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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 prepare students to tackle some of the world's most complex logistical problems. 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 lab technicians face the drought. 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 National Science Foundation to lead entrepreneurship and commercialization support programs. 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 increase the intensity of beams of charged particles and lower the cost of accelerator technologies. 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 Microsoft Research Women’s Fellowships awarded this year. 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 particles can neutralize nutrient-deprived cancer cells by a cell-death process called ferroptosis. 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 eight teams receiving renewal funding, the grants involve 93 faculty and staff team members, and 29... 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 iron oxide, a discovery that could lead to advances in computer memory technology. 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 NASA’s SOFIA – the airliner-based Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy - by Professor Gordon... 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 to conduct research as part of the International Research Experience for Undergraduates program. 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 Joe Burns, dedicated a brand-new office – the Joseph Burns Faculty Office – in the renovated Upson... 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 eight-week bridge-building project during which they developed bonds with the community there. 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 satellite made from readily available hardware, into orbit around the moon with water as propellant. 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 held steady at No. 15 for the third consecutive year, while Dyson and Engineering were No. 9. 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 that when computers are running the world, they will make decisions compatible with human values. 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 NSF has awarded Cornell researchers $1 million to improve new residential electric storage systems. 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 its annual footprint and establish one of the country's most advanced geothermal systems to heat... 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 recognition of his career in statistical science and his leadership in helping form the Department of... 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 breast cancer and other cancers with a $XM, five-year grant from the National Cancer Institute. 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 Visiting Lecturer in Materials Science and Engineering and will deliver several campus lectures. 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 grant to hone technology for in-the-field diagnosis of Kaposi's sarcoma – frequently related to HIV... 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, Ithaca's 2016 summer drought has become a teachable moment. 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 app developed by Cornell researchers may help you choose furnishings the way professionals do. 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 Grants Program from the President’s Council of Cornell Women to increase long-term retention of women. 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 small portable devices to analyze samples in a lab, monitor air and water quality in the field and... 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 show off their product ideas and work on their sales pitches after a 12-week-long workshop. 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 pressures that shape mobile gene pools, which are important for colonizing specific human populations. 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 electrochemical cell that captures and converts carbon dioxide while generating electrical power. 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 dementia sufferers. 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 dementia sufferers. 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 earthquake-resilient pipeline designed to better protect southern California's water utility. 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, using an anaerobic microbe feeding on carbon monoxide – a common industrial waste gas. 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 as dean of the Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. School of Engineering. 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 batteries is shown to result in stable electrodeposition, even at relatively high current densities. 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 track the pathogenesis of colon cancer and possibly gain insight into its spread to other organs. 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 director. 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 in Neurotech. They will work jointly under the mentorship of faculty across Cornell to advance... 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 paper award at the Ninth International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM) for his paper,... 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 the Leonardo da Vinci Medal at the 2016 annual meeting of the Society for the History of Technology. 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 Joel Spira Award for Excellence in Teaching in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. 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 researchers to sequencing of cell-free DNA taken from plasma of transplant patients, resulting in greater... 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 the door for controlling an insect pest that is rated one of the top 10 invasive species on the planet. 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 contest, all of whom will have the chance to send their satellites into space on a NASA rocket. 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 Weill Cornell Medicine, has won a 2017 IEEE Internet Award for for contributions to internet technology. 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 Darlington Best Paper Award along with their advisor and co-author, ECE Associate Professor Alyosha Molnar. 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 Cornell and Blackstone LaunchPad for use by students, faculty and staff interested in entrepreneurship. 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 players work together. 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 awarded Cornell a four-year, $2.3 million grant to develop FeverPhone, which will diagnose six... 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, according to Emin Gun Sirer, associate professor of computer science. 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 synthetic ropes for use in hoist systems on U.S. Navy rescue helicopters. 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 synthetic ropes for use in hoist systems on U.S. Navy rescue helicopters. 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 created an endowed professorship at the Joan Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech. 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 takes an open-source approach to network connectivity. 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 were proven effective against a highly deadly pathogen, a Cornell-led research group has shown. 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 the facility's annual Users' Meeting, slated for June 7-8 in the Physical Sciences Building. 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 received 2016 Kendall S. Carpenter Memorial Advising Awards May 28. 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 accomplishments, but also celebrating the educators who inspired them to be the scholars they are. 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 progressive policies could help, said Sharon Sassler at the Empowering Women in Science and... 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 potential to turn their research into a business as the first commercialization fellows. 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 ruthenate's electrical properties through strain, or 'stretching', of a thin film of the material. 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 degrees through Cornell's Employee Degree Program or the Tuition Aid Program were celebrated May 24. 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 Presidential Scholars in ceremony May 25 in Willard Straight Hall Memorial Room. 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 artificial intelligence, will join the campus as the new director of the Joan Irwin Jacobs... 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 members from 11 departments and five colleges and schools at Cornell. 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 Engineering and Applied Sciences - the first woman to serve as dean of the engineering school.... 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 designed to artificially inflate the popularity of a page. 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 at Bailey Hall for Cornell's faculty and researchers: Use plain language to be clear. 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, antibacterial synthetic macromolecules, the composition of which can be precisely adjusted. 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 more than 50 years and served as associate director of the Sibley School for nine years, died on May... 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 presented on campus in academic year 2016-17. 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 education, Cornell and Geothermal Resource Park Iceland have signed a memorandum of agreement. 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 Initiative at Cornell showcase May 20 in Carpenter Hall. 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 innovative programming for entrepreneurial Cornell students. 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 taught "Computers Don't Byte -- an Introduction to Digital Logic" to high school students. 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 the Japanese government as a cultural exchange exposing American students to the country. 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 in 2016-17, according to the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies. 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 won a Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award, worth $300,000 over three years. 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 factor of two or more through the addition of amino acids aspartic acid and glycine. 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 turn into earworms, students showed their 2016 Senior Expo research projects April 21. 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 Presidential Scholar – one of the highest honors for undergraduates at Cornell. 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 microscopy applications as tracking crystal growth, finding the 3-D structure of molecules and mapping... 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 ways to effectively communicate science so anyone can understand it. 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 Research Forum, hosted by the CURB, the world’s future looks full of solutions. 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 chapter of the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society. 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 and engineering project aiming to demonstrate proof of concept for light-propelled nanocrafts that... 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 of the Year. Her device tracks a horse's water intake, a key indicator of equine health. 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, celebrates its 50th anniversary with two days of guest speakers, panel discussions and food. 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 and the local community to engage in conversations around diversity, politics, higher education and... 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 that helps it to transfer and infect wild forest-dwelling animals, including raccoons. 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 Programming Contest, which drew 19 teams from acrosss the state. 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 Darwin - a formal induction into the National Academy of Sciences of Argentina. 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 electrifying New York City parking spaces, engineer Max Zhang adds verdancy to vibrant communities. 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 articles in the mainstream media, thanks to support from the Public Voices Fellowship. 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 Plan Competition declared a tie. Both teams will be awarded first-place prize money of $25,000. 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 their pitches for the Big Idea Competition. 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, Entrepreneurship at Cornell's annual business conference, April 14-15 on campus. 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 are working with community and commercial partners on research projects for their dissertations. 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 scientists guidance on how to move their technologies and inventions from the lab to the marketplace. 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' ability to repair themselves after deformation could lead to new approaches in diagnosis and treatment. 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 and porous elastic polymer foam that could be used to make a morphing airplane wing. 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 oncoprotein inhibitor with broad anti-cancer activity and little effect on non-cancerous cells. 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 efficient, reliable designs for software-controlled network routing. 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 that van der Waals interactions, ubiquitous in the natural world, are particle-like in nature. 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 Life Sciences, endowed by Joan Poyner Schwartz ’65 and Ronald H. Schwartz ’65. 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 Interface Materials... 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 developed a stretchable electroluminescent skin with potential applications in soft robotics. 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 details of environmental urgency and impending social refinements. 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 and turning into breaks, and could have implications in engineering as well as medicine. 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 and high school students came together Feb. 20-21 to participate Cornell's first Make-a-thon. 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 on improving climate trends by spurring cross-disciplinary solutions on campus and globally. 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 highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on young science and engineering professionals. 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 ordered, 2-D superlattice nanocrystals, with potential for breakthroughs in optoelectronics. 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 two-atoms-thick graphene sheets, the first such exploration of chirality at the nano scale. 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 meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C. 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 Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards, with funding totaling more than $2.5 million. 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 Engineering, has engineered a lithium metal battery based on crosslinked hairy nanoparticles. 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 Equity Partners, and the foundation of which he is a founding director will support chemical and... 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 research to swarm Washington, D.C., Feb. 11-15 for the annual AAAS meeting and exposition. 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 Equity Partners, and the foundation of which he is a founding director will support chemical and... 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 toward creation of a material that could act as a superconductor at or above room temperature. 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 state capital Jan. 26 for Cornell Day in Albany, and took the opportunity to show off its diverse... 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 serving as building blocks for GaN switches, with many possible power and electronics applications. 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 Forbes magazine’s “30 Under 30” list of young change agents in 20 professional fields. 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 White House advisor on technology and economic policy. 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 performance, but to create new devices that can make life more healthy, productive and enjoyable. 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 - are members of a new cybersecurity, privacy and cryptography reach group at Cornell Tech. 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 incubator space: Ecolectro and Embark Veterinary. 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 tools and equipment, a lot of participants, and soon, a new home. 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