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eCornell program helps professional women advance

Jan. 19, 2017

eCornell's new Women in Leadership online certificate program provides women with a highly personalized approach to achieving their leadership goals.

Engaged Cornell Hub opens in Kennedy Hall

Jan. 19, 2017

The new Engaged Cornell Hub on the third floor of Kennedy Hall offers a central location and shared collaborative space for public and community service and engagement units on campus.

19 Cornell faculty chosen as 2017 Public Voices fellows

Jan. 19, 2017

Cornell’s Public Voices Thought Leadership Fellowship Program seeks to increase the public impact of top underrepresented thinkers in the U.S. and to help them contribute to public conversations.

Things to Do, Jan. 20-27, 2017

Jan. 19, 2017

Events on campus include four new exhibitions at the Johnson Museum, Cornell Cinema reopening after renovations with free films for students, and the first-ever Animal Health Hackathon.

New host-microbe institute connects campus researchers

Jan. 19, 2017

The university launched the Cornell Institute of Host-Microbe Interactions and Disease, an organization that connects the community of Cornell researchers studying host-microbe biology and disease.

New Digital CoLab applies tech to humanities research

Jan. 19, 2017

The Digital CoLab, in 701 Olin Library, will launch with an open house on Jan. 27 from 4 to 6 p.m., with demonstrations of Raspberry Pis and Arduinos, information about upcoming workshops.

New course teaches cutting-edge food production

Jan. 19, 2017

A new course, Hydroponic Food Crop Production and Management, teaches the principles and practices of commercial food crop production in controlled environment agriculture.

Wolfgang Holdheim, law and literature pioneer, dies at 90

Jan. 19, 2017

W. Wolfgang Holdheim, the Frederic J. Whiton Professor of Liberal Studies Emeritus, died Nov. 12, 2016, in Reston, Virginia, at the age of 90.

Humans must overcome distrust of robots: researchers

Jan. 19, 2017

Helping to solve robot navigation through crowded human spaces was the topic of a research presentation by computer science professor Ross Knepper and doctoral student Christoforos Mavrogiannis.

Financial squall ahead? Economic forum is Jan. 24

Jan. 18, 2017

Buckle up your economic seat belts: Cornell's Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management will host the annual Agricultural and Food Business Outlook Conference on Jan. 24.

Undergrad helps develop concussion diagnosis device

Jan. 18, 2017

A portable concussion detection machine created by three college students, including one from the College of Arts and Sciences, was shown at the Consumer Electronics Showcase, Jan. 5-8 in Las Vegas.

Three receive annual Schwartz awards for life sciences

Jan. 18, 2017

An immunologist, a molecular biologist and a plant scientist have each received awards from the Schwartz Research Fund for Women in Life Sciences.

New dean of students embraces breadth of Cornell

Jan. 18, 2017

Vijay Pendakur brings diverse life experiences to his role as the new Robert W. and Elizabeth C. Staley Dean of Students. Pendakur started his work at Cornell on Jan. 3.

Engineers eat away at Ms. Pac-Man score with artificial player

Jan. 17, 2017

Using a novel approach for computing real-time game strategy, engineers have developed an artificial Ms. Pac-Man player that chomps the existing high score for computerized play.

Decoded microbial metabolism explains biofuel yield

Jan. 17, 2017

Cornell professor Ludmilla Aristilde is unraveling how intricate waste biomass converts to biofuels by studying the bacterium Clostridium acetobutylicum's sugar-processing complexities.

Microbiome experts to speak at World Economic Forum

Jan. 17, 2017

Three Cornell University faculty will present big ideas on microbiome science to a gathering of influential thought leaders at the World Economic Forum Jan. 18 in Davos, Switzerland.

Dr. Augustine M.K. Choi named dean of Weill Cornell Medicine

Jan. 17, 2017

Choi unanimously was elected the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of Weill Cornell Medicine and Cornell's provost for medical affairs Jan. 17. He has served as interim dean since June 1, 2016.

James W. Gair, linguistics professor emeritus, dies at 88

Jan. 17, 2017

James Wells Gair, Ph.D. '63, a professor of linguistics emeritus who did pioneering work on South Asian languages and their relation to other languages, died Dec. 10 in Ithaca at age 88.

Soup and Hope opens Jan. 19 with speaker Janet Shortall

Jan. 17, 2017

The 10th series of Soup and Hope talks will open Jan. 19 at noon in Sage Chapel with Soup and Hope's founder, Janet Shortall, associate dean of students.

Walter Relihan, former university counsel, dies at 86

Jan. 13, 2017

The Hon. Walter J. Relihan Jr. ’52, J.D. ’59, of Ithaca, a former Cornell University Counsel and retired New York State Supreme Court Justice, died Jan. 11, 2017. He was 86.

Diplomat Luigi Einaudi honored for defense education work

Jan. 13, 2017

Luigi Einaudi received the the Perry Award for Excellence in Defense and Security Education at the National Defense University's William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies Jan. 12.

Alumna, activist Rosa Clemente to reflect on MLK's legacy

Jan. 13, 2017

Rosa Clemente, M.P.S. '02, will speak on the significance of political activism and social justice and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy, Jan. 24 at the Africana Studies and Research Center.

Technology sends Project FeederWatch soaring at 30

Jan. 12, 2017

The story of Project FeederWatch – a program where members track birds visiting their feeders – provides an example of how technology has helped citizen science grow bigger in unexpected ways.

Winter Employee Celebration is Jan. 28

Jan. 11, 2017

Tickets can be purchased through Jan. 19 for Cornell’s Winter Employee Celebration, to be held Jan. 28. Tickets for Cornell faculty, staff, retirees and their families include dinner and men's basketball.

Gordon Barger takes over as director at Benefit Services

Jan. 11, 2017

Gordon Barger was named senior director of Benefit Services in December, succeeding Paul Bursic, and has begun his work at Cornell in that role.