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Studer receives NSF CAREER Award

February 22, 2017

Studer receives NSF CAREER Award

Christoph Studer, Cornell ECE Assistant Professor recently received a U.S. NSF CAREER Award from... read more

ECE Ph.D. Student wins Best Paper Award for Ultrasonic Fingerprint Reader

February 21, 2017

ECE Ph.D. Student wins Best Paper Award for Ultrasonic Fingerprint Reader

Justin Kuo, a graduate student from Prof. Amit Lal’s SonicMEMS research group, received an... read more

Cornell helps Fijians use eyes in the sky for climate studies

February 21, 2017

Cornell helps Fijians use eyes in the sky for climate studies

To help Fijian scientists track oceanic climate change for their islands in the sun, Cornell's... read more

Brito, Lambert, Yapici, Lancaster receive Sloan Fellowships

February 21, 2017

Brito, Lambert, Yapici, Lancaster receive Sloan Fellowships

Cornell assistant professors Ilana Brito, Guillaume Lambert, Kyle Lancaster and Nilay Yapici have... read more

Aye, Shepherd win Young Investigator awards from Navy

February 20, 2017

Aye, Shepherd win Young Investigator awards from Navy

Yimon Aye and Rob Shepherd have both been awarded Office of Naval Research Young Investigator... read more

Kotlikoff QA: Next steps toward campus carbon neutrality

February 16, 2017

Kotlikoff QA: Next steps toward campus carbon neutrality

Last fall the Cornell Senior Leaders Climate Action Group submitted its report exploring heating... read more

Mathematical models predict how we wait in line, traffic

February 16, 2017

Mathematical models predict how we wait in line, traffic

Jamol Pender, assistant professor in Cornell’s School of Operations Research and Information... read more

Cornell engineers look to help arctic ships assess ice buildup

February 15, 2017

Cornell engineers look to help arctic ships assess ice buildup

Cornell engineers have demonstrated a novel method to accurately monitor topside icing in seafaring... read more

Cornell engineers look to help artic ships assess ice buildup

February 15, 2017

Cornell engineers look to help artic ships assess ice buildup

Cornell engineers have demonstrated a novel method to accurately monitor topside icing in seafaring... read more

IEEE-HKN receives Outstanding Chapter Award

February 14, 2017

IEEE-HKN receives Outstanding Chapter Award

Cornell's IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN) Chapter receives 2015-2016 Outstanding Chapter Award. read more

Schlom elected to National Academy of Engineering

February 14, 2017

Schlom elected to National Academy of Engineering

Darrell Schlom, the Herbert Fisk Johnson Professor of Industrial Chemistry in the Department of... read more

Collaborators use new strategies to study cancer's spread

February 9, 2017

Collaborators use new strategies to study cancer's spread

Finding new ways to study cancer and how it spreads is the goal of the Center on the Physics of... read more

Gallium nitride quantum dot emission at 232nm deep ultraviolet

February 8, 2017

Gallium nitride quantum dot emission at 232nm deep ultraviolet

The Jena/Xing group have claimed the shortest-wavelength electroluminescence so far using gallium... read more

Water sensor moves from basic research to promising business

February 7, 2017

Water sensor moves from basic research to promising business

A Cornell water sensor technology that began as basic research is blooming into a business that... read more

Center for Materials Research supports N.Y. startups

February 6, 2017

Center for Materials Research supports N.Y. startups

The Cornell Center for Materials Research JumpStart program announced funding for six companies to... read more

Students test Hyperloop pod at SpaceX competition

February 1, 2017

Students test Hyperloop pod at SpaceX competition

An 18-foot-long pod engineered by a team that included Cornell students was put to the test during... read more

Robert F. Smith is Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year 2017

January 31, 2017

Robert F. Smith is Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year 2017

Robert F. Smith '85 has been named the Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year 2017. He will be honored... read more

Grad student honored for teaching, cancer patient program

January 31, 2017

Grad student honored for teaching, cancer patient program

Peter DelNero, doctoral candidate in biomedical engineering, received the 2017 K. Patricia Cross... read more

Cornell celebrates Johnson gift and legacy of support

January 31, 2017

Cornell celebrates Johnson gift and legacy of support

Warm anecdotes of the Johnson family's long and inspiring engagement with Cornell set the tone of a... read more

The Johnson family legacy at Cornell University

January 28, 2017

The Johnson family legacy at Cornell University

The $150 million gift given by Fisk Johnson and his company to endow the Cornell SC Johnson College... read more

$150M gift founds Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

January 28, 2017

$150M gift founds Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

Alumnus H. Fisk Johnson and SC Johnson have committed $150 million for the College of Business,... read more

Tong Group Wins Best Paper Award at HICSS'50

January 25, 2017

Tong Group Wins Best Paper Award at HICSS'50

Professor Lang Tong and former students Weisi Deng and Yuting Ji received the Best Paper Award for... read more

New technique IDs micropollutants in New York waterways

January 23, 2017

New technique IDs micropollutants in New York waterways

Cornell engineers hope that clean water runs deep. They have developed a new way to test for more... read more

New host-microbe institute connects campus researchers

January 19, 2017

New host-microbe institute connects campus researchers

The university launched the Cornell Institute of Host-Microbe Interactions and Disease, an... read more

19 Cornell faculty chosen as 2017 Public Voices fellows

January 19, 2017

19 Cornell faculty chosen as 2017 Public Voices fellows

Cornell’s Public Voices Thought Leadership Fellowship Program seeks to increase the public impact... read more

Microbiome experts to speak at World Economic Forum

January 17, 2017

Microbiome experts to speak at World Economic Forum

Three Cornell University faculty will present big ideas on microbiome science to a gathering of... read more

Decoded microbial metabolism explains biofuel yield

January 17, 2017

Decoded microbial metabolism explains biofuel yield

Cornell professor Ludmilla Aristilde is unraveling how intricate waste biomass converts to biofuels... read more

Engineers eat away at Ms. Pac-Man score with artificial player

January 17, 2017

Engineers eat away at Ms. Pac-Man score with artificial player

Using a novel approach for computing real-time game strategy, engineers have developed an... read more

EEWeb Featured Engineer: Francesco Monticone

January 12, 2017

EEWeb Featured Engineer: Francesco Monticone

Francesco Monticone, assistant professor, answers questions from EEWeb as its featured engineer. read more

Slo-mo unwrapping of nucleosomal DNA probes protein's role

January 11, 2017

Slo-mo unwrapping of nucleosomal DNA probes protein's role

Study probes how DNA unwrapping and the release of protein are linked inside the macromolecular... read more

'Radical collaboration' sets its sights on cancer treatment

January 9, 2017

'Radical collaboration' sets its sights on cancer treatment

Lewis C. Cantley and Kristy Richards are growing radically collaborative research connections... read more

After Deepwater Horizon spill, oyster size did not change

January 6, 2017

After Deepwater Horizon spill, oyster size did not change

Contrary to their own scientific intuition, Cornell researchers found that the body size of... read more

Tailored organoid may help unravel immune response mystery

January 5, 2017

Tailored organoid may help unravel immune response mystery

Cornell and Weill Cornell Medicine researchers report on the use of biomaterials-based organoids in... read more

Softening of tumor tissue could aid in cancer drug delivery

January 4, 2017

Softening of tumor tissue could aid in cancer drug delivery

A Cornell research group reports that a mechanical factor - stiffening of a cancer cell and its... read more

The Cybernetic Humanities

January 3, 2017

The Cybernetic Humanities

The Los Angeles Review of Books reviews Ron Kline's latest tome, The Cybernetics Moment, Or Why We... read more

EEWeb Featured engineer: Kirstin Petersen

December 22, 2016

EEWeb Featured engineer: Kirstin Petersen

Kirstin Petersen, assistant professor (ECE), answers questions from EEWeb as its featured engineer. read more

Singh honored as top young investigator by biomaterials society

December 20, 2016

Singh honored as top young investigator by biomaterials society

Ankur Singh, assistant professor in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineer, will... read more

George Wolga, professor emeritus, dies at 85

December 19, 2016

George Wolga, professor emeritus, dies at 85

George Wolga, professor emeritus (ECE), died Dec. 16 in Ithaca, N.Y. He was 85. read more

Syncing data center computers at the speed of light

December 15, 2016

Syncing data center computers at the speed of light

Computer science professor Hakim Weatherspoon has developed a system in which signals sent at the... read more

CHESS facility helps scale up solar cells

December 15, 2016

CHESS facility helps scale up solar cells

Researchers from Cornell and the University of Virginia collaborated at the Cornell High Energy... read more

Diagnosing, treating 'superbugs' is goal of NYC-Ithaca team

December 14, 2016

Diagnosing, treating 'superbugs' is goal of NYC-Ithaca team

Dr. Michael Satlin at Weill Cornell Medicine and Ilana Brito in Ithaca are researching how to fight... read more

With CLEO detector gone, CHESS facility looks back, ahead

December 13, 2016

With CLEO detector gone, CHESS facility looks back, ahead

After 30 years and more than 500 peer-reviewed publications, the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron... read more

Mark Turnquist, engineering professor emeritus, dies at 67

December 9, 2016

Mark Turnquist, engineering professor emeritus, dies at 67

Mark Alan Turnquist, professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering at Cornell, died... read more

Stretchable optical waveguides help prosthesis grasp, feel

December 8, 2016

Stretchable optical waveguides help prosthesis grasp, feel

A Cornell engineering group has devised a method for allowing strain and tactile sensing in a soft... read more

Cornell awarded $7M to lead transportation research center

December 8, 2016

Cornell awarded $7M to lead transportation research center

Cornell has been awarded up to $7 million over five years to lead a consortium of universities... read more

Engineers get under robot's skin to heighten senses

December 8, 2016

Engineers get under robot's skin to heighten senses

A Cornell engineering group has devised a method for allowing strain and tactile sensing in a soft... read more

Cornell to host 2019 Science Olympiad national tourney

December 6, 2016

Cornell to host 2019 Science Olympiad national tourney

Cornell has been selected to host the national 2019 Science Olympiad, which will bring 2,500 high... read more

Loucks honored with award for water systems study

December 1, 2016

Loucks honored with award for water systems study

Professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering Daniel P. Loucks has been awarded the... read more

Franklin Moore, engineering professor emeritus, dies at 94

November 30, 2016

Franklin Moore, engineering professor emeritus, dies at 94

Emeritus professor Franklin Kingston Moore, who was awarded a NASA Exceptional Scientific... read more

Undergrad researchers make pitches at CURBx

November 22, 2016

Undergrad researchers make pitches at CURBx

At Cornell's version of TEDx Talks – CURBx – seven undergraduate students explained their... read more

CAM's Leibovich named AAAS Fellow for 2016

November 21, 2016

CAM's Leibovich named AAAS Fellow for 2016

Three faculty members - development economist Chris Barrett, mechanical engineer Sidney Leibovich... read more

Cancer cells 'talk' to their environment, and it talks back

November 21, 2016

Cancer cells 'talk' to their environment, and it talks back

A Cornell-led team has devised a method for measuring the mechanical force cells exert on their... read more

'The Quill Guild' crafts a creative writing community

November 17, 2016

'The Quill Guild' crafts a creative writing community

The Quill Guild, a creative writing club at Cornell, aims to create a community for collaborative... read more

Haas receives 2016 AHSN Technical Recognition Award

November 15, 2016

Haas receives 2016 AHSN Technical Recognition Award

Emeritus Professor Zygmunt J. Haas is the recipient of the 2016 Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks (AHSN)... read more

Rana receives research excellence award

November 14, 2016

Rana receives research excellence award

Farhan Rana has been recognized as one of six winners of the Cornell Engineering Research... read more

Martha E. Pollack, provost at Michigan, named 14th president

November 14, 2016

Martha E. Pollack, provost at Michigan, named 14th president

Martha E. Pollack, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of... read more

Faculty honored for excellence in advising, research, teaching

November 11, 2016

Faculty honored for excellence in advising, research, teaching

Twenty-four faculty were honored at the 2016 Excellence in Advising, Research and Teaching Awards. read more

Teaching robots to solve their own problems

November 10, 2016

Teaching robots to solve their own problems

Cornell computer scientists will use a grant from the Air Force to teach robots how to fix problems... read more

Rawlings credits students for driving climate action

November 10, 2016

Rawlings credits students for driving climate action

Interim President Hunter Rawlings gave students credit for propelling the university into action at... read more

Introducing new members of the faculty for 2016-17

November 4, 2016

Introducing new members of the faculty for 2016-17

Introducing new members of Cornell's faculty for 2016-17. read more

Panel outlines action for campus carbon neutrality by 2035

November 2, 2016

Panel outlines action for campus carbon neutrality by 2035

With a plan to harness the wind, sun, water and the Earth’s heat, a panel from the Senior Leaders... read more

Making 'cryptocurrency' safe and reliable

November 2, 2016

Making 'cryptocurrency' safe and reliable

Cornell computer scientists are helping build a base for safe, reliable cryptocurrency in the wake... read more

When women are more like men, they still face STEM bias

November 1, 2016

When women are more like men, they still face STEM bias

When women planned to delay marriage and limit the number of children they wanted – which would let... read more

Christopher Batten promoted to Associate Professor

November 1, 2016

Christopher Batten promoted to Associate Professor

ECE’s Christopher Batten has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor effective November 1,... read more

José Martínez promoted to Full Professor

November 1, 2016

José Martínez promoted to Full Professor

ECE’s José Martínez has been promoted to the rank of Full Professor effective November 1, 2016. read more

Frank H.T. Rhodes, at 90, honored for academic impact

October 31, 2016

Frank H.T. Rhodes, at 90, honored for academic impact

A symposium and celebration was held Oct. 29 to honor President Emeritus Frank H.T. Rhodes on his... read more

When animals share, conservation is affordable

October 27, 2016

When animals share, conservation is affordable

Researchers at Cornell, Georgia Tech and the U.S. Forest Service have found that when an animal... read more

Colorado River's dead clams tell tales of carbon emission

October 27, 2016

Colorado River's dead clams tell tales of carbon emission

Scientists have begun to account for the topsy-turvy carbon cycle of the Colorado River delta –... read more

Admissions underway for first class on new Cornell Tech campus

October 27, 2016

Admissions underway for first class on new Cornell Tech campus

In August 2017, Cornell Tech's inaugural Roosevelt Island class will move into a campus built for... read more

Computer scientist Ross Tate working to tame Java 'wildcards'

October 25, 2016

Computer scientist Ross Tate working to tame Java 'wildcards'

Ross Tate, an expert on programming languages, will work on a team to fix a security problem in the... read more

Steen, Louge to launch NSF-funded space experiments

October 25, 2016

Steen, Louge to launch NSF-funded space experiments

Engineering professors Paul Steen and Michel Louge have both received funding from the National... read more

$2M gift to drive Weill Cornell advances in immunotherapy

October 25, 2016

$2M gift to drive Weill Cornell advances in immunotherapy

To advance a powerful cancer treatment strategy that uses immune cells to fight the disease, Ellen... read more

Robert F. Smith School dedicated in inspiring ceremony

October 25, 2016

Robert F. Smith School dedicated in inspiring ceremony

In recognition of a $50 million gift aimed at enriching the diversity of undergraduate engineering,... read more

'NutriPhone' startup joins Cornell's McGovern incubator

October 24, 2016

'NutriPhone' startup joins Cornell's McGovern incubator

Put healthful eating in the palm of your hand: VitaMe Technologies – the Cornell start-up group... read more

By nixing coal, Iceland grabs green with geothermal heat

October 20, 2016

By nixing coal, Iceland grabs green with geothermal heat

As Cornell considers geothermal heat to warm campus, an Icelandic engineer told a green backstory... read more

3 faculty elected fellows of American Physical Society

October 20, 2016

3 faculty elected fellows of American Physical Society

Astronomer Rachel Bean, physicist Csaba Csaki and biologist Mingming Wu are among 248 fellows... read more

Rhodes Symposium will honor emeritus president on his 90th

October 20, 2016

Rhodes Symposium will honor emeritus president on his 90th

The Frank H.T. Rhodes Symposium will celebrate the emeritus president's 90th birthday by bringing... read more

Howarth outlines carbon neutrality report options at UA

October 20, 2016

Howarth outlines carbon neutrality report options at UA

Robert Howarth spoke to the University Assembly Oct. 18 about the recently released Senior Leaders... read more

Research project to combat 'superbugs,' antibiotic resistance

October 18, 2016

Research project to combat 'superbugs,' antibiotic resistance

Cornell researchers received a $500,000 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... read more

'Bolt of lightning' captures development of block copolymer

October 18, 2016

'Bolt of lightning' captures development of block copolymer

By quickly heating and cooling a block copolymer, researchers show the ability to alter the... read more

Hatfield talk takes on challenges of drug discovery Oct. 27

October 17, 2016

Hatfield talk takes on challenges of drug discovery Oct. 27

George Scangos '70 will discuss how innovative biopharmaceutical companies are developing... read more

Online game invites public to fight Alzheimer's

October 12, 2016

Online game invites public to fight Alzheimer's

A new online game is inviting members of the public to look under a virtual microscope and... read more

Cornell Tech grads' Uru seeks wide-open (video) spaces

October 6, 2016

Cornell Tech grads' Uru seeks wide-open (video) spaces

Two Cornell Tech master's graduates have won a World Congress on Information Technology award for... read more

New website helps faculty, staff Navigate travel planning

October 5, 2016

New website helps faculty, staff Navigate travel planning

A new website called Navigate is designed to save Cornell faculty members time and reduce stress in... read more

Roundtable to explore potential of geothermal energy

October 4, 2016

Roundtable to explore potential of geothermal energy

An Oct. 17 roundtable discussion will drill deep into the promise of geothermal energy at a time... read more

Gift lets entrepreneurship faculty hire assistants

October 4, 2016

Gift lets entrepreneurship faculty hire assistants

Eight faculty members from five colleges, as well as Cornell Tech, won awards from the Louis H.... read more

Awards announced for life science, industry partnerships

October 3, 2016

Awards announced for life science, industry partnerships

Nine projects were awarded 2016-17 Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) grants. read more

Neurotech symposium on the brain spotlights new discoveries

October 3, 2016

Neurotech symposium on the brain spotlights new discoveries

Researchers plumbing the mysteries of the brain gathered on Sept. 29 to share their discoveries at... read more

China honors computer scientist John Hopcroft

October 3, 2016

China honors computer scientist John Hopcroft

Professor John Hopcroft received China's Friendship Award for helping to upgrade their higher... read more

Cornell to offer systems doctoral program

September 29, 2016

Cornell to offer systems doctoral program

A doctoral program in systems to be offered by Cornell University beginning in fall 2016 will... read more

Campus labs find ways to curb water use during drought

September 27, 2016

Campus labs find ways to curb water use during drought

Cornell's laboratories have jumped into the water-saving pool, as building managers and campus wet... read more

NSF grant to fund entrepreneurial growth, innovation

September 27, 2016

NSF grant to fund entrepreneurial growth, innovation

The Upstate New York Alliance for Entrepreneurial Innovation has been awarded $4.2 million from the... read more

$23M NSF grant powers new science, technology center

September 26, 2016

$23M NSF grant powers new science, technology center

A Cornell-led collaboration has been awarded $23 million by the National Science Foundation to... read more

Ph.D. student lands Microsoft research fellowship for women

September 26, 2016

Ph.D. student lands Microsoft research fellowship for women

Alane Suhr, a first-year doctoral student in the field of computer science, has received one of 10... read more

Cancer killers: C dots show ability to induce cell death in tumors

September 26, 2016

Cancer killers: C dots show ability to induce cell death in tumors

Research involving cancer-targeting silica particles, known as Cornell dots, has shown that the... read more

Engaged Curriculum Grants support courses, curricula

September 22, 2016

Engaged Curriculum Grants support courses, curricula

Fourteen new projects funded with 2016 Engaged Curriculum Grants are underway. With an additional... read more

Engineers create room-temperature multiferroic material

September 22, 2016

Engineers create room-temperature multiferroic material

Engineers devise, atom-by-atom, a room-temperature magnetoelectric multiferroic out of lutetium... read more

Cornell team to create tool that detects molecules in cosmos

September 22, 2016

Cornell team to create tool that detects molecules in cosmos

To find the detailed building blocks of life in the cosmos, a new instrument will be placed on... read more

Undergrad travels to Europe for summer research experience

September 22, 2016

Undergrad travels to Europe for summer research experience

Adam Berry '18, a chemical and biomolecular engineering major, traveled to Germany over the summer... read more

Joe Burns lauded at dedication of office named in his honor

September 15, 2016

Joe Burns lauded at dedication of office named in his honor

With enough warmth and admiration to fill an expanding universe, colleagues, family and friends of... read more

Engineering students build bridge, friendships in Bolivia

September 15, 2016

Engineering students build bridge, friendships in Bolivia

Eight engineering students from Cornell traveled to Calcha, Bolivia, during summer break for an... read more

Cornell's quest: Make the first CubeSat to orbit the moon

September 15, 2016

Cornell's quest: Make the first CubeSat to orbit the moon

A team of students, led by associate professor Mason Peck, is attempting to send a CubeSat, a small... read more

U.S. News ranks Dyson, Engineering at No. 9; Cornell at 15

September 13, 2016

U.S. News ranks Dyson, Engineering at No. 9; Cornell at 15

In the 2017 U.S. News World Report's Best National Universities rankings of 310 schools, Cornell... read more

Engineering undergraduate programs rate highly

September 13, 2016

Engineering undergraduate programs rate highly

US News and World Report ranks Cornell Engineering's undergraduate program #9 in the nation read more

Teaching human values to artificial intelligences

September 7, 2016

Teaching human values to artificial intelligences

Two Cornell experts in artificial intelligence have joined a nationwide team setting out to ensure... read more

Cornell researchers aim to unleash 'smart meter' potential

September 7, 2016

Cornell researchers aim to unleash 'smart meter' potential

Striving for a future with smaller electric bills and a diminished need for more power plants, the... read more

Geothermal project could warm campus, expand energy study

September 6, 2016

Geothermal project could warm campus, expand energy study

Cornell is pursuing a project that has the potential to eliminate 82,000 metric tons of carbon from... read more

'Day of Statistics' to honor founding chair Bruce Turnbull

September 6, 2016

'Day of Statistics' to honor founding chair Bruce Turnbull

At the Sept. 9 Day of Statistics event, Turnbull will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award in... read more

Grant launches Center on the Physics of Cancer Metabolism

September 1, 2016

Grant launches Center on the Physics of Cancer Metabolism

Researchers from the College of Engineering and Weill Cornell Medicine will fight the spread of... read more

UK polymer chemist Anthony Ryan to give series of lectures

September 1, 2016

UK polymer chemist Anthony Ryan to give series of lectures

Anthony Ryan, professor at the University of Sheffield, U.K., has been named the 2016 Mary Upson... read more