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Cornell tests earthquake-resilient pipeline for L.A.

July 26, 2016

Cornell tests earthquake-resilient pipeline for L.A.

A top engineer from the city of Los Angeles visited Cornell July 20-22 as researchers tested a new... read more

Biological wizardry ferments carbon monoxide into biofuel

July 26, 2016

Biological wizardry ferments carbon monoxide into biofuel

Cornell biological engineers have deciphered the cellular strategy to make the biofuel ethanol,... read more

Morgan State Names Prof. Mike Spencer New Engineering Dean

July 22, 2016

Morgan State Names Prof. Mike Spencer New Engineering Dean

Morgan State University President David Wilson announced Tuesday the appointment of Michael Spencer... read more

Team devises new way for stabilizing battery recharge

July 15, 2016

Team devises new way for stabilizing battery recharge

Immobilizing negatively charged ions in the polymer-like separators of rechargeable lithium... read more

Recellularized human colon model could aid in cancer research

July 11, 2016

Recellularized human colon model could aid in cancer research

Cornell researchers have helped develop a recellularized human colon model that could be used to... read more

Farhan Rana named Associate Director for Cornell ECE

July 8, 2016

Farhan Rana named Associate Director for Cornell ECE

Cornell ECE is pleased to announce the appointment of Associate Professor Farhan Rana as associate... read more

Six scientists named inaugural Mong neurotech fellows

July 8, 2016

Six scientists named inaugural Mong neurotech fellows

Three pairs of early career scientists have been named the inaugural Mong Family Foundation Fellows... read more

ECE Ph.D. candidate wins best student paper award

July 7, 2016

ECE Ph.D. candidate wins best student paper award

Igor Labutov, an ECE candidate advised by Assistant Professor Christoph Studer, has won the best... read more

Ron Kline receives Society for the History of Technology’s Leonardo da Vinci Medal

July 7, 2016

Ron Kline receives Society for the History of Technology’s Leonardo da Vinci Medal

Ronald R. Kline, the S.G. and H.E. Bovay Professor in History and Ethics of Engineering was awarded... read more

Christopher Batten receives Ruth and Joel Spira Award for Excellence in Teaching

July 7, 2016

Christopher Batten receives Ruth and Joel Spira Award for Excellence in Teaching

Assistant Professor Christopher Batten was recently honored as the 2016 recipient of the Ruth and... read more

Ultrashort cell-free DNA reveals health of organ transplants

July 6, 2016

Ultrashort cell-free DNA reveals health of organ transplants

Single-strand DNA sequencing method used for analyzing ancient remains applied by Cornell... read more

Ancient symbiosis points to possible whitefly controls

June 30, 2016

Ancient symbiosis points to possible whitefly controls

Uncovering the details of a 100 million-year-old symbiosis between bacteria and whiteflies opens... read more

Ithaca High CubeSat team's concept to get a shot at space

June 29, 2016

Ithaca High CubeSat team's concept to get a shot at space

A team from Ithaca High School is among three winners in the recent Cornell CubeSat satellite... read more

Cornell Tech's Deborah Estrin earns IEEE Internet Award

June 29, 2016

Cornell Tech's Deborah Estrin earns IEEE Internet Award

Deborah Estrin, professor of computer science at Cornell Tech and professor of public health at... read more

ECE Ph.D Grads receive Darlington Best Paper Award

June 29, 2016

ECE Ph.D Grads receive Darlington Best Paper Award

ECE Ph.D. graduates Caroline Andrews Ph.D. '12 and Dong Yang Ph.D. '15 recently received the... read more

eHub opens doors to first set of student entrepreneurs

June 27, 2016

eHub opens doors to first set of student entrepreneurs

eHub opened earlier this month in Kennedy Hall and houses the offices of Entrepreneurship at... read more

Social interaction drives language learning game

June 21, 2016

Social interaction drives language learning game

A new game teaches a foreign language in a virtual world, and research shows it works better when... read more

NIH provides $2.3M grant for FeverPhone development

June 21, 2016

NIH provides $2.3M grant for FeverPhone development

The National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering has... read more

New cryptocurrency introduces new risks

June 16, 2016

New cryptocurrency introduces new risks

An online venture capital fund using the Ethereum system of digital currency has serious flaws,... read more

Cornell, ADC tackling rescue ropes issue for U.S. Navy copters

June 9, 2016

Cornell, ADC tackling rescue ropes issue for U.S. Navy copters

Researchers from Cornell and Advanced Design Consulting, Inc. of Lansing are partnering to develop... read more

Cornell, ADC tackling rescue ropes issue for U.S. Navy copters

June 9, 2016

Cornell, ADC tackling rescue ropes issue for U.S. Navy copters

Researchers from Cornell and Advanced Design Consulting, Inc. of Lansing are partnering to develop... read more

Gift establishes Tisch Professorship at Jacobs Institute

June 9, 2016

Gift establishes Tisch Professorship at Jacobs Institute

A gift from Andrew ’71 and Ann Tisch to Cornell University and the American Technion Society has... read more

Goal of improved connectivity drives computer scientists

June 8, 2016

Goal of improved connectivity drives computer scientists

Cornell computer scientists are leaders in the emerging field of software-defined networking, which... read more

Engineered E. coli vesicles act as vaccine deliverers

June 6, 2016

Engineered E. coli vesicles act as vaccine deliverers

Antigen-coated membranes on the surface of E. coli bacteria cells serve as vaccine vehicles that... read more

CHESS workshops in June to include annual users meeting

June 2, 2016

CHESS workshops in June to include annual users meeting

The Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source will hold its annual workshop in June, and will include... read more

Four on faculty receive Carpenter advising awards

May 31, 2016

Four on faculty receive Carpenter advising awards

Faculty members Sahara Byrne, (Kit-Yee) Daisy Fan, María Cristina García and James P. Lassoie... read more

May 27, 2016

7 engineering seniors honored as 2016 Merrill Presidential Scholars

Seven Cornell Engineering students spent a portion of Senior Week not only celebrating their own... read more

Parity still far-off goal for women academics in STEM fields

May 26, 2016

Parity still far-off goal for women academics in STEM fields

Women haven’t reached parity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines, but... read more

6 Ph.D. students learn to commercialize their research

May 26, 2016

6 Ph.D. students learn to commercialize their research

Six engineering doctoral students will spend the summer and the fall semester exploring the... read more

Electrical properties of superconductor altered by 'stretching'

May 26, 2016

Electrical properties of superconductor altered by 'stretching'

A Cornell-led team of researchers has displayed the ability to alter superconductor strontium... read more

24 staff members graduate with higher ed degrees

May 26, 2016

24 staff members graduate with higher ed degrees

The accomplishments of 24 staff members who earned associate, bachelor's, master's or doctoral... read more

33 seniors honored as 2016 Merrill Presidential Scholars

May 26, 2016

33 seniors honored as 2016 Merrill Presidential Scholars

Thirty-three seniors from Cornell's seven undergraduate colleges are honored as Merrill... read more

Brachman to lead Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute

May 25, 2016

Brachman to lead Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute

Cornell Tech announced May 25 that Ron Brachman, an internationally recognized authority on... read more

Researchers span the universe at Sagan Institute coffee hours

May 20, 2016

Researchers span the universe at Sagan Institute coffee hours

Coffee hours at the Carl Sagan Institute have spurred multi-disciplinary talks among faculty... read more

UR names ECE grad first female engineering dean

May 19, 2016

UR names ECE grad first female engineering dean

Wendi Heinzelman '95 (ECE), has been named dean of the University of Rochester's Hajim School of... read more

ExxonMobil Foundation gives $447,046 to Cornell

May 19, 2016

ExxonMobil Foundation gives $447,046 to Cornell

The ExxonMobil Foundation has given Cornell $447,046 through its Educational Matching Gifts Program. read more

Blocking 'fake engagement' to keep the count honest

May 19, 2016

Blocking 'fake engagement' to keep the count honest

Cornell computer scientists have developed software to detect fake postings to social media sites... read more

Alda: Convey science clearly to reveal its beauty, poetics

May 18, 2016

Alda: Convey science clearly to reveal its beauty, poetics

Actor, director, writer and champion of science Alan Alda provided a communication mandate May 16... read more

Bioactive macrocycle shows promising antibacterial activity

May 17, 2016

Bioactive macrocycle shows promising antibacterial activity

Cornell researchers have developed an efficient method for the assembly of biologically compatible,... read more

Emeritus engineering professor Tobias de Boer dies at 85

May 12, 2016

Emeritus engineering professor Tobias de Boer dies at 85

Emeritus professor Tobias de Boer, who taught mechanical and aerospace engineering at Cornell for... read more

Cornell Council for the Arts supports 40 new projects

May 12, 2016

Cornell Council for the Arts supports 40 new projects

The Cornell Council for the Arts (CCA) has awarded grants supporting 40 projects in the arts to be... read more

Cornell and Iceland team to model geothermal energy

May 12, 2016

Cornell and Iceland team to model geothermal energy

With an aim to create clean, renewable geothermal energy projects, and to cooperate in research and... read more

Virtual reality game debuts at May 20 GDIAC Showcase

May 12, 2016

Virtual reality game debuts at May 20 GDIAC Showcase

Everyone is invited to play computer games created by Cornell students at the annual Game Design... read more

Students promote new entrepreneur resource

May 12, 2016

Students promote new entrepreneur resource

Three student fellows recently joined the staff of Blackstone LaunchPad and are already offering... read more

Cornell ECE students introduce high schoolers to computer engineering

May 6, 2016

Cornell ECE students introduce high schoolers to computer engineering

The Cornell ECE honors society Eta Kappa Nu recently participated in Splash! Cornell where they... read more

Students gain insight on 'eye-opening' tour of Japan

May 5, 2016

Students gain insight on 'eye-opening' tour of Japan

Twenty-one students from across campus traveled to Japan on a a winter break study tour funded by... read more

Cornell Fulbright students to span the globe in 2016-17

May 5, 2016

Cornell Fulbright students to span the globe in 2016-17

Fifteen Cornell students received Fulbright U.S. Student Awards to conduct research or teach abroad... read more

Minglin Ma wins Hartwell award for diabetes work

May 3, 2016

Minglin Ma wins Hartwell award for diabetes work

Minglin Ma, assistant professor in the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, has... read more

Made better through science: Calcite tuned to be mollusk-tough

May 2, 2016

Made better through science: Calcite tuned to be mollusk-tough

A Cornell-led international team of researchers has developed a way to harden natural calcite by a... read more

Rawlings Scholars' research ranges from earworms to robots

April 26, 2016

Rawlings Scholars' research ranges from earworms to robots

From creating well-mannered robots to updating weed field guides to understanding why catchy songs... read more

The language of persuasion

April 26, 2016

The language of persuasion

Analysis of online arguments shows that the right timing and choice of words make it easier to win. read more

Gulnar Mirza selected as Merrill Presidential Scholar

April 25, 2016

Gulnar Mirza selected as Merrill Presidential Scholar

Gulnar Mirza, an accomplished ECE senior minoring in computer science, has been named a Merrill... read more

CCMR highlights advances in electron microscopy

April 22, 2016

CCMR highlights advances in electron microscopy

The Cornell Center for Materials Research Symposium will show such innovative uses of electron... read more

Actor, communicator Alan Alda to lecture, give workshops

April 21, 2016

Actor, communicator Alan Alda to lecture, give workshops

Actor, director and writer Alan Alda will return to campus May 16-18 and will deliver a lecture on... read more

Work of undergrad researchers spans many fields

April 21, 2016

Work of undergrad researchers spans many fields

With a record-breaking number of students unveiling their research at the 31st annual Spring... read more

Eleven inducted into Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

April 20, 2016

Eleven inducted into Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

Nine Cornell doctoral candidates, one postdoc and a professor were inducted into the Cornell... read more

Cornellians to advise Starshot exploring Alpha Centauri

April 18, 2016

Cornellians to advise Starshot exploring Alpha Centauri

Cornell faculty and alumni are helping to advise Breakthrough Starshot - a $100 million research... read more

Equine Design wins Student Business of the Year by a nose

April 18, 2016

Equine Design wins Student Business of the Year by a nose

Caitlin Parrucci '15, M.Eng. '16, is founder of Equine Design, winner of the 2016 Student Business... read more

Operations Research school to celebrate its 50th April 15-16

April 14, 2016

Operations Research school to celebrate its 50th April 15-16

The Operations Research and Information Engineering program, in the College of Engineering,... read more

Campus events will discuss diversity, education, politics

April 14, 2016

Campus events will discuss diversity, education, politics

Several events on campus this month provide an opportunity for students, staff, faculty, visitors... read more

Surface mutation lets canine parvovirus jump to other species

April 14, 2016

Surface mutation lets canine parvovirus jump to other species

A multidiscipline research team has identified a mutation on the protein shell of canine parvovirus... read more

Ithaca, Pittsford score in high school programming contest

April 13, 2016

Ithaca, Pittsford score in high school programming contest

Two teams from Ithaca High School took first and third place in Cornell's annual high School... read more

Argentina National Academy of Sciences inducts Suzanne Kay

April 12, 2016

Argentina National Academy of Sciences inducts Suzanne Kay

Suzanne Mahlburg Kay, professor of geological sciences, now shares a prestigious honor with Charles... read more

Max Zhang helps sustainable communities grow greener

April 12, 2016

Max Zhang helps sustainable communities grow greener

From studying smog along Beijing's streets to improving how interstate highways clear exhaust to... read more

Diverse faculty shift national discourse one op-ed at a time

April 11, 2016

Diverse faculty shift national discourse one op-ed at a time

Women and underrepresented minority faculty members have been publishing opinion pieces and other... read more

Two student teams tie in business plan competition

April 6, 2016

Two student teams tie in business plan competition

Two student teams' presentations were so strong that judges of the Cornell Hospitality Business... read more

Business competitions highlight student ideas

April 5, 2016

Business competitions highlight student ideas

Would-be student entrepreneurs from across campus are spending some of their spring break polishing... read more

Celebration draws Cornellian business leaders April 14-15

April 5, 2016

Celebration draws Cornellian business leaders April 14-15

More than 700 alumni, parents, students, faculty and staff are expected to attend Celebration,... read more

Engaged Cornell graduate grants fund 10 Ph.D. students

April 4, 2016

Engaged Cornell graduate grants fund 10 Ph.D. students

Engaged Cornell has awarded its first Engaged Graduate Student Grants to 10 doctoral students, who... read more

Pre-Seed Workshop helps turn scientists into entrepreneurs

March 29, 2016

Pre-Seed Workshop helps turn scientists into entrepreneurs

The Pre-Seed Workshop, sponsored by the Cornell Center for Life Science Enterprise, offers... read more

Cancer cells' ability to self-repair may spawn new treatments

March 24, 2016

Cancer cells' ability to self-repair may spawn new treatments

A Cornell research group led by associate professor Jan Lammerding is studying how cancer cells'... read more

Metal-foam hybrid has potential in soft robotics, aeronautics

March 21, 2016

Metal-foam hybrid has potential in soft robotics, aeronautics

The lab of engineering professor Rob Shepherd has developed a hybrid material featuring soft metal... read more

Enzyme inhibitor looks promising against many forms of cancer

March 21, 2016

Enzyme inhibitor looks promising against many forms of cancer

A Cornell multi-site research team has developed a chemical compound that shows promise as a... read more

ECE team wins national AT&T SDN Network Design Challenge

March 16, 2016

ECE team wins national AT&T SDN Network Design Challenge

A team of ECE researchers has won a national competition asking academics to envision more... read more

'Sticky waves': Molecular interactions at the nanoscale

March 10, 2016

'Sticky waves': Molecular interactions at the nanoscale

The wave-like behavior observed in electron cloud fluctuations challenges the widely held belief... read more

Two women faculty receive inaugural Schwartz awards

March 8, 2016

Two women faculty receive inaugural Schwartz awards

Two researchers have received inaugural awards from the Schwartz Research Fund for Women in the... read more

Cornell looks to make PARADIM shift with $25M NSF grant

March 4, 2016

Cornell looks to make PARADIM shift with $25M NSF grant

Cornell is leading the Platform for the Accelerated Realization, Analysis, and Discovery of... read more

Light-up skin stretches boundaries of robotics

March 3, 2016

Light-up skin stretches boundaries of robotics

A Cornell team led by assistant professor Rob Shepherd and graduate student Bryan Peele has... read more

In staving off climate change, social landscape adjusts

March 2, 2016

In staving off climate change, social landscape adjusts

At the intersection of activism and academia, a climate change and clean energy panel Feb. 26 gave... read more

'Function after failure' in bone translates to engineering strategy

February 29, 2016

'Function after failure' in bone translates to engineering strategy

A study reveals that the material heterogeneity of cancellous bone prevents cracks from propagating... read more

High schoolers beat undergrads, grads at Make-a-thon

February 25, 2016

High schoolers beat undergrads, grads at Make-a-thon

Students from majors such as computer science, biology, business, policy analysis and engineering... read more

Senior group is guiding Cornell's climate actions

February 25, 2016

Senior group is guiding Cornell's climate actions

President Elizabeth Garrett formed the Senior Leaders Climate Action Group last November to focus... read more

Two on faculty receive Presidential Early Career Awards

February 24, 2016

Two on faculty receive Presidential Early Career Awards

Two faculty members received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the... read more

Quantum dot solids: This generation's silicon wafer?

February 24, 2016

Quantum dot solids: This generation's silicon wafer?

A Cornell research group led by associate professor Tobias Hanrath has assembled quantum dots into... read more

Researcher's chiral graphene stacks break new ground

February 22, 2016

Researcher's chiral graphene stacks break new ground

The research group of Jiwoong Park has developed a chiral thin film through rotational stacking of... read more

Cornellians illuminate world's scientific strides

February 18, 2016

Cornellians illuminate world's scientific strides

A platoon of Cornell faculty contributed to the mix of eminent global researchers at the 2016... read more

Alabi, Ananth, Hartley, Keranen, Singh win NSF CAREER Awards

February 8, 2016

Alabi, Ananth, Hartley, Keranen, Singh win NSF CAREER Awards

Five Cornell assistant professors have been honored by the National Science Foundation with Faculty... read more

Room-temperature lithium metal battery closer to reality

February 3, 2016

Room-temperature lithium metal battery closer to reality

A Cornell team led by Lynden Archer, head of the Department of Chemical and Bimolecular... read more

Cornell names Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in recognition of the leadership of philanthropist

February 2, 2016

Cornell names Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in recognition of the leadership of philanthropist

A combined $50 million commitment from Robert F. Smith '85, founder, chairman and CEO of Vista... read more

Cornellians to share scientific studies at AAAS meeting

February 2, 2016

Cornellians to share scientific studies at AAAS meeting

Cornell faculty and students will be among thousands of scientists representing an array of... read more