Engaged College Initiative
October 13, 2021 — As a master’s student at Cornell, Nancy Wells took Housing and Feeding the Homeless, a course where students heard from guest speakers addressing homelessness and hunger around the country and partnered with Habitat for Humanity to develop a housing repair program for low-income families.
“I felt that I was so lucky to find this gem of a class that resonated with me so deeply and was enriching in so many ways,” said Wells, now senior associate dean for research and graduate education in the College of Human Ecology (CHE). “That class was a really transformative experience.”
Wells shared this story during a virtual panel event on October 4 about the Engaged College Initiative, launched last fall by the David M. Einhorn Center for Community Engagement.
Students recount life-changing CCE internships
October 12, 2021 — For Sammi Lin ’24, who spent her summer in New York City working with urban farmers, including refugees from Burma, immigrants from East Africa and the Caribbean, and seventh-generation Americans reconnecting with agriculture, the lessons went much deeper than the soil.
“I feel like I’ve grown so much as a person beyond just developing my technical farming skills,” said Lin, an international agriculture and rural development major in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Lin was among 27 students who participated in the 2021 Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Summer Internship program, engaging in purpose-driven science with communities across New York state.
New moral psychology minor takes on challenging questions
October 11, 2021 — Students across the university can now minor in the growing field of moral psychology, with faculty approving the new area of study July 15. The curriculum will offer students interdisciplinary engagement with moral psychology theory and research as well as hands-on experience applying moral psychology to practical ethical issues. The minor will first be offered in the spring 2022 semester.
Students teach NYC teens about food systems, justice
October 11, 2021 — A recent study brought together Cornell students and faculty and New York City teenagers to explore how nutrition education can improve nutrition and promote positive youth development in places with little or no access to healthy, affordable food.
Over the course of 12 sessions, researchers in the lab of Tashara Leak, assistant professor in the Division of Nutritional Sciences, taught 36 teens about nutrition, food systems and food justice in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Harlem.