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Gingrich delivers talk on global role of U.S. to packed house

Mar. 23, 2017

Former Republican Congressman and House speaker Newt Gingrich addressed approximately 600 people in Call Auditorium on March 22 on 'America's Role in the World Under President Trump.'

André Jagendorf, pioneering plant biologist, dies at 90

Mar. 23, 2017

Andre Tridon Jagendorf, the Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor Emeritus in the Plant Biology Section of the School of Integrative Plant Science, died March 13 in Ithaca, New York. He was 90.

Women's revolt transformed Nigeria, says historian

Mar. 23, 2017

New research by Judith Byfield, associate professor of history, offers a different lens through which to understand women's political history in post-World War II Nigeria.

Astronomer named to World Economic Forum's 40 under 40

Mar. 23, 2017

Alexander Hayes '03, M.Eng. '03, assistant professor of astronomy, recently was named one of 40 extraordinary scientists under the age of 40 by the World Economic Forum.

Things to Do, March 24-31, 2017

Mar. 23, 2017

Events on campus this week include the Cornell Business Impact Symposium, music at the Johnson Museum, Moshe Vardi on robotics and automation, photographer Rosamond Purcell, comedy and a rap concert.

CICER brings China experts across campus together

Mar. 23, 2017

The Cornell Institute for China Economic Research, founded in 2015, helps coordinate the efforts of scholars across campus and supports research to understand economic growth in China.

Breaking Bread initiative awarded Perkins Prize

Mar. 23, 2017

Breaking Bread, an initiative that brings together different communities, identities, groups and organizations for dinner and facilitated discussions, received the James A. Perkins Prize for Interracial and Intercultural Peace and Harmony.

Study to focus on breast cancer's effect on bone composition

Mar. 23, 2017

A Cornell-led international research team has secured funding from the Human Frontier Science Program for a three-year study into the connection between breast cancer and bone mineralization.

Seven assistant professors win NSF early-career awards

Mar. 23, 2017

Seven assistant professors have both been recognized by the National Science Foundation with CAREER awards, which support junior faculty members' research projects and outreach efforts.

Three-pronged approach is key to precision medicine

Mar. 22, 2017

Combining genetic information from tumor cells with 3-D cell cultures grown from these tumors, and rapidly screening approved drugs, can identify the best treatment approaches in patients.

Mahowald tapped to help frame UN report on global warming

Mar. 22, 2017

Natalie Mahowald, professor of earth and atmospheric science, has been selected by the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as a lead author on a special global warming report.

New book proposes alternative forms of generosity

Mar. 22, 2017

In his new book Timothy Campbell, professor of Romance studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, asks if gift-giving is a positive or negative force in modern culture.

Veterinary College's new tests detect tick-borne diseases

Mar. 22, 2017

A new process developed by Laura Goodman uses nanoscale technology that can detect multiple pathogens in ticks at once.

Cornell team planned cosmic photo shoot of Saturn's moon Pan

Mar. 22, 2017

The astronomical meets gastronomical: While it resembles a chestnut or ravioli, the new Cassini spacecraft portrait of this extraterrestrial Rorschach is Saturn's small moon, Pan.

Undergrad curates historical exhibition of wedding gowns

Mar. 22, 2017

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, an exhibition exploring the history and significance of wedding dresses, runs through July 31 in the Human Ecology Building.

Anabel's Grocery strives to stem food inequity on campus

Mar. 22, 2017

Anabel's Grocery, under construction in Anabel Taylor Hall and scheduled to open in summer 2017, seeks to address student food access and food security.

Food preservation team wins hospitality business contest

Mar. 22, 2017

Five student teams competed for the chance to win $25,000 March 18 as part of Hotel Ezra Cornell's seventh annual Hospitality Business Plan Competition. This year's winner was Team Natural Cuts.

Music, poetry, image will come together in Atkinson Forum

Mar. 21, 2017

“Throughline,” a multimedia performance of music, poetry and image featuring four African-American women artists will be held Tuesday, March 28 in the Kiplinger Theater.

Panelists discuss immigration policy and DACA students

Mar. 20, 2017

Cornell administrators, staff and faculty discussed possible changes in immigration policy and their impacts on university students with DACA status at a panel discussion March 17.

Hutchinson wins National Book Critics Circle poetry award

Mar. 20, 2017

Assistant professor of English Ishion Hutchinson has won the National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry for his 2016 collection House of Lords and Commons.

Cornell signs letter to President Trump in support of 'Dreamers'

Mar. 20, 2017

Cornell has joined more than 560 institutions of higher education in signing a letter to President Donald Trump March 16 asking that he support noncitizen students who have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program status.

Cornell to host carbon neutrality forum March 28

Mar. 20, 2017

Cornell's Senior Leaders Climate Action Group will host a public forum March 28 to discuss Options for Achieving a Carbon Neutral Campus by 2035 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Hotel Ithaca.

Harry Greene explains how to 'walk the Tree of Life'

Mar. 20, 2017

Some Cornell classes are adopting the Tree of Life classification system, which explains the diversity of life by matching and mapping relationships on a branching diagram.

Kotlikoff, Lombardi discuss housing, enrollment plans

Mar. 20, 2017

Provost Michael Kotlikoff and Vice President for Student and Campus Life Ryan Lombardi discussed a plan to address student housing on the Ithaca campus while advancing investments in academic initiatives.

Weill Cornell Medicine celebrates Match Day 2017

Mar. 17, 2017

Weill Cornell Medicine celebrated one of its best Match Days ever March 17, with 100 percent of the graduating medical students matching to residency positions - the next three to seven years of their medical careers.