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Newswise: Cornell researcher advises NY State Senate on veterans outdoor act
Released: 13-May-2020 3:40 PM EDT
Cornell researcher advises NY State Senate on veterans outdoor act
Cornell University

A Cornell University senior research associate served as a consultant to members of the New York State Senate on the Outdoor Rx Act, a bill that seeks to make it easier for veterans to access New York state’s scenic and restorative outdoor spaces.

Released: 13-May-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Cornell leads statewide effort to provide masks for incarcerated inmates
Cornell University

Rob Scott, director of Cornell Prison Education Program, has organized 14 New York colleges and universities to provide masks for every person incarcerated in the state – nearly 43,000 people.

Newswise: MSK Kids Study: Children with Cancer are Not at a Higher Risk for COVID-19 Infection or Morbidity
Released: 13-May-2020 11:30 AM EDT
MSK Kids Study: Children with Cancer are Not at a Higher Risk for COVID-19 Infection or Morbidity
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Researches from MSK Kids at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) found that children with cancer are not at a higher risk of being affected by COVID-19.

Released: 11-May-2020 8:45 AM EDT
Johns Hopkins and Bloomberg Philanthropies, with New York State, Launch Online Course to Train Army of Contact Tracers to Slow Spread of COVID-19
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

With the urgent need to limit the spread of COVID-19, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with Bloomberg Philanthropies, today launched a free online course to help train a new cadre of contact tracers to reach and assist people exposed to the virus.

Released: 30-Apr-2020 2:15 PM EDT
UVA Darden Alumna Leads New York Public Radio Through Pandemic Epicenter
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

When University of Virginia Darden School of Business alumna Goli Sheikholeslami (MBA ’94) ended a successful tenure as president and CEO of Chicago Public Media to become president and CEO of New York Public Radio, she was ready to embrace the challenge of leading a major media organization in the largest media market in the United States.

Released: 30-Apr-2020 11:25 AM EDT
Study Explores whether 'Participatory Budgeting' has Become a Patronage Mechanism in NYC
New York University

New York City implemented Participatory Budgeting in 2011, following Brazil's lead. But the effort to bring marginalized citizens into the budget decision-making process has the potential to backfire.

Newswise: Cornell engineers help get NYC’s L train back on track
Released: 29-Apr-2020 3:55 PM EDT
Cornell engineers help get NYC’s L train back on track
Cornell University

New York City’s L train has resumed full service following an extensive rehabilitation project that finished six months early and $100 million under budget, thanks in part to Cornell University engineers.

Released: 27-Apr-2020 3:35 PM EDT
Cornell AgriTech helps New York food, agriculture industry adapt to COVID-19
Cornell University

Cornell AgriTech’s Center for Excellence for Food and Agriculture has been helping New York food and agriculture businesses adapt to the COVID-19 economy with new marketing strategies and by diversifying products.

Released: 24-Apr-2020 5:05 PM EDT
NY State Contact Tracing Plan Dead End for Communities
Health People

New York City Community groups, with long and outstanding records of undertaking health initiatives in COVID-19 impacted communities, today expressed extreme dismay at the just announced state contact tracing plan which would be largely administered through Bloomberg Philanthropies—and entirely excludes community partnership and participation.

Newswise: New website charts daily COVID-19 spread across NYS
Released: 22-Apr-2020 2:10 PM EDT
New website charts daily COVID-19 spread across NYS
Cornell University

A website developed by a Cornell University team offers insight into the rate of coronavirus infections across New York state.

Newswise: COVID-19 vulnerability maps warn of NYS counties’ risk factors
Released: 17-Apr-2020 12:45 PM EDT
COVID-19 vulnerability maps warn of NYS counties’ risk factors
Cornell University

Rural counties in upstate New York are likely to be the state’s most vulnerable to a COVID-19 outbreak that could strain local health care infrastructure, according to an analysis by Cornell University demographers.

Newswise: Intermountain Healthcare COVID-19 Response Teams to Provide Support to New York Hospitals; 100 Caregivers Deploying This Week to Help NY Care for Coronavirus Patients
Released: 13-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Intermountain Healthcare COVID-19 Response Teams to Provide Support to New York Hospitals; 100 Caregivers Deploying This Week to Help NY Care for Coronavirus Patients
Intermountain Healthcare

Intermountain Healthcare has created two COVID-19 Response Teams with 50 caregivers each that will deploy to the New York City area to assist hospitals this week. Intermountain has partnered with New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Northwell Health, both located in the New York City area. These healthcare systems will aim to return the favor by supporting Intermountain as much as they can when Utah faces its own surge with COVID-19 patients.

9-Apr-2020 9:40 AM EDT
NYU Langone Scientists Tracking Genetic Evolution of Coronavirus in New York City
NYU Langone Health

As of April 9, NYU Grossman School of Medicine researchers had determined the genetic code for COVID-19 virus taken from 91 New York City patients during the current pandemic, the researchers say.

Released: 7-Apr-2020 3:45 PM EDT
Cornell Law School offers legal services for New Yorkers during pandemic
Cornell University

Faculty, students and staff at Cornell Law School are responding to the coronavirus pandemic by giving businesses and workers in central New York legal assistance.

Released: 7-Apr-2020 3:40 PM EDT
Cornell Tech domestic tech abuse clinic goes virtual
Cornell University

Cornell Tech’s Clinic to End Tech Abuse has created a remote program to help survivors of intimate partner abuse use their devices without fear of monitoring or stalking.

Newswise: Cornell aids NYS distillers in making hand sanitizer amidst pandemic
Released: 6-Apr-2020 3:05 PM EDT
Cornell aids NYS distillers in making hand sanitizer amidst pandemic
Cornell University

In the battle to keep workers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly 40 craft distilleries in New York state have turned to making hand sanitizer with guidance from Cornell University.

Newswise: CCE podcast helps NYS communities meet challenges
Released: 3-Apr-2020 2:15 PM EDT
CCE podcast helps NYS communities meet challenges
Cornell University

Cornell Cooperative Extension Assistant Director Keith Tidball discusses how he and extension associates help New York state residents deal with emergencies in the latest episode of the podcast “Extension Out Loud.”

3-Apr-2020 8:10 AM EDT
The Coronavirus and The Cities
New York University

New data mapping shows that the path of the pandemic in U.S. is predictable, with date of outbreak and population density cited as key factors.

Released: 1-Apr-2020 9:45 AM EDT
Mount Sinai Launches COVID-19 App to Track Spread of Virus Across New York City
Mount Sinai Health System

STOP COVID NYC Seeks Participation to Understand Transmission and Enhance Medical Response

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Released: 31-Mar-2020 11:45 AM EDT
New Yorkers think feds not doing enough for the city and state
CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

A majority (56%) of New York City residents did not think the assistance provided by the federal government for NYC and the state as a whole is sufficient to manage the current coronavirus crisis.

Newswise: Well-Known Hematologist-Oncologist Leads Perlmutter Cancer Center’s New Location in Sunset Park, Expanding Care to Brooklyn Residents
Released: 3-Feb-2020 9:00 AM EST
Well-Known Hematologist-Oncologist Leads Perlmutter Cancer Center’s New Location in Sunset Park, Expanding Care to Brooklyn Residents
NYU Langone Health

NYU Langone hematologist-oncologist Dr. Rami K. Daya is leading renowned cancer experts at Perlmutter Cancer Center’s new Sunset Park location.

Released: 27-Jan-2020 11:00 AM EST
Mount Sinai Surgeons Perform First Surgery in New York City Using FDA-Approved Spinal Tethering Device
Mount Sinai Health System

Latest technology and minimally invasive approach to correct most common form of scoliosis

Released: 27-Nov-2019 11:15 AM EST
Student engineers to ply their green skills in NYC
Cornell University

Cornell University engineering students are working with an Ithaca, New York, engineering firm to help New York City lower its carbon footprint.

Newswise: Watertown native honored for steadfast engagement in Jefferson County
Released: 26-Nov-2019 11:15 AM EST
Watertown native honored for steadfast engagement in Jefferson County
Cornell University

E. Hartley Bonisteel Schweitzer was named the latest recipient of the Cornell New York State Hometown Alumni Award for her “steadfast, proactive engagement in Jefferson County” at a Nov. 22 luncheon ceremony in Watertown attended by family, colleagues and Cornellians.

Newswise: RealEats wins $1M top prize in Grow-NY business competition
Released: 18-Nov-2019 1:05 PM EST
RealEats wins $1M top prize in Grow-NY business competition
Cornell University

RealEats, a Geneva, New York-based company that delivers freshly made meals using locally sourced ingredients, has been named winner of the $1 million grand prize in the inaugural Grow-NY business competition. RealEats was one of seven finalists to take home prize money during the Grow-NY Food and Ag Summit, held Nov. 12-13 at the Joseph A. Floreano Riverside Convention Center in Rochester. The competition, which will also be held in 2020 and 2021, was administered by Cornell University’s Center for Regional Economic Advancement.

Newswise: Enter the BirdSpotter Photo Contest
Released: 14-Nov-2019 1:15 PM EST
Enter the BirdSpotter Photo Contest
Cornell University

Calling all shutterbug bird lovers: The BirdSpotter Photo Contest is back—always a popular feature of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Project FeederWatch. The contest runs through March 12, with many great prizes available for biweekly winners and final Grand Prize winners. The contest is sponsored by Wild Birds Unlimited.

Newswise:Video Embedded grow-ny-finalists-put-down-roots-in-nys-food-and-ag-economy
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Released: 5-Nov-2019 12:05 PM EST
Grow-NY finalists put down roots in NYS food and ag economy
Cornell University

Finalists in Grow-NY, a business competition for innovative food and agriculture startups, are fanning out through upstate New York to meet with potential business partners as they vie for $3 million in prizes.

Newswise: CCE connects local farms, foodies through Taste NY
Released: 28-Oct-2019 1:05 PM EDT
CCE connects local farms, foodies through Taste NY
Cornell University

From maple syrup to apple cider to goat's milk soap, New York farms are growing sales in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension and Taste NY stores across the state.

Newswise: Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities and NYC Department of Parks & Recreation Hold Monday Mile Kickoff, Health and Wellness Fair
Released: 20-Aug-2019 1:00 PM EDT
Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities and NYC Department of Parks & Recreation Hold Monday Mile Kickoff, Health and Wellness Fair
Monday Campaigns

New York City Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD), the Department of Parks & Recreation and Move It Monday, a non-profit initiative of The Monday Campaigns, held a Monday Mile kickoff event this week in Thomas Jefferson Park in East Harlem to promote inclusive wellness and recreation. A Monday Mile is a commitment to walk, roll, or jog one mile every Monday either individually or with a group.

Newswise: Surprising Level of Biodiversity Found among WNY Lichen Populations
Released: 6-Aug-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Surprising Level of Biodiversity Found among WNY Lichen Populations
SUNY Buffalo State

Lichens are the proverbial “canaries in the coal mine” when it comes to looking at the damaging effects of pollution in a given area. However, urban areas can be viable habitats, as the lichens in Western New York show.

Newswise: Study Affirms Stony Brook University’s Vast Economic Impact
Released: 10-Jul-2019 3:50 PM EDT
Study Affirms Stony Brook University’s Vast Economic Impact
Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University’s annual economic impact on Long Island totals an impressive $7.23 billion in increased output, according to an economic impact report compiled by John A. Rizzo, Professor of Economics and Population, and supported by the University’s economic development office.

Released: 8-Jul-2019 12:40 PM EDT
Manufacturing Groups: NY Dioxane Bill Could Take Familiar and Trusted Products Off Store Shelves
American Cleaning Institute and the Household and Commercial Products Association

The CEOs of associations representing the household and commercial cleaning product supply chain are urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to prevent the serious consequences of legislation that could effectively take many products off store shelves across the state of New York.

Newswise: NYS Winters Could Pose Solar Farm ‘Ramping’ Snag for Power Grid
Released: 28-May-2019 4:30 PM EDT
NYS Winters Could Pose Solar Farm ‘Ramping’ Snag for Power Grid
Cornell University

By adding utility-scale solar farms throughout New York state, summer electricity demand from conventional sources could be reduced by up to 9.6 percent in some places. But Cornell University engineers caution that upstate winters tell a different tale. With low energy demand around midday in the winter, combined with solar-electricity production, New York’s power system could face volatile swings of “ramping” – which is how power system operators describe quick increases or decreases in demand.

Newswise: Measles Vaccination: ‘All for One and One for All’
22-May-2019 1:00 PM EDT
Measles Vaccination: ‘All for One and One for All’
Florida Atlantic University

A commentary by researchers addresses the specter of clinical, ethical, public health and legal concerns that have been raised because of the recent measles outbreaks in New York. So far, the outbreaks seem to have emanated from ultra-Orthodox Jewish residents whose affected children were never vaccinated. Their commentary is motivated in part by the availability of important and relevant data from a small case series of interviews conducted with ultra-Orthodox Jewish mothers in Williamsburg and Rockland counties.

Newswise: Pest-killing fungi could protect NYS grapes, apples from invasive insect
Released: 30-Apr-2019 2:30 PM EDT
Pest-killing fungi could protect NYS grapes, apples from invasive insect
Cornell University

Cornell University-led research reports that two local fungal pathogens could potentially curb an invasive insect that has New York vineyard owners on edge.

Newswise: Is Kelp the New Kale for Long Island?
Released: 25-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Is Kelp the New Kale for Long Island?
Stony Brook University

In recent years, seaweeds have been notorious for washing up and fouling beaches on Long Island. Now, a collaborative team of scientists and marine farmers have demonstrated that the seaweed, sugar kelp, can be cultivated in the shallow estuaries of Long Island, a breakthrough that may unlock a wealth of economic and environmental opportunities for coastal communities.

Released: 18-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EDT
What Darwin’s Finches and Herring Tell Us About Evolution: Uppsala U. Scientist Andersson's March 22 Lecture
New York University

NYU will host Leif Andersson, a scientist at Sweden’s Uppsala University, for “How Darwin’s Finches and Atlantic Herring Genetically Adapt to Their Environment,” its annual Darwin Lecture, on Friday, March 22.

Newswise: New Device Could Help Minimize Scarring in Cosmetic Surgery
Released: 11-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EDT
New Device Could Help Minimize Scarring in Cosmetic Surgery
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York have developed a new device that could help minimize scarring during surgery. The device can ascertain the orientation of skin tension lines, which is important for wound-healing post-surgery.

Released: 6-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EST
Binghamton University earns “very high research” status in Carnegie Classifications
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Binghamton University, State University of New York can now count itself among the 131 elite universities in the nation that have achieved the “very high research” classification by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.


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