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3-D analysis of dog fossils sheds light on domestication debate

In an effort to settle the debate about the origin of dog domestication, a technique that uses 3-D scans of fossils is helping researchers determine the difference between dogs and wolves.

Faculty train to use new technologies to share their research widely

Knowledge Matters, a workshop series designed for Cornell faculty members and academic staff, is helping participants translate their research into a variety of digital media platforms.

New unit merges teaching excellence center with academic technology

Recent changes in the provost’s office have set the stage for better implementation of technology and teaching initiatives, blending them behind the scenes in a way that matches, and enhances, how they complement each other throughout Cornell.

Cornell students to investigate computing careers at Atlanta conference

Computing and Information Science will be well represented Sept. 20-23 at the ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing in Atlanta Sept. 20-23.

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Symposium in Zambia tackles African income inequality

The first-ever summer symposium led by Cornell's Institute for African Development, was held Aug. 3-5 in Livingstone, Zambia.

Seven entrepreneurship faculty hire assistants with alumni support

Seven faculty members were honored with awards from the Louis H. Zalaznick Teaching Assistantship program, allowing them to expand their courses or add teaching assistants.

1,000-plus children receive backpacks with school supplies

This summer’s donations to the Cornell Elves’ Backpack Program resulted in 1,110 backpacks filled with notebooks, pens, pencils, erasers and rulers that were distributed to 31 schools from Tompkins, Seneca, Tioga, Cortland,…

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In this communication course, scientists are the storytellers

This fall, Mark Sarvary in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, launched Introduction to Applied Science Communication: Digital Platforms and Public Engagement.

Johnson celebrates its ‘second home’ on Roosevelt Island

The Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management marked a major milestone Sept. 13 at the official dedication of the new Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island in New York City.

Epigenetic code plays a role in acute myeloid leukemia

Errors in the regulation of gene expression may contribute to the development of a common form of blood cancer and point to potential treatment strategies.

One-third of Ph.D.s lose interest in academic careers, but not for lack of jobs

In a study that has implications for scientific policy and labor markets, new research finds one-third of science and engineering Ph.D. students lose interest in an academic career by the time they graduate.

Cornellians see Cassini mission end in a cosmic blaze of glory

After 360 engine burns, 2.5 million executed commands, 635 gigabytes of gathered data, 162 moon flybys, 4.9 billion miles traveled, NASA’s 20-year Cassini mission ran the last lap of its historic scientific mission Sept. 15.