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Art series highlights creative discovery in 'A Needle Woman'

Art series highlights creative discovery in 'A Needle Woman'

December 1, 2015

A Needle Woman, artist Kimsooja's project with materials scientists that was displayed on the Arts Quad in the Cornell Council for the Arts Biennial, is the subject of a new PBS Art21 documentary. read more

Osteoarthritis finding sheds light on HA injection controversy

Osteoarthritis finding sheds light on HA injection controversy

November 24, 2015

Cornell researchers investigating why HA treatments have produced mixed results discovered that a molecule, lubricin, helps anchor HA at the tissue surface, which helps to move cartilage into a... read more

At Cornell Silicon Valley, technology meets the arts

At Cornell Silicon Valley, technology meets the arts

November 19, 2015

At a Cornell Silicon Valley presentation Nov. 11, college deans and others discussed ways to foster innovation between technology and the arts. The Johnson Museum will also create new courses. read more

125 students commit Random Hacks of Kindness

125 students commit Random Hacks of Kindness

November 19, 2015

More than 125 students brainstormed, coded and met with community nonprofits as they sought solutions to problems as part of the Random Hacks of Kindness event Nov. 13-15 on campus. read more

Cornell Tech, Engineering launch new master's degree

Cornell Tech, Engineering launch new master's degree

November 18, 2015

Cornell Tech and the College of Engineering have announced a new Master of Engineering degree in Operations Research and Information Engineering based at the tech campus in New York City. read more

Collaboration celebrated at 2015 Town-Gown Awards

Collaboration celebrated at 2015 Town-Gown Awards

November 17, 2015

Local and campus leaders met to recognize town-gown partnerships and celebrate the long history of cooperation for mutual benefit that the university, city and county have enjoyed. read more

'Super natural killer cells' destroy lymph node tumors

'Super natural killer cells' destroy lymph node tumors

November 12, 2015

Cornell biomedical engineers have developed specialized white blood cells – dubbed super natural killer cells – that seek out cancer cells in lymph nodes with only one purpose: destroy them. read more

Faculty, students, staff study Iceland's geothermal energy

Faculty, students, staff study Iceland's geothermal energy

November 11, 2015

Last month, a team of Cornell staff, graduate students and faculty members attended workshops in and around Reykjavik to learn more about geothermal resources and science in collaboration with... read more

Cornell teams join NSF campaign for cybersecurity

Cornell teams join NSF campaign for cybersecurity

November 6, 2015

Six Cornell researchers will receive grants totaling $2.4 million as part of the National Science Foundation Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace program. read more

Cornell Tech Runway Program accepting postdoc applications

Cornell Tech Runway Program accepting postdoc applications

November 5, 2015

The Runway Startup Postdoc Program – described as part business school, part research institution, part startup incubator – is designed to advance the participants' research and launch new business... read more

'Historic Ice,' talk continue Mann's climate change series

'Historic Ice,' talk continue Mann's climate change series

November 5, 2015

Mann Library is highlighting climate change, along with faculty work and student opportunities in this critical area of study, in a yearlong series of special programming including lectures and... read more

Cornell nanomaterials lab opens doors to public

Cornell nanomaterials lab opens doors to public

November 2, 2015

The 4,000-square-foot Center for Nanomaterials Engineering and Technology is open for business with students, researchers and companies looking to use its state-of-the-art equipment. read more

Cornell Tech, Law School announce new degree program

Cornell Tech, Law School announce new degree program

October 27, 2015

Cornell Tech and Cornell Law School announced Oct. 27 the launch of a Master of Laws degree in law, technology and entrepreneurship at the Cornell Tech campus in New York City. Enrollment will begin... read more

Cornell Neurotech launched with multimillion dollar gift

Cornell Neurotech launched with multimillion dollar gift

October 27, 2015

A gift from Mong Family Foundation, through Stephen Mong '92, MEN '93, MBA '02, will create Cornell Neurotech, a cross-campus effort to understand how individual brain cells function. read more

Grants available for projects that span Ithaca, Cornell Tech

Grants available for projects that span Ithaca, Cornell Tech

October 27, 2015

Provost Michael Kotlikoff has called for proposals for feasibility and planning grants for academic programs that span the Ithaca and Cornell Tech campuses. The deadline to submit proposals is Jan.... read more

Student research helps county envision 2050 energy roadmap

Student research helps county envision 2050 energy roadmap

October 27, 2015

Using 15 months of energy research conducted by Cornell students, the Tompkins County Planning Department unveiled ideas Oct. 21 to substantially reduce the county's carbon footprint by 2050. read more

3-D organoids allow tests of lymphoma treatments

3-D organoids allow tests of lymphoma treatments

October 22, 2015

Cornell researchers have engineered a tissue culture that mimics the complex environment of lymphomas – a technology that promises to rapidly advance our understanding and treatment of these tumors. read more

Cornell Rewind: Lantern slides illuminated lectures

Cornell Rewind: Lantern slides illuminated lectures

October 21, 2015

In the late 19th century, Cornell students enjoyed visually striking class lectures and extracurricular talks thanks to lantern slides – 4-by-3.25-inch projected glass slides that illustrated all... read more

Student team reels in genetic engineering awards at competition

Student team reels in genetic engineering awards at competition

October 21, 2015

Cornell University’s entry for the International Genetically Engineered Machine synthetic biology competition earned three prizes and a gold medal at the 12th annual iGEM Giant Jamboree in Boston. read more

Students deploy seismometers to gain underground view

Students deploy seismometers to gain underground view

October 21, 2015

Cornell undergraduate students from a geophysics class will deploy a network of 15 seismometers around campus into the late fall, through which they will collect data for a year. read more

Three researchers receive NIH 'new innovator' awards

Three researchers receive NIH 'new innovator' awards

October 19, 2015

Three young Cornell researchers have won National Institutes of Health New Innovator Awards. The awards provide up to $150,000 over five years for innovative, high-impact projects. read more

Engineering to host sesquicentennial celebration Oct. 23-25

Engineering to host sesquicentennial celebration Oct. 23-25

October 14, 2015

Cornell Engineering celebrates its legacy of leadership and innovation weekend of sesquicentennial celebration events Oct. 23-24 with panels and festivities throughout the weekend. read more

Engineering celebrates Sesquicentennial Oct. 23-25

Engineering celebrates Sesquicentennial Oct. 23-25

October 14, 2015

Cornell Engineering celebrates its legacy of leadership and innovation weekend of sesquicentennial celebration events Oct. 23-24 with panels and festivities throughout the weekend. read more

Porous material holds promise for prosthetics, robots

Porous material holds promise for prosthetics, robots

October 7, 2015

A new lightweight and stretchable material with the consistency of memory foam has potential for use in prosthetic body parts, artificial organs and soft robotics. read more

Physicists turn toward heat to study electron spin

Physicists turn toward heat to study electron spin

October 5, 2015

Cornell physicists offer a solution to control the intrinsic spin of electrons: Using heat, instead of light, to measure magnetic systems at short length and time scales. read more

Summer interns enhance life in New York communities

Summer interns enhance life in New York communities

October 1, 2015

From Buffalo to Long Island, the North Country to the Southern Tier, Cornell undergraduates – serving as interns – spent their summer enhancing life in New York. read more

Zalaznick awards support course expansion, TAs

Zalaznick awards support course expansion, TAs

October 1, 2015

Eight faculty members from four colleges were honored recently with awards from the Louis H. Zalaznick Teaching Assistantship program, allowing them to expand courses or add teaching assistants. read more

Cornell dots research collaboration leads to $10M cancer center

Cornell dots research collaboration leads to $10M cancer center

September 24, 2015

Cornell University, in partnership with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, is opening a new $10 million MSKCC-Cornell Center for Translation of Cancer Nanomedicines. The center is based on... read more

Biomed engineering symposium honors Meinig family

Biomed engineering symposium honors Meinig family

September 23, 2015

Researchers described their cutting-edge research at a biomedical engineering symposium, “Understanding and Treating Disease: Inspirations from Womb to Tomb,” on campus Sept. 16. read more

Éva Tardos named editor-in-chief of ACM journal

Éva Tardos named editor-in-chief of ACM journal

September 21, 2015

Éva Tardos, the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Computer Science, has been named the new editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Association for Computing Machinery. read more

Cornell Rewind: Exploring our world and beyond

Cornell Rewind: Exploring our world and beyond

September 16, 2015

Not long after Cornell University opened its doors, professors organized expeditions. For 150 years, the faculty and students have traveled around our globe and others. read more

Cornell nanotech facility receives $8M NSF grant

Cornell nanotech facility receives $8M NSF grant

September 16, 2015

The National Science Foundation has selected the Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility to be part of a newly established infrastructure. The facility will receive $8 million over five... read more

eHub grows space for student entrepreneurs

eHub grows space for student entrepreneurs

September 14, 2015

Cornell and the Student Agencies Foundation have create eHub, slated to open in spring 2016, a 14,000 square foot entrepreneurship innovation center on College Avenue and in Kennedy Hall. read more

Donations help create 'supercomputer' for students

Donations help create 'supercomputer' for students

September 10, 2015

State of the art donated equipment by Intel and Dell will create a computer cluster dedicated to a course on parallel computing. read more

Cornell No. 15 in U.S. News ranking; Dyson, Eng in top 10

Cornell No. 15 in U.S. News ranking; Dyson, Eng in top 10

September 9, 2015

In the 2016 U.S. News and World Report rankings released today, Cornell University was ranked No. 15 among top national schools. The Dyson School and the College of Engineering both ranked in the top... read more

Horse water intake device takes entrepreneurship prize

Horse water intake device takes entrepreneurship prize

September 9, 2015

At the Entrepreneurship Kickoff event Sept. 2, Caitlin Parrucci ’15 won the top prize for creating a specialized drinking bucket called “Thirst Alert” that measures horse water intake. read more

New atlas could help wind energy sweep across Great Lakes

New atlas could help wind energy sweep across Great Lakes

September 8, 2015

By compiling meteorological wind data, Cornell scientists have assembled the first full observational wind atlas of the Great Lakes in hopes of developing wind energy in the region. read more

New atlas could help wind energy sweep across Great Lakes

New atlas could help wind energy sweep across Great Lakes

September 8, 2015

By compiling meteorological wind data, Cornell scientists have assembled the first full observational wind atlas of the Great Lakes in hopes of developing wind energy in the region. read more

Glacier expert Willis named to Arctic mapping team

Glacier expert Willis named to Arctic mapping team

September 3, 2015

Michael Willis, Cornell earth and atmospheric sciences research associate, has been named to the ArcticDEM scientific team that will – for the first time – create high-resolution topographical Arctic... read more

Antibody-making bacteria promise drug development

Antibody-making bacteria promise drug development

August 28, 2015

A team of Cornell chemical engineers and New England Biolabs scientists have devised a method for churning out complex proteins, including many of today's blockbuster, life-saving antibody drugs, in... read more

CURIE Academy fuels girls' passion for engineering

CURIE Academy fuels girls' passion for engineering

August 27, 2015

Fifty-two high school junior and senior girls spent a week at the CURIE Academy at Cornell to examine engineering as a possible career, and to do some real engineering on their own. read more

Affinito-Stewart grants support 12 women faculty

Affinito-Stewart grants support 12 women faculty

August 27, 2015

Twelve Cornell women assistant professors have been awarded research grants by the Affinito-Stewart Grants Program to advance research necessary to obtain tenure. read more

Cornell joins pleas for responsible AI research

Cornell joins pleas for responsible AI research

August 26, 2015

Computer scientists are among those joining a growing chorus of experts eager to harness the future of artificial intelligence research, while remaining responsibly vigilant to its potential pitfalls. read more

Language analysis predicts a coming betrayal

Language analysis predicts a coming betrayal

August 19, 2015

Messages in the online game Diplomacy reveal linguistic patterns that predict back-stabbing, according to a team of researchers at Cornell, the University of Maryland and the University of Colorado. read more

Hardware demo day includes visit from Rep. Tom Reed

Hardware demo day includes visit from Rep. Tom Reed

August 14, 2015

Brew beer better. Clean hotel rooms better. Monitor the health of your horse better. These were a few of the pitches at the Southern Tier Hardware Accelerator’s first Demo Day, Aug. 13. read more

Savransky savors role in major exoplanet discovery

Savransky savors role in major exoplanet discovery

August 13, 2015

Dmitry Savransky is passionate about his role in finding 51 Eridani b, an extrasolar planet – planets found outside of our own solar system – about 100 light-years away. read more

Tech-oriented NYC students visit Cornell

Tech-oriented NYC students visit Cornell

August 4, 2015

A busload of New York City high school students hit pause on city life to visit Cornell’s Ithaca campus, as part of a summer program that’s equipping the next generation of technical entrepreneurs. read more

Engineering Project Teams Exemplify Alumni Support

Engineering Project Teams Exemplify Alumni Support

August 3, 2015

A quarter of all undergraduate engineering students participate on a growing number of project teams -- 23 in 2014-15. Project team alumni say the real-life design, teamwork and hands-on experience... read more

Prize-winning paper yields good vibrations

Prize-winning paper yields good vibrations

August 3, 2015

David Bindel, assistant professor of computer science, and Amanda Hood, a doctoral candidate, have received the 2015 SIAG/Linear Algebra Prize for their paper Localization Theorems for Nonlinear... read more

Awards nurture Cornell, N.Y. industry partnerships

Awards nurture Cornell, N.Y. industry partnerships

July 29, 2015

Center for Advanced Technology awards support Cornell life science faculty and research associates to develop biotechnologies with commercial potential. read more

New discovery sheds light on research tool

New discovery sheds light on research tool

July 15, 2015

Cornell researchers have found that when a green fluorescent protein (GFP) is exposed to specific wavelengths of laser light, it turns red. The discovery has potential for researchers studying cell... read more

Student interns help stir growth at Ithaca Hummus

Student interns help stir growth at Ithaca Hummus

July 15, 2015

Students Kelley McElfresh ’16, Devin Hegelein ’17 and Katie Kraft ’17 are making substantial contributions to sales and manufacturing at Ithaca Hummus in Groton, New York. read more

Todd Walter named director of Water Resources Institute

Todd Walter named director of Water Resources Institute

July 10, 2015

Todd Walter, associate professor in the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, has been appointed director of the New York State Water Resources Institute, effective July 1. read more

Students spend summer incubating their business ideas

Students spend summer incubating their business ideas

July 8, 2015

While most Cornell students headed home for the summer, a group of entrepreneurial undergrads and graduate students are staying in Ithaca for intensive business development as part of the new Life... read more

Marschner honored for computer graphic realism

Marschner honored for computer graphic realism

July 7, 2015

Steve Marschner was selected as the 2015 recipient of the Computer Graphics Achievement Award for modeling natural materials such as hair, skin and fabric. read more

IT has helped scholars collaborate, now may diversify

IT has helped scholars collaborate, now may diversify

July 2, 2015

At a conference for Cornell IT workers, panelists reviewed the history of computer networking and discussed the role of women in computer science. read more

Polymer mold makes perfect silicon nanostructures

Polymer mold makes perfect silicon nanostructures

July 2, 2015

Cornell polymer engineers have made a mold for nanostructures that can shape liquid silicon out of an organic polymer material, paving the way for perfect, single crystal nanostructures. read more

Long-awaited biomedical engineering major gets green light

Long-awaited biomedical engineering major gets green light

June 23, 2015

Cornell University has received state approval to offer a long-awaited undergraduate major in biomedical engineering (BME) and will begin taking sophomores into the program this fall. read more

Tumors' mechanical properties affect protein production

Tumors' mechanical properties affect protein production

June 23, 2015

When tissues stiffen, as they do with tumors, a new study shows that proteins produced by such cells can be altered, which in turn affects downstream processes. read more

$50M gift creates Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering

$50M gift creates Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering

June 23, 2015

A decade after its creation, the Department of Biomedical Engineering has received a $50 million gift that will expand and elevate it as the Nancy E. and Peter C. Meinig School of Biomedical... read more

Atkinson Center grants $1.2 million to sustainable ideas

Atkinson Center grants $1.2 million to sustainable ideas

June 18, 2015

Cornell’s David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future (ACSF) has given $1.2 million from its Academic Venture Fund to 11 new university projects from 37 proposals. read more

Cornell Tech to build first passive house residential high-rise

Cornell Tech to build first passive house residential high-rise

June 17, 2015

Cornell Tech’s Roosevelt Island campus earns bragging rights when the world's first high-rise residential building built to passive house standards - a rigorous energy use standard - rises on campus. read more

The Bridge at Cornell Tech to connect academia, business

The Bridge at Cornell Tech to connect academia, business

June 17, 2015

A building to rise at the heart of Cornell Tech’s Roosevelt Island campus - the Bridge at Cornell Tech - will offer space to startups and established companies pushing the edge of digital technology. read more

$100M gift names Bloomberg Center at Cornell Tech

$100M gift names Bloomberg Center at Cornell Tech

June 17, 2015

On Roosevelt Island June 16, with the Manhattan skyline in the background, Cornell Tech announced a $100 million gift from Bloomberg Philanthropies to help fund construction of the campus. read more

Tweet! Upload your bird photos, and Merlin IDs species

Tweet! Upload your bird photos, and Merlin IDs species

June 5, 2015

In a breakthrough for computer vision and for bird-watching, researchers and bird enthusiasts have enabled computers to achieve a task that stumps most humans - identifying hundreds of bird species... read more

The art of seeing: Course gathers new data on old masters

The art of seeing: Course gathers new data on old masters

May 28, 2015

Using image processing tools and data analysis, Cornell scientists, scholars and curators shared their expertise with students and each other in a spring course on art and science intersections. read more

Graduating students soak up final hours at Cornell

Graduating students soak up final hours at Cornell

May 24, 2015

Under brilliant blue sky peppered with wispy clouds and comfortable temperatures, Cornell University graduated its 147th class May 24, sending about 6,000 accomplished women and men into the future... read more

Symposium explores broadening Cornell's global curriculum

Symposium explores broadening Cornell's global curriculum

May 21, 2015

Faculty, students and administrators discussed global experiences, opportunities and challenges on campus and abroad at a recent symposium on Internationalizing the Curriculum at Cornell. read more

35 seniors honored as 2015 Merrill Scholars

35 seniors honored as 2015 Merrill Scholars

May 21, 2015

Merrill Scholars' high school teachers and Cornell faculty members were recognized by President David Skorton and the college deans at a luncheon and ceremony at Willard Straight Hall May 20. read more

Biomolecular engineering gift aids graduate students

Biomolecular engineering gift aids graduate students

May 13, 2015

In March, Trustee Emeritus Sam Fleming ’62 and his wife, Nancy Fleming, made a $5 million gift to create new graduate fellowships in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. read more

Fleming Gift Supports CBE Grad Fellowships

Fleming Gift Supports CBE Grad Fellowships

May 13, 2015

In March, Trustee Emeritus Sam Fleming ’62 and his wife, Nancy Fleming, made a $5 million gift to create new graduate fellowships in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. read more

Computation bringing 3-D imaging to light

Computation bringing 3-D imaging to light

May 12, 2015

Suren Jayasuriya, a graduate student in the lab of Alyosha Molnar, is developing a 3-D camera with specially designed image sensors that could lead to previously unimagined applications. read more

Soft robot to swim through Europa's oceans

Soft robot to swim through Europa's oceans

May 12, 2015

A Cornell engineering team has received a $100,000 starter grant from NASA to develop a soft, swimming robot suitable for exploring the harsh conditions of other worlds, notably Jupiter's moon Europa. read more

Students to showcase new computer games at May 15 event

Students to showcase new computer games at May 15 event

May 7, 2015

The public is invited to watch and play at the annual Cornell Game Design Showcase, May 15 in Carpenter Hall. The showcase features PC and mobile games created by students in various classes and... read more

Diversity efforts will focus on engagement and 'lived experience'

Diversity efforts will focus on engagement and 'lived experience'

May 7, 2015

During 2015-16 and 2016-17, Cornell will build upon ongoing diversity initiatives by focusing efforts on the lived experience of diversity, with an emphasis on engagement. read more

Diversity efforts will focus on engagement and 'lived experience'

Diversity efforts will focus on engagement and 'lived experience'

May 7, 2015

During 2015-16 and 2016-17, Cornell will build upon ongoing diversity initiatives by focusing efforts on the lived experience of diversity, with an emphasis on engagement. read more

Spring break, Arab Spring and parental consent

Spring break, Arab Spring and parental consent

May 7, 2015

Practicing Arabic in Cornell's Language House, students planned Spring Break research in an Arab Spring democracy - until terrorists attacked their destination. read more

Rawlings Scholars display an array of research

Rawlings Scholars display an array of research

May 7, 2015

Examining social movements to Facebook addiction, more than 50 graduating seniors showcased their research prowess at the 2015 Senior Expo for the Hunter R. Rawlings III Cornell Presidential Research... read more

Selva's book takes modern look at system architecture

Selva's book takes modern look at system architecture

May 6, 2015

A new book co-authored by Cornell systems engineer Daniel Selva offers a modern take on the science behind complex systems. read more

Student Mars Rover team will compete in Utah desert

Student Mars Rover team will compete in Utah desert

May 5, 2015

A Cornell student team has advanced to the finals in a national competition to build a prototype machine to assist human explorers on Mars. They will compete in the Utah desert May 28-30. read more

Kleinberg to receive Allen Newell Award

Kleinberg to receive Allen Newell Award

April 29, 2015

Jon Kleinberg has been named the recipient of the 2014 ACM/AAAI Allen Newell Award, given to an individual selected for career contributions that have breadth in computer science or across... read more

Dog tail tracker, circuit printer win $10K prizes

Dog tail tracker, circuit printer win $10K prizes

April 29, 2015

A dog emotion tracker and a desktop circuit printer took this year's ECE Innovation Award prizes of $10,000. The competition challenges students to develop technology and demonstrate the idea’s... read more

Students present wide range of humanities research

Students present wide range of humanities research

April 27, 2015

Research presented at the humanities undergraduate showcase April 23 tackled the linguistics of lying, the architecture of Rio de Janeiro and violence against native Alaskan women, among other things. read more

Students present wide range of humanities research

Students present wide range of humanities research

April 27, 2015

Research presented at the humanities undergraduate showcase April 23 tackled the linguistics of lying, the architecture of Rio de Janeiro and violence against native Alaskan women, among other things. read more

Professors gaze toward a secure, sustainable future

Professors gaze toward a secure, sustainable future

April 26, 2015

Deliberating security and a sustainable future, six professors from a variety of disciplines offered quick-takes on destiny – and how our society adjusts - at Charter Day Weekend. read more

Eye-popping, mind-expanding scenes of science

Eye-popping, mind-expanding scenes of science

April 26, 2015

At “Illuminating Images: A First Step to Scientific Discovery,” a panel of Cornell faculty and alumni illustrated how images help further scientific study as part of Charter Day Weekend April 25 at... read more

How 'six degrees' can connect the world – and scientists

How 'six degrees' can connect the world – and scientists

April 26, 2015

A Charter Day Weekend panel explains how the famous Six Degrees of Separation experiment has led to new understanding of networks across a variety of disciplines. read more

Any person, any planet: Squyres, Nye charm audience

Any person, any planet: Squyres, Nye charm audience

April 25, 2015

With gifted oratory, scientific insight and humor, Cornell icons Steve Squyres ’78, Ph.D. ’81, and Bill Nye ’77 fired their main engines and launched the “idea” portion of the university’s Charter... read more

Tumor cells prefer easy way out, study shows

Tumor cells prefer easy way out, study shows

April 23, 2015

Biomedical engineers report in a new study that tumor cells take advantage of cleared paths in the body to migrate unimpeded, rather than by brute force. read more

Cornell Tech hosts computer hack day for kids, seniors

Cornell Tech hosts computer hack day for kids, seniors

April 23, 2015

More than 30 Cornell Tech students taught coding and computer literacy to middle school students and senior citizens last week on Manhattan's Roosevelt Island. read more

Students present their research at 30th CURB forum

Students present their research at 30th CURB forum

April 23, 2015

Studying everything from potential medicine to the aromatic properties of popular beverages, about 120 undergraduates put project posters on display April 22 at the 30th Annual Spring Research Forum. read more

Cornell Tech hosts computer hack day for kids, seniors

Cornell Tech hosts computer hack day for kids, seniors

April 23, 2015

More than 30 Cornell Tech students taught coding and computer literacy to middle school students and senior citizens last week on Manhattan's Roosevelt Island. read more

University resources are boon for alum's Ithaca business

University resources are boon for alum's Ithaca business

April 23, 2015

Kwame Amponsah is one of several alumni entrepreneurs to establish businesses in Ithaca. He founded Xallent, a semiconductor device and test equipment manufacturing startup, while doing postdoctoral... read more

Tumor cells prefer easy way out, study shows

Tumor cells prefer easy way out, study shows

April 23, 2015

Biomedical engineers report in a new study that tumor cells take advantage of cleared paths in the body to migrate unimpeded, rather than by brute force. read more

Alumni, students share business ideas at Celebration

Alumni, students share business ideas at Celebration

April 21, 2015

More than 200 alumni returned to campus April 16-17 for the Entrepreneurship at Cornell's annual conference, a Student Business of the Year luncheon and eLab’s Demo Day. read more

Alumni, students share business ideas at Celebration

Alumni, students share business ideas at Celebration

April 20, 2015

More than 200 alumni returned to campus April 16-17 for the Entrepreneurship at Cornell's annual conference, a Student Business of the Year luncheon and eLab’s Demo Day. read more

Eakspay igpay atinlay? High school programmers did

Eakspay igpay atinlay? High school programmers did

April 15, 2015

Teams from two downstate schools took top prizes in the second annual Cornell University High School Programming Contest April 7. First and third prizes went to two teams from the Dalton School in... read more

Charter Day panelist preview: roboticist Hadas Kress-Gazit

Charter Day panelist preview: roboticist Hadas Kress-Gazit

April 15, 2015

Hadas Kress-Gazit, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, will speak about robotics at Charter Day: A Festival of Ideas and Imagination, April 26 in Rockefeller Hall. read more

Car safety system could anticipate driver's mistakes

Car safety system could anticipate driver's mistakes

April 14, 2015

It may be a while yet before we have cars that drive themselves, but in the near future your car may help you drive. In particular, it could warn you when you’re about to do something stupid. read more

Female reproductive tract assists swimming sperm

Female reproductive tract assists swimming sperm

April 14, 2015

A study asserts that, in the presence of a gentle fluid flow, the biophysics of the female reproductive tract – in particular, the grooves that line parts of it – critically assist sperm migration. read more

Doctoral candidate Zhiming Shen lands IBM Fellowship

Doctoral candidate Zhiming Shen lands IBM Fellowship

April 9, 2015

Zhiming Shen, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Computer Science, has received a 2015 IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Award to support his research in cloud computing. read more

'Shield' gives tricky proteins a new identity

'Shield' gives tricky proteins a new identity

April 9, 2015

Chemical engineers have developed a new method for making large quantities of integral membrane proteins simply and inexpensively, without the use of detergents typically used today. read more

Lighted clothing that flashes to beat of music will hit runway

Lighted clothing that flashes to beat of music will hit runway

April 8, 2015

These clothes soon may be all the rave: Fiber science and physics students have teamed to create fashionable “smart” garments with vivid, luminescent panels that pulse to music. read more

Cornell makes strides in science, engineering diversity

Cornell makes strides in science, engineering diversity

April 8, 2015

Women make up 39 percent of Cornell's engineering undergraduates – almost twice the national average, according to a National Science Foundation report. The report also found Cornell has made strides... read more

High fashion comes to the Hill April 11

High fashion comes to the Hill April 11

April 7, 2015

Student fashion designers are sketching and making patterns, finding and fitting models, and cutting and sewing fabrics for the 31st Cornell Fashion Collective runway show, Saturday, April 11 at 8... read more

Engineering society honors two grad students

Engineering society honors two grad students

April 2, 2015

Malika Grayson and Darvin J. Griffin have received the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Mike Shinn Distinguished Member of the Year award - one of the organization's highest honors for... read more

Students, teachers unite in India for science literacy

Students, teachers unite in India for science literacy

April 2, 2015

As part of the Cornell GK-12 Grass Roots program, four Cornell graduate students and two local teachers traveled to India to exchange best practices in science education with Indian schoolteachers. read more

Adding renewable energy to power grid requires flexibility

Adding renewable energy to power grid requires flexibility

March 31, 2015

A Cornell study offers a comprehensive reimagining of the power grid that involves the coordinated integration of small-scale distributed energy resources. read more

Internationalizing the Cornell Curriculum grants awarded

Internationalizing the Cornell Curriculum grants awarded

March 26, 2015

The Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs has awarded $350,000 to 25 faculty projects designed to internationalize undergraduate teaching, learning and research at Cornell. read more

Fellowship winners will intern with Silicon Valley startups

Fellowship winners will intern with Silicon Valley startups

March 26, 2015

Three computer science students will spend this summer as paid interns in small startup companies, helpinmg them with their problems and getting a crash course in entrepreneurship. read more

Images that fool computer vision raise security concerns

Images that fool computer vision raise security concerns

March 20, 2015

Computers are learning to recognize objects with near-human ability. But Cornell researchers have found that computers, like humans, can be fooled by optical illusions, which raises security concerns. read more

BOOM showcases high-tech student projects March 25

BOOM showcases high-tech student projects March 25

March 19, 2015

The annual "Bits on Our Minds" (BOOM) event displays projects from across campus that use digital technology - from an automated beer-brewing system to video games and apps not yet on the... read more

Juliet Weissman named Cornell Tech chief administrative officer

Juliet Weissman named Cornell Tech chief administrative officer

March 16, 2015

Juliet Weissman, Cornell Tech’s new chief administrative officer, will oversee administrative, financial and operational aspects of Cornell Tech and will serve as a key advisor to Dean Dan... read more

Greg Morrisett to return to Cornell as CIS dean

Greg Morrisett to return to Cornell as CIS dean

March 13, 2015

Greg Morrisett, the Allen B. Cutting Professor of Computer Science at Harvard University, has been named dean of Computing and Information Science. A former member of the Cornell faculty, he will... read more

Engineering grad programs rank in top 10 in U.S. News

Engineering grad programs rank in top 10 in U.S. News

March 12, 2015

Several graduate engineering fields at Cornell are in the top 10 in U.S. News and World Report’s 2016 "Best Graduate Schools" rankings, released March 10. Cornell Law School was ranked 13th... read more

Beating bird wings generate electricity for data collector

Beating bird wings generate electricity for data collector

March 10, 2015

A technology that generates electricity from the beating wings of birds, bats or even moths could produce enough power to run a device that collects data used by biologists. read more

Popular origami pattern makes the mechanical switch

Popular origami pattern makes the mechanical switch

March 9, 2015

Reporting in Nature Materials March 9, Cornell physicists have made a mechanical switch out of the origami folding pattern known as the square twist. read more

Popular origami pattern makes the switch

Popular origami pattern makes the switch

March 9, 2015

Reporting in Nature Materials March 9, Cornell physicists have made a mechanical switch out of the origami folding pattern known as the square twist. read more

Electron spins controlled using sound waves

Electron spins controlled using sound waves

March 6, 2015

Cornell applied physicists have demonstrated an unprecedented method of control over electron spins using extremely high-frequency sound waves. read more

Life 'not as we know it' possible on Saturn's moon Titan

Life 'not as we know it' possible on Saturn's moon Titan

February 27, 2015

Cornell chemical engineers and astronomers have theorized a new kind of methane-based cell membrane that could thrive in the harsh, cold conditions of Titan, Saturn's largest moon. read more

Precision gas sensor could fit on a chip

Precision gas sensor could fit on a chip

February 26, 2015

Cornell engineers have miniaturized a light source in the elusive mid-infrared spectrum, effectively squeezing the capabilities of a large, tabletop laser onto a 1-millimeter silicon chip. read more

New 'knobs' can dial in control of materials

New 'knobs' can dial in control of materials

February 24, 2015

A new study by Cornell scientists offers insight on how different "knobs" can change material properties in previously unexplored or misunderstood ways. read more

Kozen honored for theoretical computer science work

Kozen honored for theoretical computer science work

February 23, 2015

Dexter Kozen, Ph.D. ’77, the Joseph Newton Pew Jr. Professor in Engineering, has been named a Fellow of the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science for "pioneering and seminal work.” read more

Cornell sinks teeth into four new MOOCs

Cornell sinks teeth into four new MOOCs

February 19, 2015

Cornell will offer four new massive open online courses - or MOOCs - in 2016. Learn abouts sharks, GMOs, engineering simulations and how mergers and acquisitions get done. read more

Cornell Rewind: Phenomenal first women of engineering

Cornell Rewind: Phenomenal first women of engineering

February 18, 2015

Cornell’s pioneering, engineering women – Kate Gleason, Nora Stanton Blatch and Olive Wetzel Dennis – advanced the science of their discipline beyond all expectation of their male peers. read more

Physicist Ernest Sternglass dies at 91

Physicist Ernest Sternglass dies at 91

February 17, 2015

Ernest Sternglass ’44, M.S. ’51, Ph.D. ’53, whose correspondence with Albert Einstein led to an electron amplification discovery that allowed millions to watch Apollo 11 astronauts walking on the... read more

Liu, Todd elected to National Academy of Engineering

Liu, Todd elected to National Academy of Engineering

February 16, 2015

Philip Liu and Michael Todd have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Liu and Todd join 33 current or former Cornell faculty who are NAE members. read more

A 'Flickr-ing' view of the world, in 4-D

A 'Flickr-ing' view of the world, in 4-D

February 12, 2015

Cornell researchers have added another dimension to virtual street viewing, literally. Using millions of images collected from the web, they have developed a model that would allow users to scan the... read more

Study: Global rainfall satellites require massive overhaul

Study: Global rainfall satellites require massive overhaul

February 12, 2015

A Cornell study warns that the existing system of space-based rainfall observation satellites requires a serious overhaul or many countries, particularly in the developing world, could face major... read more

Biennial’s art and science collaborations earn acclaim

Biennial’s art and science collaborations earn acclaim

February 12, 2015

An art installation created in tandem with Cornell materials scientists for the recent CCA Biennial on campus will soon be on permanent display online and featured in an upcoming PBS documentary. read more

Sanitation scores in India have room for improvement

Sanitation scores in India have room for improvement

February 10, 2015

Because urban sanitation scores don't tell the whole story in India, Cornell water-resources experts recommend allowing cities to custom-design measures that will save lives and lift their residents... read more

Alum Robert Langer wins Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering

Alum Robert Langer wins Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering

February 10, 2015

Robert Langer ’70 has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering for "revolutionary advances and leadership in engineering at the interface of chemistry and medicine." read more

Former engineering dean Edmund Cranch dies at 91

Former engineering dean Edmund Cranch dies at 91

February 10, 2015

Alumnus and former College of Engineering dean Edmund T. Cranch, who left Cornell to become president of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, died Feb. 4 at age 91. read more

Researchers report better solar cells through chemistry

Researchers report better solar cells through chemistry

February 10, 2015

In the quest for the perfect solar cell, Cornell materials science research offers quantifiable insight into the complex chemistry of getting it just right. Their work was published Jan. 30 in Nature... read more

NSF grant to fund ‘revolutionary’ electron microscope

NSF grant to fund ‘revolutionary’ electron microscope

February 9, 2015

The NSF has awarded Cornell $2.7 million to acquire a cryogenic, aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscope. The microscope could revolutionize research in biology, physics and... read more

Cornell sending strong contingent to annual science meeting

Cornell sending strong contingent to annual science meeting

February 5, 2015

Cornell faculty members to speak on an array of topics at the American Association for the Advancement of Science 2015 annual meeting to be held Feb. 12-16 in San Jose, California. read more

Cornell sending strong contingent to AAAS 2015

Cornell sending strong contingent to AAAS 2015

February 5, 2015

Cornell faculty members to speak on an array of topics at the American Association for the Advancement of Science 2015 annual meeting to be held Feb. 12-16 in San Jose, California. read more

Physics teacher training program going strong

Physics teacher training program going strong

February 2, 2015

The seven-year-old Physics Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (UTA) program supports Cornell students considering a career in teaching high school physics. The program has grown to over 60 participants... read more

$50M Verizon gift names Cornell Tech executive ed center

$50M Verizon gift names Cornell Tech executive ed center

February 2, 2015

A $50 million gift from Verizon will support the development of the Verizon Executive Education Center on the Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island, Cornell Tech officials announced Feb. 2. read more

A ‘STAR’ is born: Engineers devise genetic 'on' switch

A ‘STAR’ is born: Engineers devise genetic 'on' switch

February 2, 2015

Cornell scientists have made an RNA-only "on" switch to control gene expression – a breakthrough that could revolutionize genetic engineering. The switch is called Small Transcription Activating... read more

Bassuk, Caudill, Manohar named Weiss fellows

Bassuk, Caudill, Manohar named Weiss fellows

January 30, 2015

Faculty members Nina Bassuk, Marie Caudill and Rajit Manohar have been named Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellows for their inspiring teaching of undergraduates, President David Skorton announced. read more

Incentives encourage greater exploration, research finds

Incentives encourage greater exploration, research finds

January 30, 2015

How do organizations get workers onto the 'road less taken' when most people will choose the roads they know will pay off? Cornell researchers have found that incentives for trying something new may... read more

Skorton speeds campus carbon neutrality goal to 2035

Skorton speeds campus carbon neutrality goal to 2035

January 29, 2015

Cornell President David Skorton today released the report of the Climate Action Plan Acceleration Working Group, which recommends actions the campus should take to become carbon neutral by 2035. read more

Diabetes in rats treated with engineered probiotic

Diabetes in rats treated with engineered probiotic

January 27, 2015

In a Cornell study of rats, researchers engineered a common gut bacteria, which when taken orally, helped control diabetes with the body’s own insulin. The study was published Jan. 27 in the journal... read more

Generators that relieve power grid worsen ozone pollution

Generators that relieve power grid worsen ozone pollution

January 27, 2015

Cornell engineers have found that firing up diesel backup generators in non-emergency situations triggers rising atmospheric ozone concentrations due to additional nitrogen oxide emissions. read more

Generators that relieve power grid worsen ozone pollution

Generators that relieve power grid worsen ozone pollution

January 27, 2015

Cornell engineers have found that firing up diesel backup generators in non-emergency situations triggers rising atmospheric ozone concentrations due to additional nitrogen oxide emissions. read more

Five NY companies receive jump start from Cornell

Five NY companies receive jump start from Cornell

January 26, 2015

The Cornell Center for Materials Research announces that five New York companies will receive grants through the center's JumpStart program. The projects receive up to $5,000 in matching funds for... read more

Cornell Rewind: A great school faces the Great War

Cornell Rewind: A great school faces the Great War

January 22, 2015

The United States entered World War I on April 6, 1917. Scarcely a week later, 575 Cornell male undergraduates registered for military service, the university began a flight ground school soon after... read more

New computation method helps identify functional DNA

New computation method helps identify functional DNA

January 20, 2015

Cornell scientists have created a new computational method that can identify positions in the human genome that play a role in the proper functioning of cells. The research was published in the... read more

Research repository arXiv hits 1 million submissions

Research repository arXiv hits 1 million submissions

January 15, 2015

1 million and counting: Scientific-paper repository arXiv has reached milestone with a million submissions. Cornell University Library has provided stewardship for arXiv, since its founder, Paul... read more

Sara Hernández to lead Grad School diversity efforts

Sara Hernández to lead Grad School diversity efforts

January 15, 2015

Sara Xayarath Hernández, director of Diversity Programs in Engineering, has been named associate dean for inclusion and student engagement in the Graduate School. She will begin her new role this... read more

Hot fashion: DOE awards $3M grant for ‘air-conditioned’ clothing

Hot fashion: DOE awards $3M grant for ‘air-conditioned’ clothing

January 13, 2015

Warming up to a brisk idea to save building energy, the U.S. Department of Energy has awarded Cornell researchers a $3 million grant to create new clothes that integrate "air-conditioning" into... read more

Gehrke, Joachims honored for work in computer science

Gehrke, Joachims honored for work in computer science

January 12, 2015

Two Cornell computer scientists have been elected fellows of the Association for Computing Machinery, the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society. Thorsten Joachims recognized... read more

Cornell research steers NYC bikes to needy stations

Cornell research steers NYC bikes to needy stations

January 12, 2015

ORIE's David Shmoys and a graduate student develop computer analysis to help New York City bike-sharing system improve efficiency and put bikes where they will get the most use. Student wins award... read more

High-temperature superconductor 'fingerprint' found

High-temperature superconductor 'fingerprint' found

January 6, 2015

Theorists and experimentalists working together at Cornell may have found the answer to a major challenge in condensed matter physics: identifying the smoking gun of why “unconventional”... read more