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Einaudi Center to provide research help to doctoral students

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 21:02:17 UTC

The Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies has selected 12 Cornell graduate students for the 2018 Einaudi-SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Program.

Local and global efforts keep climate change fight alive

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:02:23 UTC

Atkinson Center executive in residence Jennifer Haverkamp lectures on global climate change prospects on campus Feb. 26.

Pollack receives Cassini model as inauguration gift

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:02:19 UTC

President Martha E. Pollack was presented with a model of Cassini on Feb. 16, commemorating three decades of Cornell participation in Cassini’s historic mission.

Things to Do, Feb. 23-March 2, 2018

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:02:00 UTC

Events this week include a play about pioneering scientist Barbara McClintock; a concert tribute to Steven Stucky by Ensemble X; a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock and an experimental film series.

Mann Library staff go for the gold

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:02:04 UTC

The staff at Mann Library are always ready for a challenge, whether it’s looking up an obscure reference, finding an out-of-print journal for a faculty member, or researching Ezra Cornell’s farm equipment.

Proteins that package DNA participate in DNA repair

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:02:53 UTC

Proteins that function like spools to tightly wind DNA, called histones, play an active role in DNA repair, according to a new study from Weill Cornell Medicine scientists.

Cornell, Yale scholars to debate role of law in preventing war

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:02:00 UTC

"Can war be prevented by law?” will be debated March 1 with the authors of "The Internationalists: How a Radical Plan to Outlaw War Remade the World.”

Thousands turn out for Winter Employee Celebration

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:02:21 UTC

More than 3,000 staff, faculty, retirees and their families enjoyed chicken parmesan or a vegetarian meal at the Winter Employee Celebration Feb. 17. Many went bowling, took in a movie at Cornell Cinema or cheered on Big Red at one of several athletics events held the same day.

Online auction to benefit the United Way is March 9

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:02:53 UTC

Not every listing in the upcoming Cornell United Way online auction, March 9, can be found only in Ithaca, but most of them are experiences or items unique to the area and many even unique to Cornell.

Hike through England brings an end to exile

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:02:52 UTC

Amy Kohut and Carol James recount their hike on the 268-mile Pennine Way National Trail in England at the Feb. 15 Soup and Hope.

Cornell-CARE team to advance gender equity, climate resilience in Niger

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:02:00 UTC

A Cornell-CARE team is embarking a new project to examine connections between gender equity and climate resiliency in Niger.

A week of webinars focuses on savings

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:02:17 UTC

During America Saves Week, Feb. 26-March 3, Fidelity will offer free webinars on creating a budget, prioritizing saving goals, saving for college or future generations, turning your savings into retirement income, and claiming social security.

'A Cappella Cares' benefits CARE Fund Feb. 24

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:02:57 UTC

Cornell’s a cappella groups are coming together for a concert to benefit Cornell employees.

New edited volume examines Russian science fiction

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:02:00 UTC

Anindita Banerjee, associate professor of comparative literature, has edited "Russian Science Fiction Literature and Cinema: A Critical Reader.”

Plato offers lessons in literacy, artistry, politics

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:02:00 UTC

Government professor Jill Frank is author of “Poetic Justice: Rereading Plato’s ‘Republic,’” which aims to shift how Plato is read.

Bumper crop of Seley sculptures installed near Sibley

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:02:00 UTC

The Jason and Clara Seley Sculpture Court features three works crafted from chrome automobile bumpers by Jason Seley '40, a former art professor and AAP dean.

New certificate program teaches dietitians skills to elicit change

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:02:24 UTC

eCornell offers a new Nutrition Counseling certificate for registered dietitian nutritionists to develop their skills.

Field researchers power new wildlife health blog

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:02:17 UTC

A new blog provides first-hand accounts from researchers across the globe as they promote the health of animals, people and the environment

Design Connect projects come to fruition in two upstate towns

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:02:00 UTC

Students in Design Connect collaborated with stakeholders in two upstate New York towns to provide design and planning resources.

Upstanding by design: built-in encouragement to call out cyberbullies

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:02:06 UTC

Researchers have discovered a way to encourage people to intervene in cyberbullying – and it can be built right into the design of social networking sites.

Faculty team wins NYC sustainable design competition

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:02:00 UTC

A collaborative exhibition project created by four faculty members featuring reused grain silos will be installed on Governors Island in New York City this summer.

Mann Award winner searches for HIV's Achilles' heel

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:02:59 UTC

Yi Wen, a fifth-year doctoral student in the field of biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, won the 2018 Harry and Samuel Mann Outstanding Graduate Student Award.

Wendy Wolford appointed vice provost for international affairs

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:02:00 UTC

Wendy Wolford has been named Cornell vice provost for international affairs, Provost Michael Kotlikoff has announced.

‘Arabic Movie’ explores Israeli cultural phenomenon

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:02:00 UTC

Israel and Egypt were at war in 1968, but every Friday night families across Israel gathered in their homes to watch Arabic-language Egyptian movies.

Scientists, wildlife DJ, hip-hop archivists create 'BeastBox'

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:02:00 UTC

“Beastbox,” a free online game, takes sound clips from real wild animals and allows users to mix and match them into an endless variety of beats, breaks and drops.

Team wins international competition merging fashion, science and technology

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:02:00 UTC

Three graduate students won an award for their garment concepts using technology geared toward the fitness and gaming communities.

Infant skull binding may have conveyed privilege in ancient Andes

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:02:00 UTC

In a new study, Matthew Velasco, assistant professor of anthropology, explores how head-shaping practices in Peru hundreds of years ago may have enabled political solidarity while furthering social inequality in the region.

Einaudi Center, Keio University join forces on cyber research

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 19:02:08 UTC

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies and Keio University in Tokyo has signed an agreement to work on cybersecurity together.

National program stops pests in public housing

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:02:42 UTC

StopPests in Housing, part of the Northeast Integrated Pest Management Center, provides free technical assistance, consultations, training and resources for preventative pest control at federally subsidized housing sites nationwide.

For girls who mature early, psychological problems last into adulthood

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:02:18 UTC

Early development may place girls at higher risk of mental health problems, both in adolescence and in adulthood, according to a new study by Jane Mendle, associate professor of human development.

Augmented reality takes 3-D printing to next level

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:02:16 UTC

Researchers are taking 3-D printing and 3-D modeling to a new level with augmented reality, which allows users to design in-situ while a robotic arm rapidly prints the work.

It’s alive: Students snare spiders for museum exhibit

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:02:00 UTC

Five undergraduates have captured and prepared about 300 North American spiders for a large exhibit at Toronto's Royal Ontario Museum. The exhibit opens June 16.

Former NBA player talks athletes and activism Feb. 27

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:02:02 UTC

Former NBA player Etan Thomas will discuss athletes and activism in a campus talk Feb. 27.

Sociologists to explore end-of-life care in Feb. 23 talk

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 21:02:10 UTC

Sociologists Holly Prigerson and Libby Luth will speak on psychosocial influences on end-of-life care on campus Feb. 23.

Prince Charles gives Cornell reef research a royal shout-out

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:02:40 UTC

Research on how plastics adversely affect coral reefs received a royal shout-out from the Prince of Wales.

Things to Do, Feb. 16-23, 2018

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 21:02:12 UTC

Events this week include the Banff Mountain Film Festival, better botanical images through technology, Darwin Days, an Ai Weiwei documentary on refugees and migration, and a classic Yiddish tale in music and dance.

Inaugural Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows selected

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:02:00 UTC

Molecular biology and genetics researcher Chih-chun Lin is the first of 10 newly appointed Cornell Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows to arrive on campus.

Book introduces uncertainty into understanding power

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:02:50 UTC

“Protean Power: Exploring the Uncertain and Unexpected in World Politics,” a new book co-edited by Peter Katzenstein and Lucia A. Seybert, Ph.D. ’12, argues for a new approach to international relations.  

ILR School senior steers upstate town’s future

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:02:34 UTC

Alex Hammond '18 commutes from the ILR School to his hometown in northern New York, where he was elected town supervisor.

Students clear mud, debris from storm-ravaged homes in Puerto Rico

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:02:40 UTC

Over winter break in January, 14 Cornell Tradition undergraduates traded creature comforts for work gloves to help clean up homes in Puerto Rico, which is still reeling nearly five months after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.

e-SHOP adds Amazon as supplier

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:02:00 UTC

Cornell's e-SHOP users now are able to buy from Amazon for Business, Procurement and Payment Services has announced.

Institute nurtures promising social scientists with ‘dream’ semester

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:02:50 UTC

Cornell’s Institute for the Social Sciences is once again offering the university’s most promising young social scientists time, money and resources to concentrate on their research.  

Fors, Sridharan, Suntivich win Sloan fellowships

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:02:00 UTC

Brett Fors, Karthik Sridharan and Jin Suntivich have been awarded Sloan Foundation fellowships, which support early-career researchers and education related to science, technology and economic performance.

Chemist Coates wins prize for best Science paper

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:02:00 UTC

Chemist Geoffrey W. Coates has received the 2017 Newcomb Cleveland Prize for the best paper published in Science.

New website helps students ‘experience’ Cornell

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:02:00 UTC

The Cornell Student Experience Initiative aims to connect students with thousands of opportunities beyond the classroom. A new website will help them easily find programs for international study, research, fellowships, community-engaged classes and more.

New funding supports cassava development in Africa

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:02:00 UTC

Cornell will expand efforts to deliver improved varieties of cassava to smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa with $35 million in new funding.

Noted cardiologist Isadore Rosenfeld dies at 91

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 20:02:18 UTC

Weill Cornell Medicine’s Dr. Isadore Rosenfeld, a nationally known cardiologist, author and a founding member of the institution’s Board of Overseers, died Jan. 30 in Greenwich, Conn. He was 91.

Research museum secures rare California condors

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 17:02:41 UTC

The Cornell Museum of Vertebrates now has three California condor specimens in its collection, thanks to a donation by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.

Historian Margaret Washington in PBS film Feb. 19

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 21:02:06 UTC

Margaret Washington, professor of history, is featured in the new PBS documentary film, “’Tell Them We Are Rising’: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities.”

Sarah Gould wins Opperman Award for Staff Advocacy

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 21:02:00 UTC

Sarah Gould, senior administrative manager for the Department of Natural Resources, became the second recipient of the Opperman Award for Staff Advocacy Feb. 8 in Emerson Hall.