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Emmanuel Giannelis named vice provost for research

Jul. 20, 2017

Professor Emmanuel Giannelis has been named vice provost for research and vice president for technology transfer, intellectual property and research policy. His five-year appointment begins July 20.



Study: Many kinds of happiness promote better health

Jul. 20, 2017

Experiencing a range of positive emotions, from enthusiasm to amusement, is linked to lower levels of inflammation, says a new study by Anthony Ong. He and his team drew on approaches used to measure the biodiversity of ecosystems.



Conference explores best practices in intergroup dialogue

Jul. 20, 2017

Cornell hosted a recent conference where students, faculty and staff from various institutions shared experiences, practices and research in the growing field of intergroup dialogue.



ComSciCon-Cornell aims to reach all communities

Jul. 19, 2017

For the third year, Cornell is holding ComSciCon-Cornell, a science communication workshop organized by graduate students, for graduate students and postdocs July 14 and 22.



New food policies could take the bite out of India's malnutrition

Jul. 19, 2017

Agricultural economist Prabhu Pingali says India should fight its population's malnutrition by subsidizing more nutritious foods, like legumes, millets, fruits and vegetables, rather than only staple grains like rice and wheat.



Gift backs efforts to commercialize research projects

Jul. 19, 2017

A $500,000 gift from venture capital firm Kairos Ventures will enhance the Cornell Technology Acceleration and Maturation Fund, allowing it to better assist early-stage inventors and start-ups.



Two groups both win $7.5M to study AI, autonomous systems

Jul. 19, 2017

Research teams led by professors Robert Bruce van Dover and Hadas Kress-Gazit have both been granted up to $7.5 million from the U.S. Department of Defense for autonomous systems and AI research.



Lesbian singer's archive captures pre-internet gay life

Jul. 19, 2017

The archive of lesbian musician Gretchen Phillips, co-founder of the trailblazing band Two Nice Girls, sheds light on what it was like to be gay in the 1980s, when gay lives were rarely visible.



Backpack program begins to collect school supplies

Jul. 19, 2017

The Cornell Elves Backpack Program is accepting new backpacks and supplies for the local area’s neediest children through Aug. 24.



BEAR Walk is Aug. 17 in Collegetown/Belle Sherman areas

Jul. 19, 2017

Register for dinner by Aug. 10 for the fourth annual BEAR (Being Engaged And Responsible) Walk through the Collegetown and Belle Sherman neighborhoods, Aug. 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m.



Volunteers needed to help new students as they arrive Aug. 18

Jul. 19, 2017

Volunteers are needed for Cornell Opening Day, Aug. 18, to help assist new students and their families during New Student Check In and in finding their way around campus.



Climate scientists create Caribbean drought atlas

Jul. 18, 2017

Cornell atmospheric scientists have developed the first-of-its-kind, high-resolution Caribbean drought atlas, while they say the region's 2013-16 drought may hint at climate change.



Pomologist Chester Forshey dies at 92

Jul. 18, 2017

Chester Forshey, professor emeritus of pomology, died May 7 at the age of 92.



Weekly faculty rental apartments available at Cornell Tech

Jul. 18, 2017

Weekly apartment rentals in The House at Cornell Tech, the residential building on Roosevelt Island in New York City, will be available beginning Aug. 20 for Cornell faculty and researchers.



Gripping geckos' aerial escapes test their limits

Jul. 18, 2017

A new study examines for the first time the limits of geckos' gripping ability in natural contexts.



Heritage and ancient grain project feeds a growing demand

Jul. 18, 2017

A Cornell-led project is helping build a new local grain culture by providing research-backed, farm-to-table information on modern, ancient and heritage wheat varieties.



Protein prevents excess fluid from entering lung tissue

Jul. 17, 2017

A protein found in the cells lining blood vessels plays a central role in preventing fluid and inflammatory cells from leaking into lung tissue, Weill Cornell Medicine researchers discovered.



Nitric oxide plays key role in forming potent greenhouse gas

Jul. 17, 2017

Cornell chemists have uncovered a fresh role for nitric oxide that could send biochemical textbooks back for revision. They have identified a key step in the nitrification process, which contributes to global warming.



Research offers new hope for gender equity in STEM fields

Jul. 17, 2017

Men continue to be much more likely to earn a degree in STEM fields than women. Research from Cornell's Center for the Study of Inequality offers unexpected hope in closing this gender gap.



Cornell SC Johnson: performance with passion and purpose

Jul. 17, 2017

Soumitra Dutta, dean of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, reflects on the accomplishments of the college's first year and goals for next year. Highlights include exceptional fundraising and innovative collaborations.



Trust in financial markets was biggest victim of Madoff case

Jul. 17, 2017

Financier Bernie Madoff bilked more than 10,000 investors out of billions of dollars in the 2000s. But professor Scott Yonker says the effect of the largest financial fraud in history rippled far beyond Madoff's direct victims.



Grad student studies Miami English dialect

Jul. 14, 2017

Doctoral student Naomi Enzinna is studying Miami English, a dialect produced by exposure to bilingual speakers of Spanish and English in the Florida city.



Refined DNA tool tracks native and invasive fish

Jul. 14, 2017

Rather than conduct an aquatic roll call with nets to know which fish reside in a water body, scientists are using DNA fragments suspended in water to catalog invasive or native species.



Cuomo signs bill, invests in industrial hemp at Cornell event

Jul. 13, 2017

New legislation signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on July 12 removes legal obstacles impeding access to hemp seed in a bid to streamline research and farming opportunities in New York.



Summer in Madrid program transforms students

Jul. 13, 2017

At the end of the school year, a group of Cornell students sets off for Spain with Cornell professors for the six-week Summer in Madrid program, which transforms their outlook.