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News Listing Archive for 2014

New smartphone app helps keep students safe

January 30, 2014

New smartphone app helps keep students safe

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

Students invent 'Aura' musical instrument

January 30, 2014

Students invent 'Aura' musical instrument

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

Minor planet named after the late Paul Kintner, ECE Professor

January 30, 2014

Minor planet named after the late Paul Kintner, ECE Professor

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

Thermostat setbacks over holiday lead to fiscal bonus

January 28, 2014

Thermostat setbacks over holiday lead to fiscal bonus

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

JanFab gives student-engineering teams a leg up

January 23, 2014

JanFab gives student-engineering teams a leg up

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

Cornell's new Gates Hall is not what it seems

January 23, 2014

Cornell's new Gates Hall is not what it seems

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

With 10 years as Martians, rovers unveil true grit

January 17, 2014

With 10 years as Martians, rovers unveil true grit

Cornell professor Steve Squyres and Bill Nye provide key lectures at the “Opportunity: Ten Years on Mars” event Jan. 16 at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif. read more

ECE Custodian Kay Danby Receives 2013 Bartels Award for Service Excellence

January 16, 2014

ECE Custodian Kay Danby Receives 2013 Bartels Award for Service Excellence

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

Campus mourns death of Milica Mandic '14

January 15, 2014

Campus mourns death of Milica Mandic '14

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

Museum recalls wondrous feats in roving red planet

January 13, 2014

Museum recalls wondrous feats in roving red planet

The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington has opened a new exhibit “Spirit & Opportunity: 10 Years Roving Across Mars,” a retrospective that recounts the Mars mission and the... read more

Bacterial food web may be key to cystic fibrosis

January 10, 2014

Bacterial food web may be key to cystic fibrosis

A common pathogen that can lay dormant in healthy individuals becomes virulent in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients, and Cornell biological engineers think they might know why. read more

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

January 9, 2014

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

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

ECE Professor Emeritus Simpson (Sam) Linke Dies at 96

January 7, 2014

ECE Professor Emeritus Simpson (Sam) Linke Dies at 96

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

Metastatic cancer cells implode on protein contact

January 6, 2014

Metastatic cancer cells implode on protein contact

By attaching a cancer-killer protein to white blood cells, Cornell biomedical engineers have demonstrated the annihilation of metastasizing cancer cells traveling throughout the bloodstream. read more

G. Edward Suh Wins ASPLOS Most Influential Paper Award

January 3, 2014

G. Edward Suh Wins ASPLOS Most Influential Paper Award

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

ECE Director Tsuhan Chen Presents Keynote at International Conference

January 2, 2014

ECE Director Tsuhan Chen Presents Keynote at International Conference

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