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Campus leaders pay tribute to Peter Meinig at memorial service

March 24, 2018

Campus leaders pay tribute to Peter Meinig at memorial service

Campus leaders, students and family members attended a memorial service for the late Peter Meinig, who chaired the Cornell University Board of Trustees 2002-11. read more

Delimitrou receives Facebook Hardware & Software Systems Research Award

March 22, 2018

Delimitrou receives Facebook Hardware & Software Systems Research Award

Cornell ECE Assistant Professor Christina Delimitrou has recently been awarded a Facebook Hardware & Software Systems research award for her work on using online learning to improve Resource... read more

Turn your lights off for Earth March 24

March 22, 2018

Turn your lights off for Earth March 24

Cornell will celebrate “Earth Hour” March 24, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., when community members are encouraged to turn off any nonessential light in your living space or common area for 60 minutes. read more

Cornell to help jump-start seven NY businesses

March 22, 2018

Cornell to help jump-start seven NY businesses

Seven New York state businesses have been awarded funding to participate in the Cornell Center for Materials Research JumpStart Program, through which they will collaborate with Cornell faculty... read more

Online tech is changing the dynamics of gift-giving

March 20, 2018

Online tech is changing the dynamics of gift-giving

Online gift-giving is spreading in social networks and causing people to give more gifts – online and in person – according to a new study led by René Kizilcec, Cornell assistant professor of... read more

Sugar-coated vesicles prove effective in laboratory tests on deadly pathogens

March 19, 2018

Sugar-coated vesicles prove effective in laboratory tests on deadly pathogens

The labs of Matt DeLisa and Dave Putnam has teamed with a group from Harvard to work on a vaccine delivery system based on DeLisa's versatile outer membrane vesicles. read more

Give to ECE on Cornell's Giving Day, March 20, 2018

March 16, 2018

Give to ECE on Cornell's Giving Day, March 20, 2018

Make an exponential difference - Increase your support by a factor of 2.718—tell your friends! read more

$1.6M grant may turn sediment into port city pay dirt

March 15, 2018

$1.6M grant may turn sediment into port city pay dirt

Landscape Architecture’s Brian Davis and Sean Burkholder, University at Buffalo, received a $1.6 million grant from the Great Lakes Protection Fund for creating ecologic gold from shipping port... read more

Re-architecting Next-Gen Computing Systems

March 15, 2018

Re-architecting Next-Gen Computing Systems

Disaggregated architectures have the potential to increase resource capacity by 10 to 100 times server-centric architectures. read more

Sustainability sows a healthy business climate

March 13, 2018

Sustainability sows a healthy business climate

The color of money may be the best tint for keeping the world from warming was a key message at the Cornell Business Impact Symposium, “Unleashing the Hidden Power of Sustainability,” on March 10.   read more

Grant seeks to diversify participation in biology, biomedical graduate studies

March 12, 2018

Grant seeks to diversify participation in biology, biomedical graduate studies

A new initiative aims to increase participation rates and enhance the success of under-represented ethnic minorities and students who are deaf or hard of hearing in biological and biomedical graduate... read more

Quick pulse of laser light can cause dramatic shift in material's properties

March 12, 2018

Quick pulse of laser light can cause dramatic shift in material's properties

Assistant professor Nicole Benedek and postdoc Guru Khalsa are working to perfect a method for changing the properties of a material by zapping it with a beam of laser light. read more

New technique simplifies creation of nanoparticle 'magic-sized clusters'

March 12, 2018

New technique simplifies creation of nanoparticle 'magic-sized clusters'

A collaboration of two Cornell research groups has proposed a novel method for producing groups of same-sized nanoparticles, known as 'magic-sized clusters,' which have applications in optical memory... read more

Dire levels of CO2 will decimate oceans in 200 years

March 8, 2018

Dire levels of CO2 will decimate oceans in 200 years

Sustained climate warming will drive the ocean’s fishery yields into steep decline 200 years from now and that trend could last at least a millennium, said scientists from Cornell and the University... read more

Scientists unravel complex factors of starfish diseases

March 8, 2018

Scientists unravel complex factors of starfish diseases

Cornell University scientists are beginning to unravel the complicated connections between viruses, the environment and wasting diseases among sea stars in the waters of the Pacific Northwest. read more

Undergrads: Apply for summer research opportunities at Cornell Tech

March 7, 2018

Undergrads: Apply for summer research opportunities at Cornell Tech

Up to 10 undergraduate students from the Ithaca campus will spend their summer doing research on the Cornell Tech campus.  read more

Novel semiconductor-superconductor structure features versatile gallium nitride

March 7, 2018

Novel semiconductor-superconductor structure features versatile gallium nitride

A research group led by Debdeep Jena of electrical and computer engineering has successfully constructed a semiconductor-superconductor heterostructure that could help change electronics. read more

New working group on disasters launches with March 14 talk

March 6, 2018

New working group on disasters launches with March 14 talk

A new cross-college working group on disasters kicks off with a public presentation by anthropologist Anthony Oliver-Smith March 14. read more

Cornell scientists size up quality wastewater treatment

March 5, 2018

Cornell scientists size up quality wastewater treatment

Cornell scientists have assessed factors to improve, upgrade and make New York’s wastewater treatment plants more robust, according to their work published Feb. 24 in the journal Water Research. read more

Cornell helps unlock doors to careers in data science

February 28, 2018

Cornell helps unlock doors to careers in data science

A course offered by Computer Science, Operations Research and Information Engineering and the Department of Statistics introduces data science to any student. read more

NASA-Cornell collaboration will study desert dust's impact on climate from space

February 28, 2018

NASA-Cornell collaboration will study desert dust's impact on climate from space

A $60 million collaboration between NASA and Cornell University will examine deserts' impact on climate change from space. read more

Faculty team wins NYC sustainable design competition

February 21, 2018

Faculty team wins NYC sustainable design competition

A collaborative exhibition project created by four faculty members featuring reused grain silos will be installed on Governors Island in New York City this summer. read more

The Silent Stalker: how to protect yourself from cellular tracking

February 21, 2018

The Silent Stalker: how to protect yourself from cellular tracking

Stephen Wicker is interviewed by WENY News. Did you know your cellphone is constantly tracking you? read more

Andrew Ferraiuolo receives ECE Outstanding Thesis Research Award

February 20, 2018

Andrew Ferraiuolo receives ECE Outstanding Thesis Research Award

"I am particularly excited about Andrew's work because it shows how we can build a practical microprocessor with strong formal assurance for information flow security," said his advisor, G. Edward... read more

Prince Charles gives Cornell reef research a royal shout-out

February 16, 2018

Prince Charles gives Cornell reef research a royal shout-out

Research on how plastics adversely affect coral reefs received a royal shout-out from the Prince of Wales. read more

Suntivich receives Sloan Foundation Fellowship

February 15, 2018

Suntivich receives Sloan Foundation Fellowship

MSE Assistant Professor Jin Suntivich has received an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship. read more

New grad housing is living lab for heat pump study

February 8, 2018

New grad housing is living lab for heat pump study

At the Maplewood Apartments project, now under construction, Cornell engineering students will deploy heat-pump monitors to study the system viability in a severe winter climate. read more

Smart herbs, weather app among Engineering Innovation winners

February 8, 2018

Smart herbs, weather app among Engineering Innovation winners

Thirty-three teams entered the Cornell Engineering Innovation Award Competition; prizes were awarded in three categories. read more

Host-microbe institute poised to expand

February 7, 2018

Host-microbe institute poised to expand

The launch of its Undergraduate Research Experience proved to be a highlight of the Cornell Institute of Host-Microbe Interactions' inaugural year. read more

Interested in social entrepreneurship? Become a 'change-maker'

February 5, 2018

Interested in social entrepreneurship? Become a 'change-maker'

Cornell delegates to the Clinton Global Initiative University presented their commitments to action at a pitch competition Jan. 31. read more

Cornelia Ye Award recognizes teaching assistants Aguillon, Natarajan

February 1, 2018

Cornelia Ye Award recognizes teaching assistants Aguillon, Natarajan

Graduate teaching assistants Stepfanie Aguillon and Aravind Natarajan were honored with the 2017-18 Cornelia Ye Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award Jan. 22. read more

Oceanic plastic trash conveys disease to coral reefs

January 25, 2018

Oceanic plastic trash conveys disease to coral reefs

An international research group led by Cornell University has found that plastic trash – ubiquitous throughout the world’s oceans – intensifies disease for coral, adding to reef peril. read more

Wayfair founders named 2018 Cornell Entrepreneurs of the Year

January 24, 2018

Wayfair founders named 2018 Cornell Entrepreneurs of the Year

Niraj Shah ’95 and Steve Conine ’95, founders of Wayfair, have been named 2018 Cornell Entrepreneurs of the Year. read more

Apsel named IEEE Distinguished Lecturer

January 23, 2018

Apsel named IEEE Distinguished Lecturer

ECE Professor Alyssa Apsel was recently named a Distinguished Lecturer by the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society. read more

U.S. News ranks Systems DL program in top 10

January 22, 2018

U.S. News ranks Systems DL program in top 10

Cornell's Systems DL program is in the top 10 on the 2018 ranking of Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs compiled by U.S. News & World Report. read more

Bonassar Group helps develop new cell therapy

January 19, 2018

Bonassar Group helps develop new cell therapy

Development and testing by engineering professor Larry Bonassar and his group helped a New England biomedical firm land an $87 million contract to distribute their product in Japan. read more

Engineers create new architecture for vaporizable electronics

January 16, 2018

Engineers create new architecture for vaporizable electronics

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

Lynden Archer to lead Cornell Energy Systems Institute

January 11, 2018

Lynden Archer to lead Cornell Energy Systems Institute

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

Cornell extends partnership with Public Prep in NYC

January 11, 2018

Cornell extends partnership with Public Prep in NYC

Cornell University has extended its partnership to incorporate computer science instruction and opportunities for STEM engagement with Public Prep, a New York City nonprofit network. read more

Leadership committee to guide Earth Source Heat effort on campus

January 10, 2018

Leadership committee to guide Earth Source Heat effort on campus

Prof. Tester, who has been involved with geothermal research and development for more than 30 years, said: “I am very pleased to be able to help move this project forward. Successfully demonstrating... read more

Alyssa Apsel named next Director for Cornell ECE

January 10, 2018

Alyssa Apsel named next Director for Cornell ECE

The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University is pleased to announce the five-year appointment of Alyssa Apsel as the School’s next director, effective July 1, 2018. read more

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

January 9, 2018

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

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

Removable implant may control type 1 diabetes

January 2, 2018

Removable implant may control type 1 diabetes

In an example of cross-campus collaboration, a group led by Minglin Ma has developed a unique implant for controlling type 1 diabetes, which affects more than 1 million Americans. read more