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‘Stick to your values,’ general tells ROTC cadets

ROTC cadets were commissioned as second lieutenants, ensigns and captains at the Tri-Service ROTC Brigade Commissioning Ceremony, May 24 in Barton Hall.

Winter could pose solar farm ‘ramping’ snag for power grid

While solar farms help summer electricity demand, Cornell engineers caution that upstate winters could prompt “ramping” – bursts of sudden increases or decreases in electricity demand.

Things to Do, May 24-31, 2019

Events this week include the Chorus and Glee Club’s annual Commencement Concert; scientists discussing cosmic particles and volcanoes at Science on Tap; and the 2019 Ithaca Festival Parade.

A multitalented scientist returns to her first love – writing

Claire Oh '13, Ph.D. '19,  is an athlete, artist, writer and scientist, and is returning to writing after earning her doctorate in pharmacology at Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences.

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Cornell Tech ‘Open Studio’ celebrates innovation, impact

An intelligent assistant to manage gut disorders and an app that facilitates personal growth through continuous feedback from co-workers were among the winners of the fifth annual Startup Awards competition, held May 17 at Cornell Tech.

Merrill scholars honor their mentoring teachers, professors

The arc of educational continuity and inspirational teaching was celebrated May 22 at the 31st annual Merrill Presidential Scholars convocation in Willard Straight Hall.

Veterinary Biobank is first accredited under new standard

The Cornell Veterinary Biobank celebrated its International Organization of Standards accreditation with a ceremony May 22. It is the first biobank of any kind in the world to be so accredited.

Standard genome for heavily studied worm gets reboot

A fresh genome sequence for a widely researched worm will improve the accuracy of future research on gene function, drug treatments, aging and human diseases such as cancer and diabetes.

Cornell’s food systems students detail experiences in book

The students in Cornell’s first two cohorts of the community food systems minor now have global experience in the world of sustenance, which they’ve shared in a book, “In the Field.”

VP Opperman: Staff graduates met their challenges with ‘gusto’

Thirty-three university staff members were recognized for earning academic degrees at the 23rd annual Staff Graduate Reception, May 20 in the Hall of Fame Room in Friends Hall.

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Cornell to host national Science Olympiad

About 2,000 middle and high school students will show their science and engineering acumen at the 35th annual Science Olympiad National Tournament, May 31-June 1 at Cornell.

Exhibit showcases Cornell’s first Commencement, graduates

“Cornell Commences,” an exhibit at Cornell University Library’s Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, opened this week to coincide with 2019 Commencement weekend.

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