Highlights from Announcements 2/28/22

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Campus Updates

Resources for Students

The Graduate School understands that this is a highly stressful time for many students. Below are some resources you may find helpful.

Campus Resources

Global Cornell, and their Office of Global Learning, continues to offer support for international students and scholars. They have posted resources and information.

A wide range of supportive resources is also available at Mental Health @ Cornell.

Students who need professional mental health support can call Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at 607-255-5155.

Life situations can impair a student’s ability to function optimally (e.g., thinking, learning, breathing, sleeping, eating, or meeting basic needs). In such instances, students can connect with Student Disability Services (SDS) to explore temporary academic accommodations to assist in navigating the current moment. To connect with a staff member in SDS by completing the SDS disclosure form.


Student Center Unavailable March 3-6, 2022

Student Center will be unavailable starting at 5:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, March 3, through the evening of Sunday, March 6, 2022, for system improvements. Please plan for the outage by completing any time-sensitive tasks on Student Center before Thursday, March 3. Normal service will be restored, Monday, March 7, 2022.


Student Podcast Explores Changing Face of Archaeology

A person holds a small shovel above dirtA group of graduate students from Cornell is collaborating with students across the country to create a scholarly podcast focused on issues of diversity in archaeology. SAPIENS Talk Back launched its first two episodes in January and February and is planning to release a new episode every other week.

Read more about the podcast.

Student Spotlight

Jennifer HoutzJennifer Houtz is a doctoral candidate in ecology and evolutionary biology from Mifflintown, Pennsylvania. She attended Millersville University as an undergraduate and now studies how gut microbiota impact host health and fitness in wild birds.

Read more about Jennifer Houtz.

All student spotlights.


Cornell Symphony Orchestra to Premiere D.M.A. Candidate’s Composition

Piyawat Louilarpprasert looks into one end of a tube and holds the other end toward the cameraOn Saturday, March 5, the Cornell Symphony Orchestra will perform the world premiere of D.M.A. candidate Piyawat Louilarpprasert‘s composition, “Auen Auen.”

The Young Person’s Concert, conducted by Michelle Di Russo, will also feature works by Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky.

Doctoral Candidate Organizes Pen Pal Program

Caroline Steingard holds a stack of envelopesCaroline Steingard, a doctoral candidate in microbiology, organized “Write a Researcher” as part of the field of microbiology’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. The pen pal program matches Cornell participants with high school students to increase awareness of STEM education to underrepresented populations. The program has over 200 participants from across the country.