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Faculty profiles, fall 2019

From food waste reduction to secrets found in medical imaging data, Elena Belavina, Charles Danko, Leslie Lok and Mert Sabuncu bring their expertise to Cornell. Read more

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Air quality benefits from electric vehicles could save thousands of lives

By: Eric Laine

“I always associated that smell with winter since childhood,” he said, “but I never really asked myself – what is it? Later I came to realize it was basically sulfur dioxide.” Zhang explained that coal-burning power plants surge in winter to meet the demand for heat in homes and businesses. “You just take [the smell] as given: this is winter,” he said. Air quality and associated health impacts have been a major concern in China over recent decades. Much of the air pollution comes from large-scale coal burning, but increasingly and especially in the largest urban areas, internal combustion... Read more

Eight faculty members receive Weiss teaching awards

President Martha E. Pollack announced the eight winners of the Stephen H. Weiss Awards Oct. 18. The awards recognize members of the faculty for excellence in teaching undergraduate students and contributing to undergraduate education at the university. Read more

Kirstin Petersen wins Packard Foundation fellowship

Kirstin Petersen, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, is among 22 early-career researchers honored with a Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering, from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Read more