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Using smartphone cameras to track alertness

Cornell researchers developed a tool that tracks alertness by measuring pupil size, captured through a burst of photographs taken every time users unlock their smartphones.

Cornell Entrepreneurship Summit NYC set for Nov. 9

The seventh Cornell Entrepreneurship Summit NYC will be held in Manhattan Nov. 9 and will feature talks from the founders of the Pink Ceiling and Bluemercury.

In new book, John Cleese is in his element at Cornell

“Monty Python’s Flying Circus" cofounder John Cleese shows boundless intellectual curiosity in "Professor at Large," a new Cornell University Press book compiling some of his lectures and presentations on campus from the past 20 years.

Digital agriculture initiative to tackle food security challenges

In response to the call to action for feeding an ever-growing global population, the Cornell Initiative for Digital Agriculture is taking a multi-discipline approach to the complex challenge. 

Cornell receives 2018 Green Power Leadership Award

Cornell was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Center for Resource Solutions with the Leadership in Green Power Education Award Oct. 10.

Pulitzer Prize winner describes why we ‘lock up our own’ – and how to stop

James Forman Jr. analyzed the roots of mass incarceration and how society can stop their spread at the capstone lecture for the Institute for the Social Sciences’ 2015-18 Mass Incarceration theme project.

Things to Do, Oct. 12-19, 2018

Events this week include "Phantom of the Opera" in Sage Chapel, Ag Day on campus, whale sounds in concert with the Cornell Chimes, a French film festival, and art talks at the Johnson Museum and the History of Art Gallery.

New data science, computational biology departments span colleges

The university is launching two new multicollege departments – one in statistics and data science, and one in computational biology – to meet evolving research needs, encourage collaboration, and improve the quality of teaching and learning in these increasingly essential fields.

Educational fun with insects at Insectapalooza Oct. 20

In its 15th year, the interactive, hands-on celebration of insects will take place Oct. 20, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m, in Comstock Hall. 

Doctoral student applies physics modeling to voting of SCOTUS ‘Super Court’

Imagine a 'Super Court' comprising all 36 Supreme Court justices from 1946 to 2016. Doctoral student Eddie Lee did just that, and found stability and consensus are constants.

Pollack thanks staff, reviews priorities in annual address

In her second annual address to staff, Cornell President Martha E. Pollack reviewed the university’s priorities, highlighted initiatives relevant to staff and fielded questions Oct. 9.

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Six grad students win Fulbright-Hays fellowships

Six grad students have won Fulbright-Hays fellowships Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad fellowships.