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News Listing Archive for 2014

'Neurodinners' offer smorgasbord of research ideas

March 6, 2014

'Neurodinners' offer smorgasbord of research ideas

Two neuroscience graduate students have created regular cross-campus events at which to share and discuss varied research in their field. read more

Engineered molecules tag proteins for destruction

March 5, 2014

Engineered molecules tag proteins for destruction

Engineered molecules called ubiquibodies can mark specific proteins inside a cell for destruction, paving the way for new drug therapies or powerful research tools. read more

Nanoparticle networks' design enhanced by theory

February 26, 2014

Nanoparticle networks' design enhanced by theory

A new study provides a deeper understanding of block copolymer nanoparticle self-assembly processes, paving the way for their entry into many applications, from electrocatalysis in fuel cells, to... read more

Tiny tool measures heat at the nanoscale

February 26, 2014

Tiny tool measures heat at the nanoscale

Cornell researchers have developed a new way to precisely measure the extremely subtle movement of heat in nanostructures. read more

Recent ECE Ph.D. Graduate Enrique Mallada spoke at conference as a "bright mind"

February 24, 2014

Recent ECE Ph.D. Graduate Enrique Mallada spoke at conference as a "bright mind"

Enrique Mallada was invited to give a talk in the "bright mind" session at the KAUST-NSF Conference on Electronic Materials, Devices and Systems for a sustainable future. read more

Jacobs Institute at Cornell Tech launches postdoc program

February 24, 2014

Jacobs Institute at Cornell Tech launches postdoc program

The Joan and Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute at Cornell Tech has announced that six postdocs are joining the campus for the first Runway Program, a new model for technology... read more

Sun powers complex cancer test for remote regions

February 20, 2014

Sun powers complex cancer test for remote regions

From the sun, a solution: Cornell University and Weill Cornell Medical College researchers have remodeled an energy intensive medical test – designed to detect a deadly skin cancer related to HIV... read more

Hi-tech fixes for climate change, fish tracking

February 20, 2014

Hi-tech fixes for climate change, fish tracking

Cornell oceanographer Charles Greene will give two presentations at the Ocean Sciences Meeting, Feb. 23-28 in Honolulu, on marine algae and tracking fish populations. read more

Cornell researchers share insights at AAAS

February 19, 2014

Cornell researchers share insights at AAAS

Several Cornell researchers shared findings and insights from their respective fields at the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in Chicago, Feb. 12-17. read more

The ECE graduate organization (ECE GO) is an important part of the Ph.D. student experience

February 18, 2014

The ECE graduate organization (ECE GO) is an important part of the Ph.D. student experience

An essential element of graduate work is social interaction outside of research and academic pursuits. To ensure this element is in place and to foster a sense of community, between not only the... read more

Think to act: Brain signals move paralyzed limbs

February 18, 2014

Think to act: Brain signals move paralyzed limbs

Maryam Shanechi is bringing brain-machine interfaces to the next level: Instead of signals directing a device, she hopes to help paralyzed people move their own limb, just by thinking about it. read more

Ph.D. Student Ruonan Han Awarded IEEE MTT-S Graduate Fellowship

February 18, 2014

Ph.D. Student Ruonan Han Awarded IEEE MTT-S Graduate Fellowship

Ph.D. student Ruonan Han has been awarded an IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Graduate Fellowship for 2014. read more

Lipson talks about the future of 3-D printing

February 17, 2014

Lipson talks about the future of 3-D printing

The promise and peril of 3-D printing, and particularly, the printing of electronics and other active, integrated systems, was the topic of a Feb. 14 American Association for the Advancement of... read more

Scientists jump start New York businesses

February 17, 2014

Scientists jump start New York businesses

Supported by New York state, the National Science Foundation and Cornell, the CCMR Industrial Partnerships Program has been helping companies develop and optimize new products since 2001. read more

Kids tackle natural disasters at Cornell LEGO Expo

February 14, 2014

Kids tackle natural disasters at Cornell LEGO Expo

More than 120 kids ages six to nine took part in Cornell's 2014 Junior FIRST LEGO League Expo held Jan. 25 in Duffield Hall. 24 teams from the Ithaca, NY area presented "Disaster Blaster"-themed Lego... read more

Jon Kleinberg receives Technion's Harvey Prize

February 14, 2014

Jon Kleinberg receives Technion's Harvey Prize

The Technion - Israel Institute of Technology has awarded the Harvey Prize for outstanding efforts in the areas of science, technology, human health and peace to computer scientist Jon Kleinberg. read more

Professor Roger Spanswick dies at 74

February 13, 2014

Professor Roger Spanswick dies at 74

Roger Morgan Spanswick, professor of biological and environmental engineering in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, died Feb. 12 in Ithaca at age 74. read more

Engineering saves $15,000 in energy competition

February 13, 2014

Engineering saves $15,000 in energy competition

The College of Engineering avoided $15,000 in energy costs through an energy-saving competition held last semester. read more

Facebook tells the computer who you love

February 12, 2014

Facebook tells the computer who you love

Computer analysis of Facebook connections can identify which friend is the romantic partner. read more

Strogatz wins AAAS public engagement award

February 5, 2014

Strogatz wins AAAS public engagement award

The American Association for the Advancement of Science has named Cornell's Steven Strogatz the recipient of the 2013 AAAS Public Engagement with Science Award for his “exceptional commitment to and... read more

Dates Announced! ECE Innovation Award Competition Spring 2014

February 5, 2014

Dates Announced! ECE Innovation Award Competition Spring 2014

STUDENTS! Need seed money for your original, innovative technology? Submit your proposal by Wednesday, March 5! read more

Chats in the Stacks with ECE's Stephen B. Wicker

February 4, 2014

Chats in the Stacks with ECE's Stephen B. Wicker

Olin Library Book Talk features Stephen B. Wicker and his new book Cellular Convergence and the Death of Privacy on February 12 read more

Two studies look to improve hurricane warnings

February 3, 2014

Two studies look to improve hurricane warnings

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Sea Grant has funded two Cornell projects to help officials improve coastal hazard warnings for residents in New York, New Jersey and... read more

Hip-hop engineer talks tech careers at STEM event

February 3, 2014

Hip-hop engineer talks tech careers at STEM event

Sound engineer for highly successful recording artists Gimel “Young Guru” Keaton spoke Feb. 1 at the STEM Men of Color “Access to Knowledge and Empowerment” Symposium. read more

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