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Aye, Shepherd win Young Investigator awards from Navy

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:02:06 EST

Yimon Aye and Rob Shepherd have both been awarded Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program awards, given annually to early-career academic scientists and researchers to support their work.



Weill Cornell to help plan international hospital in China

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:02:56 EST

Weill Cornell Medicine has entered into an agreement with Tahoe Investment Group to assist in the development of an international hospital in Shanghai, China.



Kotlikoff QA: Next steps toward campus carbon neutrality

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 16:02:00 EST

Last fall the Cornell Senior Leaders Climate Action Group submitted its report exploring heating and energy options for the Ithaca campus to achieve carbon neutrality by 2035. Here, Provost Kotlikoff discusses the university's next steps.



Grant to WCM creates rural care residency program in Ithaca

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 15:02:00 EST

The Ithaca Medical Education Program brings Weill Cornell Medicine residents upstate for hands-on clinical experience and exposure to rural medical practice.



Underwater seagrass meadows dial back polluted seawater

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:02:00 EST

Seagrass meadows can reduce bacterial exposure for corals, other sea creatures and humans, according to new research in Science Feb. 16.



Mathematical models predict how we wait in line, traffic

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:02:00 EST

Jamol Pender, assistant professor in Cornell’s School of Operations Research and Information Engineering, collaborated with Cornell colleagues to determine how we choose which line to wait in.



Biology students highlight community service projects

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:02:00 EST

Students shared their experiences with local community service as part of the Office of Undergraduate Biology's Service Leaders Showcase Feb. 9 in Corson Mudd Hall.



Sociologist joins poverty, sustainability experts at UN

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:02:20 EST

Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue, professor and chair of the Department of Development Sociology, joins a group of 15 experts Feb. 21 to start drafting the U.N.'s 2019 Global Sustainable Development Report.



Cornell engineers look to help arctic ships assess ice buildup

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:02:03 EST

Cornell engineers have demonstrated a novel method to accurately monitor topside icing in seafaring ships using a combination of applied mathematics and computational mechanics.



Scalp cooling helps some breast cancer patients retain hair

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:02:30 EST

Scalp cooling can lessen some chemotherapy-induced hair loss in breast cancer patients, according to a new study from Weill Cornell Medicine and the University of California, San Francisco.



NICU private rooms save money, avoid costly infections

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:02:20 EST

Newborns in neonatal intensive care units require lots of love. So when doctors put babies – and their families – into private hospital rooms, it may seem expensive. But in private rooms, babies heal faster.



Schlom elected to National Academy of Engineering

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:02:31 EST

Darrell Schlom, the Herbert Fisk Johnson Professor of Industrial Chemistry in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering.



Emeritus physics professor Gottfried honored by AAAS

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 11:02:00 EST

Emeritus professor of physics Kurt Gottfried has been honored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science with its Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award.



Maize study finds genes that help crops adapt to change

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 10:02:00 EST

A new study analyzed close to 4,500 maize varieties bred and grown by farmers from 35 countries in the Americas to identify more than 1,000 genes driving large-scale adaptation to the environment.



Chocolates and roses really do spell 'love,' researchers find

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 12:02:18 EST

Vivian Zayas, associate professor of psychology, and colleagues finds that the closer to Valentine's Day we get, the more chocolates – and red roses – spell out l-o-v-e.



Gender gap found in Ph.D. fields and in program prestige

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:02:56 EST

Cornell researchers find that women are underrepresented in the highest-prestige doctoral programs resulting in significant consequences for gender inequality in career outcomes.



Dairy team wins food safety leadership award

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 14:02:53 EST

The Dairy Foods Extension team received the inaugural Food Safety Leadership Award from the International Dairy Foods Association Jan. 30 for the team's work to enhance food safety.



Spine care center has new care model, in-house specialists

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 14:02:00 EST

Weill Cornell Medicine's new Center for Comprehensive Spine Care exemplifies a different philosophy, offering patients centralized, multidisciplinary care in one building.



Bacteria links Crohn's disease, arthritis, researchers find

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:02:49 EST

Research published Feb. 8 in Science Translational Medicine helps explain the connection between Crohn's disease and arthritis.



Collaborators use new strategies to study cancer's spread

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:02:26 EST

Finding new ways to study cancer and how it spreads is the goal of the Center on the Physics of Cancer Metabolism, a new translational research program between the College of Engineering and Weill Cornell Medicine.



Alum lauds Israel's water management in campus talk

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 10:02:28 EST

Seth M. Siegel, author of Let There Be Water: Israel's Solution for a Water-Starved World, discussed spreading awareness of the global water problem before it becomes a humanitarian crisis Feb. 6.



Eva Tardos receives EATCS computer science award

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 15:02:16 EST

Eva Tardos, the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Computer Science, has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science Award.



Renewable fuels alone can't stop climate change

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 09:02:49 EST

Karen Pinkus, professor of Romance studies and comparative literature, has written Fuel: A Speculative Dictionary, to scramble our thinking about fuel as distinct from energy.



Center for Materials Research supports N.Y. startups

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 17:02:00 EST

The Cornell Center for Materials Research JumpStart program announced funding for six companies to participate in university collaborations.



Scientists are puzzled over lack of carbonate on Mars

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 15:02:00 EST

For years, scientists had believed that Mars' carbon dioxide-filled atmosphere helped melt the planet's bountiful ice into flowing rivers, streams and ponds billions of years ago. Now there is doubt.