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President Pollack stops by Student Assembly for a QA

Apr. 21, 2017

Cornell President Martha E. Pollack stopped by the Student Assembly meeting in Willard Straight Hall April 20, her fourth day in office, making brief remarks before taking questions for about a half hour on a multitude of topics.

Things to Do, April 21-28, 2017

Apr. 20, 2017

Events on campus this week include a celebration of poetry and languages, Yamatai's Pulse concert and Rhythms of China, avant-garde filmmaker Ken Jacobs and a lecture on the history of Polish Jews.

Symposium to cover advances in wearable tech, sustainability

Apr. 20, 2017

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

Apr. 20, 2017

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.

Adam Shelepak '17 receives town-gown leadership award

Apr. 20, 2017

Senior Adam Shelepak has been named the 2017 winner of the Cornell University Relations' Campus-Community Leadership Award to a graduating senior who has shown exceptional town-gown leadership.

Students tag Arts Quad trees, touting their benefits

Apr. 20, 2017

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.

18 graduate and professional students lobby on Capitol Hill

Apr. 20, 2017

Cornell sent 18 graduate and professional students from the Ithaca campus and Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City to Capitol Hill for Cornell Advocacy Day April 5.

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

Apr. 20, 2017

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.

Prestigious postdoc program to launch for research disciplines

Apr. 20, 2017

A new Cornell Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows Program encompassing all research disciplines at the university will appoint its first six fellows during the 2017-2018 academic year.

Scholars, artists convene to discuss black girls, women

Apr. 20, 2017

On/By Black Women/Black Girls, a symposium April 21-22 at the Africana Studies and Research Center, gathers scholars, artists, activists and youths for discussion, poetry and films.

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

Apr. 20, 2017

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

Apr. 20, 2017

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

Apr. 20, 2017

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

Kappa Alpha Psi placed on interim suspension

Apr. 19, 2017

The Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life announced that Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity has been placed on on interim suspension status.

Collaboration evident during Asia-Pacific alumni conference

Apr. 19, 2017

The Ninth Annual Asia-Pacific Leadership Conference drew more than 160 university faculty, leaders and alumni to Hong Kong April 7-8. Fifteen Cornell Clubs and communities were represented.

Entrepreneurship Celebration is April 27-28

Apr. 19, 2017

More than 200 alumni are expected to return to campus – along with a few humanoid robots – for Entrepreneurship at Cornell's Celebration conference, April 27-28.

Downloads of labor contracts surge after they go online

Apr. 19, 2017

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.

Radical collaboration protects Colombia’s birds, coffee farmers

Apr. 19, 2017

Two Cornell researchers are leading a collaboration that aims to benefit both coffee farmers in Colombia and the country's biodiverse bird population.

Team develops machine with aim of ending textile waste

Apr. 19, 2017

A multidisciplinary design and research team, assembled to tackle the environmental problem of post-consumer textile waste, has developed a unique fabric-shredding machine called the Fiberizer.

Bees face heavy pesticide peril from drawn-out sources

Apr. 19, 2017

Honeybees encounter high danger due to lingering and wandering pesticides, according to an analysis of the bee's own food, according to Cornell research in Nature Scientific Reports, April 19.

Bikes on demand go anyplace, on campus or off

Apr. 18, 2017

On-demand bike sharing – commonplace in major metropolitan areas – became a reality at Cornell April 14 at a ribbon-cutting ceremony outside Kennedy Hall, with about 50 onlookers eying the Zagster bikes.

Book redefines disinformation in American democracy

Apr. 18, 2017

The Disinformation Age: The Collapse of Liberal Democracy in the United States finds disinformation intensified in 1980, when Ronald Reagan's election triggered economic inequality.

Team measures effects of sentence structure in the brain

Apr. 18, 2017

An international team of researchers, including a Cornell cognitive scientist, reports physiological evidence showing how the brain combines words into phrases in real time during reading.

Alumni, industry leaders celebrate Don Greenberg

Apr. 18, 2017

Industry leaders, academics and former students gathered April 12 in San Francisco to celebrate Donald P. Greenberg ’55, Cornell’s Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Computer Graphics.

ISS supporting faculty research projects, conference

Apr. 18, 2017

The Institute for the Social Sciences' Small Grants Program is funding a series of critical social science projects and a conference with its spring 2017 awards.