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The simple way Apple and Google let domestic abusers stalk victims
July 2, 2019 — One morning a couple of weeks ago, I handed my iPhone to my wife and asked her to help with a privacy experiment. She would use my handset to track my location for the next few days, and with only the software I already had installed. Like a lot of couples, my wife and I know each other’s phone PINs. So I left her with the device as I walked into our bathroom to take a shower, simulating an opportunity that I figured would present itself daily to snooping spouses.
Eighteen receive Engaged Graduate Student Grants
June 5, 2019 — Eighteen Cornell doctoral students have received 2019-20 Engaged Graduate Student Grants totaling $269,397, which will support community-engaged research relevant to their dissertations.
Coming from 13 fields of study, grantees are collaborating with communities around the world, including artists of color in Chicago, deported migrants in Guatemala, women homeworkers in India and young people in New York City.
Seven New York state counties and eight countries are represented in this year’s projects.
Atkinson Academic Venture Fund awards $1.3M to 10 projects
May 31, 2019 — New York apple farmers, wastewater treatment facilities, new energy technologies, rural-urban systems and leopards in Nepal all stand to get a sustainability boost from the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future’s 2019 Academic Venture Fund (AVF) awards.
The center has awarded more than $1.3 million in AVF seed grants to support 10 interdisciplinary research collaborations that address global sustainability challenges. This year’s awards involve 36 researchers from seven Cornell colleges and 20 academic departments, tapping university expertise in crucial sustainability areas like food security, carbon sequestration, building climate-positive environments and One Health.
The Atkinson Center is also partnering with the Office of Engagement Initiatives (OEI) in support of Engaged Cornell, which provides grants for AVF projects that incorporate undergraduate research opportunities and community engagement.
Cornell’s food systems students detail experiences in book
May 23, 2019 — The students in Cornell’s first two cohorts of the community food systems minor now have global experience in the world of sustenance, which they’ve shared in a book, “In the Field: Student Perspectives on Community Food Systems Engagement.”
The minor, which started in Fall 2016, is a multidisciplinary course of study that explores the agricultural, ecological and ethical dimensions of sustenance. While several students stayed in the U.S. for their summer 2018 practicum, others traveled to India or China. They collected memorable, meaningful and engaging reflections for the book, which published May 15.
For Marquan Jones ’20, growing up in a Chicago food desert inspired him to study development sociology. Jones spent his summer 2018 practicum as a project director for the Proviso Partners for Health in Chicago. There, he worked on programming for the Giving Garden, part of the Food Justice Hub that strengthens the local food system through urban gardening, farm stands and a fresh food subscription program.
Grants fund 15 community-engaged research projects
May 16, 2019 — Cornell student and faculty researchers and their community partners will use this year’s Engaged Cornell research grants to study Cornell’s socio-economic impact on Tompkins County, whether mobile research labs effectively engage underrepresented populations, and whether farmer-led research in Malawi influenced student learning and development.
This year’s grants, 15 in all, were announced earlier this month by the Office of Engagement Initiatives.