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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

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

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

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

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 communities grow greener

April 12, 2016

Max Zhang helps communities grow greener

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

Max Zhang helps communities grow greener

April 12, 2016

Max Zhang helps communities grow greener

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

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

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

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

January 29, 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

First self-assembled superconductor structure created

January 29, 2016

First self-assembled superconductor structure created

A Cornell team has created the first self-assembled three-dimensional superconductor, another step... read more

University shines at Cornell Day in Albany Jan. 26

January 28, 2016

University shines at Cornell Day in Albany Jan. 26

New York's land-grant university brought its message of education, discovery and engagement to the... read more

Cornell-led team creates gallium nitride power diode

January 19, 2016

Cornell-led team creates gallium nitride power diode

A team led by Cornell professor Grace Xing has created gallium nitride power diodes capable of... read more

January 15, 2016

ECE 4760 Laser Duel game highlighted on Hacked Gadgets

IR Shooting Game Project – Laser Duel Shooting game, ECE4760 final project on Hacked Gadgets read more

Color Sonification Could Be Key to Rainbow Connection

January 15, 2016

Color Sonification Could Be Key to Rainbow Connection

Student project highlighted in Hackaday! read more

GPS top hat uses directional sound to show the way

January 15, 2016

GPS top hat uses directional sound to show the way

ECE 4760 project published on Engadget. read more

Touch Piano Hits All the Right Notes

January 15, 2016

Touch Piano Hits All the Right Notes

Student project published on Hackaday read more

Cornellians named to Forbes 30 under 30 list

January 15, 2016

Cornellians named to Forbes 30 under 30 list

Weill Cornell Medicine doctoral candidates Kaitlyn Gayvert and Neel Madhukar have been named to... read more

Director’s Reflections: Clif Pollock

January 13, 2016

Director’s Reflections: Clif Pollock

The journey, not the destination read more

ECE Alum Dipayan Ghosh honored as Forbes 30 under 30: Law & Policy

January 13, 2016

ECE Alum Dipayan Ghosh honored as Forbes 30 under 30: Law & Policy

Ghosh recently moved to Facebook where he works on privacy and cyber policy after serving as a... read more

Future Current: ECE Research on the Cutting-Edge of Circuit Design

January 13, 2016

Future Current: ECE Research on the Cutting-Edge of Circuit Design

At Cornell ECE, faculty are looking at electronic circuits in a different way, not only to improve... read more

ECE M.Eng: 50 Years and Counting

January 13, 2016

ECE M.Eng: 50 Years and Counting

The ECE M.Eng degree program takes pride in the past, looks to the future. read more

Cornell boasts leading cybersecurity research group

January 13, 2016

Cornell boasts leading cybersecurity research group

Four Cornell computer scientists - Ari Juels, Rafael Pass, Thomas Ristenpart and Vitaly Shmatikov -... read more

McGovern incubator embraces Embark and Ecolectro

January 11, 2016

McGovern incubator embraces Embark and Ecolectro

Cornell's McGovern Center for Venture Development welcomed two start-up companies Jan. 7 to its... read more

Cornell Maker Club gets a new home

January 6, 2016

Cornell Maker Club gets a new home

In the three years that the Cornell Maker Club has existed, it has amassed a collection of useful... read more

Pushing vertical p-n junctions toward gallium nitride critical field

January 6, 2016

Pushing vertical p-n junctions toward gallium nitride critical field

Research from Xing/Jena lab highlighted in Semiconductor Today. read more

December graduation features record number of participants

December 21, 2015

December graduation features record number of participants

Nearly half of the more than 900 January degree candidates took part in the Dec. 19 recognition... read more

Grad students aim to make nanotech fun, accessible for kids

December 18, 2015

Grad students aim to make nanotech fun, accessible for kids

Cornell hopes to bring nanotech to young students in the area with the establishment of CNF... read more

Robots learn by watching how-to videos

December 18, 2015

Robots learn by watching how-to videos

Cornell researchers are teaching robots to watch instructional videos and derive a series of... read more

Creativity leads to measuring ultrafast, thin photodetector

December 18, 2015

Creativity leads to measuring ultrafast, thin photodetector

A Cornell graduate student employed two-pulse photovoltaic correlation to measure the speed of his... read more

Reducing current leakage in aluminium gallium nitride transistors on silicon

December 17, 2015

Reducing current leakage in aluminium gallium nitride transistors on silicon

Research from Xing/Jena lab highlighted in Semiconductor Today. read more

Building Blocks for GAN power switches

December 17, 2015

Building Blocks for GAN power switches

Nearly all electronics and electricity distribution infrastructures—including electric motors,... read more

An Active Fall Semester for Cornell IEEE

December 15, 2015

An Active Fall Semester for Cornell IEEE

The Cornell Chapter of IEEE has been very busy this semester with events ranging from company... read more

Bling for dogs helps fight global problem

December 15, 2015

Bling for dogs helps fight global problem

A highly visible dog ear tag to mark and monitor treated and untreated strays is being developed by... read more

21st Century Pong

December 15, 2015

21st Century Pong

ECE 5760 project in IEEE Computer Magazine: Students built a system that tracks a Ping-Pong ball in... read more

Meet new members of the Cornell faculty, 2015-16

December 15, 2015

Meet new members of the Cornell faculty, 2015-16

To help introduce new members of the university's faculty to the Cornell community, the Cornell... read more

Zhang receives DARPA Young Faculty Award

December 15, 2015

Zhang receives DARPA Young Faculty Award

In this project, Zhang will work on a a radically more efficient circuit design methodology. read more

ECE Professor Emeritus Ed Wolf named as 2015 National Academy of Inventors Fellow

December 15, 2015

ECE Professor Emeritus Ed Wolf named as 2015 National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Wolf is among 168 academic inventors and innovators honored with prestigious distinction. read more

Scholar describes pitfalls minorities face in academia

December 14, 2015

Scholar describes pitfalls minorities face in academia

At the Fall Diversity in Scholarship and Engagement Symposium Dec. 7, a Cornell faculty member gave... read more

Southern Tier $500M award a boon for agriculture, region

December 10, 2015

Southern Tier $500M award a boon for agriculture, region

The Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council has won $500 million over the next five... read more

Steve Wicker discusses how to avoid identity theft & fraud

December 9, 2015

Steve Wicker discusses how to avoid identity theft & fraud

As a cyber-oriented culture, it’s natural to wonder whether and how our daily habits assist hackers... read more

Materials scientists learn how mother of pearl is made

December 4, 2015

Materials scientists learn how mother of pearl is made

Electron microscope images show how mollusks build the incredibly strong and beautiful material... read more

Physical sciences at Cornell ranked No. 9 in world

December 3, 2015

Physical sciences at Cornell ranked No. 9 in world

The physical sciences at Cornell University jumped to No. 9 among institutions worldwide, up from... read more

Art series highlights creative discovery in 'A Needle Woman'

December 1, 2015

Art series highlights creative discovery in 'A Needle Woman'

A Needle Woman, artist Kimsooja's project with materials scientists that was displayed on the Arts... read more

Osteoarthritis finding sheds light on HA injection controversy

November 24, 2015

Osteoarthritis finding sheds light on HA injection controversy

Cornell researchers investigating why HA treatments have produced mixed results discovered that a... read more

At Cornell Silicon Valley, technology meets the arts

November 19, 2015

At Cornell Silicon Valley, technology meets the arts

At a Cornell Silicon Valley presentation Nov. 11, college deans and others discussed ways to foster... read more

125 students commit Random Hacks of Kindness

November 19, 2015

125 students commit Random Hacks of Kindness

More than 125 students brainstormed, coded and met with community nonprofits as they sought... read more

Cornell Tech, Engineering launch new master's degree

November 18, 2015

Cornell Tech, Engineering launch new master's degree

Cornell Tech and the College of Engineering have announced a new Master of Engineering degree in... read more

Collaboration celebrated at 2015 Town-Gown Awards

November 17, 2015

Collaboration celebrated at 2015 Town-Gown Awards

Local and campus leaders met to recognize town-gown partnerships and celebrate the long history of... read more

'Super natural killer cells' destroy lymph node tumors

November 12, 2015

'Super natural killer cells' destroy lymph node tumors

Cornell biomedical engineers have developed specialized white blood cells – dubbed super natural... read more

Faculty, students, staff study Iceland's geothermal energy

November 11, 2015

Faculty, students, staff study Iceland's geothermal energy

Last month, a team of Cornell staff, graduate students and faculty members attended workshops in... read more

Batten receives research excellence award

November 9, 2015

Batten receives research excellence award

Assistant Professor Christopher Batten has been recognized as one of seven winners of the Cornell... read more

Delchamps receives excellence in teaching award

November 6, 2015

Delchamps receives excellence in teaching award

Associate Professor Dave Delchamps has received the Michael Tien ’72 Excellence in Teaching Award... read more

Wagner receives award for teaching distinction

November 6, 2015

Wagner receives award for teaching distinction

Associate Professor Aaron Wagner has received the Douglas Whitney ’61 Excellence in Teaching Award... read more

Cornell teams join NSF campaign for cybersecurity

November 6, 2015

Cornell teams join NSF campaign for cybersecurity

Six Cornell researchers will receive grants totaling $2.4 million as part of the National Science... read more

Albonesi receives distinguished teaching award

November 6, 2015

Albonesi receives distinguished teaching award

ECE Professor Dave Albonesi has received the Ralph S. Watts ’72 Excellence in Teaching Award from... read more

Cornell Tech Runway Program accepting postdoc applications

November 5, 2015

Cornell Tech Runway Program accepting postdoc applications

The Runway Startup Postdoc Program – described as part business school, part research institution,... read more

A beautiful defense for smart grids

November 4, 2015

A beautiful defense for smart grids

The next generation of engineering algorithms help protect the evolving smart grid. read more