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Tumors' mechanical properties affect protein production

June 23, 2015

Tumors' mechanical properties affect protein production

When tissues stiffen, as they do with tumors, a new study shows that proteins produced by such... read more

Long-awaited biomedical engineering major gets green light

June 23, 2015

Long-awaited biomedical engineering major gets green light

Cornell University has received state approval to offer a long-awaited undergraduate major in... read more

$50M gift creates Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering

June 23, 2015

$50M gift creates Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering

A decade after its creation, the Department of Biomedical Engineering has received a $50 million... read more

Atkinson Center grants $1.2 million to sustainable ideas

June 18, 2015

Atkinson Center grants $1.2 million to sustainable ideas

Cornell’s David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future (ACSF) has given $1.2 million from its... read more

Cornell Tech to build first passive house residential high-rise

June 17, 2015

Cornell Tech to build first passive house residential high-rise

Cornell Tech’s Roosevelt Island campus earns bragging rights when the world's first high-rise... read more

The Bridge at Cornell Tech to connect academia, business

June 17, 2015

The Bridge at Cornell Tech to connect academia, business

A building to rise at the heart of Cornell Tech’s Roosevelt Island campus - the Bridge at Cornell... read more

$100M gift names Bloomberg Center at Cornell Tech

June 17, 2015

$100M gift names Bloomberg Center at Cornell Tech

On Roosevelt Island June 16, with the Manhattan skyline in the background, Cornell Tech announced a... read more

Disputed Painting Is Declared an Authentic Rembrandt After Decades

June 10, 2015

Disputed Painting Is Declared an Authentic Rembrandt After Decades

Johnson's contributions on canvas weave analysis assisted in reassessment of painting. read more

Air Force awards grant to ECE Asst. Prof. Christopher Batten

June 8, 2015

Air Force awards grant to ECE Asst. Prof. Christopher Batten

ECE's Christopher Batten receives Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young... read more

The art of seeing: Course gathers new data on old masters

May 28, 2015

The art of seeing: Course gathers new data on old masters

Using image processing tools and data analysis, Cornell scientists, scholars and curators shared... read more

Better mouse model enables colon cancer research

May 26, 2015

Better mouse model enables colon cancer research

Engineers at Cornell and clinicians at Weill Cornell Medical College have created a comprehensive... read more

Graduating students soak up final hours at Cornell

May 24, 2015

Graduating students soak up final hours at Cornell

Under brilliant blue sky peppered with wispy clouds and comfortable temperatures, Cornell... read more

Symposium explores broadening Cornell's global curriculum

May 21, 2015

Symposium explores broadening Cornell's global curriculum

Faculty, students and administrators discussed global experiences, opportunities and challenges on... read more

35 seniors honored as 2015 Merrill Scholars

May 21, 2015

35 seniors honored as 2015 Merrill Scholars

Merrill Scholars' high school teachers and Cornell faculty members were recognized by President... read more

Computation bringing 3-D imaging to light

May 12, 2015

Computation bringing 3-D imaging to light

Suren Jayasuriya, a graduate student in the lab of Alyosha Molnar, is developing a 3-D camera with... read more

Students to showcase new computer games at May 15 event

May 7, 2015

Students to showcase new computer games at May 15 event

The public is invited to watch and play at the annual Cornell Game Design Showcase, May 15 in... read more

Diversity efforts will focus on engagement and 'lived experience'

May 7, 2015

Diversity efforts will focus on engagement and 'lived experience'

During 2015-16 and 2016-17, Cornell will build upon ongoing diversity initiatives by focusing... read more

ECE M.Eng student present posters, win awards

May 7, 2015

ECE M.Eng student present posters, win awards

ECE M.Eng students showcased their hard work on their design projects with a Poster Session in the... read more

Student Mars Rover team will compete in Utah desert

May 5, 2015

Student Mars Rover team will compete in Utah desert

A Cornell student team has advanced to the finals in a national competition to build a prototype... read more

Kleinberg to receive Allen Newell Award

April 29, 2015

Kleinberg to receive Allen Newell Award

Jon Kleinberg has been named the recipient of the 2014 ACM/AAAI Allen Newell Award, given to an... read more

Dog tail tracker, circuit printer win $10K prizes

April 29, 2015

Dog tail tracker, circuit printer win $10K prizes

A dog emotion tracker and a desktop circuit printer took this year's ECE Innovation Award prizes of... read more

Students present wide range of humanities research

April 27, 2015

Students present wide range of humanities research

Research presented at the humanities undergraduate showcase April 23 tackled the linguistics of... read more

Professors gaze toward a secure, sustainable future

April 26, 2015

Professors gaze toward a secure, sustainable future

Deliberating security and a sustainable future, six professors from a variety of disciplines... read more

Eye-popping, mind-expanding scenes of science

April 26, 2015

Eye-popping, mind-expanding scenes of science

At “Illuminating Images: A First Step to Scientific Discovery,” a panel of Cornell faculty and... read more

How 'six degrees' can connect the world – and scientists

April 26, 2015

How 'six degrees' can connect the world – and scientists

A Charter Day Weekend panel explains how the famous Six Degrees of Separation experiment has led to... read more

Any person, any planet: Squyres, Nye charm audience

April 25, 2015

Any person, any planet: Squyres, Nye charm audience

With gifted oratory, scientific insight and humor, Cornell icons Steve Squyres ’78, Ph.D. ’81, and... read more

Amit Lal honored as the Robert M. Scharf 1977 Professor of Engineering

April 24, 2015

Amit Lal honored as the Robert M. Scharf 1977 Professor of Engineering

ECE Professor Amit Lal has been recognized as the Robert M. Scharf 1977 Professor of Engineering by... read more

Cornell Tech hosts computer hack day for kids, seniors

April 23, 2015

Cornell Tech hosts computer hack day for kids, seniors

More than 30 Cornell Tech students taught coding and computer literacy to middle school students... read more

Students present their research at 30th CURB forum

April 23, 2015

Students present their research at 30th CURB forum

Studying everything from potential medicine to the aromatic properties of popular beverages, about... read more

2015 Innovation Award Competition Winners Announced

April 23, 2015

2015 Innovation Award Competition Winners Announced

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Innovation Award Competition challenges students to design... read more

University resources are boon for alum's Ithaca business

April 23, 2015

University resources are boon for alum's Ithaca business

Kwame Amponsah is one of several alumni entrepreneurs to establish businesses in Ithaca. He founded... read more

Don't Miss The Fun: ECE Day 2015!

April 22, 2015

Don't Miss The Fun: ECE Day 2015!

All Engineering students are invited to join in the excitement of ECE Day 2015 on Wednesday, May 6! read more

Amandy Nwana wins Bouchet Graduate Honor Society research award in sciences

April 22, 2015

Amandy Nwana wins Bouchet Graduate Honor Society research award in sciences

Amandy Nwana, a Ph.D. candidate in ECE and a Cornell Sloan Fellow, won the Bouchet Graduate Honor... read more

Nine inducted into graduate honor society

April 21, 2015

Nine inducted into graduate honor society

Nine Cornell doctoral candidates, including ECE's Amandy Nwana were inducted into the Cornell... read more

Alumni, students share business ideas at Celebration

April 21, 2015

Alumni, students share business ideas at Celebration

More than 200 alumni returned to campus April 16-17 for the Entrepreneurship at Cornell's annual... read more

Suren Jayasuriya receives Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship

April 20, 2015

Suren Jayasuriya receives Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship

Suren Jayasuriya recently received a Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship for his joint proposal with... read more

Dave Delchamps receives 2015 Tau Beta Pi Excellence in Teaching Award

April 17, 2015

Dave Delchamps receives 2015 Tau Beta Pi Excellence in Teaching Award

Cornell Engineering students have elected ECE’s David Delchamps as the Tau Beta Pi Excellence in... read more

Jared Strait receives National Research Council Fellowship

April 17, 2015

Jared Strait receives National Research Council Fellowship

Jared Strait, ECE Ph.D. ‘15 has received a two-year postdoctoral fellowship from the National... read more

Eakspay igpay atinlay? High school programmers did

April 15, 2015

Eakspay igpay atinlay? High school programmers did

Teams from two downstate schools took top prizes in the second annual Cornell University High... read more

Charter Day panelist preview: roboticist Hadas Kress-Gazit

April 15, 2015

Charter Day panelist preview: roboticist Hadas Kress-Gazit

Hadas Kress-Gazit, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, will speak about... read more

Car safety system could anticipate driver's mistakes

April 14, 2015

Car safety system could anticipate driver's mistakes

It may be a while yet before we have cars that drive themselves, but in the near future your car... read more

Female reproductive tract assists swimming sperm

April 14, 2015

Female reproductive tract assists swimming sperm

A study asserts that, in the presence of a gentle fluid flow, the biophysics of the female... read more

Doctoral candidate Zhiming Shen lands IBM Fellowship

April 9, 2015

Doctoral candidate Zhiming Shen lands IBM Fellowship

Zhiming Shen, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Computer Science, has received a 2015 IBM... read more

'Shield' gives tricky proteins a new identity

April 9, 2015

'Shield' gives tricky proteins a new identity

Chemical engineers have developed a new method for making large quantities of integral membrane... read more

Lighted clothing that flashes to beat of music will hit runway

April 8, 2015

Lighted clothing that flashes to beat of music will hit runway

These clothes soon may be all the rave: Fiber science and physics students have teamed to create... read more

Cornell makes strides in science, engineering diversity

April 8, 2015

Cornell makes strides in science, engineering diversity

Women make up 39 percent of Cornell's engineering undergraduates – almost twice the national... read more

High fashion comes to the Hill April 11

April 7, 2015

High fashion comes to the Hill April 11

Student fashion designers are sketching and making patterns, finding and fitting models, and... read more

Students, teachers unite in India for science literacy

April 2, 2015

Students, teachers unite in India for science literacy

As part of the Cornell GK-12 Grass Roots program, four Cornell graduate students and two local... read more

Anderson receives NSF CAREER Award

April 1, 2015

Anderson receives NSF CAREER Award

C. Lindsay Anderson, assistant professor and Norman R. Scott Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow in the... read more

Adding renewable energy to power grid requires flexibility

March 31, 2015

Adding renewable energy to power grid requires flexibility

A Cornell study offers a comprehensive reimagining of the power grid that involves the coordinated... read more

One team from ECE takes home two awards during the 2015 BOOM

March 27, 2015

One team from ECE takes home two awards during the 2015 BOOM

ECE seniors Connor Archard and Feiran Chen’s project Rapid Circuit Prototyping, took home two... read more

Internationalizing the Cornell Curriculum grants awarded

March 26, 2015

Internationalizing the Cornell Curriculum grants awarded

The Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs has awarded $350,000 to 25 faculty... read more

Fellowship winners will intern with Silicon Valley startups

March 26, 2015

Fellowship winners will intern with Silicon Valley startups

Three computer science students will spend this summer as paid interns in small startup companies,... read more

ECE senior Sang Min Han honored as Cornell Merrill Presidential Scholar

March 25, 2015

ECE senior Sang Min Han honored as Cornell Merrill Presidential Scholar

Sang Min is among 35 outstanding graduating seniors to be honored by the Cornell Merrill... read more

Images that fool computer vision raise security concerns

March 20, 2015

Images that fool computer vision raise security concerns

Computers are learning to recognize objects with near-human ability. But Cornell researchers have... read more

BOOM showcases high-tech student projects March 25

March 19, 2015

BOOM showcases high-tech student projects March 25

The annual "Bits on Our Minds" (BOOM) event displays projects from across campus that use... read more

Suren Jayasuriya receives ECE Outstanding Ph.D. TA Award

March 18, 2015

Suren Jayasuriya receives ECE Outstanding Ph.D. TA Award

Suren Jayasuriya was recently honored with the 2015 ECE Outstanding Ph.D. Teaching Assistant Award. read more

Juliet Weissman named Cornell Tech chief administrative officer

March 16, 2015

Juliet Weissman named Cornell Tech chief administrative officer

Juliet Weissman, Cornell Tech’s new chief administrative officer, will oversee administrative,... read more

HKN, ECE Honor Society inducts new members

March 16, 2015

HKN, ECE Honor Society inducts new members

The Cornell ECE chapter of Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) has inducted four new members for the Spring 2015... read more

Greg Morrisett to return to Cornell as CIS dean

March 13, 2015

Greg Morrisett to return to Cornell as CIS dean

Greg Morrisett, the Allen B. Cutting Professor of Computer Science at Harvard University, has been... read more

Engineering grad programs rank in top 10 in U.S. News

March 12, 2015

Engineering grad programs rank in top 10 in U.S. News

Several graduate engineering fields at Cornell are in the top 10 in U.S. News and World Report’s... read more

Beating bird wings generate electricity for data collector

March 10, 2015

Beating bird wings generate electricity for data collector

A technology that generates electricity from the beating wings of birds, bats or even moths could... read more

From Ithaca to Washington: Dipayan Ghosh (Ph.D. ’13) at the White House

March 10, 2015

From Ithaca to Washington: Dipayan Ghosh (Ph.D. ’13) at the White House

Dipayan Ghosh, Ph.D. ’13 brings research expertise to the Office of Science and Technology Policy... read more

Popular origami pattern makes the mechanical switch

March 9, 2015

Popular origami pattern makes the mechanical switch

Reporting in Nature Materials March 9, Cornell physicists have made a mechanical switch out of the... read more

Electron spins controlled using sound waves

March 6, 2015

Electron spins controlled using sound waves

Cornell applied physicists have demonstrated an unprecedented method of control over electron spins... read more

Dave Albonesi to teach MOOC exploring the computing technology behind smartphones

March 4, 2015

Dave Albonesi to teach MOOC exploring the computing technology behind smartphones

Have you ever wondered how your smartphone works underneath the covers? read more

Alireza Vahid receives ECE Outstanding Thesis Research Award

March 2, 2015

Alireza Vahid receives ECE Outstanding Thesis Research Award

Alireza Vahid, Ph.D. ‘15 was recently honored with the 2015 ECE Outstanding Thesis Research Award... read more

Life 'not as we know it' possible on Saturn's moon Titan

February 27, 2015

Life 'not as we know it' possible on Saturn's moon Titan

Cornell chemical engineers and astronomers have theorized a new kind of methane-based cell membrane... read more

Precision gas sensor could fit on a chip

February 26, 2015

Precision gas sensor could fit on a chip

Cornell engineers have miniaturized a light source in the elusive mid-infrared spectrum,... read more

Is Your TV Spying on You?

February 23, 2015

Is Your TV Spying on You?

Stephen Wicker interviewed about Smart TVs with voice recognition on WENY. "The problem is it's a... read more

Cornell sinks teeth into four new MOOCs

February 19, 2015

Cornell sinks teeth into four new MOOCs

Cornell will offer four new massive open online courses - or MOOCs - in 2016. Learn abouts sharks,... read more

Cornell Rewind: Phenomenal first women of engineering

February 18, 2015

Cornell Rewind: Phenomenal first women of engineering

Cornell’s pioneering, engineering women – Kate Gleason, Nora Stanton Blatch and Olive Wetzel Dennis... read more

Physicist Ernest Sternglass dies at 91

February 17, 2015

Physicist Ernest Sternglass dies at 91

Ernest Sternglass ’44, M.S. ’51, Ph.D. ’53, whose correspondence with Albert Einstein led to an... read more

Undergraduate uses Arduino to streamline high-speed photography

February 11, 2015

Undergraduate uses Arduino to streamline high-speed photography

Cornell ECE student Ope Oladipo ’17 recently created an Arduino-based project that triggers a flash... read more

Former engineering dean Edmund Cranch dies at 91

February 10, 2015

Former engineering dean Edmund Cranch dies at 91

Alumnus and former College of Engineering dean Edmund T. Cranch, who left Cornell to become... read more

Zhiru Zhang receives NSF CAREER Award to improve the future of computing

February 9, 2015

Zhiru Zhang receives NSF CAREER Award to improve the future of computing

Zhang's work will improve computer performance under tight power and energy efficiency constraints. read more

NSF grant to fund ‘revolutionary’ electron microscope

February 9, 2015

NSF grant to fund ‘revolutionary’ electron microscope

The NSF has awarded Cornell $2.7 million to acquire a cryogenic, aberration-corrected scanning... read more

Improving electric vehicle sales may require solving unique chicken and egg problem

February 4, 2015

Improving electric vehicle sales may require solving unique chicken and egg problem

Cornell's Lang Tong and Shanjun Li find that allowing the competitive forces of supply and demand... read more

$50M Verizon gift names Cornell Tech executive ed center

February 2, 2015

$50M Verizon gift names Cornell Tech executive ed center

A $50 million gift from Verizon will support the development of the Verizon Executive Education... read more

Bassuk, Caudill, Manohar named Weiss fellows

January 30, 2015

Bassuk, Caudill, Manohar named Weiss fellows

Faculty members Nina Bassuk, Marie Caudill and Rajit Manohar have been named Stephen H. Weiss... read more

Manohar named Weiss fellow

January 30, 2015

Manohar named Weiss fellow

Rajit Manohar named Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellows for inspiring teaching of undergraduates,... read more

Skorton speeds campus carbon neutrality goal to 2035

January 29, 2015

Skorton speeds campus carbon neutrality goal to 2035

Cornell President David Skorton today released the report of the Climate Action Plan Acceleration... read more

Generators that relieve power grid worsen ozone pollution

January 27, 2015

Generators that relieve power grid worsen ozone pollution

Cornell engineers have found that firing up diesel backup generators in non-emergency situations... read more

Cornell Rewind: A great school faces the Great War

January 22, 2015

Cornell Rewind: A great school faces the Great War

The United States entered World War I on April 6, 1917. Scarcely a week later, 575 Cornell male... read more

Hot fashion: DOE awards $3M grant for ‘air-conditioned’ clothing

January 15, 2015

Hot fashion: DOE awards $3M grant for ‘air-conditioned’ clothing

Warming up to a brisk idea to save building energy, the U.S. Department of Energy has awarded... read more

Research repository arXiv hits 1 million submissions

January 15, 2015

Research repository arXiv hits 1 million submissions

1 million and counting: Scientific-paper repository arXiv has reached milestone with a million... read more

Gehrke, Joachims honored for work in computer science

January 12, 2015

Gehrke, Joachims honored for work in computer science

Two Cornell computer scientists have been elected fellows of the Association for Computing... read more