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Waste heat could keep cows cool and comfortable

Waste heat could keep cows cool and comfortable

October 22, 2013

To help farmers keep dairy cows cool, Cornell engineers are collaborating on a research project, based on the concept of conductive cooling, that could provide an alternative to fans, misters and... read more

CU GEM improves eco-friendly Styrofoam substitute

CU GEM improves eco-friendly Styrofoam substitute

October 22, 2013

Undergraduates on the Cornell University Genetically Engineered Machines (CU GEM) team won awards for designing a safe alternative to Styrofoam. read more

Ratan Tata inducted into National Academy of Engineering

Ratan Tata inducted into National Academy of Engineering

October 17, 2013

Ratan Tata ’59, B.Arch. ’62, chairman emeritus of India’s Tata Group, was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering as a foreign associate last week during the NAE annual meeting. read more

Ratan Tata inducted into National Academy of Engineering

Ratan Tata inducted into National Academy of Engineering

October 17, 2013

Ratan Tata ’59, B.Arch. ’62, chairman emeritus of India’s Tata Group, was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering as a foreign associate last week during the NAE annual meeting. read more

Cornell Tech welcomes four more faculty members

Cornell Tech welcomes four more faculty members

October 16, 2013

Serge Belongie, Mor Naaman, Rafael Pass and Ramin Zabih have joined the faculty at Cornell Tech. read more

Tunable antenna could end dropped cell phone calls

Tunable antenna could end dropped cell phone calls

October 16, 2013

A Cornell collaboration has resulted in the world's best tunable dielectric material, which could greatly improve wireless communications technology. read more

Alumni entrepreneurs share career stories in New York City

Alumni entrepreneurs share career stories in New York City

October 16, 2013

More than 350 Cornell alumni, students, faculty and entrepreneurs enjoyed a full day of talks by entrepreneurs and venture capitalists at the entrepreneurship summit in New York City Oct. 11. read more

Rawlings lauds undergraduate research scholars

Rawlings lauds undergraduate research scholars

October 11, 2013

President Emeritus Hunter Rawlings applauded the work of current and former undergraduate research scholars at the first event for alumni of the Hunter R. Rawlings III Cornell Presidential Research... read more

Bending world's thinnest glass shows atoms' dance

Bending world's thinnest glass shows atoms' dance

October 10, 2013

For the first time, researchers have directly imaged deformations in silica glass and the resulting “dance” of rearranging atoms. read more

Cornell’s first four MOOCs to launch next semester

Cornell’s first four MOOCs to launch next semester

October 2, 2013

Any person. Any study. And now - any corner of the globe. Beginning next semester, Cornell will offer its first four MOOCs to the world at-large, allowing any one to take classes from the comfort of... read more

Cornell Tech launches degree in 'connective media'

Cornell Tech launches degree in 'connective media'

October 1, 2013

On Oct. 1, Cornell Tech announced the launch of the first degree program to be offered by the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute, a master's degree in connective media. read more

Lucks, Seandel are NIH 'New Innovators'

Lucks, Seandel are NIH 'New Innovators'

September 30, 2013

Julius Lucks, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, and Marco Seandel, assistant professor of cell and developmental biology in surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College, are... read more

Fennie, Nirenberg named MacArthur Fellows

Fennie, Nirenberg named MacArthur Fellows

September 25, 2013

Craig Fennie, assistant professor of applied and engineering physics, and Sheila Nirenberg, associate professor of physiology and biophysics at Weill Cornell Medical College, have been named 2013... read more

Campus mourns death of graduate student Turi Alcoser

Campus mourns death of graduate student Turi Alcoser

September 24, 2013

Susan Murphy, vice present for student and academic services, issued a statement to the Cornell community on the death of graduate student Turi Alcoser, 23. read more

Laurie Anderson's art turns to storytelling

Laurie Anderson's art turns to storytelling

September 19, 2013

Artist Laurie Anderson discusses her upcoming "Dirt Day!" performance Sept. 21 at the State Theatre; she also joins Roald Hoffman on an art and science panel Sept. 22 at the Museum of the Earth. read more

Revamp Camp connects kids, software engineering

Revamp Camp connects kids, software engineering

September 17, 2013

Revamp Camp, Aug. 19-23, bolstered middle school students’ passion for computer programming and electronics engineering. read more

Shattering records: Thinnest glass in Guinness book

Shattering records: Thinnest glass in Guinness book

September 12, 2013

At just a molecule thick, it's a new Guinness record: The world's thinnest sheet of glass, identified in a Cornell research lab. read more

CUSat launch now delayed until Sept. 29

CUSat launch now delayed until Sept. 29

September 10, 2013

After eight years of planning, submitting, winning, building and waiting, Cornell University’s CUSat – a nanosatellite designed by engineering students to help calibrate GPS systems with pinpoint... read more

Ithaca may kindle America's budding hydrogen economy

Ithaca may kindle America's budding hydrogen economy

September 10, 2013

A new hydrogen filling station – nestled in Ithaca – could help to activate a new, national energy economy, since automakers plan to begin selling fuel-cell cars by 2016. read more

Nanosatellite CUSat to launch from California

Nanosatellite CUSat to launch from California

September 10, 2013

After eight years of planning, submitting, winning, building and waiting, Cornell University’s CUSat – a nanosatellite designed by engineering students to help calibrate GPS systems with pinpoint... read more

$1.5M NSF grant helps nanoparticle manufacturing

$1.5M NSF grant helps nanoparticle manufacturing

September 9, 2013

A $1.5 million National Science Foundation grant will support scalable nanomanufacturing and device integration. read more

Civil engineer William McGuire dies at age 92

Civil engineer William McGuire dies at age 92

September 6, 2013

William McGuire, professor of civil and environmental engineering emeritus, died Jan. 31 in Ithaca at age 92. A memorial service will be held Sept. 7 on campus. read more

CUSat set to launch Sept. 14 from California

CUSat set to launch Sept. 14 from California

September 4, 2013

After eight years of planning, submitting, winning, building and waiting, Cornell University’s CUSat – a nanosatellite designed by engineering students to help calibrate GPS systems with pinpoint... read more

Engineering launches 'Think Big, Live Green' campaign

Engineering launches 'Think Big, Live Green' campaign

September 4, 2013

Cut-out, smackdown, payback, tune-in and turn-off: It’s time for “Think Big, Live Green,” a major energy conservation and sustainability campaign being launched Sept. 4 by Cornell’s College of... read more

CUSat, set to launch Sept. 10, making GPS precise

CUSat, set to launch Sept. 10, making GPS precise

September 4, 2013

After eight years of planning, submitting, winning, building and waiting, Cornell University’s CUSat – a nanosatellite designed by engineering students to help calibrate GPS systems with pinpoint... read more

CUSat, set to launch Sept. 29, making GPS precise

CUSat, set to launch Sept. 29, making GPS precise

September 4, 2013

After eight years of planning, submitting, winning, building and waiting, Cornell University’s CUSat – a nanosatellite designed by engineering students to help calibrate GPS systems with pinpoint... read more

Relax! Slip on an electric vest to knead away stress

Relax! Slip on an electric vest to knead away stress

September 3, 2013

A new startup led by three Cornell students is developing a garment that gently gives a massage to reduce harmful amounts of stress in the body. read more

Civil engineer William McGuire dies at age 92

Civil engineer William McGuire dies at age 92

August 27, 2013

William McGuire, professor of civil and environmental engineering emeritus, died Jan. 31 in Ithaca at age 92. A memorial service will be held Sept. 7 on campus. read more

Five grad students named space technology fellows

Five grad students named space technology fellows

August 27, 2013

Graduate students Daniel Cellucci, Nicholas Cheney, Brian Koopman, Ethan Ritz and Jason Yosinski are five of 65 graduate students whom have been chosen as Space Technology Research Fellows by the... read more

For heavenly radiance, Burns wins Brouwer Award

For heavenly radiance, Burns wins Brouwer Award

August 16, 2013

Citing research transforming our scientific view of the heavens, the American Astronomical Society will give astronomy professor Joe Burns the 2014 Dirk Brouwer Award. read more

Emeritus professor Lester Eastman dies at 85

Emeritus professor Lester Eastman dies at 85

August 13, 2013

Lester Eastman, professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering, died Aug. 9 at age 85. Calling hours will be Aug. 15, and a celebration of his life will be Aug. 16. read more

'Photo album' shows dances of droplets

'Photo album' shows dances of droplets

August 9, 2013

Researchers have produced a “photo album” of more than 30 shapes an oscillated drop of water can take – a fundamental insight into how droplets behave. read more

AguaClara expands water efforts to India

AguaClara expands water efforts to India

August 8, 2013

Two AguaClara facilities, under construction in the state of Jharkhand, India, are expected to be completed this fall. read more

Biomedical engineering wins diversity award

Biomedical engineering wins diversity award

August 6, 2013

Cornell’s Department of Biomedical Engineering has received the 2013 Biomedical Engineering Society’s diversity award. read more

CUAUV wins RoboSub competition

CUAUV wins RoboSub competition

August 2, 2013

Cornell's Autonomous Underwater Vehicle project team won first place for the second consecutive year at the RoboSub student competition in July. read more

Versatile polymer film synthesis method invented

Versatile polymer film synthesis method invented

August 1, 2013

Materials researchers have devised a so-called hierarchical porous polymer film synthesis method that may help make these materials useful for applications ranging from catalysis to bioengineering. read more

Cornell named a mentoring center by Sloan Foundation

Cornell named a mentoring center by Sloan Foundation

August 1, 2013

Cornell has been awarded a three-year, $1.2 million grant to become one of three new University Centers of Exemplary Mentoring, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has announced. read more

Birds' good vibrations power mini backpacks

Birds' good vibrations power mini backpacks

July 25, 2013

To obtain data about shifts in avian migratory patterns, birds are being fitted with sensor-filled backpacks. A Cornell lab is developing the ultra-lightweight energy source to power those sensors... read more

Computer can infer rules of the forest

Computer can infer rules of the forest

July 23, 2013

Researchers have new insight into automated stochastic inference that could help unravel hidden laws in fields as diverse as molecular biology and chemistry. read more

Device mimics cancer cell environment

Device mimics cancer cell environment

July 16, 2013

Bioengineers are examining a critical step in the metastatic process using a microfluidic device that mimics the cancer cell microenvironment. read more

Imperfect graphene renders 'electrical highways'

Imperfect graphene renders 'electrical highways'

July 11, 2013

Researchers have moved a step closer to making graphene a useful, controllable material: They have shown that when grown in stacked layers, graphene produces defects that influence its conductivity. read more

Imperfect graphene renders 'electrical highways'

Imperfect graphene renders 'electrical highways'

July 11, 2013

Researchers have moved a step closer to making graphene a useful, controllable material: They have shown that when grown in stacked layers, graphene produces defects that influence its conductivity. read more

Smartphone app for bipolar patients wins $100K prize

Smartphone app for bipolar patients wins $100K prize

July 3, 2013

A team led by Tanzeem Choudhury, assistant professor of computing and information science, has won the $100,000 first prize in the Heritage Open mHealth Challenge with a mobile app designed to... read more

Smartphone app for bipolar patients wins $100K prize

Smartphone app for bipolar patients wins $100K prize

July 3, 2013

A team led by Tanzeem Choudhury, assistant professor of computing and information science, has won the $100,000 first prize in the Heritage Open mHealth Challenge with a mobile app designed to... read more

Chilean earthquake made volcanoes sink

Chilean earthquake made volcanoes sink

July 2, 2013

Cornell earth scientists are trying to understand why several volcanoes near a 2010 earthquake in Chile sank several inches into the ground. read more

Chilean earthquake made volcanoes sink

Chilean earthquake made volcanoes sink

July 2, 2013

Cornell earth scientists are trying to understand why several volcanoes near a 2010 earthquake in Chile sank several inches into the ground. read more

Two student teams win coveted EPA prize

Two student teams win coveted EPA prize

July 1, 2013

Two Cornell student teams – a cookstove fuel/biochar group and the AguaClara water filtration project – won the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s prestigious People, Prosperity and the Planet... read more

Soaring CUAir wins unmanned air systems competition

Soaring CUAir wins unmanned air systems competition

July 1, 2013

CUAir, a group of high-flying Cornell engineering students, soared into first place at the Student Unmanned Air Systems Competition held at the Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland, June... read more

Two student teams win coveted EPA prize

Two student teams win coveted EPA prize

July 1, 2013

Two Cornell student teams – a cookstove fuel/biochar group and the AguaClara water filtration project – won the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s prestigious People, Prosperity and the Planet... read more

High schoolers explore careers at 4-H conference

High schoolers explore careers at 4-H conference

July 1, 2013

The annual 4-H Career Explorations Conference, held June 25-27, hosted 600 high school students from 45 New York state counties on campus. read more

High schoolers explore careers at 4-H conference

High schoolers explore careers at 4-H conference

July 1, 2013

The annual 4-H Career Explorations Conference, held June 25-27, hosted 600 high school students from 45 New York state counties on campus. read more

Cowen, Travis appointed ACSF associate directors

Cowen, Travis appointed ACSF associate directors

June 28, 2013

Edwin “Todd” Cowen, professor in the College of Engineering, and Alex Travis, associate professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, become associate directors of the David R. Atkinson Center for... read more

Cowen, Travis appointed ACSF associate directors

Cowen, Travis appointed ACSF associate directors

June 28, 2013

Edwin “Todd” Cowen, professor in the College of Engineering, and Alex Travis, associate professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, become associate directors of the David R. Atkinson Center for... read more

Industry, academia to share Cornell Tech building

Industry, academia to share Cornell Tech building

June 26, 2013

Cornell NYC Tech has announced it will develop its first "corporate co-location" building, a major advancement in its effort to bring industry and academia together on its Roosevelt Island campus. read more

Industry, academia to share Cornell Tech building

Industry, academia to share Cornell Tech building

June 26, 2013

Cornell NYC Tech has announced it will develop its first "corporate co-location" building, a major advancement in its effort to bring industry and academia together on its Roosevelt Island campus. read more

Model recreates wear and tear of osteoarthritis

Model recreates wear and tear of osteoarthritis

June 18, 2013

Cornell engineers have created a model that simulates prolonged joint loading, leading to similar conditions found in osteoarthritis sufferers. read more

Model recreates wear and tear of osteoarthritis

Model recreates wear and tear of osteoarthritis

June 18, 2013

Cornell engineers have created a model that simulates prolonged joint loading, leading to similar conditions found in osteoarthritis sufferers. read more

Device mimics cancer cell environment

Device mimics cancer cell environment

June 16, 2013

Bioengineers are examining a critical step in the metastatic process using a microfluidic device that mimics the cancer cell microenvironment. read more

Device mimics cancer cell environment

Device mimics cancer cell environment

June 16, 2013

Bioengineers are examining a critical step in the metastatic process using a microfluidic device that mimics the cancer cell microenvironment. read more

'Living vicariously' has marked Gruner's time at CHESS

'Living vicariously' has marked Gruner's time at CHESS

June 12, 2013

On July 1, Sol Gruner will step down as director of the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source, to be succeeded by Joel Brock, professor of applied and engineering physics. read more

'Living vicariously' has marked Gruner's time at CHESS

'Living vicariously' has marked Gruner's time at CHESS

June 12, 2013

On July 1, Sol Gruner will step down as director of the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source, to be succeeded by Joel Brock, professor of applied and engineering physics. read more

NSA data collection

NSA data collection

June 12, 2013

Stephen Wicker, professor of electrical and computer engineering and an expert on wireless networks and digital security, discusses the National Security Agency's collection of information from... read more

Top seniors and their teacher-mentors honored

Top seniors and their teacher-mentors honored

June 7, 2013

On May 22, the Cornell Merrill Presidential Scholars Program honored 32 outstanding graduating seniors and the high school teachers and university faculty members who mentored them. read more

Graduate student Kyle Wecker dies at age 30

Graduate student Kyle Wecker dies at age 30

June 3, 2013

Kyle Wecker, 30, a graduate student in the field of electrical and computer engineering, died June 1 in Ithaca. read more

Graduate student Kyle Wecker dies at age 30

Graduate student Kyle Wecker dies at age 30

June 3, 2013

Kyle Wecker, 30, a graduate student in the field of electrical and computer engineering, died June 1 in Ithaca. read more

Museum launches cross-disciplinary initiative

Museum launches cross-disciplinary initiative

May 29, 2013

A new series of courses, to be co-taught by faculty and Johnson Museum educators and curators, will use the museum's collections and Cornell resources to engage students and new faculty in connecting... read more

Nanoscale facility tool map makes manufacturing sense

Nanoscale facility tool map makes manufacturing sense

May 28, 2013

Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility is partnering with a statewide educational and research powerhouse to solve the problem of design-for-manufacturing. read more

'Cheers' to the Class of 2013

'Cheers' to the Class of 2013

May 26, 2013

Undergraduate and graduate students gathered on the Arts Quad in full regalia to celebrate Cornell's 145th Commencement with friends and family May 26. read more

'Well-equipped' grads can proceed with confidence, Skorton says

'Well-equipped' grads can proceed with confidence, Skorton says

May 26, 2013

Members of the graduating Class of 2013 can be assured that the skills they've developed as Cornell students will serve them as they take their next steps, President David Skorton said in his... read more

'Cheers' to the Class of 2013

'Cheers' to the Class of 2013

May 26, 2013

Undergraduate and graduate students gathered on the Arts Quad in full regalia to celebrate Cornell's 145th Commencement with friends and family May 26. read more

'Well-equipped' grads can proceed with confidence, Skorton says

'Well-equipped' grads can proceed with confidence, Skorton says

May 26, 2013

Members of the graduating Class of 2013 can be assured that the skills they've developed as Cornell students will serve them well as they take their next steps, President David Skorton said in his... read more

Alan Alda tells scientists to cut the jargon, tell a story

Alan Alda tells scientists to cut the jargon, tell a story

May 23, 2013

Visiting campus May 21-24 to host workshops with Stony Brook University's Center for Communicating Science, Alda implored faculty members to skip the jargon and instead tell stories and make... read more

Alan Alda tells scientists to cut the jargon, tell a story

Alan Alda tells scientists to cut the jargon, tell a story

May 23, 2013

Visiting campus May 21-24 to host workshops with Stony Brook University's Center for Communicating Science, Alda implored participants to skip the jargon and instead tell stories and make personal,... read more

Alan Alda: Science shouldn't be like a blind date for the public

Alan Alda: Science shouldn't be like a blind date for the public

May 23, 2013

Speaking to a sold-out Schwartz Auditorium May 22, Alan Alda brought his experience as an actor to initiate a dialogue on communication's vital role in science. read more

Top seniors and their teacher-mentors honored

Top seniors and their teacher-mentors honored

May 23, 2013

On May 22, the Cornell Merrill Presidential Scholars Program honored 32 outstanding graduating seniors and the high school teachers and university faculty members who mentored them. read more

Alan Alda: Science shouldn't be like a blind date for the public

Alan Alda: Science shouldn't be like a blind date for the public

May 23, 2013

Speaking to a sold-out Schwartz Auditorium May 22, Alan Alda brought his experience as an actor to initiate a dialogue on communication's vital role in science. read more

President Skorton recognizes staff for excellent work

President Skorton recognizes staff for excellent work

May 16, 2013

Five staff members were recipients of the new Individual and Management Excellence Awards and the President's Award of Excellence at an inaugural luncheon, May 9. read more

'Folding materials' researchers earn NSF grant

'Folding materials' researchers earn NSF grant

May 16, 2013

Cornell researchers Jenny Sabin and Dan Luo are collaborating on a project to develop new and intricate chemical, biological and architectural materials for a variety of nano- to macro-scale... read more

'Folding materials' researchers earn NSF grant

'Folding materials' researchers earn NSF grant

May 16, 2013

Cornell researchers Jenny Sabin and Dan Luo are collaborating on a project to develop new and intricate chemical, biological and architectural materials for a variety of nano- to macro-scale... read more

Makers of 'Splat' to attend startup summer camp

Makers of 'Splat' to attend startup summer camp

May 16, 2013

A device that plugs into a smartphone to transform it into a video game console has caught the attention of a global venture capital firm. read more

Makers of 'Splat' to attend startup summer camp

Makers of 'Splat' to attend startup summer camp

May 16, 2013

A device that plugs into a smartphone to transform it into a video game console has caught the attention of a global venture capital firm. read more

President Skorton recognizes staff for excellent work

President Skorton recognizes staff for excellent work

May 16, 2013

Five staff members were recipients of the new Individual and Management Excellence Awards and the President's Award of Excellence at an inaugural luncheon, May 9. read more

Clam fossils divulge secrets of ecologic stability

Clam fossils divulge secrets of ecologic stability

May 15, 2013

Clam fossils from the middle Devonian era – some 380 million years ago – now yield a better paleontological picture of the capacity of ecosystems to remain stable in the face of environmental change. read more

Clam fossils divulge secrets of ecologic stability

Clam fossils divulge secrets of ecologic stability

May 15, 2013

Clam fossils from the middle Devonian era – some 380 million years ago – now yield a better paleontological picture of the capacity of ecosystems to remain stable in the face of environmental change. read more

Game design showcase combines innovation, whimsy

Game design showcase combines innovation, whimsy

May 14, 2013

Students and community members flocked to Carpenter Hall May 11 to try out brand new computer games developed by students in the Game Design Initiative. read more

Hod Lipson briefs Congress on 3-D printing

Hod Lipson briefs Congress on 3-D printing

May 14, 2013

Hod Lipson, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, brief a Congressional committee on the impact of 3-D printing technology on manufacturing April 24. read more

'Beta' Cornell Tech students open up for industry leaders

'Beta' Cornell Tech students open up for industry leaders

May 14, 2013

At a May 10 open studio, Cornell Tech's seven-member beta class offered a glimpse of graduate high-tech education reinvented. read more

Many paths led 'beta' class to Cornell Tech

Many paths led 'beta' class to Cornell Tech

May 14, 2013

Members of Cornell NYC Tech's inaugural class were all attracted to the program's startup feel, and they all wanted to take part in a trailblazing master's degree program. read more

'Beta' Cornell Tech students open up for industry leaders

'Beta' Cornell Tech students open up for industry leaders

May 14, 2013

At a May 10 open studio, Cornell Tech's seven-member beta class offered a glimpse of graduate high-tech education reinvented. read more

Hod Lipson briefs Congress on 3-D printing

Hod Lipson briefs Congress on 3-D printing

May 14, 2013

Hod Lipson, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, brief a Congressional committee on the impact of 3-D printing technology on manufacturing April 24. read more

Many paths led 'beta' class to Cornell Tech

Many paths led 'beta' class to Cornell Tech

May 14, 2013

Members of Cornell NYC Tech's inaugural class were all attracted to the program's startup feel, and they all wanted to take part in a trailblazing master's degree program. read more

Game design showcase combines innovation, whimsy

Game design showcase combines innovation, whimsy

May 14, 2013

Students and community members flocked to Carpenter Hall May 11 to try out brand new computer games developed by students in the Game Design Initiative. read more

NSF, Intel and GE help retain Cornell engineers

NSF, Intel and GE help retain Cornell engineers

May 9, 2013

Cornell’s College of Engineering has received a five-year, $908,000 grant from a joint National Science Foundation, Intel and GE program called Graduate 10K+. read more

NSF, Intel and GE help retain Cornell engineers

NSF, Intel and GE help retain Cornell engineers

May 9, 2013

Cornell’s College of Engineering has received a five-year, $908,000 grant from a joint National Science Foundation, Intel and GE program called Graduate 10K+. read more

Alan Alda to offer science communication tips

Alan Alda to offer science communication tips

May 8, 2013

Actor, director and writer Alan Alda will visit campus May 21-24 to lead a workshop for scientists on communicating science, with a public lecture May 22. read more

NYC Council says 'yes' to Cornell Tech

NYC Council says 'yes' to Cornell Tech

May 8, 2013

On May 8, with final approval from the New York City Council, Cornell NYC Tech completed the land use review process for its new campus. read more

NYC Council says 'yes' to Cornell Tech

NYC Council says 'yes' to Cornell Tech

May 8, 2013

On May 8, with final approval from the New York City Council, Cornell NYC Tech completed the land use review process for its new campus. read more

Alumni experts on game-changing tech innovations

Alumni experts on game-changing tech innovations

May 8, 2013

Alumni experts and several faculty members addressed 470 Cornellians and friends April 30 at the "A New Wave of Innovation" event, in Mountain View, Calif. read more

Alumni experts on game-changing tech innovations

Alumni experts on game-changing tech innovations

May 8, 2013

Alumni experts and several faculty members addressed 470 Cornellians and friends April 30 at the "A New Wave of Innovation" event, in Mountain View, Calif. read more

Alan Alda to offer science communication tips

Alan Alda to offer science communication tips

May 8, 2013

Actor, director and writer Alan Alda will visit campus May 21-24 to lead a workshop for scientists on communicating science, with a public lecture May 22. read more

Exercise could reduce bone tumor growth

Exercise could reduce bone tumor growth

May 6, 2013

Biomedical researchers report that mechanical stimulation of cancerous bone, in making bone stronger, seems to make tumors weaker. read more

Exercise could reduce bone tumor growth

Exercise could reduce bone tumor growth

May 5, 2013

Biomedical researchers report that mechanical stimulation of cancerous bone, in making bone stronger, seems to make tumors weaker. read more

Turn out the light: 'Switch' determines cancer cell fate

Turn out the light: 'Switch' determines cancer cell fate

May 2, 2013

Like picking a career or a movie, cells have to make decisions – and cancer results from cells making wrong decisions. read more

Energy harvester rolls to market production

Energy harvester rolls to market production

May 2, 2013

MicroGen's nanotechnology based energy harvester – researched and developed by the company at the Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility – begins commercial scale production this summer. read more

In 'last lecture' Schneider advises 'give it your all'

In 'last lecture' Schneider advises 'give it your all'

May 2, 2013

In his 'last lecture' April 30, Systems Engineering lecturer David Schneider told of the role positive thinking has had in his career, which has taken him to NASA, Disney, Columbia and Cornell. read more

Turn out the light: 'Switch' determines cancer cell fate

Turn out the light: 'Switch' determines cancer cell fate

May 2, 2013

Like picking a career or a movie, cells have to make decisions – and cancer results from cells making wrong decisions. read more

In 'last lecture' Schneider advises 'give it your all'

In 'last lecture' Schneider advises 'give it your all'

May 2, 2013

In his 'last lecture' April 30, engineering lecturer David Schneider told of the role positive thinking has had in his career, which has taken him to NASA, Disney, Columbia and Cornell. read more

Energy harvester rolls to market production

Energy harvester rolls to market production

May 2, 2013

MicroGen's nanotechnology based energy harvester – researched and developed by the company at the Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility – begins commercial scale production this summer. read more

Students win kudos, cash for service projects

Students win kudos, cash for service projects

April 30, 2013

Three Cornell student groups each recently received the Robinson-Appel Humanitarian Award, which comes with a grant of $1,500 to further their community service projects. read more

Students win kudos, cash for service projects

Students win kudos, cash for service projects

April 30, 2013

Three Cornell student groups each recently received the Robinson-Appel Humanitarian Award, which comes with a grant of $1,500 to further their community service projects. read more

Frozen in time, cracks reveal earthquake history

Frozen in time, cracks reveal earthquake history

April 29, 2013

A million-year record of several thousand earthquakes in Chile reveals that widely used earthquake modeling may be too simple. read more

Think ahead: Robots anticipate human actions

Think ahead: Robots anticipate human actions

April 29, 2013

Visualizing the future enables robots to provide assistance without getting in the way. read more

Baja racing team takes first place

Baja racing team takes first place

April 25, 2013

The Cornell Baja Racing Team brought home a first-place victory at the 2013 Baja SAE International Competition in Cookeville, Tenn. read more

E-text rivals paper in these 'United Slates'

E-text rivals paper in these 'United Slates'

April 25, 2013

Cornell researchers have created a digital age active-reading system using an array of tablets to combine the best features of paper and electronic text. read more

E-text rivals paper in these 'United Slates'

E-text rivals paper in these 'United Slates'

April 25, 2013

Cornell researchers have created a digital age active-reading system using an array of tablets to combine the best features of paper and electronic text. read more

Baja racing team takes first place

Baja racing team takes first place

April 25, 2013

The Cornell Baja Racing Team brought home a first-place victory at the 2013 Baja SAE International Competition in Cookeville, Tenn. read more

Squishy robots evolve to run

Squishy robots evolve to run

April 24, 2013

Incorporating concepts from developmental biology, researchers have used computers to evolve soft-bodied robots with various gaits and gallops. read more

Squishy robots evolve to run

Squishy robots evolve to run

April 24, 2013

Incorporating concepts from developmental biology, researchers have used computers to evolve soft-bodied robots with various gaits and gallops. read more

Three on faculty win Guggenheim fellowships

Three on faculty win Guggenheim fellowships

April 23, 2013

They are Brian Crane (chemistry and chemical biology), Gary Evans (design and environmental analysis and human development) and Natalie Mahowald (atmospheric sciences). read more

Three on faculty win Guggenheim fellowships

Three on faculty win Guggenheim fellowships

April 23, 2013

They are Brian Crane (chemistry and chemical biology), Gary Evans (design and environmental analysis and human development) and Natalie Mahowald (atmospheric sciences). read more

Haym Hirsh named dean of Computing and Information Science

Haym Hirsh named dean of Computing and Information Science

April 22, 2013

Haym Hirsh, professor and chair of computer science at Rutgers University, has been named Cornell’s dean of Computing and Information Science, effective July 1. read more

Joan and Irwin Jacobs give $133M to name Cornell Tech institute

Joan and Irwin Jacobs give $133M to name Cornell Tech institute

April 22, 2013

Irwin Mark Jacobs '54, founding chairman and CEO emeritus of Qualcomm, and his wife, Joan Klein Jacobs '54, have made a $133 million gift to create the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell... read more

Joan and Irwin Jacobs give $133M to name Cornell Tech institute

Joan and Irwin Jacobs give $133M to name Cornell Tech institute

April 22, 2013

Irwin Mark Jacobs '54, founding chairman and CEO emeritus of Qualcomm, and his wife, Joan Klein Jacobs '54, have made a $133 million gift to create the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell... read more

Haym Hirsh named dean of Computing and Information Science

Haym Hirsh named dean of Computing and Information Science

April 22, 2013

Haym Hirsh, professor and chair of computer science at Rutgers University, has been named Cornell’s dean of Computing and Information Science, effective July 1. read more

Nano compartments may aid drug delivery, fuel cell design

Nano compartments may aid drug delivery, fuel cell design

April 18, 2013

Cornell researchers have created compartment nanoparticles that could carry two or more different drugs to the same target. read more

Nano compartments may aid drug delivery, catalyst design

Nano compartments may aid drug delivery, catalyst design

April 18, 2013

Cornell researchers have created compartment nanoparticles that could carry two or more different drugs to the same target. read more

Micro transistor prototypes made at Cornell map the mind

Micro transistor prototypes made at Cornell map the mind

April 11, 2013

Mind mapping: Building on prototypes developed at the Cornell NanoScale Facility, French scientists have produced the world's first microscopic transistors that can amplify signals from within the... read more

Scientists develop world's smallest drug deliverer

Scientists develop world's smallest drug deliverer

April 11, 2013

'Cornell Dots' may not only help light up cancer cells, but could provide a new patient-friendly, viable option to battle cancer. Researchers have created pores in the nanoparticles that can carry... read more

Arctic vegetation spread could boost climate change

Arctic vegetation spread could boost climate change

April 9, 2013

Expansion of Arctic vegetation due to climate change has probably been underestimated, and increasing tree and shrub cover will accelerate climate change and possible adverse effects on wildlife. read more

BOOM offers games, gadgets and job opportunities

BOOM offers games, gadgets and job opportunities

April 8, 2013

If you want to see the future of technology, look at what today's students are inventing. An array of examples was on display April 3 at the annual BOOM (Bits on Our Minds) exhibition in the Duffield... read more

Expo features flyers, hoverers, soarers and wind catchers

Expo features flyers, hoverers, soarers and wind catchers

April 3, 2013

The first on-campus Aeronautics/Alternative Energy Expo March 28 showed visitors the power of flight and wind. read more

Teachable moments: Robots learn our humanistic ways

Teachable moments: Robots learn our humanistic ways

March 21, 2013

Robots can observe human behavior and - like a human baby - deduce a reasonable approach to handling specific objects. read more

NYC Planning Commission approves Cornell Tech plan

NYC Planning Commission approves Cornell Tech plan

March 21, 2013

New York City's Planning Commission has approved Cornell Tech's Roosevelt Island Campus plan as part of the city's public land use review process. read more

Engineering, English grad programs ranked Top 10

Engineering, English grad programs ranked Top 10

March 12, 2013

Cornell's English Ph.D. programs and seven of its graduate engineering fields are ranked in the top 10 in U.S. News and World Report's 2014 report on 'Best Graduate Schools.' read more

New York's fossil fuel: Gone with the wind, water and sun

New York's fossil fuel: Gone with the wind, water and sun

March 12, 2013

Converting New York's energy sources from natural gas, coal and fossil fuel to wind, water and sunlight by 2030 will stabilize electricity prices, reduce power demand and create thousands of jobs. read more

Julius Lucks receives 2013 Sloan Fellowship

Julius Lucks receives 2013 Sloan Fellowship

March 7, 2013

The assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering was among 126 researchers recognized for distinguished performance and potential. read more

X-ray imaging sheds new light on bone damage

X-ray imaging sheds new light on bone damage

March 6, 2013

Researchers have uncovered cellular-level detail of what happens when bone bears repetitive stress over time, visualizing damage at smaller scales than previously observed. read more

Eight honored for improving campus climate for women

Eight honored for improving campus climate for women

March 4, 2013

Eight Cornellians received Constance E. Cook and Alice H. Cook Recognition Awards Feb. 28 for their contributions to improving the climate for women at Cornell. read more

'New face' of engineering works on Cornell Tech

'New face' of engineering works on Cornell Tech

March 4, 2013

The American Society of Civil Engineers has named Abena Sackey Ojetayo '07, M.Eng. '09, an engineer with Cornell Facilities Services, to its list of 2013 'New Faces of Civil Engineering.' read more

New graduate fellowship supports Cornell Tech

New graduate fellowship supports Cornell Tech

February 25, 2013

Cornell NYC Tech has announced the creation of the James H. and Marilyn H. Simons Graduate Fellowship, established with a $2.5 million commitment. The gift is the first such fellowship for the new... read more

Bioengineers print ears that look and act real

Bioengineers print ears that look and act real

February 20, 2013

Cornell bioengineers and physicians have created an artificial ear - using 3-D printing and injectable molds - that looks and acts like a natural ear. read more

Mobile phones may make us healthier, research suggests

Mobile phones may make us healthier, research suggests

February 18, 2013

Phones and other networked devices can monitor patients, encourage healthy behavior and gather data for public health research. read more

Book offers broad view of 3-D printing's future

Book offers broad view of 3-D printing's future

February 15, 2013

A new book by Hod Lipson and Melba Kurman explores the promises and perils of a technological revolution: 3-D printers that can quickly and cheaply make anything from bicycle parts to low-fat foods. read more

Three new executives in residence at McGovern Center

Three new executives in residence at McGovern Center

February 15, 2013

Three new executives in residence have joined the staff of the Kevin M. McGovern Family Center for Venture Development in the Life Sciences. read more

Isabel Hull wins European research award

Isabel Hull wins European research award

February 12, 2013

Isabel V. Hull, the John Stambaugh Professor of History, has won the inaugural International Research Support Prize of the Max Weber Stiftung and the Historisches Kolleg. read more

Civil engineer William McGuire dies at age 92

Civil engineer William McGuire dies at age 92

February 12, 2013

William McGuire, professor of civil and environmental engineering emeritus, died in Ithaca at age 92. read more

Blame Barney: Students' perception of T. rex is outdated

Blame Barney: Students' perception of T. rex is outdated

February 6, 2013

Students' perceptions of the Tyrannosaurus rex anatomy is still stuck in the early 1900s, according to a Cornell research team. read more

AguaClara wins Katerva Award for urban design

AguaClara wins Katerva Award for urban design

February 5, 2013

For its work bringing thousands of people in Honduras safe, clean drinking water, Cornell's AguaClara research team has been honored with a 2012 Katerva Award. read more

Scientists find 'holy grail' of modular networks

Scientists find 'holy grail' of modular networks

January 30, 2013

Computer scientists say biological modularity evolved as a byproduct of selection to reduce the number and length of network connections, or 'wiring.' read more

Work needed to make algal biofuel viable, study suggests

Work needed to make algal biofuel viable, study suggests

January 30, 2013

Though biofuels from algae hold great promise, Cornell researchers find that more innovation is needed to make the technology economically and energetically viable at a commercial scale. read more

Cornell Tech receives borough president's approval

Cornell Tech receives borough president's approval

January 25, 2013

Cornell NYC Tech has received conditional approval from Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, a key step in the city's Uniform Land Use Review Procedure. read more

Researchers discover link between inflammation, metastasis

Researchers discover link between inflammation, metastasis

January 24, 2013

Biomedical engineers have uncovered a groundbreaking link between the body's natural inflammatory response, and how malignant breast cancer cells use the bloodstream to metastasize. read more

Cornell Tech welcomes first class of students

Cornell Tech welcomes first class of students

January 22, 2013

On Jan. 21, Cornell Tech began instruction for its 'beta' class of eight full-time students pursuing a one-year Cornell Master of Engineering degree in computer science. read more

Women in physics network, mentor at conference

Women in physics network, mentor at conference

January 22, 2013

About 140 undergraduates and 40 invited guests attended the Northeast Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics, Jan. 18-20. read more

Three-photon microscopy improves biological imaging

Three-photon microscopy improves biological imaging

January 21, 2013

Researchers have demonstrated a new way of taking high-resolution, three-dimensional images of the brain's inner workings by improving on the depth limits of multiphoton microscopy. read more

Three faculty members named Weiss Fellows

Three faculty members named Weiss Fellows

January 15, 2013

Professors Sheila Hemami, Karl Niklas and David Lipsky have been named Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellows. read more

Intrinsic superconductor behavior revealed

Intrinsic superconductor behavior revealed

January 15, 2013

Scientists have verified that superconductors called cuprates respond differently when adding versus removing electrons from them, resolving a central issue about their most basic properties. read more

Cornell graphics researchers win Academy Awards

Cornell graphics researchers win Academy Awards

January 8, 2013

Faculty and alumni share Academy Awards for software to simulate fire and smoke and tools for managing complex animations. read more