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Lynn looks back on 12 years as ombudsman

Lynn looks back on 12 years as ombudsman

March 31, 2011

In June, University Ombudsman Walter Lynn will leave the job to his yet-to-be-chosen successor. Nominations are being accepted for the position. read more

Professor's algorithms unlock Van Gogh mysteries

Professor's algorithms unlock Van Gogh mysteries

March 30, 2011

Electrical engineering professor C. Richard Johnson is using computing algorithms to help art historians identify which of Vincent Van Gogh's paintings came from the same original rolls of canvas. read more

Maurice Hinchey visits campus, tours power plant

Maurice Hinchey visits campus, tours power plant

March 22, 2011

Cornell's leadership in sustainability efforts and student tuition grants were among the issues raised during a visit by U.S. Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-22nd District), March 21. read more

Preparations under way for 110th Dragon Day

Preparations under way for 110th Dragon Day

March 19, 2011

First-year architecture students have been busy preparing for the annual spring rite of Dragon Day. Their hard work as a class will culminate in a parade through campus Friday, March 18 at 1 p.m. read more

Cornell expresses interest in creating NYC tech campus

Cornell expresses interest in creating NYC tech campus

March 18, 2011

Cornell submitted a proposal to create a new applied sciences and engineering research center ... read more

Truhlar '11 BEE named Gates Cambridge Scholar

Truhlar '11 BEE named Gates Cambridge Scholar

March 17, 2011

Biological and environmental engineering senior Allison Truhlar will study zoology at Cambridge. read more

Cornell Engineering ranked no. 10 by U.S. News

Cornell Engineering ranked no. 10 by U.S. News

March 17, 2011

Seven Cornell Engineering disciplines are in the top 10, according to U.S. News and World Report. read more

David Williamson receives Humboldt award

David Williamson receives Humboldt award

March 15, 2011

ORIE professor received the award for 'fundamental discoveries, new theories or insights' read more

Students showcase software, robotics at BOOM

Students showcase software, robotics at BOOM

March 14, 2011

At BOOM 2011 March 9, dozens of students showed off their cutting-edge projects, from game software to robotics to autonomous aircraft and submarines. read more

Honorable mention for Cornell-Cantabria program

Honorable mention for Cornell-Cantabria program

March 9, 2011

The College of Engineering and the Universidad de Cantabria have received an honorable mention for Best Practices in International Partnerships from the International Institute of Education for the... read more

Physicists measure spin torque in memory devices

Physicists measure spin torque in memory devices

March 9, 2011

Using a very fast oscilloscope, researchers have figured out how to quantify the strength of current-induced torque used to write information in memory devices called magnetic tunnel junctions. read more

20 engineering undergrads get research awards

20 engineering undergrads get research awards

March 7, 2011

The students received support through a $134,000 grant by the Intel Foundation, directed by the Semiconductor Research Corp. Education Alliance's Undergraduate Research Opportunities program. read more

High-agility satellite places second in contest

High-agility satellite places second in contest

March 3, 2011

Violet, a satellite designed by Cornell engineering students, won second place in the sixth University Nanosatellite Program, a competition sponsored by the Air Force Research Laboratory. read more

Terahertz scanners for medicine or war

Terahertz scanners for medicine or war

March 2, 2011

Cornell researchers have now demonstrated new ways to generate terahertz radiation on a microchip at 10,000 times more power than previously possible. read more