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Cornell Neurotech lecture to feature Caltech scientist

Cornell News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 12:09
The Cornell Neurotech Mong Family Foundation Lecture, Thursday, Sept. 26, will feature renowned neuroscientist David J. Anderson of Caltech, who will discuss “Neural Circuits Controlling Innate Social and Defensive Behaviors.”

Diversity awareness bus highlights lived experiences

Cornell News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 16:09
The Check Your Blind Spots bus, on campus Sept. 16, featured interactive education on recognizing the nuances of unconscious bias.

Professor delivers sustainability report to UN secretary-general

Cornell News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 15:09
The U.N.’s Global Sustainable Development Goals report – prepared by independent scientists, including Cornell’s Parfait M. Eloundou-Enyegue – was delivered Sept. 10 to the U.N. Secretary-General.

Cooling tech company heats up with NSF small-business award

Cornell News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 13:09
Thanks to a Small Business Innovation Research award funded by the National Science Foundation, cooling technology startup Heat Inverse is set to scale up and pilot its product with customers.

Visit by esteemed immunologist launches new center

Cornell News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 13:09
To help launch the new Cornell Center for Immunology, world-renowned immunologist Mark Davis was in Ithaca to give a talk and meet faculty and students. 

Raptor Program students debate Eagles vs. Falcons on NBC

Cornell News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 13:09
Students in the Cornell Raptor Program staged a mock debate, eagles vs. falcons, on NBC Sports' "Football Night in America" show before the Philadelphia vs. Atlanta NFL game.

Materials research center announces fall JumpStart funding

Cornell News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 12:09
Four New York state companies have been selected for the Cornell Center for Materials Research JumpStart Program, through which they will collaborate with faculty members to develop their products.

Cornell veterinarians save black bear cub hit by car

Cornell News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 11:09
After a female black bear cub was struck by a car over the summer in the Adirondack Park, Cornell veterinary surgeons repaired the bear’s injured left foreleg and sent it on the road to recovery. 

Konvitz lecturer to speak on ‘paradox of corporate globalization’

Cornell News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 10:09
John Ruggie, the American political scientist who coined the term “embedded liberalism,” will give this year’s Milton Konvitz Memorial Lecture, Sept. 26 at 4:30 p.m. in 105 Ives Hall.

Cornell CIS to celebrate 20 years of impact Oct. 2-3

Cornell News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 10:09
To celebrate its 20th anniversary, the Faculty of Computing and Information Science will host an academic symposium Oct. 2-3 exploring the history and future of computing at Cornell and around the world.

Agronomist Thomas W. Scott dies at 89

Cornell News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 10:09
Thomas W. Scott, an emeritus professor of agronomy who specialized in soil fertility, died Aug. 22 in Ithaca. He was 89.

Acoustic energy harnessed to soften shear-thickening fluids

Cornell News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 10:09
Cornell researchers are using ultrasonic waves to manipulate the viscosity of shear-thickening materials, turning solids to slush – and back again.
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