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Fellowship supports MFA creative writing student Yessica Martinez

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:04:07 UTC

Yessica Martinez has received a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans that will fund her Cornell MFA in creative writing.

Things to Do, April 20-27, 2018

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:04:32 UTC

Events this week include Harry Potter Night in Risley Hall; Our Place in Space on the Arts Quad, celebrating aerospace engineering and astronomy; Dairy Day at Stocking Hall; a debate on North Korea and a lecture with piano accompaniment on music, math and mortality.

Corporate, business law scholar Lynn Stout dies at 60

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:04:06 UTC

Lynn Stout, an internationally recognized corporate law scholar, died April 16 after a long struggle with cancer. She was 60.

Students recognized for addressing challenges where people live

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:04:23 UTC

More than 100 students presented their work in local and global communities April 16, and discussed the impact those projects have had on the community and their learning.

Rovers and robots and beats, oh my! BOOM celebrates 20th year

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:04:31 UTC

The 20th annual Bits on our Minds technology showcase brought together approximately 140 students and their cutting-edge projects, from a city bus tracking app to a robot that serves cocktails.

Law/economics initiative takes on big questions at kickoff conference

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:04:06 UTC

The inaugural conference of the Cornell Research Academy of Development, Law and Economics was held April 12 in New York City.

Colleagues celebrate A.R. Ammons in Temple of Zeus

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:04:00 UTC

Poet and legendary faculty member A.R. Ammons was remembered by colleagues and friends with a plaque reinstalled in the Temple of Zeus at a reception April 9 in Klarman Hall.

Cornell Tech, Ithaca campus host high school programming contest

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:04:58 UTC

For the first time, the Annual Cornell University High School Programming Contest teamed up with Cornell Tech to host simultaneous events on each campus.

Save the date: Annual supplier show June 1

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:04:16 UTC

Procurement Services will host its annual supplier show Thursday, June 1, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. in Barton Hall.

Call for Slope Day volunteers

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:04:22 UTC

Volunteer training begins May 7 for Slope Day, May 10. All staff and faculty are encouraged to sign up.

A first for quantum physics: electron orbitals manipulated in diamonds

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:04:00 UTC

Applied physicists have demonstrated a technique for engineering key optical properties of diamond defects, providing a new tool to explore quantum mechanics.

Eleven assistant professors win NSF early-career awards

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:04:10 UTC

Eleven assistant professors from Cornell's Ithaca and New York City campuses have received five-year awards from the National Science Foundation's Faculty Early Career Development program.

Radcliffe honored for wildlife preservation community partnerships

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:04:34 UTC

Robin Radcliffe, senior lecturer in wildlife and conservation medicine, won the 2018 George D. Levy Faculty Award in recognition of his work with community partners.

Media Studies lecture on networks and proxy politics is April 25

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 20:04:37 UTC

Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, professor of modern culture and media at Brown, will speak on “Critical Data Studies: The Case of Proxy Politics” April 25.

Untangling how deportation relief affects immigrants

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:04:11 UTC

Short-term relief from deportation can have beneficial effects for immigrants – but it doesn’t solve all their problems, said four researchers as they described three years of work examining the topic.

Cornell projects support Concord grape growers in New York

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:04:59 UTC

Cornell grape experts and food scientists are stepping up to give Concord growers new opportunities for their products and to diversify vineyard operations in New York

Grabanzos: chocolate covered goodness

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:04:43 UTC

A team of food science graduate students is refining their main product – Grabanzos, a chickpea snack covered in chocolate.

McNair Scholars Program honors future Ph.D.s

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:04:00 UTC

The McNair Scholars Program inducted 15 new members as part of its annual ceremony on April 14.

Small grants fire up new research in the social sciences

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:04:00 UTC

From why we have “fake news” to what people really think about data privacy, research by a select group of Cornell social scientists has been funded thanks to the Institute for the Social Sciences’ Spring 2018 Small Grant Awards.

Student team wins urban design competition

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:04:44 UTC

A multidisciplinary team from Cornell won the $50,000 first prize in the annual Urban Land Institute Gerald D. Hines Student Competition, for urban design and development scenarios to revive neighborhoods in Toronto.

Cornell students paint a fashion runway green

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:04:42 UTC

The Ecouture 2018 environmental fashion show April 14 featured Colorful and creative couture that’s friendly to the environment.

Allred receives third annual Engaged Scholar Prize

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:04:01 UTC

Shorna Allred, associate professor of natural resources, is the recipient of Cornell’s third annual Engaged Scholar Prize.

New podcast explores ‘Where Is the Human in Climate Change?’

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 19:04:09 UTC

The new season of the “What Makes Us Human?” podcast and essay series will showcase the newest thinking across academic disciplines about humans and the environment.

Community members visualize East Hill Plaza's future

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:04:33 UTC

Local and Cornell community members gathered April 9-12 to discuss the features they would like to see incorporated in the proposed East Hill Plaza development project.

Researchers weigh the tradeoffs of antimicrobial policies in dairy production

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:04:00 UTC

A new study shows the cost of forgoing antibiotics on dairy farms would average out to $61 per cow annually and is studying the impact such a decision would have.

Food scientist works to improve nutrition, understand gut disease

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:04:00 UTC

Alireza Abbaspourrad is studying a “gut-on-a-chip” to learn how food is absorbed and how gastrointestinal diseases work.

Sarah Kreps, Jeremy Braddock named inaugural Milstein Faculty Fellows

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:04:00 UTC

Sarah Kreps, government, and Jeremy Braddock, English, are the first fellows in the Milstein Program in Technology and Humanity.

Cornell to debate Harvard at State Theatre April 26

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 19:04:20 UTC

Debaters will tackle the question “Is technology driving us in the wrong direction?” at Ithaca's State Theatre April 26.

Video/sound installation explores undocumented lives

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 17:04:20 UTC

“From Land to Land,” a video and sound installation created by Dehanza Rogers, explores the vulnerabilities of undocumented status.

Chantelle Cleary joins Cornell as Title IX coordinator

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 15:04:00 UTC

Chantelle Cleary, assistant vice president for equity and compliance and the Title IX coordinator at SUNY Albany, has been appointed Cornell’s Title IX coordinator effective June 4.

Diversity and inclusion courses help managers build healthy cultures

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 14:04:10 UTC

Cornell has launched two new online diversity and inclusion certificate programs for HR professionals and managers.

Students tackle climate policy in Cornell in Washington course

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 13:04:00 UTC

Cornell In Washington students learned about how science is incorporated – or not – into policymaking at a March 23 visit to the U.S. Department of State.

Loneliness Project tackles LGBTQ isolation in Chicago

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 15:04:26 UTC

The Association of Graduates in Theatre is collaborating with The History Center and Ithaca’s Civic Ensemble to present a staged reading of a “documentary” play, “The Loneliness Project,” April 19-21.

Zora Neale Hurston's work reconsidered April 19

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 13:04:00 UTC

A University of Pennsylvania anthropologist will lecture on Zora Neale Hurston's work and impact April 19.

NYC health commissioner lectures on health inequality April 23

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 13:04:00 UTC

Dr. Mary Bassett, the New York City public health commissioner, will deliver the annual Nordlander Lecture on April 23 structural racism and health.

Things to Do, April 13-20, 2018

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 20:04:44 UTC

Events this week include an environmental fashion show, the Centrally Isolated Film Festival, Ag Day and Springfest celebrations on campus, composer Caroline Shaw, and alumna Gretchen Goldman on science and public policy.

Climate task force continues outreach, survey efforts

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 19:04:38 UTC

The Presidential Task Force on Campus Climate is continuing its campus outreach, evaluations and other efforts as the spring semester begins to draw to a close.

History, music faculty earn Guggenheim fellowships

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 18:04:48 UTC

Two faculty members and three alumni have been named among 175 scholars, artists, writers and scientists receiving Guggenheim fellowships this year.

Nanoscale facility partners with German photonics firm

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 18:04:18 UTC

The Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility has entered into a partnership with the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonics Microsystems, which will help small companies speed up their R&D process. 

Gombas recognized for positive impact on staff

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 18:04:40 UTC

Cheryl Gombas, administrative manager in the Department of Entomology, receives the George Peter Award for Dedicated Service for her work with staff.

Scientists find new targets in the war against tuberculosis

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 17:04:43 UTC

A new study by College of Veterinary Medicine scientists unveiled a novel approach to vaccine development in the fight against tuberculosis.

A Conversation with Geek Girls, April 18

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 17:04:36 UTC

A Conversation with Geek Girls, a panel discussion on breaking barriers for women in technology, will feature the co-author of “Geek Girl Rising,” Heather Cabot, April 18.

Grad student leads group on algorithms and AI for social good

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 17:04:16 UTC

Rediet Abebe, a doctoral candidate in computer science, co-founded the Mechanism Design for Social Good group in 2016.

Showcase to celebrate community-engaged projects April 16

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 15:04:07 UTC

The sixth annual Community Engagement Showcase will be held April 16, 5-7 p.m. in Klarman Hall’s auditorium and Groos Family Atrium.

Artist Ana Teresa Fernández visits campus April 25

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:04:00 UTC

Ana Teresa Fernández, an artist whose public art, paintings and films explore the intersections of geopolitical borders and boundaries of identity, will visit campus April 25.

Legal experts discuss hate speech and how to limit it

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 21:04:37 UTC

Nadine Strossen, former president of the American Civil Liberties Union and professor of law at New York Law School, and Jeremy Waldron, professor of law at New York University, expressed differing opinions on hate speech April 10.

New grant program seeks innovative teaching and learning projects

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 18:04:00 UTC

The Center for Teaching Innovation is seeking project proposals from the Cornell teaching community to facilitate vibrant, challenging and reflective learning experiences for undergraduates.

‘Impostor Syndrome’ is subject of two lectures April 23

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 13:04:00 UTC

Dena Simmons, assistant director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, will give two lectures on tackling impostor syndrome, April 23.

With enough income and wealth, cohabiting couples say 'I do'

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 13:04:00 UTC

Cohabiting couples are likely to get married only when they earn as much as their married peers, according to recent research by postdoctoral fellow Patrick Ishizuka.

Documentary highlights effort to save Philippine eagle

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 20:04:29 UTC

A new documentary, “Bird of Prey,” tells of the work of environmentalists to save the Philippine Eagle and screens in Ithaca April 15.