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ExxonMobil Foundation gives Cornell $383,162 matching gift for education

Due to ongoing precautions in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, representatives of the ExxonMobil Foundation presented a check for this amount in a virtual meeting with Lance Collins in May 2020. The grant is the result of the foundation’s match of donations made to Cornell by ExxonMobil employees, retirees and surviving spouses, many of whom are Cornell alumni. The ExxonMobil Foundation reported that its matching gifts program this year netted $16 million in donations to 790 institutions, resulting in a total of $37 million in education grants from the foundation, which is working to improve... Read more

Smile, wave: Some exoplanets may be able to see us, too

Some exoplanets – planets from beyond our own solar system – have a direct line of sight to observe Earth’s biological qualities from far, far away, according to research led by Lisa Kaltenegger, director of the Carl Sagan Institute. Read more