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CIS students win two of 10 Microsoft Ph.D. fellowships

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:01:32 UTC

Two Computing and Information Science doctoral students are among 10 elite students to win 2018-19 Microsoft Ph.D. Fellowships.



Alumna Margaret M. Carney named university architect

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 21:01:00 UTC

Margaret McFadden Carney, B.Arch. ’81, has been named the university architect for Cornell, announced Rick Burgess, vice president for infrastructure, properties and planning. She will begin Feb. 5.



Cornell extends renewal funding aid for DACA students

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 21:01:16 UTC

In wake of U.S. court's preliminary injunction regarding the DACA program, the university has extended its financial assistance program for students who must apply for status extensions.  



Cornell reviews its mental health approach, looks ahead

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 20:01:00 UTC

Ryan Lombardi, vice president for student and campus life, says that Cornell is committed to enhancing its staffing levels and continuing to invest in its comprehensive approach to student well-being, campus health and safety.



Things to Do, Jan. 19-26, 2018

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:01:10 UTC

Events this week include both "Blade Runner" films; pianists Xak Bjerken and Mike Lee; Paul Cerra on design for climate change; and a survey of drawings at the Johnson Museum.



Sara Warner participates in ‘Therapy as Performance,’ premiering Jan. 19

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:01:00 UTC

"Therapy as Performance,” a new interdisciplinary series premiering Jan. 19 at The Cherry Artspace in Ithaca.



Critically endangered Amur leopard faces new threat

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:01:30 UTC

A new Cornell paper in the Journal of Wildlife Diseases describes the first documented case of canine distemper virus in a wild Amur leopard.



Apply for 2018 Arts and Sciences digitization grants

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:01:00 UTC

Faculty and graduate students are invited to submit proposals for 2018 awards to digitize collections for teaching and research.



Researchers learn the social function of babies’ babbling

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:01:00 UTC

New research shows that babies organize mothers’ verbal responses, which promotes more effective language instruction, and babbling is key.



History course on Cornell returns this semester

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:01:25 UTC

Corey Ryan Earle ’07 resumes teaching Cornell: The First American University this semester.



Museum course dives into artistic, literary connections

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:01:00 UTC

Students explored texts and artworks with themes of movement, escape and water and curated a gallery installation at the Johnson Museum in a course in the "Connecting Research With Practice" initiative funded by the Mellon Foundation.



Create something at mannUfactory makerspace, opening Feb. 1

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:01:23 UTC

The mannUfactory, Cornell University Library’s makerspace, opens Feb. 1 in 112 Mann Library.



A high-salt diet produces dementia in mice

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 21:01:00 UTC

A high-salt diet reduces resting blood flow to the brain and causes dementia in mice, according to a new Weill Cornell Medicine study.



Cornell artists win global soil painting competition

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:01:00 UTC

A soil painting created by Cornellians won first prize in the university category of a global soil painting competition.



Gifts create new Arts and Sciences professorships

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:01:00 UTC

Four new alumni gifts have helped the College of Arts and Sciences create three new professorships and fund a new graduate student position.



U of Puerto Rico students prep to take refuge at Cornell

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:01:00 UTC

As students from Universidad de Puerto Rico are getting ready to arrive by mid-January, the campus community is gearing up to give them a warm welcome.



Lynden Archer to lead Cornell Energy Systems Institute

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:01:00 UTC

Lynden Archer, professor of chemical and biolomolecular engineering, is the new director of the Cornell Energy Systems Institute.



Engineers create new architecture for vaporizable electronics

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:01:06 UTC

Engineers have demonstrated a new method to remotely vaporize electronics, giving devices and data the ability to vanish.



The frozen winter of our web content

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:01:13 UTC

A 2012 Scientific American article, “The Winters of Our Discontent,” by professor Chuck Greene has enjoyed a wintry revival.



New website celebrates Cornell’s diversity

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:01:00 UTC

Cornell’s new Diversity and Inclusion website compiles diversity initiatives and policies, cultural organizations and events.



Researchers identify immune cells that keep gut fungi under control

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 22:01:41 UTC

Immune cells that process food and bacterial antigens in the intestines control the intestinal population of fungi, according to a new study.



State veterans’ office representative holds campus office hours

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:01:29 UTC

John Canestaro, from the New York State Veterans Office, now is holding office hours on campus to help military veterans with their state and federal benefits.



ISS grants jump-start new social science research

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 14:01:13 UTC

Cornell's Institute for the Social Sciences has awarded 14 small grants to researchers around the university working on solutions to 21st-century problems.



Winter Employee Celebration tickets now on sale

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 17:01:49 UTC

Tickets are now on sale through Feb. 8 for the Winter Employee Celebration for staff, faculty, retirees and their families. The event features athletics events, a Cornell community dinner and family bowling.



Soup & Hope speakers series begins Jan. 18

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:01:54 UTC

The lineup of speakers for the 2018 Soup & Hope series of personal narratives in Sage Chapel begins with Liz Wehling, assistant director of Reunion giving, Alumni Affairs Cornell Annual Fund, Jan. 18, noon to 1 p.m.



Second-century mosaic installed in Klarman Hall atrium

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 21:01:00 UTC

A fragment of a second-century floor mosaic now holds a place of honor in the Groos Family Atrium in Klarman Hall.



French president taps climate scientist to ‘Make Our Planet Great Again’

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 15:01:00 UTC

Louis Derry, professor of earth and atmospheric sciences, has won a grant from the French government to conduct climate research in France.



Sara Holdren wins 2016-17 George Jean Nathan Award

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 21:01:00 UTC

Sara Holdren won the 2016-17 George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism, administered by Cornell's English department.



Mitchell Jackson speaks at annual MLK Commemoration Jan. 23

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 22:01:33 UTC

Author and activist Mitchell S. Jackson of New York University is the featured speaker at the 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Commemoration, Jan. 23 in Sage Chapel.



New volume offers a wider view of Africa

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 21:01:05 UTC

"Global Africa: Into the Twenty-First Century” offers an image of Africa at odds with the Western narrative of a backward continent.



Circus musical ‘Pippin’ at Schwartz Center Jan. 12-14

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 20:01:12 UTC

An Ithaca-area youth community theater company will present the circus musical "Pippin" from Jan. 12-14 at Cornell’s Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts.



Saturn's moon Titan sports Earth-like features

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 14:01:25 UTC

In two new papers, Cornell researchers find several insights into the topography of Saturn's moon, Titan. 



Research reveals ‘shocking’ weakness of lab courses

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 20:01:35 UTC

Researchers from Cornell and Stanford find that introductory physics labs as currently structured don't help students learn physics.



Jewish Studies Program holds two NYC events in 2018

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 20:12:53 UTC

The Jewish Studies Program and the Center for Jewish History in New York City will present events Jan. 8 and March 28, 2018.



NASA picks Cornell-led astrobiology science mission as finalist

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 16:12:00 UTC

Astronomer Steve Squyres is the principal investigator for the proposed space mission CAESAR, which would collect and return part of a comet.



Composer Roberto Sierra wins top Spanish prize

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 18:12:00 UTC

Roberto Sierra, professor of music, has been awarded Spain's Tomás Luis de Victoria Prize, the highest honor given in Spain to a composer.



NIH grant seeks to improve treatment for mid- and late-life depression

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 17:12:41 UTC

A $4 million, four-year grant will support a new research center to develop improved treatments for middle-age and older adults suffering from depression.



Cornell Tech startup ideas get bigger, brighter, bolder

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 15:12:55 UTC

Team energy warmed the Tata Innovation Center as winter blasted outside along New York City's East River Dec. 14 at Cornell Tech's first Open Studio on Roosevelt Island.



December graduates set out to make a difference

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 20:12:00 UTC

In a Dec. 16 ceremony in Barton Hall, President Martha E. Pollack encouraged December graduates to have a positive impact on the world, suggesting they "Start with compassion. Start with understanding. Start with kindness and with love.”



Reindeer’s gift saves brother from devastating illness

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 18:12:00 UTC

Veterinarians at the Cornell University Equine and Nemo Farm Animal Hospital saved the life of a reindeer, named Little Buddy, with help from his brother, Moose.



Leaf doctor makes the rounds

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 20:12:12 UTC

Leaf doctor is a free app developed by Cornell and University of Hawaii at Manoa researchers that analyzes a photograph of a damaged leaf or fruit and quantifies the percentage and severity of disease visible.



Digital agriculture tech Adapt-N nets $1M Tulane prize

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:12:00 UTC

Adapt-N, a team from Cornell, was awarded the $1 million grand prize from the Tulane Nitrogen Reduction Challenge Dec. 14 in New Orleans.



Malawi seed village model benefits farmers, universities, growers

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 20:12:30 UTC

A revolutionary seed village project in Malawi led by Cornell University improves the incomes and livelihoods of Malawian farmers.



Alumni affairs and development names new leaders

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:12:00 UTC

Shalini Mimani, Marybeth Tarzian and David Whitmore ’96 will join AAD’s senior leadership team in December.



VP Lombardi offers condolences on death of student

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:12:00 UTC

Vice President for Student and Campus Life Ryan Lombardi offered his condolences to the friends and family of senior Miaoxiu “Tina” Tian, who was found dead in her apartment Dec. 13.



Things to Do, Dec. 15, 2017-Jan. 19, 2018

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:12:54 UTC

Events in December and January include fall exhibitions ending at the Johnson Museum, "A Christmas Carol" at Hangar Theatre, a Twelfth Night celebration and a panel on patent and intellectual property law.



Course marks 50 years of international engagement

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:12:00 UTC

Cornell’s International Agriculture and Rural Development 602 class is celebrating 50 years of international engagement.



Kids test-drive social media sites – minus the risks

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:12:48 UTC

A new social media simulator lets kids learn to present themselves online, deal with cyberbullying and identify fake news, all in a safe offline environment.



Town hall on space and scheduling policy set for Jan. 22

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:12:46 UTC

A town hall meeting will be held Jan. 22, 2018 at 11 a.m. in 226 Weill Hall to gather input for the cross-divisional Scheduling and Space Inventory project currently underway.



Stay informed about winter parking, campus alerts, transportation

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:12:22 UTC

Stay informed about winter parking, campus alerts, transportation and special conditions around campus.