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News on Cornell Collaboration with Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan

The “Leading Cornell During the COVID-19 Pandemic” panel June 6, part of virtual Reunion. Clockwise from top left: Fred Van Sickle, vice president for alumni affairs and development; Provost Michael I. Kotlikoff; Dr. Augustine M.K. Choi, the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine and provost for medical affairs of Cornell University; President Martha E. Pollack.

At Cornell's 2020 virtual reunion, President Martha Pollack thanked alumni in China who "helped secure and ship valuable N95 masks to Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City and Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca."

Wendy Wolford introduces the Global Grand Challenge initiative and its theme, “Migrations,” in 2019.

Vice Provost Wendy Wolford released a statement supporting and advocating for Cornell's Chinese and international community.

Qiwei (Alex) Li, Cornell M.Eng. 2019

Qiwei (Alex) Li (M.Eng. 2019) has founded a startup to develop a medical device to address chronic muscle pain: Dynein Health (Chinese: 动力因健康).

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, which were the subject of a four-part webinar series hosted by Cornell University Library.

Cornell University Library held a webinar on 4/27/2020 on "Three Chinese Academic Libraries’ Experiences During the COVID-19 Outbreak" involving 142 librarians from United States, China, Canada, and Singapore.

Xiaofu Tu, 111 Inc.’s vice president of strategic sourcing, prepares supplies in Beijing for shipment. Gang Yu, M.S. ’86, founding chairman of Cornell’s China Advisory Board and executive chairman of 111 Inc., a health company in China, formed a team with members of his company to help procure medical supplies for medical professionals at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City who are treating COVID-19 patients.

Cornell alumni, parents and friends have helped source and deliver crucial equipment and supplies for medical professionals at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City and Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca.

“Immortal at the River,” a nearly 60-yard calligraphy scroll by Taiwanese artist Tong Yang-Tze, is on display at the Johnson Museum, and can be viewed online

“Immortal at the River,” a nearly 60-yard calligraphy scroll by Taiwanese artist Tong Yang-Tze, that is on display at the Johnson Museum and inspired a Cornell student dance, can now be viewed online.

Chinese doctor wears mask in hospital

Alumni, parents, and friends from across China have mobilized tirelessly to provide support in the form of much-needed protective apparel to Cornell's NYC hospital. 

Admussen poetry book cover

Cornell Asian Studies professor Nick Admussen has translated into English selections of Chinese poet and mathematician Ya Shi’s poetry in the newly published “Floral Mutter.”

Taiwanese calligraphy on display at the Johnson Art Museum

Students from the Department of Performing and Media Arts performed an original work inspired by Taiwanese calligrapher's Tong Yang-Tze’s Immortal at the River on display at Cornell's Johnson Art Museum.

Salmonella cells proliferate in an agar plate.

Researchers from Cornell, the Mars Global Food Safety Center in Beijing, and the University of Georgia have developed a method enabling salmonella testing faster and in labs closer to food processing plants.

As firms buy up land for apple orchards, former Chinese smallholders may find themselves working for wages on land they once farmed themselves.

New Cornell Center for Social Sciences faculty fellow Prof. John Zinda will collaborate with faculty from China and Cornell AgriTech to study apples, livelihoods, landscapes, and China’s rural transformations.

The world is on the move, and Cornell faculty members are seeking answers to questions related to that movement with help from Cornell’s first Migrations grants, awarded by the Global Grand Challenge initiative through the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs.

Cornell's Global Grand Challenge Migrations initiative awarded funds to a vet school team to host interdisciplinary workshops with researchers from Weill Medical, China and Hong Kong on new global infectious diseases…

Chinese doctor wears mask in hospital

A Cornell-China research collaboration showed that hospital customer service impacted patient satisfaction more than medical quality or patient survival rates, and that consumer-driven health care creates pressures…

China urban air pollution

Cornell Institute for China Economic Research: China's real-time air quality monitoring and disclosure program changed household behavior and triggered more willingness to pay for housing in less-polluted areas.

At Prince William Sound in Alaska, purse seiners – fishing boats that use a wide net to capture schools of salmon – are moored waiting to make another catch.

A collaboration between the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) will fund three climate change studies, one on sustainable agricultural land management in China.

Wendy Wolford introduces the Global Grand Challenge initiative and its theme, “Migrations,” in 2019.

Vice provost Wendy Wolford discusses the university’s efforts in global engagement and internationalization, including the Cornell China Center's office and November forum in Beijing.

Cornell-China Symposium on Research Collaboration - 18 November 2019

On Nov. 18, university leaders faculty, alumni, collaborators, and friends celebrated Cornell-China history and collaboration with two events in Beijing: an academic symposium and a Cornell-China forum.

Researchers from the Boyce Thompson Institute have taken a comprehensive look at the genomes of all seven species of watermelon, creating a resource that could help plant breeders find wild watermelon genes that provide resistance to pests, diseases, drought and other hardships. Photo provided

Researchers from the Boyce Thompson Institute and China studied watermelon to help plant breeders find wild watermelon genes that provide resistance to pests, diseases, drought and other hardships.

Jeff Lehman

Nobel-winning economists from the US and China (including former Cornell President Jeff Lehman) call for a sensible framework to tackle US-China trade war through collaborative effort.

John Hopcroft

On November 1, 2019, Professor John Hopcroft was interviewed on artificial intelligence, higher education in China, and talent development.

Skorton Fungi Gift

November 2019 marks the tenth anniversary of Cornell’s return of a precious collection of preserved fungi to China.

Eli Friedman Hong Kong talk - November 2019

Cornell Professor Eli Friedman will speak at Hong Kong University on November 21, 2019 at a collaboration event on labor and migration.

John Zinda

This collaborative research by environmental sociologist John Zinda examined tree cover change in China with recommendations to make afforestation interventions effective and sustainable.

Leslie Lok

This profile of Architecture Prof. Leslie Lok mentions her collaborative Chinese research including the project Learning With Chongqing: Sustainable Urbanization and Housing Models for Urban-Rural China.

China urban air pollution

Cornell engineering professor Max Zhang worked with Tsinghua University partners to show that boosting the number of electric vehicles in China could prevent 17,000 deaths annually.