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When animals share, conservation is affordable

When animals share, conservation is affordable

October 27, 2016

Researchers at Cornell, Georgia Tech and the U.S. Forest Service have found that when an animal preserve corridor includes areas that are hospitable to two species, the cost is far less than it would... read more

Colorado River's dead clams tell tales of carbon emission

Colorado River's dead clams tell tales of carbon emission

October 27, 2016

Scientists have begun to account for the topsy-turvy carbon cycle of the Colorado River delta – once a massive green estuary of grassland, marshes and cottonwood, now desiccated dead land. read more

Admissions underway for first class on new Cornell Tech campus

Admissions underway for first class on new Cornell Tech campus

October 27, 2016

In August 2017, Cornell Tech's inaugural Roosevelt Island class will move into a campus built for innovation and creative collisions. Cornell Tech is accepting applications in seven master’s programs. read more

Computer scientist Ross Tate working to tame Java 'wildcards'

Computer scientist Ross Tate working to tame Java 'wildcards'

October 25, 2016

Ross Tate, an expert on programming languages, will work on a team to fix a security problem in the widely used Java language. read more

Steen, Louge to launch NSF-funded space experiments

Steen, Louge to launch NSF-funded space experiments

October 25, 2016

Engineering professors Paul Steen and Michel Louge have both received funding from the National Science Foundation and NASA's CASIS program to send experiments to the International Space Station. read more

$2M gift to drive Weill Cornell advances in immunotherapy

$2M gift to drive Weill Cornell advances in immunotherapy

October 25, 2016

To advance a powerful cancer treatment strategy that uses immune cells to fight the disease, Ellen and Gary Davis '76 have made a $2 million gift to Weill Cornell Medicine to drive ongoing research... read more

Robert F. Smith School dedicated in inspiring ceremony

Robert F. Smith School dedicated in inspiring ceremony

October 25, 2016

In recognition of a $50 million gift aimed at enriching the diversity of undergraduate engineering, the Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering was formally dedicated... read more

'NutriPhone' startup joins Cornell's McGovern incubator

'NutriPhone' startup joins Cornell's McGovern incubator

October 24, 2016

Put healthful eating in the palm of your hand: VitaMe Technologies – the Cornell start-up group that makes NutriPhone for personal nutrition testing – has joined the university's McGovern Center... read more

By nixing coal, Iceland grabs green with geothermal heat

By nixing coal, Iceland grabs green with geothermal heat

October 20, 2016

As Cornell considers geothermal heat to warm campus, an Icelandic engineer told a green backstory for how his country abandoned coal and then set standards to achieve blue-ribbon blue skies. read more

3 faculty elected fellows of American Physical Society

3 faculty elected fellows of American Physical Society

October 20, 2016

Astronomer Rachel Bean, physicist Csaba Csaki and biologist Mingming Wu are among 248 fellows elected by the American Physical Society this year. read more

Rhodes Symposium will honor emeritus president on his 90th

Rhodes Symposium will honor emeritus president on his 90th

October 20, 2016

The Frank H.T. Rhodes Symposium will celebrate the emeritus president's 90th birthday by bringing two noted scholars to discuss his contributions to paleontology and Darwin studies. read more

Howarth outlines carbon neutrality report options at UA

Howarth outlines carbon neutrality report options at UA

October 20, 2016

Robert Howarth spoke to the University Assembly Oct. 18 about the recently released Senior Leaders Climate Action Group report on options and their associated costs for achieving a carbon-neutral... read more

Research project to combat 'superbugs,' antibiotic resistance

Research project to combat 'superbugs,' antibiotic resistance

October 18, 2016

Cornell researchers received a $500,000 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help in a national initiative to combat drug-resistant organisms, sometimes referred to as... read more

'Bolt of lightning' captures development of block copolymer

'Bolt of lightning' captures development of block copolymer

October 18, 2016

By quickly heating and cooling a block copolymer, researchers show the ability to alter the material's properties, which could have applications in data-archiving devices and filters. read more

Hatfield talk takes on challenges of drug discovery Oct. 27

Hatfield talk takes on challenges of drug discovery Oct. 27

October 17, 2016

George Scangos '70 will discuss how innovative biopharmaceutical companies are developing transformative therapies and working to ensure patients' access to them while meeting the demands of... read more

Online game invites public to fight Alzheimer's

Online game invites public to fight Alzheimer's

October 12, 2016

A new online game is inviting members of the public to look under a virtual microscope and contribute directly to Alzheimer's disease research at Cornell. read more

Cornell Tech grads' Uru seeks wide-open (video) spaces

Cornell Tech grads' Uru seeks wide-open (video) spaces

October 6, 2016

Two Cornell Tech master's graduates have won a World Congress on Information Technology award for their computer-vision invention, Uru, which projects advertising onto blank surfaces in a video. read more

New website helps faculty, staff Navigate travel planning

New website helps faculty, staff Navigate travel planning

October 5, 2016

A new website called Navigate is designed to save Cornell faculty members time and reduce stress in handling off-campus teaching, research and engagement, nationally and internationally. read more

Roundtable to explore potential of geothermal energy

Roundtable to explore potential of geothermal energy

October 4, 2016

An Oct. 17 roundtable discussion will drill deep into the promise of geothermal energy at a time when Cornell is considering a groundbreaking project of its own at 4:30 in 155 Olin Hall. read more

Gift lets entrepreneurship faculty hire assistants

Gift lets entrepreneurship faculty hire assistants

October 4, 2016

Eight faculty members from five colleges, as well as Cornell Tech, won awards from the Louis H. Zalaznick Teaching Assistantship program, allowing them to expand courses or add teaching assistants. read more

Roundtable explores potential of geothermal energy

Roundtable explores potential of geothermal energy

October 4, 2016

An Oct. 17 roundtable discussion will drill deep into the promise of geothermal energy at a time when Cornell is considering a groundbreaking project of its own at 4:30 in 155 Olin Hall. read more

Awards announced for life science, industry partnerships

Awards announced for life science, industry partnerships

October 3, 2016

Nine projects were awarded 2016-17 Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) grants. read more

Neurotech symposium on the brain spotlights new discoveries

Neurotech symposium on the brain spotlights new discoveries

October 3, 2016

Researchers plumbing the mysteries of the brain gathered on Sept. 29 to share their discoveries at the inaugural Cornell Neurotech Mong Family Foundation Symposium in the Biotechnology Building. read more

China honors computer scientist John Hopcroft

China honors computer scientist John Hopcroft

October 3, 2016

Professor John Hopcroft received China's Friendship Award for helping to upgrade their higher education system. read more

Cornell to offer systems doctoral program

Cornell to offer systems doctoral program

September 29, 2016

A doctoral program in systems to be offered by Cornell University beginning in fall 2016 will prepare students to tackle some of the world's most complex logistical problems. read more

Cornell to offer systems engineering doctoral program

Cornell to offer systems engineering doctoral program

September 29, 2016

A doctoral program in systems to be offered by Cornell University beginning in fall 2016 will prepare students to tackle some of the world's most complex logistical problems. read more

Cornell Engineering to offer systems Ph.D. program

Cornell Engineering to offer systems Ph.D. program

September 29, 2016

A doctoral program in systems to be offered by Cornell University's College of Engineering beginning in fall 2016 will prepare students to tackle some of the world's most complex logistical problems. read more

Campus labs find ways to curb water use during drought

Campus labs find ways to curb water use during drought

September 27, 2016

Cornell's laboratories have jumped into the water-saving pool, as building managers and campus wet lab technicians face the drought. read more

NSF grant to fund entrepreneurial growth, innovation

NSF grant to fund entrepreneurial growth, innovation

September 27, 2016

The Upstate New York Alliance for Entrepreneurial Innovation has been awarded $4.2 million from the National Science Foundation to lead entrepreneurship and commercialization support programs. read more

$23M NSF grant powers new science, technology center

$23M NSF grant powers new science, technology center

September 26, 2016

A Cornell-led collaboration has been awarded $23 million by the National Science Foundation to increase the intensity of beams of charged particles and lower the cost of accelerator technologies. read more

Ph.D. student lands Microsoft research fellowship for women

Ph.D. student lands Microsoft research fellowship for women

September 26, 2016

Alane Suhr, a first-year doctoral student in the field of computer science, has received one of 10 Microsoft Research Women’s Fellowships awarded this year. read more

Cancer killers: C dots show ability to induce cell death in tumors

Cancer killers: C dots show ability to induce cell death in tumors

September 26, 2016

Research involving cancer-targeting silica particles, known as Cornell dots, has shown that the particles can neutralize nutrient-deprived cancer cells by a cell-death process called ferroptosis. read more

Engaged Curriculum Grants support courses, curricula

Engaged Curriculum Grants support courses, curricula

September 22, 2016

Fourteen new projects funded with 2016 Engaged Curriculum Grants are underway. With an additional eight teams receiving renewal funding, the grants involve 93 faculty and staff team members, and 29... read more

Engineers create room-temperature multiferroic material

Engineers create room-temperature multiferroic material

September 22, 2016

Engineers devise, atom-by-atom, a room-temperature magnetoelectric multiferroic out of lutetium iron oxide, a discovery that could lead to advances in computer memory technology. read more

Cornell team to create tool that detects molecules in cosmos

Cornell team to create tool that detects molecules in cosmos

September 22, 2016

To find the detailed building blocks of life in the cosmos, a new instrument will be placed on NASA’s SOFIA – the airliner-based Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy - by Professor Gordon... read more

Undergrad travels to Europe for summer research experience

Undergrad travels to Europe for summer research experience

September 22, 2016

Adam Berry '18, a chemical and biomolecular engineering major, traveled to Germany over the summer to conduct research as part of the International Research Experience for Undergraduates program. read more

Joe Burns lauded at dedication of office named in his honor

Joe Burns lauded at dedication of office named in his honor

September 15, 2016

With enough warmth and admiration to fill an expanding universe, colleagues, family and friends of Joe Burns, dedicated a brand-new office – the Joseph Burns Faculty Office – in the renovated Upson... read more

Engineering students build bridge, friendships in Bolivia

Engineering students build bridge, friendships in Bolivia

September 15, 2016

Eight engineering students from Cornell traveled to Calcha, Bolivia, during summer break for an eight-week bridge-building project during which they developed bonds with the community there. read more

Cornell's quest: Make the first CubeSat to orbit the moon

Cornell's quest: Make the first CubeSat to orbit the moon

September 15, 2016

A team of students, led by associate professor Mason Peck, is attempting to send a CubeSat, a small satellite made from readily available hardware, into orbit around the moon with water as propellant. read more

U.S. News ranks Dyson, Engineering at No. 9; Cornell at 15

U.S. News ranks Dyson, Engineering at No. 9; Cornell at 15

September 13, 2016

In the 2017 U.S. News World Report's Best National Universities rankings of 310 schools, Cornell held steady at No. 15 for the third consecutive year, while Dyson and Engineering were No. 9. read more

Engineering undergraduate programs rate highly

Engineering undergraduate programs rate highly

September 13, 2016

US News and World Report ranks Cornell Engineering's undergraduate program #9 in the nation read more

Cornell researchers aim to unleash 'smart meter' potential

Cornell researchers aim to unleash 'smart meter' potential

September 7, 2016

Striving for a future with smaller electric bills and a diminished need for more power plants, the NSF has awarded Cornell researchers $1 million to improve new residential electric storage systems. read more

Teaching human values to artificial intelligences

Teaching human values to artificial intelligences

September 7, 2016

Two Cornell experts in artificial intelligence have joined a nationwide team setting out to ensure that when computers are running the world, they will make decisions compatible with human values. read more

Geothermal project could warm campus, expand energy study

Geothermal project could warm campus, expand energy study

September 6, 2016

Cornell is pursuing a project that has the potential to eliminate 82,000 metric tons of carbon from its annual footprint and establish one of the country's most advanced geothermal systems to heat... read more

'Day of Statistics' to honor founding chair Bruce Turnbull

'Day of Statistics' to honor founding chair Bruce Turnbull

September 6, 2016

At the Sept. 9 Day of Statistics event, Turnbull will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award in recognition of his career in statistical science and his leadership in helping form the Department of... read more

Grant launches Center on the Physics of Cancer Metabolism

Grant launches Center on the Physics of Cancer Metabolism

September 1, 2016

Researchers from the College of Engineering and Weill Cornell Medicine will fight the spread of breast cancer and other cancers with a $XM, five-year grant from the National Cancer Institute. read more

UK polymer chemist Anthony Ryan to give series of lectures

UK polymer chemist Anthony Ryan to give series of lectures

September 1, 2016

Anthony Ryan, professor at the University of Sheffield, U.K., has been named the 2016 Mary Upson Visiting Lecturer in Materials Science and Engineering and will deliver several campus lectures. read more

$1M NIH grant helps researchers refine quick cancer test

$1M NIH grant helps researchers refine quick cancer test

August 23, 2016

The National Institutes of Health has awarded Cornell and UCSF researchers a four-year, $1 million grant to hone technology for in-the-field diagnosis of Kaposi's sarcoma – frequently related to HIV... read more

Moving in, students absorb lessons on dealing with drought

Moving in, students absorb lessons on dealing with drought

August 23, 2016

With local creek water levels historically low as students arrive on campus to start the semester, Ithaca's 2016 summer drought has become a teachable moment. read more

Where can I buy a chair like that? – This app will tell you

Where can I buy a chair like that? – This app will tell you

August 18, 2016

If you think you have a knack for interior design, or just want to spruce up your own home, a new app developed by Cornell researchers may help you choose furnishings the way professionals do. read more

12 assistant professors win research grants

12 assistant professors win research grants

August 17, 2016

Twelve Cornell assistant professors have been awarded research grants by the Affinito-Stewart Grants Program from the President’s Council of Cornell Women to increase long-term retention of women. read more

A miniaturized sensor that can measure chemistry on a chip

A miniaturized sensor that can measure chemistry on a chip

August 16, 2016

Cornell researchers have laid the groundwork for a chemical sensor on a chip that could be used in small portable devices to analyze samples in a lab, monitor air and water quality in the field and... read more

Rev Demo Day offers showcase for budding entrepreneurs

Rev Demo Day offers showcase for budding entrepreneurs

August 16, 2016

Rev: Ithaca Startup Works' second annual Hardware Accelerator Demo Day gave eight teams a chance to show off their product ideas and work on their sales pitches after a 12-week-long workshop. read more

Brito went to Fiji to study mobile genes in human microbiome

Brito went to Fiji to study mobile genes in human microbiome

August 8, 2016

Research involving a new Cornell professor proposes that human behavior helps provide selective pressures that shape mobile gene pools, which are important for colonizing specific human populations. read more

Scientists propose novel carbon-capture electrochemical cell

Scientists propose novel carbon-capture electrochemical cell

August 4, 2016

Engineering professor Lynden Archer and graduate student Wajdi Al Sadat have devised an electrochemical cell that captures and converts carbon dioxide while generating electrical power. read more

Students' app helps dementia patients find memories

Students' app helps dementia patients find memories

August 3, 2016

A smartphone app created by Cornell graduate students flashes reminders to aid failing memories of dementia sufferers. read more

'Remember Me!' app helps dementia patients find memories

'Remember Me!' app helps dementia patients find memories

August 3, 2016

A smartphone app created by Cornell graduate students flashes reminders to aid failing memories of dementia sufferers. read more

Cornell tests earthquake-resilient pipeline for L.A.

Cornell tests earthquake-resilient pipeline for L.A.

July 26, 2016

A top engineer from the city of Los Angeles visited Cornell July 20-22 as researchers tested a new earthquake-resilient pipeline designed to better protect southern California's water utility. read more

Biological wizardry ferments carbon monoxide into biofuel

Biological wizardry ferments carbon monoxide into biofuel

July 26, 2016

Cornell biological engineers have deciphered the cellular strategy to make the biofuel ethanol, using an anaerobic microbe feeding on carbon monoxide – a common industrial waste gas. read more

Team devises new way for stabilizing battery recharge

Team devises new way for stabilizing battery recharge

July 15, 2016

Immobilizing negatively charged ions in the polymer-like separators of rechargeable lithium batteries is shown to result in stable electrodeposition, even at relatively high current densities. read more

First Annual Build

First Annual Build

July 14, 2016

Annual Build is an event designed to tap into the growing popularity of the Maker movement among American middle school and high school students. Cornell Engineering students contact teachers from... read more

Recellularized human colon model could aid in cancer research

Recellularized human colon model could aid in cancer research

July 11, 2016

Cornell researchers have helped develop a recellularized human colon model that could be used to track the pathogenesis of colon cancer and possibly gain insight into its spread to other organs. read more

Six scientists named inaugural Mong neurotech fellows

Six scientists named inaugural Mong neurotech fellows

July 8, 2016

Three pairs of early career scientists have been named the inaugural Mong Family Foundation Fellows in Neurotech. They will work jointly under the mentorship of faculty across Cornell to advance... read more

Ultrashort cell-free DNA reveals health of organ transplants

Ultrashort cell-free DNA reveals health of organ transplants

July 6, 2016

Single-strand DNA sequencing method used for analyzing ancient remains applied by Cornell researchers to sequencing of cell-free DNA taken from plasma of transplant patients, resulting in greater... read more

Ancient symbiosis points to possible whitefly controls

Ancient symbiosis points to possible whitefly controls

June 30, 2016

Uncovering the details of a 100 million-year-old symbiosis between bacteria and whiteflies opens the door for controlling an insect pest that is rated one of the top 10 invasive species on the planet. read more

Ithaca High CubeSat team's concept to get a shot at space

Ithaca High CubeSat team's concept to get a shot at space

June 29, 2016

A team from Ithaca High School is among three winners in the recent Cornell CubeSat satellite contest, all of whom will have the chance to send their satellites into space on a NASA rocket. read more

Cornell Tech's Deborah Estrin earns IEEE Internet Award

Cornell Tech's Deborah Estrin earns IEEE Internet Award

June 29, 2016

Deborah Estrin, professor of computer science at Cornell Tech and professor of public health at Weill Cornell Medicine, has won a 2017 IEEE Internet Award for for contributions to internet technology. read more

eHub opens doors to first set of student entrepreneurs

eHub opens doors to first set of student entrepreneurs

June 27, 2016

eHub opened earlier this month in Kennedy Hall and houses the offices of Entrepreneurship at Cornell and Blackstone LaunchPad for use by students, faculty and staff interested in entrepreneurship. read more

Social interaction drives language learning game

Social interaction drives language learning game

June 21, 2016

A new game teaches a foreign language in a virtual world, and research shows it works better when players work together. read more

NIH provides $2.3M grant for FeverPhone development

NIH provides $2.3M grant for FeverPhone development

June 21, 2016

The National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering has awarded Cornell a four-year, $2.3 million grant to develop FeverPhone, which will diagnose six... read more

New cryptocurrency introduces new risks

New cryptocurrency introduces new risks

June 16, 2016

An online venture capital fund using the Ethereum system of digital currency has serious flaws, according to Emin Gun Sirer, associate professor of computer science. read more

Cornell, ADC tackling rescue ropes issue for U.S. Navy copters

Cornell, ADC tackling rescue ropes issue for U.S. Navy copters

June 9, 2016

Researchers from Cornell and Advanced Design Consulting, Inc. of Lansing are partnering to develop synthetic ropes for use in hoist systems on U.S. Navy rescue helicopters. read more

Cornell, ADC tackling rescue ropes issue for U.S. Navy copters

Cornell, ADC tackling rescue ropes issue for U.S. Navy copters

June 9, 2016

Researchers from Cornell and Advanced Design Consulting, Inc. of Lansing are partnering to develop synthetic ropes for use in hoist systems on U.S. Navy rescue helicopters. read more

Gift establishes Tisch Professorship at Jacobs Institute

Gift establishes Tisch Professorship at Jacobs Institute

June 9, 2016

A gift from Andrew ’71 and Ann Tisch to Cornell University and the American Technion Society has created an endowed professorship at the Joan Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech. read more

Goal of improved connectivity drives computer scientists

Goal of improved connectivity drives computer scientists

June 8, 2016

Cornell computer scientists are leaders in the emerging field of software-defined networking, which takes an open-source approach to network connectivity. read more

Engineered E. coli vesicles act as vaccine deliverers

Engineered E. coli vesicles act as vaccine deliverers

June 6, 2016

Antigen-coated membranes on the surface of E. coli bacteria cells serve as vaccine vehicles that were proven effective against a highly deadly pathogen, a Cornell-led research group has shown. read more

CHESS workshops in June to include annual users meeting

CHESS workshops in June to include annual users meeting

June 2, 2016

The Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source will hold its annual workshop in June, and will include the facility's annual Users' Meeting, slated for June 7-8 in the Physical Sciences Building. read more

Four on faculty receive Carpenter advising awards

Four on faculty receive Carpenter advising awards

May 31, 2016

Faculty members Sahara Byrne, (Kit-Yee) Daisy Fan, María Cristina García and James P. Lassoie received 2016 Kendall S. Carpenter Memorial Advising Awards May 28. read more

Parity still far-off goal for women academics in STEM fields

Parity still far-off goal for women academics in STEM fields

May 26, 2016

Women haven’t reached parity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines, but progressive policies could help, said Sharon Sassler at the Empowering Women in Science and... read more

6 Ph.D. students learn to commercialize their research

6 Ph.D. students learn to commercialize their research

May 26, 2016

Six engineering doctoral students will spend the summer and the fall semester exploring the potential to turn their research into a business as the first commercialization fellows. read more

Electrical properties of superconductor altered by 'stretching'

Electrical properties of superconductor altered by 'stretching'

May 26, 2016

A Cornell-led team of researchers has displayed the ability to alter superconductor strontium ruthenate's electrical properties through strain, or 'stretching', of a thin film of the material. read more

24 staff members graduate with higher ed degrees

24 staff members graduate with higher ed degrees

May 26, 2016

The accomplishments of 24 staff members who earned associate, bachelor's, master's or doctoral degrees through Cornell's Employee Degree Program or the Tuition Aid Program were celebrated May 24. read more

33 seniors honored as 2016 Merrill Presidential Scholars

33 seniors honored as 2016 Merrill Presidential Scholars

May 26, 2016

Thirty-three seniors from Cornell's seven undergraduate colleges are honored as Merrill Presidential Scholars in ceremony May 25 in Willard Straight Hall Memorial Room. read more

Brachman to lead Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute

Brachman to lead Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute

May 25, 2016

Cornell Tech announced May 25 that Ron Brachman, an internationally recognized authority on artificial intelligence, will join the campus as the new director of the Joan Irwin Jacobs... read more

Researchers span the universe at Sagan Institute coffee hours

Researchers span the universe at Sagan Institute coffee hours

May 20, 2016

Coffee hours at the Carl Sagan Institute have spurred multi-disciplinary talks among faculty members from 11 departments and five colleges and schools at Cornell. read more

Blocking 'fake engagement' to keep the count honest

Blocking 'fake engagement' to keep the count honest

May 19, 2016

Cornell computer scientists have developed software to detect fake postings to social media sites designed to artificially inflate the popularity of a page. read more

ExxonMobil Foundation gives $447,046 to Cornell

ExxonMobil Foundation gives $447,046 to Cornell

May 19, 2016

The ExxonMobil Foundation has given Cornell $447,046 through its Educational Matching Gifts Program. read more

Alda: Convey science clearly to reveal its beauty, poetics

Alda: Convey science clearly to reveal its beauty, poetics

May 18, 2016

Actor, director, writer and champion of science Alan Alda provided a communication mandate May 16 at Bailey Hall for Cornell's faculty and researchers: Use plain language to be clear. read more

Bioactive macrocycle shows promising antibacterial activity

Bioactive macrocycle shows promising antibacterial activity

May 17, 2016

Cornell researchers have developed an efficient method for the assembly of biologically compatible, antibacterial synthetic macromolecules, the composition of which can be precisely adjusted. read more

Emeritus engineering professor Tobias de Boer dies at 85

Emeritus engineering professor Tobias de Boer dies at 85

May 12, 2016

Emeritus professor Tobias de Boer, who taught mechanical and aerospace engineering at Cornell for more than 50 years and served as associate director of the Sibley School for nine years, died on May... read more

Cornell Council for the Arts supports 40 new projects

Cornell Council for the Arts supports 40 new projects

May 12, 2016

The Cornell Council for the Arts (CCA) has awarded grants supporting 40 projects in the arts to be presented on campus in academic year 2016-17. read more

Cornell and Iceland team to model geothermal energy

Cornell and Iceland team to model geothermal energy

May 12, 2016

With an aim to create clean, renewable geothermal energy projects, and to cooperate in research and education, Cornell and Geothermal Resource Park Iceland have signed a memorandum of agreement. read more

Virtual reality game debuts at May 20 GDIAC Showcase

Virtual reality game debuts at May 20 GDIAC Showcase

May 12, 2016

Everyone is invited to play computer games created by Cornell students at the annual Game Design Initiative at Cornell showcase May 20 in Carpenter Hall. read more

Students promote new entrepreneur resource

Students promote new entrepreneur resource

May 12, 2016

Three student fellows recently joined the staff of Blackstone LaunchPad and are already offering innovative programming for entrepreneurial Cornell students. read more

Students gain insight on 'eye-opening' tour of Japan

Students gain insight on 'eye-opening' tour of Japan

May 5, 2016

Twenty-one students from across campus traveled to Japan on a a winter break study tour funded by the Japanese government as a cultural exchange exposing American students to the country. read more

Cornell Fulbright students to span the globe in 2016-17

Cornell Fulbright students to span the globe in 2016-17

May 5, 2016

Fifteen Cornell students received Fulbright U.S. Student Awards to conduct research or teach abroad in 2016-17, according to the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies. read more

Minglin Ma wins Hartwell award for diabetes work

Minglin Ma wins Hartwell award for diabetes work

May 3, 2016

Minglin Ma, assistant professor in the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, has won a Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award, worth $300,000 over three years. read more

Made better through science: Calcite tuned to be mollusk-tough

Made better through science: Calcite tuned to be mollusk-tough

May 2, 2016

A Cornell-led international team of researchers has developed a way to harden natural calcite by a factor of two or more through the addition of amino acids aspartic acid and glycine. read more

Rawlings Scholars' research ranges from earworms to robots

Rawlings Scholars' research ranges from earworms to robots

April 26, 2016

From creating well-mannered robots to updating weed field guides to understanding why catchy songs turn into earworms, students showed their 2016 Senior Expo research projects April 21. read more

The language of persuasion

The language of persuasion

April 26, 2016

Analysis of online arguments shows that the right timing and choice of words make it easier to win. read more

CCMR highlights advances in electron microscopy

CCMR highlights advances in electron microscopy

April 22, 2016

The Cornell Center for Materials Research Symposium will show such innovative uses of electron microscopy applications as tracking crystal growth, finding the 3-D structure of molecules and mapping... read more

Actor, communicator Alan Alda to lecture, give workshops

Actor, communicator Alan Alda to lecture, give workshops

April 21, 2016

Actor, director and writer Alan Alda will return to campus May 16-18 and will deliver a lecture on ways to effectively communicate science so anyone can understand it. read more

Work of undergrad researchers spans many fields

Work of undergrad researchers spans many fields

April 21, 2016

With a record-breaking number of students unveiling their research at the 31st annual Spring Research Forum, hosted by the CURB, the world’s future looks full of solutions. read more

Eleven inducted into Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

Eleven inducted into Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

April 20, 2016

Nine Cornell doctoral candidates, one postdoc and a professor were inducted into the Cornell chapter of the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society. read more

Cornellians to advise Starshot exploring Alpha Centauri

Cornellians to advise Starshot exploring Alpha Centauri

April 18, 2016

Cornell faculty and alumni are helping to advise Breakthrough Starshot - a $100 million research and engineering project aiming to demonstrate proof of concept for light-propelled nanocrafts that... read more

Equine Design wins Student Business of the Year by a nose

Equine Design wins Student Business of the Year by a nose

April 18, 2016

Caitlin Parrucci '15, M.Eng. '16, is founder of Equine Design, winner of the 2016 Student Business of the Year. Her device tracks a horse's water intake, a key indicator of equine health. read more

Operations Research school to celebrate its 50th April 15-16

Operations Research school to celebrate its 50th April 15-16

April 14, 2016

The Operations Research and Information Engineering program, in the College of Engineering, celebrates its 50th anniversary with two days of guest speakers, panel discussions and food. read more

Campus events will discuss diversity, education, politics

Campus events will discuss diversity, education, politics

April 14, 2016

Several events on campus this month provide an opportunity for students, staff, faculty, visitors and the local community to engage in conversations around diversity, politics, higher education and... read more

Surface mutation lets canine parvovirus jump to other species

Surface mutation lets canine parvovirus jump to other species

April 14, 2016

A multidiscipline research team has identified a mutation on the protein shell of canine parvovirus that helps it to transfer and infect wild forest-dwelling animals, including raccoons. read more

Ithaca, Pittsford score in high school programming contest

Ithaca, Pittsford score in high school programming contest

April 13, 2016

Two teams from Ithaca High School took first and third place in Cornell's annual high School Programming Contest, which drew 19 teams from acrosss the state. read more

Argentina National Academy of Sciences inducts Suzanne Kay

Argentina National Academy of Sciences inducts Suzanne Kay

April 12, 2016

Suzanne Mahlburg Kay, professor of geological sciences, now shares a prestigious honor with Charles Darwin - a formal induction into the National Academy of Sciences of Argentina. read more

Max Zhang helps sustainable communities grow greener

Max Zhang helps sustainable communities grow greener

April 12, 2016

From studying smog along Beijing's streets to improving how interstate highways clear exhaust to electrifying New York City parking spaces, engineer Max Zhang adds verdancy to vibrant communities. read more

Diverse faculty shift national discourse one op-ed at a time

Diverse faculty shift national discourse one op-ed at a time

April 11, 2016

Women and underrepresented minority faculty members have been publishing opinion pieces and other articles in the mainstream media, thanks to support from the Public Voices Fellowship. read more

Two student teams tie in business plan competition

Two student teams tie in business plan competition

April 6, 2016

Two student teams' presentations were so strong that judges of the Cornell Hospitality Business Plan Competition declared a tie. Both teams will be awarded first-place prize money of $25,000. read more

Business competitions highlight student ideas

Business competitions highlight student ideas

April 5, 2016

Would-be student entrepreneurs from across campus are spending some of their spring break polishing their pitches for the Big Idea Competition. read more

Celebration draws Cornellian business leaders April 14-15

Celebration draws Cornellian business leaders April 14-15

April 5, 2016

More than 700 alumni, parents, students, faculty and staff are expected to attend Celebration, Entrepreneurship at Cornell's annual business conference, April 14-15 on campus. read more

Engaged Cornell graduate grants fund 10 Ph.D. students

Engaged Cornell graduate grants fund 10 Ph.D. students

April 4, 2016

Engaged Cornell has awarded its first Engaged Graduate Student Grants to 10 doctoral students, who are working with community and commercial partners on research projects for their dissertations. read more

Pre-Seed Workshop helps turn scientists into entrepreneurs

Pre-Seed Workshop helps turn scientists into entrepreneurs

March 29, 2016

The Pre-Seed Workshop, sponsored by the Cornell Center for Life Science Enterprise, offers scientists guidance on how to move their technologies and inventions from the lab to the marketplace. read more

Cancer cells' ability to self-repair may spawn new treatments

Cancer cells' ability to self-repair may spawn new treatments

March 24, 2016

A Cornell research group led by associate professor Jan Lammerding is studying how cancer cells' ability to repair themselves after deformation could lead to new approaches in diagnosis and treatment. read more

Metal-foam hybrid has potential in soft robotics, aeronautics

Metal-foam hybrid has potential in soft robotics, aeronautics

March 21, 2016

The lab of engineering professor Rob Shepherd has developed a hybrid material featuring soft metal and porous elastic polymer foam that could be used to make a morphing airplane wing. read more

Enzyme inhibitor looks promising against many forms of cancer

Enzyme inhibitor looks promising against many forms of cancer

March 21, 2016

A Cornell multi-site research team has developed a chemical compound that shows promise as a oncoprotein inhibitor with broad anti-cancer activity and little effect on non-cancerous cells. read more

Cornell Engineering's graduate school programs ranks among the best in the nation

March 18, 2016

Cornell’s graduate school programs in engineering rank among the best in the nation, according to 2017 rankings released March 16 by U.S. News & World Report. Overall, Cornell’s graduate engineering... read more

Singh honored as top young investigator by biomaterials society

Singh honored as top young investigator by biomaterials society

March 16, 2016

Ankur Singh, assistant professor in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineer, will receive the 2017 Young Investigator Award from the Society for Biomaterials. read more

'Sticky waves': Molecular interactions at the nanoscale

'Sticky waves': Molecular interactions at the nanoscale

March 10, 2016

The wave-like behavior observed in electron cloud fluctuations challenges the widely held belief that van der Waals interactions, ubiquitous in the natural world, are particle-like in nature. read more

Two women faculty receive inaugural Schwartz awards

Two women faculty receive inaugural Schwartz awards

March 8, 2016

Two researchers have received inaugural awards from the Schwartz Research Fund for Women in the Life Sciences, endowed by Joan Poyner Schwartz ’65 and Ronald H. Schwartz ’65. read more

Cornell looks to make PARADIM shift with $25M NSF grant

Cornell looks to make PARADIM shift with $25M NSF grant

March 4, 2016

Cornell is leading the Platform for the Accelerated Realization, Analysis, and Discovery of Interface Materials... read more

Light-up skin stretches boundaries of robotics

Light-up skin stretches boundaries of robotics

March 3, 2016

A Cornell team led by assistant professor Rob Shepherd and graduate student Bryan Peele has developed a stretchable electroluminescent skin with potential applications in soft robotics. read more

In staving off climate change, social landscape adjusts

In staving off climate change, social landscape adjusts

March 2, 2016

At the intersection of activism and academia, a climate change and clean energy panel Feb. 26 gave details of environmental urgency and impending social refinements. read more

'Function after failure' in bone translates to engineering strategy

'Function after failure' in bone translates to engineering strategy

February 29, 2016

A study reveals that the material heterogeneity of cancellous bone prevents cracks from propagating and turning into breaks, and could have implications in engineering as well as medicine. read more

High schoolers beat undergrads, grads at Make-a-thon

High schoolers beat undergrads, grads at Make-a-thon

February 25, 2016

Students from majors such as computer science, biology, business, policy analysis and engineering and high school students came together Feb. 20-21 to participate Cornell's first Make-a-thon. read more

Senior group is guiding Cornell's climate actions

Senior group is guiding Cornell's climate actions

February 25, 2016

President Elizabeth Garrett formed the Senior Leaders Climate Action Group last November to focus on improving climate trends by spurring cross-disciplinary solutions on campus and globally. read more

Two on faculty receive Presidential Early Career Awards

Two on faculty receive Presidential Early Career Awards

February 24, 2016

Two faculty members received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on young science and engineering professionals. read more

Quantum dot solids: This generation's silicon wafer?

Quantum dot solids: This generation's silicon wafer?

February 24, 2016

A Cornell research group led by associate professor Tobias Hanrath has assembled quantum dots into ordered, 2-D superlattice nanocrystals, with potential for breakthroughs in optoelectronics. read more

Researcher's chiral graphene stacks break new ground

Researcher's chiral graphene stacks break new ground

February 22, 2016

The research group of Jiwoong Park has developed a chiral thin film through rotational stacking of two-atoms-thick graphene sheets, the first such exploration of chirality at the nano scale. read more

Cornellians illuminate world's scientific strides

Cornellians illuminate world's scientific strides

February 18, 2016

A platoon of Cornell faculty contributed to the mix of eminent global researchers at the 2016 meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C. read more

Alabi, Ananth, Hartley, Keranen, Singh win NSF CAREER Awards

Alabi, Ananth, Hartley, Keranen, Singh win NSF CAREER Awards

February 8, 2016

Five Cornell assistant professors have been honored by the National Science Foundation with Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards, with funding totaling more than $2.5 million. read more

Room-temperature lithium metal battery closer to reality

Room-temperature lithium metal battery closer to reality

February 3, 2016

A Cornell team led by Lynden Archer, head of the Department of Chemical and Bimolecular Engineering, has engineered a lithium metal battery based on crosslinked hairy nanoparticles. read more

Cornell names Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in recognition of the leadership of philanthropist

Cornell names Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in recognition of the leadership of philanthropist

February 2, 2016

A combined $50 million commitment from Robert F. Smith '85, founder, chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, and the foundation of which he is a founding director will support chemical and... read more

Cornellians to share scientific studies at AAAS meeting

Cornellians to share scientific studies at AAAS meeting

February 2, 2016

Cornell faculty and students will be among thousands of scientists representing an array of research to swarm Washington, D.C., Feb. 11-15 for the annual AAAS meeting and exposition. read more

First self-assembled superconductor structure created

First self-assembled superconductor structure created

January 29, 2016

A Cornell team has created the first self-assembled three-dimensional superconductor, another step toward creation of a material that could act as a superconductor at or above room temperature. read more

Cornell names Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in recognition of the leadership of philanthropist

Cornell names Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in recognition of the leadership of philanthropist

January 29, 2016

A combined $50 million commitment from Robert F. Smith '85, founder, chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, and the foundation of which he is a founding director will support chemical and... read more

University shines at Cornell Day in Albany Jan. 26

University shines at Cornell Day in Albany Jan. 26

January 28, 2016

New York's land-grant university brought its message of education, discovery and engagement to the state capital Jan. 26 for Cornell Day in Albany, and took the opportunity to show off its diverse... read more

Cornell-led team creates gallium nitride power diode

Cornell-led team creates gallium nitride power diode

January 19, 2016

A team led by Cornell professor Grace Xing has created gallium nitride power diodes capable of serving as building blocks for GaN switches, with many possible power and electronics applications. read more

Cornellians named to Forbes 30 under 30 list

Cornellians named to Forbes 30 under 30 list

January 15, 2016

Weill Cornell Medicine doctoral candidates Kaitlyn Gayvert and Neel Madhukar have been named to Forbes magazine’s “30 Under 30” list of young change agents in 20 professional fields. read more

Cornell boasts leading cybersecurity research group

Cornell boasts leading cybersecurity research group

January 13, 2016

Four Cornell computer scientists - Ari Juels, Rafael Pass, Thomas Ristenpart and Vitaly Shmatikov - are members of a new cybersecurity, privacy and cryptography reach group at Cornell Tech. read more

Proteins seek, attack, destroy tumor cells in bloodstream

Proteins seek, attack, destroy tumor cells in bloodstream

January 12, 2016

Using white blood cells to ferry potent cancer-killing proteins through the bloodstream, Cornell researchers have confirmed a new way to kill metastatic cancer tumors. read more

Proteins seek, attack, destroy tumor cells in bloodstream

Proteins seek, attack, destroy tumor cells in bloodstream

January 12, 2016

Using white blood cells to ferry potent cancer-killing proteins through the bloodstream, Cornell researchers have confirmed a new way to kill metastatic cancer tumors. read more

McGovern incubator embraces Embark and Ecolectro

McGovern incubator embraces Embark and Ecolectro

January 11, 2016

Cornell's McGovern Center for Venture Development welcomed two start-up companies Jan. 7 to its incubator space: Ecolectro and Embark Veterinary. read more

Three Cornellians among inaugural Schwarzman Scholars

Three Cornellians among inaugural Schwarzman Scholars

January 11, 2016

A new program modeled on the Rhodes Scholarship will include three Cornellians among its 111-member inaugural class: Juliana Batista ’16, Atticus DeProspo ’15 and Andrew Schoen ’12. They were chosen... read more

Not far away: Using the force to halt heart malformation

Not far away: Using the force to halt heart malformation

January 4, 2016

Cornell biomedical engineers have found natural triggers that can override developmental, biological miscues – research that could reduce the chance of congenital heart defects. read more