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News Listing Archive for 2014

Bill Gates to attend dedication of Bill & Melinda Gates Hall

March 19, 2014

Bill Gates to attend dedication of Bill & Melinda Gates Hall

William H. “Bill” Gates, co-founder of Microsoft Corp. and trustee of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will be on campus for the Oct. 1 dedication of Bill & Melinda Gates Hall. read more

BEST program will train Ph.D.s for nonacademic careers

March 13, 2014

BEST program will train Ph.D.s for nonacademic careers

With so few available academic jobs, Cornell will start a NIH-funded pilot program to help train life sciences graduate students and postdocs for nonacademic positions. A kickoff event is March 18. read more

Ethics contest revolves around Twitter and privacy

March 13, 2014

Ethics contest revolves around Twitter and privacy

A student team that devised a plan to sell certain public tweets to Google and Microsoft has won first prize in the university’s second annual Stephen S. J. Hall Ethics Case Competition held March 7... read more

Cornell ECE researchers win Outstanding Paper Award for silicon tweezer to aid in surgical operations

March 7, 2014

Cornell ECE researchers win Outstanding Paper Award for silicon tweezer to aid in surgical operations

Cornell researchers have developed a multi-function silicon tweezer for characterizing the electromechanical properties of tissue during surgical procedures. read more

Tiny tool measures heat at the nanoscale

February 26, 2014

Tiny tool measures heat at the nanoscale

Cornell researchers have developed a new way to precisely measure the extremely subtle movement of heat in nanostructures. read more

Recent ECE Ph.D. Graduate Enrique Mallada spoke at conference as a "bright mind"

February 24, 2014

Recent ECE Ph.D. Graduate Enrique Mallada spoke at conference as a "bright mind"

Enrique Mallada was invited to give a talk in the "bright mind" session at the KAUST-NSF Conference on Electronic Materials, Devices and Systems for a sustainable future. read more

Jacobs Institute at Cornell Tech launches postdoc program

February 24, 2014

Jacobs Institute at Cornell Tech launches postdoc program

The Joan and Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute at Cornell Tech has announced that six postdocs are joining the campus for the first Runway Program, a new model for technology... read more

Think to act: Brain signals move paralyzed limbs

February 18, 2014

Think to act: Brain signals move paralyzed limbs

Maryam Shanechi is bringing brain-machine interfaces to the next level: Instead of signals directing a device, she hopes to help paralyzed people move their own limb, just by thinking about it. read more

The ECE graduate organization (ECE GO) is an important part of the Ph.D. student experience

February 18, 2014

The ECE graduate organization (ECE GO) is an important part of the Ph.D. student experience

An essential element of graduate work is social interaction outside of research and academic pursuits. To ensure this element is in place and to foster a sense of community, between not only the... read more

Ph.D. Student Ruonan Han Awarded IEEE MTT-S Graduate Fellowship

February 18, 2014

Ph.D. Student Ruonan Han Awarded IEEE MTT-S Graduate Fellowship

Ph.D. student Ruonan Han has been awarded an IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Graduate Fellowship for 2014. read more

Kids tackle natural disasters at Cornell LEGO Expo

February 14, 2014

Kids tackle natural disasters at Cornell LEGO Expo

More than 120 kids ages six to nine took part in Cornell's 2014 Junior FIRST LEGO League Expo held Jan. 25 in Duffield Hall. 24 teams from the Ithaca, NY area presented "Disaster Blaster"-themed Lego... read more

Engineering saves $15,000 in energy competition

February 13, 2014

Engineering saves $15,000 in energy competition

The College of Engineering avoided $15,000 in energy costs through an energy-saving competition held last semester. read more

Dates Announced! ECE Innovation Award Competition Spring 2014

February 5, 2014

Dates Announced! ECE Innovation Award Competition Spring 2014

STUDENTS! Need seed money for your original, innovative technology? Submit your proposal by Wednesday, March 5! read more

Chats in the Stacks with ECE's Stephen B. Wicker

February 4, 2014

Chats in the Stacks with ECE's Stephen B. Wicker

Olin Library Book Talk features Stephen B. Wicker and his new book Cellular Convergence and the Death of Privacy on February 12 read more

Hip-hop engineer talks tech careers at STEM event

February 3, 2014

Hip-hop engineer talks tech careers at STEM event

Sound engineer for highly successful recording artists Gimel “Young Guru” Keaton spoke Feb. 1 at the STEM Men of Color “Access to Knowledge and Empowerment” Symposium. read more

Minor planet named after the late Paul Kintner, ECE Professor

January 30, 2014

Minor planet named after the late Paul Kintner, ECE Professor

The International Astronomical Union Minor Planets Center has named minor planet 15358 “Kintner” after the late Paul Kintner, professor of electrical and computer engineering and head of the Cornell... read more

New smartphone app helps keep students safe

January 30, 2014

New smartphone app helps keep students safe

A free smartphone app, ResCUer, connects users to police, taxis, friends and other safety resources with just a few taps on a smartphones. read more

Students invent 'Aura' musical instrument

January 30, 2014

Students invent 'Aura' musical instrument

Engineering students build an electronic instrument that lets them shape music with their hands. read more

Thermostat setbacks over holiday lead to fiscal bonus

January 28, 2014

Thermostat setbacks over holiday lead to fiscal bonus

By turning down temperatures and unplugging electric devices over the holidays, the Cornell campus combined to save 1,200 metric tons of carbon dioxide from getting pumped into the atmosphere. read more

Cornell's new Gates Hall is not what it seems

January 23, 2014

Cornell's new Gates Hall is not what it seems

Cornell's Bill and Melinda Gates Hall, home of Computing and Information Science, opened for business this week. The building features "curved lines intersecting with linear angles, lots of glass and... read more

JanFab gives student-engineering teams a leg up

January 23, 2014

JanFab gives student-engineering teams a leg up

Combine 80 Cornell students from five engineering project teams. Blend in the frenetic vibrancy of Santa’s workshop, sift in esprit de corps of Slope Day and simmer in the serenity of the winter... read more

ECE Custodian Kay Danby Receives 2013 Bartels Award for Service Excellence

January 16, 2014

ECE Custodian Kay Danby Receives 2013 Bartels Award for Service Excellence

The seventh annual Bartels Awards for Custodial Service Excellence, held Dec. 16 in Bartels Hall, presented ECE’s Kay Danby and five other housekeeping and custodial staff members Bartels Awards. read more

Campus mourns death of Milica Mandic '14

January 15, 2014

Campus mourns death of Milica Mandic '14

Susan Murphy, vice president for student and academic services, issued a statement to the Cornell community on the death of Milica Mandic '14. read more

Bruce Land’s ECE 4760 channel ranks in top 1% on Youtube

January 9, 2014

Bruce Land’s ECE 4760 channel ranks in top 1% on Youtube

Bruce Land’s Cornell University Electrical and Computer Engineering courses (4760, 5760, 5030) boast a significant Youtube subscriber ranking of approximately 48,100 and a view number rank of just... read more

ECE Professor Emeritus Simpson (Sam) Linke Dies at 96

January 7, 2014

ECE Professor Emeritus Simpson (Sam) Linke Dies at 96

­­ECE Professor Emeritus Simpson (Sam) Linke passed away on Friday, December 27, 2013 at the age of 96. read more

G. Edward Suh Wins ASPLOS Most Influential Paper Award

January 3, 2014

G. Edward Suh Wins ASPLOS Most Influential Paper Award

G. Edward Suh, Associate Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering has been selected as the 2014 winner for the ASPLOS Most Influential Paper Award. read more

ECE Director Tsuhan Chen Presents Keynote at International Conference

January 2, 2014

ECE Director Tsuhan Chen Presents Keynote at International Conference

ECE Director Tsuhan Chen recently delivered a keynote speech at the International Conference on Information, Communications and Signal Processing (ICICS). read more