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Rebecca Stoltzfus tapped to lead Goshen College

May. 24, 2017

Rebecca Stoltzfus, vice provost for undergraduate education and professor of nutritional studies, has been announced as the candidate of choice to become the 18th president of Goshen College, her undergraduate alma mater.



Cornell Tech has final Open Studio before move to new campus

May. 24, 2017

Cornell Tech's Open Studio, held for the final time at the Google building campus, gives budding entrepreneurs a chance to pitch their ideas to several hundred people, including business leaders.



Four students receive Robinson-Appel Humanitarian Awards

May. 24, 2017

The Cornell Public Service Center announced four recipients of the 2017 Robinson Appel Humanitarian Award April 28. Each project receives $1,500 to further students' service-based projects.



Water forms 'spine of hydration' around DNA, group finds

May. 24, 2017

A research group led by Poul Petersen, professor of chemistry and chemical biology, reports a chiral spine of hydration inside DNA, the first report of a chiral water superstructure inside a biomolecule.



Cornell climate center at front line of drought response

May. 23, 2017

For 35 years, the Northeast Regional Climate Center, housed in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has been helping farmers and policymakers adapt to the weather.



Seymour 'Sy' Smidt, expert in corporate finance, dies at 88

May. 23, 2017

Joining Cornell's faculty in 1956, Seymour Sy Smidt was an internationally recognized expert in corporate finance, managerial economics and market microstructure. He died May 16 in Ithaca.



Seven first-generation graduates join Teach For America

May. 23, 2017

Teach For America has accepted 33 Cornellians into its roster of teachers beginning this fall, seven of whom are first-generation graduates. Ava Ramsundar '17 and Travis Ghirdharie '17 explain why they were interested in the program.



Seniors to dish out 'Big Red, White Biden' at Convocation

May. 23, 2017

To honor former Vice President Joe Biden when he gives the Convocation address May 27, the Cornell senior class will offer him ice cream and a spoon. Here's the scoop: It's named Big Red, White Biden.



President Pollack, Joe Biden will highlight Graduation Weekend

May. 23, 2017

Cornell University President Martha E. Pollack's first Commencement address and former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's Senior Convocation address highlight Cornell's 149th Commencement Weekend, May 27-28.



Initiative will connect research across NYC, Ithaca campuses

May. 23, 2017

A new initiative on academic integration will connect research across Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell Tech and the Ithaca campus. Dr. Gary Koretzky will lead the effort, which will tie together investigation and discovery.



Historian's book traces rise of mass imprisonment

May. 22, 2017

In Getting Tough: Welfare and Imprisonment in 1970s America, historian Julilly Kohler-Hausmann examines political choices and discourse that have led to mass incarceration and rising inequality.



Female STEM leaders more likely to back policies aiding women

May. 22, 2017

A national study of higher ed administrators has found that female department chairs, deans and provosts have different attitudes and beliefs than their male counterparts about how to retain women professors in STEM fields.



Support for health care law higher when polls mention 'repeal'

May. 22, 2017

Support for the existing health care law is significantly higher in U.S. opinion polls when the survey question explicitly mentions repeal or repeal or replace as an option, according to Cornell researchers.



VP offers condolences on death of student; memorial is May 22

May. 21, 2017

Vice President for Student and Campus Life Ryan Lombardi informed the community that the body of electrical engineering student Aalaap Narasipura had been recovered by law enforcement search teams.



Extension, NYS apple growers partner on innovation

May. 19, 2017

Concerns about the banning of a plant-thinning chemical prompted New York apple producers, CCE educators and Cornell researchers to study a mechanical blossom-thinning alternative to carbaryl.



Police, university searching for missing student

May. 18, 2017

Vice President Ryan Lombardi sent a message to the Ithaca Cornell community asking for assistance locating student Aalaap Narasipura.



Things to Do, May 19-26, 2017

May. 18, 2017

Events this week include a computer game design showcase; chamber music, poetry and more during the 10th annual Mayfest; films May 19-20 at Cornell Cinema and an exhibit of Dragon Day trophy heads.



Diaz's study of art collective journeys into Chicano/a culture

May. 18, 2017

In a new book, assistant professor Ella Maria Diaz explores the Royal Chicano Air Force collective, from its murals in Sacramento, California to texts, cultural engagement, education and activism.



Procurement Services hosts annual supplier show June 1

May. 18, 2017

Procurement Services will host its annual supplier show June 1, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Barton Hall, providing an opportunity for members of the Cornell community to meet the university’s contract suppliers.



Biochemist Peter Hinkle dies at 76

May. 18, 2017

Peter C. Hinkle, Cornell professor emeritus of biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, died May 12 in Ithaca of pancreatic cancer. He was 76.



Student launches multidisciplinary food blog

May. 18, 2017

Hannah Cai '19 is on a mission to encourage you to get to know your food. The nutritional sciences major launched Food For Thought, a blog on cooking, sustainability and human well-being.



At EA meeting, Pollack affirms the 'core work' of staff

May. 18, 2017

In the last spring meeting of the Employee Assembly May 17, Cornell President Martha E. Pollack fielded questions from EA members about some of the most complex concerns affecting staff at the Ithaca and Geneva campuses.



Orchestra members forge cultural bonds on Argentina trip

May. 18, 2017

Cornell Orchestra members traveled to Argentina over spring break to collaborate with professional symphony musicians for a concert performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 6 in the city of Neuquén.



Mellon Mays fellows share research at Cornell conference

May. 18, 2017

Cornell hosted students from five universities for the annual Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference April 21-22 on campus.



Weill Cornell team creates breakthrough on blood disorders

May. 18, 2017

Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine have discovered an innovative method to make an unlimited supply of healthy blood cells from the readily available cells that line blood vessels.