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     “My life has been changed since attending the nutrition classes at Cornell University [Cooperative Extension].”
                   - Nutrition and Health workshop attendee

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Cornell University Cooperative Extension – NYC (CUCE-NYC) Loses Visionary Leader, Colleague and Friend

The CUCE-NYC staff mourns the passing of Executive Director, Don Tobias, on November 22, 2013.   In his role as executive director Don was a tireless mentor, teacher, researcher, cheerleader, partner and visionary. He transformed the work of so many who knew him and guided programs that touched thousands of New Yorkers. Under his leadership, CUCE-NYC translated Cornell research into innovative programming tailored to meet the diverse needs of New Yorkers in three main areas: nutrition and health; urban environment; and family and youth development. By helping individuals and families to eat better, live more sustainably, and support the needs of children and teens, these programs embody Cornell’s founding land-grant principles.  The robust community partnerships and cadre of programs Don developed locally, nationally and internationally for CUCE-NYC serve as a testament to his visionary leadership – a vision that now becomes a proud legacy that the staff of CUCE-NYC is committed to sustaining and expanding.

CUCE-NYC director Donald Tobias dies at 68 – Cornell Chronicle


Cornell loses a friend, but not a partnership – Cornell Chronicle


Donald J. Tobias Obituary – New York Times


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Dr. Khin Mar Cho accepts 2013 National MarketMaker Innovation Awards sponsored by Farm Credit
El Centro de Recursos para Padres de la Coalición de Washington Heights e Inwood, en Manhattan, impartirá gratuitamente un taller de nutrición para padres con niños o adolescentes
Dozens of city students from six Brooklyn schools built robots and tested them out Wednesday as part of the fifth annual 4-H National Youth Science Day.
Cornell is collaborating on initiatives with the South Bronx Economic Development Program (SoBRO) and McDonalds

Cornell Cooperative Extension Centennial