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At NYC makeathon, students change lives with technology

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:04:23 EDT

At an April 21-23 makeathon in New York City, Cornell students worked to help improve the lives of 17 people with disabilities.



Showcase celebrates Cornell students' public engagement

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:04:22 EDT

More than 200 people gathered April 24 to honor the civic outreach of Cornell students at the 2017 Community Engagement Showcase, which displayed several dozen projects associated with the community.



Pollack endorses AAU statement on federal research support

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:04:00 EDT

Cornell President Martha E. Pollack attended the spring meeting of the presidents and chancellors of the AAU member universities this week and supports the statement they released on federal support of research funding.



Cassava is genetically decaying, putting staple crop at risk

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:04:48 EDT

A genomic analysis of cassava has found that mutations have corroded the genome, producing many dysfunctional versions of genes and putting at risk a crucial crop that feeds a tenth of all people.



Peter Coors recalls 1969, urges tolerance for diverse ideas

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:04:00 EDT

Peter Coors '69 delivered the 2017 Durland Lecture April 18 in the Statler Hotel amphitheater, in which he recalled the turbulent 1960s and urged greater civility on campus.



'Healing through the arts': Kim presents refugee project

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:04:00 EDT

Assistant professor of music Ariana Kim found inspiration among a group of refugees and asylum seekers in Italy for her CCA Biennial arts and empathy project, to be presented on campus April 29.



Opioid abuse drops when doctors check patients' drug history

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:04:00 EDT

There's a simple way to reduce the opioid epidemic gripping the country: Make doctors check their patients’ previous prescriptions. The new research is by Colleen Carey, associate professor of policy analysis and management.



Hemp Summit looks at New York's next big cash crop

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:04:36 EDT

The first-ever Industrial Hemp Summit on April 18 at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences looked at industrial hemp as a lucrative addition to New York agriculture.



Collaboration evident during Asia-Pacific alumni conference

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:04:50 EDT

The Ninth Annual Asia-Pacific Leadership Conference drew more than 160 university faculty, leaders and alumni to Hong Kong April 7-8. Fifteen Cornell Clubs and communities were represented.



Entrepreneurship Celebration is April 27-28

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:04:00 EDT

More than 200 alumni are expected to return to campus – along with a few humanoid robots – for Entrepreneurship at Cornell's Celebration conference, April 27-28.



Downloads of labor contracts surge after they go online

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:04:00 EDT

The recently completed online resource Cornerstones in American Middle Class: Historical Collective Bargaining Agreements Project at the ILR School's Kheel Center is seeing heavy traffic from scholars.



Radical collaboration protects Colombia’s birds, coffee farmers

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:04:57 EDT

Two Cornell researchers are leading a collaboration that aims to benefit both coffee farmers in Colombia and the country's biodiverse bird population.



ISS supporting faculty research projects, conference

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 11:04:00 EDT

The Institute for the Social Sciences' Small Grants Program is funding a series of critical social science projects and a conference with its spring 2017 awards.



Big Idea Competition finalists prepare to pitch

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 16:04:10 EDT

The 11 finalists for this year's Big Idea Competition are honing three-minute pitches in preparation for the April 28 event, part of Entrepreneurship at Cornell's two-day Celebration conference.



ILR's Groat Award winner to talk about 'Work that I love'

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 15:04:00 EDT

ILR School Professor Francine D. Blau '66 will accept the school's 2017 Judge William B. Groat Award April 20 for achievement and service to the school in New York City.



African circumcision rates rise when clergy endorse procedure

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 13:04:11 EDT

Educating religious leaders in sub-Saharan Africa about male circumcision increases the likelihood that men will undergo the procedure, Weill Cornell Medicine investigators found in a new trial.



Cornell heads to D.C. for Science March, sustainability summit

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 15:04:00 EDT

Faculty will share ideas on climate change April 21-23 at the Smithsonian's Earth Optimism Summit, while students ascend Capitol Hill on April 21, and then walk in the national Science March on April 22.



Four faculty elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 14:04:00 EDT

Cornell faculty members Stephen Coate, María Cristina García, Suzanne Mettler and Fred Schneider have been elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.



Historian chronicles islanders' fight for environmental justice

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 12:04:15 EDT

Mary X. Mitchell, a historian of science and technology and a postdoctoral fellow, describes how a former nuclear test site became a proving ground for a new legal definition of environmental impact.



Grants enable graduate student travel to 47 nations

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 12:04:00 EDT

Ninety-eight Cornell graduate and professional students will travel to 47 countries over the next year with support from the Einaudi Center's International Travel Grant Program.



Beer mogul Peter Coors to give Durland Lecture April 18

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 12:04:16 EDT

Peter H. Coors ’69, chairman and chief customer relations officer of Molson Coors Brewing Co., will deliver the 29th annual Durland Lecture Tuesday, April 18, at 4:30 p.m.



Joint statement affirms support for DACA students

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 12:04:00 EDT

Senior Vice Provost Barbara Knuth, Vice President Ryan Lombardi and Vice Provost Laura Spitz issued a statement updating the community on Cornell's policies with respect to DACA students.



Rawlings, Pollack voice support for Central European University

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 16:04:00 EDT

Interim President Hunter Rawlings and President-elect Martha E. Pollack have added their voices and strong statements of support in solidarity with Central European University in response to legislation passed by the Hungarian government that could close the university.



Ethical behavior starts at the top, says Johnson lecturer

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 16:04:00 EDT

Linda Treviño of Penn State delivered the Day Family Ethics Lecture March 28 on Ethical Leadership Top to Bottom: When It Works and When It Fails.



Cornell battles snap bean crop loss due to white mold

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 17:04:00 EDT

A project led by a College of Agriculture and Life Sciences researcher is aimed at reducing losses in this important crop by optimizing disease control for the fungus.