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'GreeneFest' to honor retiring herpetologist Harry Greene

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:09:00 EDT

Friends, colleagues and former students of Harry Greene will gather at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology Oct. 8, for GreeneFest, a celebration of his science and of the lives Greene has influenced.

Sedimental journey: Scientists tackle toxin particle capture

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:09:47 EDT

As lakes and waterways are threatened by end-of-summer blue-green algae that produce cyanotoxins, new Cornell research shows how water chemistry controls toxic molecules captured by sediment.

Freezing technique is effective alternative to lumpectomy

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:09:08 EDT

A deep-freezing technique known as cryoablation is a viable alternative to traditional surgery in many early-stage breast cancers according to Weill Cornell Medicine research.

Campus labs find ways to curb water use during drought

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:09:07 EDT

Cornell's laboratories have jumped into the water-saving pool, as building managers and campus wet lab technicians face the drought.

New imaging method developed for lipid with many functions

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:09:36 EDT

Cornell researchers report a new method for imaging a lipid with many functions, which could solve the mystery of how it plays so many roles.

NSF grant to fund entrepreneurial growth, innovation

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:09:00 EDT

The Upstate New York Alliance for Entrepreneurial Innovation has been awarded $4.2 million from the National Science Foundation to lead entrepreneurship and commercialization support programs.

Now is the lightest you will weigh all year

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 10:09:00 EDT

For the average person, the time before the start of the holiday season is the low point in an annual weight gain pattern that peaks during the holidays and takes nearly half a year to fully shed.

Ph.D. student lands Microsoft research fellowship for women

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:09:03 EDT

Alane Suhr, a first-year doctoral student in the field of computer science, has received one of 10 Microsoft Research Women’s Fellowships awarded this year.

Cornell research points the way to better hard cider

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:09:27 EDT

Consumer interest in hard cider in North America has surged and Cornell research is revealing ways apples grown with specific orchard management practices can produce more desirable hard cider.

Cancer killers: C dots show ability to induce cell death in tumors

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:09:00 EDT

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.

$23M NSF grant powers new science, technology center

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:09:00 EDT

A collaboration of scientists, led by physics professor Ritchie Patterson, aims to increase the intensity of beams of charged particles while lowering the cost of key accelerator technologies.

$1M expands food safety capabilities at Geneva campus

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:09:19 EDT

Cornell’s New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva is poised to expand its food development and technology commercialization capabilities with $1 million in new state funding.

Students blossom in extension summer internships

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:09:19 EDT

From using drones to track nutrient management in upstate corn fields to working with Head Start programs in Harlem, Cornell Cooperative Extension interns helped New York communities this summer.

Two named Howard Hughes Medical Institute scholars

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:09:00 EDT

A Cornell scientist and a Boyce Thompson Institute researcher have been named Howard Hughes Medical Institute Faculty Scholars.

Melatonin, biological clock keep singing fish on time

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:09:00 EDT

A study reveals how melatonin, a time-keeping hormone, and daily light cycles keep a nocturnal fish singing through the night.

Engaged Curriculum Grants support courses, curricula

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:09:31 EDT

Fourteen new projects funded with 2016 Engaged Curriculum Grants are underway. With an additional eight teams receiving renewal funding, the grants involve 93 faculty and staff team members, and 29 departments.

Debate club director on what to look for in presidential debates

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:09:00 EDT

Debates showcase personality says Sam Nelson, ILR School senior lecturer and director of the Cornell Speech and Debate Society, who predicts big audiences for the presidential debates.

Engineers create room-temperature multiferroic material

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:09:00 EDT

Engineers devise, atom-by-atom, a room-temperature magnetoelectric multiferroic out of lutetium iron oxide, a discovery that could lead to advances in computer memory technology.

Cornell team to create tool that detects molecules in cosmos

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:09:00 EDT

To find the detailed building blocks of life in the cosmos, a new instrument will be placed on NASA’s SOFIA – the airliner-based Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy - by Professor Gordon Stacey.

Undergrad travels to Europe for summer research experience

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:09:00 EDT

Adam Berry '18, a chemical and biomolecular engineering major, traveled to Germany over the summer to conduct research as part of the International Research Experience for Undergraduates program.

In drought, Cornell Dining serves up water savings

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:09:15 EDT

As the university remains at a second-stage drought level, Cornell Dining has developed a new recipe to curtail water use. The effort is paying off, while the system saves 30,000 gallons on water each day.

'Likes' less likely to affect self-esteem of people with purpose

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 12:09:53 EDT

One group seems immune to the rush of self-esteem that comes with an online thumbs-up: people with a sense of purpose, which limits how reactive people are to positive feedback on social media.

Media studies is topic of yearlong lecture series

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:09:00 EDT

The new field of media studies will be explored in a yearlong series of lectures beginning Oct. 6 that focus on emerging research, particularly by younger scholars in the field.

Conference spotlights consequences of parental incarceration

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:09:00 EDT

The Fifth Biennial Urie Bronfenbrenner Conference at Cornell Sept. 15-16 shined the spotlight the children of incarcerated parents and featured a multidisciplinary mix of scholars.

'Freedom Interrupted' event launches yearlong dialogue

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 12:09:37 EDT

Almost 100 people gathered Sept. 19 to kick off a yearlong conversation, Freedom Interrupted: Race, Gender, Nation and Policing, an interdisciplinary cross-campus collaboration.