CVM Essentials

CVM Essentials brings you the latest updates and events happening (virtually) around the college.

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Week of Jan. 25, 2021

Here are your essentials for the week of Jan. 25, 2021.

Recent updates

  • COVID-19: Note the new CVM testing hours in effect from Jan. 23-Feb. 12
     
  • Classroom occupancy alert for spring courses and process for reserving teaching spaces in spring semester: A reminder that the occupancy of teaching spaces will continue to be reduced in the spring 2021 semester due to COVID-19 and social distancing. As in the fall, we strongly encourage faculty to teach remotely where possible and to reserve on-campus instruction for hands-on experiences that must be taught in person. Students are permitted to use campus facilities for independent study, and to access resources that support their learning, such as the library. If you have questions or concerns about the occupancy of your teaching spaces for in-person instruction this spring, please contact Kate Davenport in Student Services for assistance identifying and reserving teaching space that to meet your instructional needs.
     
  • If you missed last week's CVM Town Hall, it is available to view using your VPN here.
     
  • View the latest Cornell employee well-being update
     
  • The CUHA Materials Warehouse will be closed for inventory on Thursday, Jan. 28. For emergency supply needs, please call x3-3438 or x3-3158. Any pet food ordered after noon on Wednesday, Jan. 27 will be filled on Friday, Jan. 29. Thank you for planning in advance!

Upcoming events

  • Jan. 27, noon: Bone Appétit: Is your pet’s nutrition the key to health, wellness and longevity?
    This webinar is sponsored by the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Affairs & Development and the Cornell Northeast Corridor Office of Alumni Affairs. Hear the latest Cornell Vet research on aging, immune-mediated diseases and nutrition – an essential component of good health. Please register here.
     
  • Jan. 28, 4-5:30 p.m.: Reimagine Roundtable: Pandemic Resilience
    Hosted by Schmidt Futures in partnership with the New York State Library, this event will look at New York's past health challenges and what it means for building back better from COVID-19. We will hear from individuals across community health, medical history, the state library and architecture and design from New York and whose work examines the state. Register online here.
     
  • Jan. 29, 9:30-10:30 a.m.: Ambulatory faculty candidate seminar
    Dr. Taika von Konigslow will present “Predictors of health and growth in veal calves: tools to guide a prudent antimicrobial use strategy for treating high-risk calves on arrival.”
     
  • Jan. 30: Virtual One Health Symposium at Cornell.
    The Veterinary One Health Association at Cornell CVM is proud to announce the 2021 Virtual One Health Symposium. The annual One Health Symposium provides a unique opportunity for professionals, veterinary students, medical students, public health students and graduate students from a variety of disciplines to come together for a day of talks and workshops related to the One Health philosophy. Registration is available through the event website. Zoom links will be distributed upon registration.
     
  • Feb. 1, 9:30-10:30 a.m.: Ambulatory faculty candidate seminar
    Dr. Ciara Hayes will present “Efficient dairy youngstock management.”
     
  • Feb. 2, 12-1 p.m.: "A barry scots story aboot th' secrets o' pluripotent stem cells" (Highlights of Dr. Van de Walle's sabbatical in Scotland)
    Dr. Gerlinde Van de Walle, associate professor in viral pathogenisis and stem cell biology, will present on her sabbatical highlights as part of the Baker Institute Virtual Seminar Series.
     
  • Feb. 3, 4:30-6 p.m.: Enhancing Access in the Vet School
    You are invited to virtually join Zebadiah Hall, the executive director of student disability services, for the first of four sessions of Enhancing Access in the Vet School, an engaging presentation series about how you can create accessible and welcoming learning and professional environments. Learn more about this event here. Real-time captions of the event will be provided. To request other accommodations or for more information about the event, contact: cvm-dei@cornell.edu. Join via direct Zoom link here.
     
  • Feb. 4, 12:15-12:45 p.m.: Soup & Hope with Hei Hei Depew
    Hei Hei Depew, who is a financial analyst and chair of the Employee Assembly at Cornell, will talk about how she chooses to be hopeful in the face of life’s difficulties.
     
  • Feb. 10, 6-8:45 p.m.: 13th film and discussion

    Join the CVM community for a group screening (6-7:45 p.m.) and facilitated discussion (8-8:45pm). In the film 13th, filmmaker Ava DuVernay explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation's prisons are disproportionately filled with African Americans. Learn more here.
     

  • Feb. 12, 12:15-1:15 p.m.: "Measles virus: endgame (?)"
    Presented by Dr. Benhur Lee as part of the Seminars in Infection and Immunity
     

  • Feb. 19, 12:15-1:15 p.m.: "COVID-19: using chemogenomics to discover antivirals."
    Presented by Dr. Sara Cherry as part of the Seminars in Infection and Immunity.
     

  • Feb. 19-21: Virtual Cornell Animal Health Hackathon.
    The 2021 Virtual Cornell Animal Health Hackathon is an interdisciplinary event which brings together students from across degrees, majors and schools at Cornell, as well as other universities. On Friday evening, teams comprised of veterinary, business, engineering and design students form and begin to create solutions to needs in veterinary health care. On Saturday, mentors provide feedback and guidance to teams. On Sunday, the hackathon culminates in a project showcase to an audience of peers, mentors and representatives. A panel of judges select winners and award $9,000 to winning teams.

    The CVM community is invited to join on Friday, Feb. 19 at 5:30 p.m. for the opening ceremony and founder stories from guest speakers. The CVM community is also welcome to attend a final round of presentations from students and the awards ceremony, Sunday, Feb. 21 at 1:00 p.m. Zoom links will be shared the week of the event.

Useful links

Week of Jan. 18, 2021

Here are your essentials for the week of Jan. 18, 2021.

Announcements

Latest news

Awards and kudos

Join us in congratulating the following teams and people on their awards and accomplishments.

Upcoming events

  • TODAY, Jan. 19, 1:30-2:20 p.m.: Stem cell work-in-progress meeting
    Presenters include Yu-Han Amy Hung (Sethupathy Lab): "Discovery of candidate microRNA regulators of human small intestinal identity during early development"; and Amanda Loehr (Weiss Lab): "Differentiation therapy as an alternative treatment strategy for malignant testicular germ cell tumors." Please remember that these WIP seminars are a venue to present unpublished data and research plans, so they are only for the Cornell community. Therefore, the Zoom connection (direct link here) should not be shared beyond Cornell personnel.
  • Jan. 21 from 12-1 p.m.: CVM Town Hall
    Join us for our first town hall of 2021. Here is the direct Zoom link. If you join by phone the password is 862711. If there are any topics you would like addressed at this town hall or any in the future, please submit them using this brief survey.
  • Jan. 22, 1:30 p.m.: Engaging students in remote and hybrid learning (Zoom breakouts and more)
    Join the Educational Support Services staff to learn more about engaging students in remote and online learning. We will reflect on what is working well and share techniques to increase student engagement, and develop a sense of community within your courses. We will also share developments with Zoom breakout rooms and other easy-to-use tools available to help create moments for student engagement. Direct Zoom link. Meeting ID: 982 2513 8567, PW: 336637.
  • Jan. 22, 2-3 p.m.: University town hall on planning for vaccines and the spring semester
    Following the event, a recording will be available to view on the university's COVID-19 website. Join directly via Zoom here. Webinar ID: 972 8082 4644, PW: 1267
  • Jan. 25, 9:30-10:30 a.m.: Ambulatory faculty candidate seminar
    Dr. Angel Abuelo will present "Impact of oxidative stress on dairy calf immune responses."
  • Jan. 25, 5-6 p.m.: "Rapid production of versatile nanobody repertoires: application to the COVID pandemic."
    Presented by Dr. Mike Rout of Rockefeller University, this event is brought to you by Weill Cornell Medicine Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Grand Rounds. Direct link to join via Zoom. The PW is 863936. Join by telephone (646-876-9923) or with the webinar ID (953 2549 5141).
  • Jan. 29, 9:30-10:30 a.m.: Ambulatory faculty candidate seminar
    Dr. Taika von Konigslow will present “Predictors of health and growth in veal calves: tools to guide a prudent antimicrobial use strategy for treating high-risk calves on arrival.”
  • Jan. 30: Virtual One Health Symposium at Cornell.
    The Veterinary One Health Association at Cornell CVM is proud to announce the 2021 Virtual One Health Symposium. The annual One Health Symposium provides a unique opportunity for professionals, veterinary students, medical students, public health students and graduate students from a variety of disciplines to come together for a day of talks and workshops related to the One Health philosophy. Registration is available through the event website. Zoom links will be distributed upon registration.
  • Feb. 1, 9:30-10:30 a.m.: Ambulatory faculty candidate seminar
    Dr. Ciara Hayes will present “Efficient dairy youngstock management.”
  • Feb. 4, 12:15-12:45 p.m.: Soup & Hope with Hei Hei Depew
    Hei Hei Depew, who is a financial analyst and chair of the Employee Assembly at Cornell, will talk about how she chooses to be hopeful in the face of life’s difficulties.
  • Feb. 10, 6-8:45 p.m.: 13th film and discussion

    Group screening (6-7:45 p.m.), facilitated discussion (8-8:45pm). In the film 13th, filmmaker Ava DuVernay explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation's prisons are disproportionately filled with African Americans. Join others from the CVM community for: a group screening of the film at 6 p.m. through Netflix Party (must have a Netflix account and Google Chrome installed) and/or: a facilitated film discussion on Zoom at 8 p.m. If you can’t join the screening party, you can watch the film on your own and join in for the discussion. Here is the Zoom link for film discussion (Meeting ID: 978 5863 8458 * Passcode: 961269). Join the Zoom at 6 p.m. to receive the Netflix Party code group screening. Or, if you’ve already seen the film, join in at 8 p.m. for the discussion only.

  • Feb. 12, 12:15-1:15 p.m.: "Measles virus: endgame (?)"
    Presented by Dr. Benhur Lee as part of the Seminars in Infection and Immunity

  • Feb. 19, 12:15-1:15 p.m.: "COVID-19: using chemogenomics to discover antivirals."
    Presented by Dr. Sara Cherry as part of the Seminars in Infection and Immunity.

  • Feb. 19-21: Virtual Cornell Animal Health Hackathon.
    The 2021 Virtual Cornell Animal Health Hackathon is an interdisciplinary event which brings together students from across degrees, majors, and schools at Cornell, as well as other universities! On Friday evening, teams comprised of veterinary, business, engineering and design students, form and begin to create solutions to needs in veterinary health care. On Saturday, mentors provide feedback and guidance to teams. On Sunday, the hackathon culminates in a project showcase to an audience of peers, mentors and representatives. A panel of judges select winners and award $8,000 to winning teams. Sign up on their website.

Useful links

Week of Jan. 11, 2021

Here are your essentials for the week of Jan. 11, 2021.

Announcements

  • President Pollack responds to last week's events at the U.S. Capitol. Dean Warnick's statement is available here.
  • Reminder regarding access to CVM facilities: As we enter the new year this notice is a reminder that all CVM facilities are locked 24/7 and only accessible via card access. It’s very important to not allow others to “tailgate” into the facility unless they are a known member of the CVM community and remember to secure your laboratory and office doors when you leave for the day. Please also remember to display your Cornell ID at all times when inside the facility. Lanyards and ID holders are available in the facilities office if needed. If you have any questions, please contact the facilities office at 253-3760.
  • Working on a project in One Health? We want to hear from you. Let us know about your project via the Marketing and Communications intake form.
  • Add CVMCommunityNews@cornell.edu to your safe senders list so that you receive our weekly CVM Essentials email. You can do this in two ways. Check your Junk/Clutter/Other folders for the CVM Essentials email, and 1) right-click to select the option of moving the email to your Focused Inbox and/or 2) right-click to select the option under "Sender" of adding the email to your contacts list.

Upcoming events

  • Jan. 12 and 13: "How To Be An Antiracist" book discussion.
    The registration link with details and times is here. For those who can't join, see "Understanding race, racism, systemic racism and antiracism"; connect to the full text through the Library Catalog here; or check out Cornell's How to Be An Antiracist Library Guide here.
  • Jan. 25, 5-6 p.m.: "Rapid production of versatile nanobody repertoires: application to the COVID pandemic."
    Presented by Dr. Mike Rout of Rockefeller University, this event is brought to you by Weill Cornell Medicine Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Grand Rounds. Direct link to join via zoom. The PW is 863936. Join by telephone (646-876-9923) or with the webinar ID (953 2549 5141).
  • Jan. 30: Virtual One Health Symposium at Cornell.
    The Veterinary One Health Association at Cornell CVM is proud to announce the 2021 Virtual One Health Symposium. The annual One Health Symposium provides a unique opportunity for professionals, veterinary students, medical students, public health students and graduate students from a variety of disciplines to come together for a day of talks and workshops related to the One Health philosophy. Registration is available through the event website. Zoom links will be distributed upon registration.
  • Feb. 10, 6-8:45 p.m.: 13th film and discussion

    Group screening (6 p.m.-7:45 p.m.), facilitated discussion (8 p.m.-8:45pm). In the film 13th, filmmaker Ava DuVernay explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation's prisons are disproportionately filled with African Americans. Join others from the CVM community for: a group screening of the film at 6 p.m. through Netflix Party (must have a Netflix account and Google Chrome installed), and/or: a facilitated film discussion on Zoom at 8 p.m. If you can’t join the screening party, you can watch the film on your own and join in for the discussion. Here is the Zoom link for film discussion (Meeting ID: 978 5863 8458 * Passcode: 961269). Join the Zoom at 6 p.m. to receive the Netflix Party code group screening. Or, if you’ve already seen the film, join in at 8 p.m. for the discussion only.

  • Feb. 12, 12:15-1:15 p.m.: Seminar in Infection and Immunity, topic TBD.

  • Feb. 19, 12:15-1:15 p.m.: "COVID-19: using chemogenomics to discover antivirals."
    Presented by Dr. Sara Cherry as part of the Seminars in Infection and Immunity.

  • Feb. 19-21: Virtual Cornell Animal Health Hackathon.
    The 2021 Virtual Cornell Animal Health Hackathon is an interdisciplinary event which brings together students from across degrees, majors, and schools at Cornell, as well as other universities! On Friday evening, teams comprised of veterinary, business, engineering, and design students, form and begin to create solutions to needs in veterinary health care. On Saturday, mentors provide feedback and guidance to teams. On Sunday, the hackathon culminates in a project showcase to an audience of peers, mentors and representatives. A panel of judges select winners and award $8,000 to winning teams. Sign up on their website.

Useful links

Week of Jan. 4, 2021

Here are your essentials for the week of Jan. 4, 2021.

Happy new year!

Upcoming events

  • Jan. 6 at 12:30 p.m.: The first postdoctoral research seminar of the semester.
    Consuelo Correa Sierra (Shang lab) and Brian Wasik (Parrish lab) will present. Join via Zoom using this direct link and PW 581272.
  • Jan. 12 or Jan. 13: "How To Be An Anti-Racist" Book Discussion.
    Join the CVM Belonging at Cornell Committee's hosted discussion session for Cornell's Community Book Read: Ibram Kendi's "How To Be An Anti-Racist." Please register here by Jan. 8. You are welcome whether you finished reading the book or not! Options are Jan. 12 from noon-1 p.m. (direct Zoom link or use meeting ID 998 2442 8338 with passcode 779627) or Jan. 13 from 8-9 p.m. (direct Zoom link or use meeting ID 997 5528 7367 with passcode 989902).
  • Jan. 30: Virtual One Health Symposium at Cornell.

    The Veterinary One Health Association at Cornell CVM is proud to announce the 2021 Virtual One Health Symposium. The annual One Health Symposium provides a unique opportunity for professionals, veterinary students, medical students, public health students and graduate students from a variety of disciplines to come together for a day of talks and workshops related to the One Health philosophy. Registration is available through the event website. Zoom links will be distributed upon registration.

  • Feb. 19-21: Virtual Cornell Animal Health Hackathon.
    The 2021 Virtual Cornell Animal Health Hackathon is an interdisciplinary event which brings together students from across degrees, majors, and schools at Cornell, as well as other universities! On Friday evening, teams comprised of veterinary, business, engineering, and design students, form and begin to create solutions to needs in veterinary health care. On Saturday, mentors provide feedback and guidance to teams. On Sunday, the hackathon culminates in a project showcase to an audience of peers, mentors and representatives. A panel of judges select winners and award $8,000 to winning teams. Sign up on their website.

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