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Make It Happen

You can make it happen: Spring 2016

Johnson Museum of Art exterior view

Global health program. See larger image

Engaging in global health

Send an undergraduate student to the Dominican Republic, India, Tanzania or Zambia as part of the Cornell Global Health Summer Program. Students apply classroom knowledge in service placements, internships and research collaborations, broadening their perspectives on the complexities of global health problems. $5,000-$8,000

A newspaperman's papers

Cornell University Library's Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections seeks support for work on the papers of Wilbert Tatum (1933-2009), editor, publisher and chairman of the New York Amsterdam News, a weekly newspaper that serves the African-American community of New York City. $75,000

Example of Rembrandt etching

Rembrandt etching. See larger image

Rembrandt's etchings

The Johnson Museum's print room library seeks a set of the New Hollstein publications on Rembrandt's etchings, published 2013 – the most comprehensive and authoritative volume on the topic and needed for ongoing research. $5,000

Building prototypes

Fund a measuring toolkit or a 3-D printer for the Introduction to Rapid Prototying class in Computer and Information Science. Students build a working version of a concept in about two months and demonstrate projects at Ithaca's Sciencenter. Measuring toolkit, $350; 3-D printer, $3,500

Touching the art

Johnson Museum of Art exterior view

Johnson Museum of Art exterior view. See larger image

Fund design and construction of two "touch carts" used by visiting K-12 school groups at the Johnson Museum. $6,000

More than meets the eye

Provide a dissecting microscope for an introductory biology class in the College of Arts and Sciences' molecular biology and genetics department. $15,000

Law students help women and girls

Cornell Law School's Global Gender Justice Clinic gives law students experience in using human rights law and strategies to combat gender-based violence and discrimination such as sexual violence against schoolgirls in Kenya, child marriage in South Asia and domestic violence in the United States. Support one student's international experience, $3,000; one human rights project, $10,000; or one postgraduate fellow, $68,000

Job interview suit

Career closet.

Dressed to impress

Outfit a student for job or graduate school interviews through Student and Campus Life's Career Closet. $500

Quantifying the body

Purchase lab equipment for biomedical engineering students as they seek to improve human health by researching the human body as an integrated, multi-scale system. $10,000-$50,000

Graphic illustration of DNA strands and pattern.

Graphic illustration of DNA strands and pattern.

Genome editing tools

Jump-start biochemistry experiments by purchasing genome editing tools for molecular biology students in the College of Arts and Sciences who are hoping to identify and fix genetic defects. $15,000

Smithsonian-Cornell hot spots

Boost collaborations between Cornell labs and Smithsonian research centers around the world, including rapid response research in global hotspots such as a recent project to safeguard natural resources in Myanmar. $10,000+

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