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North Korean escapee lifts the veil on his closed nation

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:02:24 EST

On Feb. 16, a standing-room-only crowd in Myron Taylor Hall was granted a glimpse of North Korean life when defector Mr. Kim told about his life and escape to the United States.



Teach-in on Islam urges public to fight travel ban

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:02:27 EST

Hundreds of members of the Cornell and Ithaca community attended a teach-in on the topic of the diversity of Islam Feb. 17 on campus.



Climate change in Vietnam spurs students to speak up

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:02:29 EST

Ten students from across Cornell spent two weeks of their winter break on a journey through Vietnam, listening to farmers and community members and seeing the effects of climate change firsthand.



Cornell inaugurates new seed systems initiative in Nepal

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:02:56 EST

More than 200 farmers, representatives from Cornell's Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat project and the Nepal government gathered for the inauguration of the Seed Systems for Nepal initiative Jan. 23.



Cornell helps Fijians use eyes in the sky for climate studies

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:02:00 EST

To help Fijian scientists track oceanic climate change for their islands in the sun, Cornell's Bruce Monger unveils eyes in the sky: satellite remote sensing.



Faculty, staff discuss travel ban at forum

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:02:00 EST

Students and faculty gathered to discuss immigration policy Feb. 15, particularly the travel ban prohibiting people from seven Muslim-majority countries from coming to the United States for 90 days.



Cornell Tech app tracks bikers, reduces urban congestion

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:02:00 EST

As part of Cornell Tech's Product Studio course, four Class of 2017 students developed technology to predict and avoid traffic jams via an app.



International collaboration results in play about borders

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:02:26 EST

A play titled Root Map, developed in Cornell's Bodies at the Border distance learning class, is an international collaboration of academics and artists from around the world.



Ted Lowi, renowned political scientist, dies at 85

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:02:04 EST

Theodore Jay Lowi, the charismatic Cornell professor of government whose seminal books became standards in political science discourse, died Feb. 17 in Ithaca, New York. He was 85.



Sociologist joins poverty, sustainability experts at UN

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:02:20 EST

Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue, professor and chair of the Department of Development Sociology, joins a group of 15 experts Feb. 21 to start drafting the U.N.'s 2019 Global Sustainable Development Report.



Einaudi Center launches dissertation development program

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:02:00 EST

The Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies will lead an effort to help doctoral students strengthen dissertation research proposals with support from the Social Science Research Council.



Application deadline March 1 for summer experience grants

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:02:09 EST

Undergraduate students have until March 1 to apply online for grants from the Off-Campus Opportunities Fund to support summer experiences.



NICU private rooms save money, avoid costly infections

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:02:20 EST

Newborns in neonatal intensive care units require lots of love. So when doctors put babies – and their families – into private hospital rooms, it may seem expensive. But in private rooms, babies heal faster.



Cornell joins amicus brief in challenge to U.S. entry ban

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 16:02:00 EST

Cornell University has joined 16 other colleges and universities on an amicus brief in a U.S. District Court case challenging the Trump administration’s executive order on travel and immigration.



Cornell continues to welcome applicants from all countries

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:02:54 EST

Cornell is continuing to encourage admissions applicants from all countries, including those from seven nations named in the Trump administration's Jan. 27 executive order banning entry into the U.S.



Roger Cramton, former Cornell law dean, dies at 87

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 14:02:15 EST

Roger C. Cramton, former dean of Cornell Law School and the Robert S. Stevens Professor Emeritus of Law, died Feb. 3 in Ithaca. He was 87.



CU Winds completes tour of Haiti, Dominican Republic

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 12:02:00 EST

CU Winds students traveled to Haiti and the Dominican Republic Jan. 10-17 on a winter service-learning concert tour, promoting cultural exchange in collaboration with local musicians and agencies.



Center for Materials Research supports N.Y. startups

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 17:02:00 EST

The Cornell Center for Materials Research JumpStart program announced funding for six companies to participate in university collaborations.



Water sensor moves from basic research to promising business

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 13:02:43 EST

A Cornell water sensor technology that began as basic research is blooming into a business that fills a vital need for grape, nut, apple and other growers.



Cornell Tech Runway Program postdoc wins $250,000

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 09:02:42 EST

A participant in the Runway Program at the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute of Cornell Tech in New York City has won a $250,000 prize in the second 76West Clean Energy Competition.



Higher ed leaders ask Trump to rescind immigration order

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 09:02:07 EST

On Feb. 2, Interim President Hunter Rawlings joined 47 other college and university presidents in signing a letter to President Donald J. Trump, urging him to rescind his executive order on immigration.



Cornell Tech, eLab startup Datalogue raises $1.5 million

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 15:02:42 EST

Datalogue, a Cornell startup with roots on the Ithaca and Cornell Tech campuses that uses deep learning and artificial intelligence to automate data preparation, raised $1.5 million in seed funding.



N.Y. ag commissioner brings good budget news from Albany

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 13:02:24 EST

State Agriculture Commissioner Richard Ball came to Cornell Jan. 27 with an upbeat message about Gov. Andrew Cuomo's 2017 budget: it's good for the middle class and it's good for agriculture.



Obamacare Medicaid expansion improved preventive care

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 13:02:00 EST

New research by John Cawley demonstrates for the first time that the state-level expansions of Medicaid that were promoted by the Affordable Care Act succeeded in improving preventive care among low-income Americans.



Cornell celebrates Johnson gift and legacy of support

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 21:01:18 EST

Warm anecdotes of the Johnson family's long and inspiring engagement with Cornell set the tone of a thank you event Jan. 31, celebrating the recent $150 million gift from Fisk Johnson and SC Johnson.