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Inclusive messages boost women’s participation in online STEM classes

A new study found that adding a photo of women and an inclusivity statement to a Facebook ad for a computer science course increased the number of women who clicked on the ad by 26 percent.

Cornell students decry warming world at Global Climate Strike

About 250 students from Cornell, Ithaca High School and other local schools marched, chanted and rallied against a warming world as part of the Global Climate Strike March 15 on the Ithaca Commons. 

Vigil honors victims of the New Zealand mosque shootings

Yasin Ahmed, Cornell’s Muslim chaplain, led a vigil March 18 on Ho Plaza to remember the 50 people killed in the March 15 shootings at two mosques in New Zealand.

Essentials

Girls get glimpse of their future in science

The W.O.M.E.N Outreach event on March 16 welcomed high school sophomore girls to campus to encourage their interest in science and engineering fields. 

Tech used to thwart shoplifters could help keep buildings safe

Cornell engineers have created a radio frequency identification system capable of taking measurements at widths thinner than a human hair, opening potential applications ranging from building safety to improved robotics. 

Cornell model helps dairy farms reduce nitrogen, save money

Waterways might grow cleaner, thanks to improvements in the Cornell Net Carbohydrate and Protein System, a dairy nutrition model.

Cornell JumpStart program to support six NY businesses

Six NYS businesses have been awarded funding to participate in the Cornell Center for Materials Research JumpStart Program, in which they collaborate with Cornell faculty to develop and improve their products.

Cornell, Air Force to study ‘disruptive material’ in new center

A center established by Cornell and the Air Force Research Lab aims to discover the atomic secrets of beta-gallium oxide, a new material important for the development of electronic devices.

Why politicians choose re-election over climate change

Why do the world’s politicians keep signing weak environmental treaties? Because it helps them get re-elected, according to a new study by economist Marco Battaglini and a colleague.

Brainstorm renovation designs for Olin, Uris libraries

Cornell University Library has scheduled a pair of design research workshops – one for students, one for faculty – to brainstorm ideas for future renovations of Olin and Uris libraries.

Lean into uncertainty, AVP Winfield says at Soup & Hope

Speaking March 14 to an audience of more than 100 in Sage Chapel in the latest installment of Soup & Hope, Winfield said she learned that leaning into uncertainty unleashes the power of possibility.

Pawprint

Giving Day 2019 sets new records

On Giving Day 2019, held March 14, the university recorded the highest number of gifts received on any day in its history, breaking last year’s Giving Day record: 13,858 donors contributed $7,869,264 to Cornell.