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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 such items as notebooks, pens, pencils, erasers and rulers – that were distributed to 31 schools from Tompkins, Seneca,…

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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.

Oak wilt found in six new New York locations

Cornell scientists in partnership with state agencies identified oak wilt, a devastating pathogenic fungus that kills oak trees, in four towns on Long Island, in Brooklyn and in Canandaigua.

President issues statement on recent racial incidents

President Martha E. Pollack sent a message to the Cornell community Sept. 17 outlining steps to make the university a more equitable, inclusive and welcoming environment in the wake of recent racial incidents.

Study: Binge drinking cuts chance of landing a job by 10 percent

Heavy drinking six times a month reduces by 10 percent the probability a new college graduate will land a job, according to research led by the ILR School’s Smithers Institute.

Cornell in New York City celebrates Pollack’s inauguration

Cornell's New York City schools and units gathered to welcome Martha E. Pollack as the university's 14th president at a reception Sept. 14 at Weill Cornell Medicine.