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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

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 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

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

$1M NIH grant helps researchers refine quick cancer test

August 23, 2016

$1M NIH grant helps researchers refine quick cancer test

The National Institutes of Health has awarded Cornell and UCSF researchers a four-year, $1 million... read more

Moving in, students absorb lessons on dealing with drought

August 23, 2016

Moving in, students absorb lessons on dealing with drought

With local creek water levels historically low as students arrive on campus to start the semester,... read more

Where can I buy a chair like that? – This app will tell you

August 18, 2016

Where can I buy a chair like that? – This app will tell you

If you think you have a knack for interior design, or just want to spruce up your own home, a new... read more

12 assistant professors win research grants

August 17, 2016

12 assistant professors win research grants

Twelve Cornell assistant professors have been awarded research grants by the Affinito-Stewart... read more

A miniaturized sensor that can measure chemistry on a chip

August 16, 2016

A miniaturized sensor that can measure chemistry on a chip

Cornell researchers have laid the groundwork for a chemical sensor on a chip that could be used in... read more

Rev Demo Day offers showcase for budding entrepreneurs

August 16, 2016

Rev Demo Day offers showcase for budding entrepreneurs

Rev: Ithaca Startup Works' second annual Hardware Accelerator Demo Day gave eight teams a chance to... read more

Brito went to Fiji to study mobile genes in human microbiome

August 8, 2016

Brito went to Fiji to study mobile genes in human microbiome

Research involving a new Cornell professor proposes that human behavior helps provide selective... read more

Scientists propose novel carbon-capture electrochemical cell

August 4, 2016

Scientists propose novel carbon-capture electrochemical cell

Engineering professor Lynden Archer and graduate student Wajdi Al Sadat have devised an... read more

Students' app helps dementia patients find memories

August 3, 2016

Students' app helps dementia patients find memories

A smartphone app created by Cornell graduate students flashes reminders to aid failing memories of... read more

'Remember Me!' app helps dementia patients find memories

August 3, 2016

'Remember Me!' app helps dementia patients find memories

A smartphone app created by Cornell graduate students flashes reminders to aid failing memories of... read more

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