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Levitsky, Putnam, Quake elected professors-at-large

Political scientist Steven Levitsky, the Sundance Institute’s Keri Putnam and biomedical engineer Stephen Quake have joined the ranks of leading scholars and public intellectuals at Cornell as Andrew Dickson White Professors-at-Large.

Cryo-electron microscopy sheds new light on batteries

A collaboration involving researchers from physics and engineering used a new cryogenic microscopy technique to study the solid-liquid interface in lithium-metal batteries.

Campaign aims to bring climate science to every US high school

The Paleontological Research Institution and the university’s Sea Grant program raising funds to bring climate change science to every U.S. high school.

Certificate program teaches critical thinking, problem solving

Cornell has launched of a new certificate program in Critical Thinking, available online through eCornell, to help learners develop skills to deeply analyze problems, assess solutions.


Former Cornell Provost Robert Plane dies at 90

Robert Plane, a professor emeritus of chemistry who served as the university’s provost during the tumultuous late 1960s and early 1970s, died Aug. 6 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was 90.

Donate backpacks for needy kids by Aug. 24

The deadline for donating backpacks and supplies for the area’s neediest children through the Cornell Elves Summer Backpack Program is Aug. 24.


Leading by example: Creating a more inclusive campus community for students

In a Q&A, Vijay Pendakur, Marla Love and Renee Alexander, leaders in the Office of the Dean of Students, reflect on the campus climate and how changes to their office’s structure can help students find a sense of belonging at Cornell.

Small dogs aim high

According to new research from Cornell, smaller dogs angle their legs higher when they urinate, possibly to exaggerate their body size. Or perhaps not.

Prison theater group helps inmates discover themselves

The Phoenix Players Theatre Group in Auburn Correctional Facility gives inmates opportunities for self-discovery, reflection and a view of redemption.

Dorothy Cotton’s lifetime of service leaves lasting legacy

The celebration of the life and legacy of Dorothy Foreman Cotton Aug. 11 in Bailey Hall provided highlights of her life as a civil rights pioneer, educator and community organizer and called on participants to keep her legacy alive.

Student and Campus Life showcases services

About 200 staff from the Division of Student and Campus Life attended a poster session highlighting the division's services and contributions.


How technology turns consumers into spies

A new paper explores how digital cameras and other surveillance tools compel people to spend time and energy monitoring others.