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Opportunity is for sale in U.S., Stanford researcher says

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:04:00 EDT

At Social Mobility in an Unequal World Conference April 20, Stanford's David Grusky's discussed absolute mobility rates: children who earn more than their parents did at the same age.



Museum upgrades climate controls, reduces energy use

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:04:00 EDT

Sustainability improvements, including new climate control technology, at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art have cut overall energy usage by 40 percent.



At NYC makeathon, students change lives with technology

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:04:23 EDT

At an April 21-23 makeathon in New York City, Cornell students worked to help improve the lives of 17 people with disabilities.



Showcase celebrates Cornell students' public engagement

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:04:22 EDT

More than 200 people gathered April 24 to honor the civic outreach of Cornell students at the 2017 Community Engagement Showcase, which displayed several dozen projects associated with the community.



Robert Hughes, professor emeritus of chemistry, dies at 92

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:04:00 EDT

Professor Emeritus Robert Hughes, Ph.D. '52, who taught chemistry at Cornell from 1964 to 1980 and served as assistant director of the National Science Foundation, died in Virginia April 2. He was 92.



Rawlings scholars navigate to senior research success

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:04:00 EDT

Seniors from the Hunter R. Rawlings III Research Scholars presented their work at the Senior Expo, an end of the year research exhibition, April 19.



Cassava is genetically decaying, putting staple crop at risk

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:04:48 EDT

A genomic analysis of cassava has found that mutations have corroded the genome, producing many dysfunctional versions of genes and putting at risk a crucial crop that feeds a tenth of all people.



New partnership connects retirees to conservation

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:04:00 EDT

A partnership between the Cornell Institute for Translational Research on Aging and The Nature Conservancy is responding to concern about environmental sustainability and an aging population.



Joanne Restivo Jensen wins ILR's Alpern Award

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:04:11 EDT

The ILR School honored two of its most prominent alumni at the Groat and Alpern Awards April 20 in New York City.



Black bears on the move in upstate New York

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:04:00 EDT

New Cornell research estimates the densities of black bears in southern New York and examines how bears are distributed relative to the amount of forest, agricultural lands and human development.



Opioid abuse drops when doctors check patients' drug history

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:04:00 EDT

There's a simple way to reduce the opioid epidemic gripping the country: Make doctors check their patients’ previous prescriptions. The new research is by Colleen Carey, associate professor of policy analysis and management.



More than 200 soggy students champion science in D.C. march

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:04:00 EDT

More than 200 Cornell undergraduate and graduate students joined 40,000 scientists and boosters to champion knowledge in the first March for Science in Washington, D.C., April 22.



Students' green thumbs help Harlem Grown's garden thrive

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:04:10 EDT

Six undergraduates spent spring break in Harlem building a sensory garden for children through Alternative Breaks, which promotes service learning through direct engagement with various communities.



Study settles debate over origins of ants and bees

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:04:15 EDT

Ants and bees – which by all appearances seem so different – are creepy-crawly cousins, according to new research.



Stabilizing molecule could pave way for lithium-air fuel cell

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:04:00 EDT

Researchers show that coating the anode of a lithium-oxygen fuel cell with bromide results in more stable charging and could represent a step toward practical lithium-oxygen energy storage technology.



Video and audio tech brings Manhattan in year 1609 to life

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:04:00 EDT

A virtual reality project, co-created by an audio producer at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, replaces the sounds of today's urban Manhattan with scientifically accurate audio representations of the island in 1609.



Natural dye garden promotes a greener fashion supply chain

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:04:00 EDT

The Cornell Natural Dye Garden, supported by a crowdfunding campaign, will produce a variety of colors for textiles that come from the natural world and have a lower environmental impact.



Symposium to cover advances in wearable tech, sustainability

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:04:00 EDT

On Saturday, April 22, the Cornell Institute for Fashion and Fiber Innovation will host its 2017 symposium, a conversation on the most recent advances and developments in wearable technology.



Conference to focus on work of trauma scholar Cathy Caruth

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:04:03 EDT

The Theory Reading Group is hosting a conference at Cornell, Listening to Trauma, April 27-28, on Cathy Caruth's influential book, Unclaimed Experience: Trauma, Narrative, and History.



Students tag Arts Quad trees, touting their benefits

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:04:01 EDT

Students placed price tags on about 80 trees April 18 to demonstrate the dollar value of the ecosystem services the trees provide, such as energy savings and intercepting storm water runoff.



More prime-time ads could kick drunken driving to the curb

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:04:00 EDT

Public service announcements about the dangers of drunken driving could save thousands of lives each year – but only if those ad campaigns are better funded and more people see them, according to three Cornell researchers.



What makes a vegetarian? It's not what's on the plate

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:04:21 EDT

The new theory proposes that vegetarianism is an identity, not just a series of decisions about what to eat. A Cornell undergraduate and his academic adviser came up with the new way to think about vegetarianism.



Hemp Summit looks at New York's next big cash crop

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:04:36 EDT

The first-ever Industrial Hemp Summit on April 18 at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences looked at industrial hemp as a lucrative addition to New York agriculture.



Four Cornell students win 2017 Truman, Udall scholarships

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:04:41 EDT

Four Cornell juniors were selected for prestigious Truman and Udall scholarships this week.



Downloads of labor contracts surge after they go online

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:04:00 EDT

The recently completed online resource Cornerstones in American Middle Class: Historical Collective Bargaining Agreements Project at the ILR School's Kheel Center is seeing heavy traffic from scholars.