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Martha Pollack appointed to IBM board

President Martha E. Pollack has been elected to serve on the IBM board of directors, the company announced Dec. 11.

Panel explores how AI can solve problems, enrich learning

An avalanche of digital data, combined with sophisticated algorithms to analyze it, heralds a technological transformation as important as the emergence of the internet, said panelists at the launch of the Cornell-r4 Applied AI Initiative, held Dec. 6 at Cornell Tech.

Robotics Day attracts scores to Duffield atrium

Robotics Day at Duffield Hall was a day-long event this year, with two classes holding their semester-ending competitions, plus demonstration booths set up throughout the atrium.

Winds of climate change will affect migratory birds

Changing winds may make it harder for North American birds to migrate south in the autumn but make it easier for them to come north in the spring.

Extension podcast explores 2018 harvests, NYS impacts

Cornell Cooperative Extension's “Extension Out Loud” podcasts examine output, quality and consumer impacts from this year’s vegetable, tree fruit, grapes and field crops harvests.

Kling explores social cost of water pollution at D.C. event

Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future faculty director and water policy expert Catherine Kling talked about water pollution Dec. 4 in Washington, D.C.

Startup GiveGab helped raise $52 million on Giving Tuesday

GiveGab, a fundraising and engagement platform founded at Cornell, helped nonprofits raise $52 million on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 27.

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Researchers seek alternatives to Mekong River hydropower dam

Researchers worked with the Cambodian government to explore alternatives to a potentially devastating dam planned along the Mekong River.

NASA’s InSight captures first ‘sound’ of Martian wind

The Mars InSight lander has sent back the first “sounds” ever recorded on the red planet, NASA announced Dec. 7. These vibrations have left Cornell’s Don Banfield and mission scientists in auditory awe.

NY’s Concord grape industry to benefit from Cornell program

New York state is investing $1.3 million in a new Concord Vineyard Improvement Program at Cornell, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Dec. 7.

Cancer’s metabolism subject of trailblazing study

Cancer metabolism is the subject of renewed research interest, and the lab of Abe Stroock explores that aspect of the disease in its latest work.

Enjoy Winter Solstice at the Botanic Gardens

Cornell Botanic Gardens will hold its annual Winter Solstice Garden Tour on the shortest day of the year, Dec. 21, beginning at noon.

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