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3 grad students win Fulbright-Hays fellowships

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:10:00 EDT

Three graduate students have received Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad fellowships from the U.S. Department of Education to support their international research.

Howarth outlines carbon neutrality report options at UA

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:10:00 EDT

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 campus by 2035.

Rhodes Symposium will honor emeritus president on his 90th

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:10:19 EDT

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.

Cornell Dairy to launch campus co-op

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:10:49 EDT

The Cornell Dairy Cooperative provides a new way to buy ice cream, milk, cheese, yogurt and other dairy products made on campus at wholesale prices.

By nixing coal, Iceland grabs green with geothermal heat

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:10:32 EDT

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.

3 faculty elected fellows of American Physical Society

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:10:00 EDT

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

Coalition taps private sector to help nature pay for itself

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:10:00 EDT

Cornell has co-founded a global coalition to help preserve the world's most important ecosystems. The coalition will create new opportunities for private investment in conservation and sustainable development.

Oct. 24 lecture to probe emotions of humans, animals

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:10:00 EDT

An upcoming University Lecture by Jaak Panksepp, professor at Washington State University, will explore the science behind animal and human emotions.

$1.2M grant to help Cornell eradicate potato pest

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:10:14 EDT

A $1.2M state grant announced Oct. 14 will update facilities at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences as Cornell ramps up efforts to eradicate the golden nematode, which strikes potato crops.

Soil Health Trailer extends Cornell's reach

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:10:03 EDT

The New York Grazinglands Coalition Soil Health Trailer is a rolling lab equipped to demonstrate the value of healthy soil while illustrating the dangers that can lurk both above and beneath.

Research project to combat 'superbugs,' antibiotic resistance

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 14:10:03 EDT

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 superbugs.

Chemotherapy drives bladder cancer treatment resistance

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:10:43 EDT

New research by Weill Cornell Medicine shows chemotherapy kills the most common type of bladder cancer, urothelial cancer, but it also shapes genetic evolution of remaining urothelial cancer cells.

Two Weill Cornell faculty elected to national academy

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:10:00 EDT

Two Weill Cornell Medicine faculty members, Dr. Francis Lee and Dr. Jane Salmon, were elected to National Academy of Medicine, it was announced Oct. 17.

'Bolt of lightning' captures development of block copolymer

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:10:47 EDT

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.

Insectapalooza explores wild world of bugs Oct. 22

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 16:10:00 EDT

Insectapalooza, a celebration of bizarre, bad and beneficial bugs, will be held at Comstock Hall on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Grant to help dairy farms avoid setbacks from extreme weather

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 12:10:43 EDT

Organic dairy farmers in the Northeast have taken a beating over the last several years due to extreme weather, but a new grant will support a project that aims at solutions.

Symposium honors food prize winners, biofortification work

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 12:10:30 EDT

The symposium, Biofortification to Alleviate Micronutrient Malnutrition, will be held at the Statler Hotel Amphitheater and G73 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall.

Anthropologist Robert Smith, Japan scholar, dies at age 89

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 11:10:30 EDT

Robert J. Smith, Ph.D. ’55, a noted expert in the sociocultural anthropology of Japan, died Oct. 11 at Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca. He was 89.

Programs empower women farmers around the world

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 16:10:00 EDT

International Programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences run several initiatives around the world to improve food security and eradicate rural poverty.

Robert J. Sternberg weighs in on 'What Universities Can Be'

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 15:10:40 EDT

Robert J. Sternberg a professor of human development discusses his new book, What Universities Can Be: A New Model for Preparing Students for Active Concerned Citizenship and Ethical Leadership.

QA: How Twitter is key to presidential campaigns in 2016

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 14:10:00 EDT

Communication professor Drew Margolin studies human dynamics through social media and has been tracking how people react to presidential candidates on Twitter.

Study: Decline in forest diversity could cost billions per year

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 14:10:00 EDT

A new study in Science reveals that biodiversity in forests promotes productivity. When the number of tree species increases, so does the amount of timber that can be harvested, so the gains from conservation far exceed the costs.

Cornell helps farm get veterans job-training approval

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 13:10:00 EDT

The Cornell Small Farms Program Farm Ops initiative helped Kreher's Poultry Farm in Clarence, New York, receive approval as the state's first on-the-job training program for military veterans to become farmers.

Jumping spiders can hear at a distance, new study proves

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 12:10:00 EDT

While jumping spiders are known to have great vision, a new Cornell study proves for the first time that spiders can hear at a distance.

A drone flies in Brooklyn; kids fascinated

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 16:10:00 EDT

A Brooklyn school gymnasium was transformed into a landing pad for drones on Oct. 5 as part of a Cornell-sponsored science discovery program.