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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

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

Dean Collins talks about Earth Source Heat

Dean Collins talks about Earth Source Heat

September 23, 2016

College of Engineering Dean Lance Collins outlines "Earth Source Heat," a project that has the potential to eliminate an estimated 82,000 metric tons of carbon from Cornell's annual footprint and... 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

Professor Phillip Liu Elected as Academician of Academia Sinica

Professor Phillip Liu Elected as Academician of Academia Sinica

July 14, 2016

CEE Professor Phillip Liu has been elected as Academician of Academia Sinica by the 32nd convocation of Academicians in Taipei, Taiwan. 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

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

Lambert helps develop cheap method for Zika detection

Lambert helps develop cheap method for Zika detection

May 6, 2016

Guillaume Lambert, a Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow in Applied and Engineering Physics, has developed a rapid, low-cost diagnostic system for the Zika virus. 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

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

NSF CAREER Award, 2016-2021

NSF CAREER Award, 2016-2021

February 4, 2016

Professor Ankur Singh receives a 5-yr, 500,000 award from the Division of Materials Research, Biomaterials Program, NSF read more