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Community-engaged research gets boost from new grants

A multidisciplinary project to design a new facility and community garden for the Enfield Food Distribution Center – which has seen demand skyrocket since 2020 – is among eight teams of Cornell faculty, students and community partners to receive Engaged Research Grants from the Einhorn Center for Community Engagement.
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Einhorn Center announces new Engaged Faculty Fellows

A&S faculty are among twenty-five faculty and academic staff from nine Cornell colleges and units are Engaged Faculty Fellows for the 2023-24 academic year.
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Engaged Opportunity Grants fund projects from Tompkins to Tanzania

The funded community-engaged learning projects provide opportunities for students to excavate ancient Pompeii, establish a community garden in Moshi, Tanzania and more.
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New faculty award celebrates community engagement across Cornell

Two Arts and Sciences professors are among the 13 Cornell faculty members receiving Community-Engaged Practice and Innovation Awards from the David M. Einhorn Center for Community Engagement.
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Grants aim to unite networks to increase impact

A team from Literatures in English and partner organizations is creating an inclusive, welcoming, anti-racist youth media network thanks to a grant from the David M. Einhorn Center for Community Engagement.
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Faculty build network of community-engaged teachers, scholars

From teaching food science at the Ithaca Farmers Market to researching how youth feel about their race and ethnicity, this year’s Engaged Faculty Fellows are demonstrating the range of work that’s possible through community-engaged learning and research. The 2021-22 cohorts include 15 faculty from eight Cornell schools and colleges.
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Margulies receives Levy faculty engagement award

Joseph Margulies, professor of the practice of law and government, has been awarded the 2021 George D. Levy Faculty Award for his work to break down barriers for previously incarcerated people in Tompkins County.
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New research grants support Ithaca-area communities

Cornell faculty and students are teaming up with community partners in Tompkins County to address opioid use, increase food security, build a greener construction industry and share stories of Ithaca’s Black history pioneers. The four teams received Engaged Research Grants, totaling more than $192,000, from the Office of Engagement Initiatives (OEI).
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Grants fund community-engaged learning curricula

The Office of Engagement Initiatives (OEI) recently awarded Engaged Curriculum Grants to 19 teams of faculty and community partners that are developing community-engaged learning courses, majors and minors across the university.

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Twenty new Engaged Faculty Fellows named

A total of 20 faculty members from eight colleges have been named Engaged Faculty Fellows, committed to advancing community-engaged learning and scholarship at Cornell and within their academic disciplines.

The program is offered through the Office of Engagement Initiatives (OEI). Nearly 100 faculty members have become fellows since the program launched in 2013.

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New Engaged Research Grants awarded to 14 partnerships

Fourteen teams of faculty and community partners have received Engaged Research Grants from the Office of Engagement Initiatives to increase undergraduate involvement in research that strengthens the well-being of communities.

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Two dozen Engaged Faculty Fellows announced

Twenty-four faculty members, representing six colleges and the Cornell University Library, have been named to the Engaged Faculty Fellowship Program.

The 2019-20 cohort, the largest in the seven-year history of the program, joins more than 50 other faculty fellows dedicated to advancing community-engaged learning at Cornell and within their respective fields.

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Grants create engagement opportunities for students

The Office of Engagement Initiatives has awarded $1,307,580 in Engaged Curriculum Grants to 25 teams of faculty and community partners that are integrating community-engaged learning into majors and minors across the university.

This year’s awards involve 99 Cornell faculty and staff from 46 departments. The 39 community partners are from 10 countries; 11 projects are based in New York state.

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Grants fund 15 community-engaged research projects

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.

 Katherine McComas, vice provost for engagement and land-grant affairs.


Grants create community-engaged opportunities for students

Fourteen projects include partners from New York state communities – from Rochester to Ithaca to New York City – while seven projects include international partners.
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Graduate student grants fund community-engaged projects

Recently awarded Engaged Graduate Student Grants will support 21 Cornell doctoral students and their community partners researching a range of topics, including arts and agriculture, education and the environment, health and history.

Grant recipients come from both the Ithaca and Cornell Tech campuses and represent 15 fields of study – the most since the program launched in 2016, with a particular increase in projects from the social sciences.

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Engaged Cornell grants fund undergrad and faculty research

Students, faculty and community partners will study education, inequality and equity, and community health and sustainability.
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Students tackle global challenges at Clinton conference


It takes more than just hard work to turn an idea for advancing social justice into a successful reality. It also takes inspiration, a strong network and a lot of support, encouragement and advice.