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Serendipity reveals sex bias in embryo development

New research by professor of genetics John Schimenti shows that heightened levels of genomic instability can prove fatal to female embryos in mice.

Workshop offers training on ‘Liberating Structures’

Productive and playful new ways to disrupt conventional patterns in learning, leading and working together will be explored in a two-day workshop on campus. 

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Atkinson Center postdoc fellows address global sustainability

The Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future is welcoming five new postdoctoral fellows, who will study global food systems, health and energy transitions.

New minor track focuses on inequities in health

A new option for study within the inequality studies minor gives students a chance to explore the social causes and consequences of inequities as they relate to health.

Health care issues tackled at Weill Cornell Hackathon

The third annual NYC Health Hackathon, hosted Feb. 8-10 by Weill Cornell Medicine, brought teams together in an attempt to solve myriad medical challenges.

Financial Affairs to hold town hall on new travel application

The Division of Financial Affairs will hold a special “DFA Conversations” event on Cornell’s new travel application, Concur, Feb. 28.

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Online auction for the United Way is March 8

The fourth annual Big Red Online Auction to benefit the United Way will be held March 8 from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

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Weather on Mars: Chilly with a chance of ‘dust devils’

If you’re planning a trip to Elysium Planitia on Mars, pack a sweater. Beginning today, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory will provide daily weather reports for Mars, courtesy of the red planet’s newest robotic resident, InSight.

Cal Walker reflects on hope, faith and clarity of purpose

Cal Walker shared how a steadfast hope helped bring him through a life-threatening illness.

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LEAD NY develops leaders in state’s ag community

LEAD NY, in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, helps professionals in the food, agricultural and natural resource industries develop critical leadership skills. 

Leading economic theorist Tapan Mitra dies at age 70

Mitra wrote or edited more than 150 publications in economic theory and applied mathematics, making pioneering contributions to intertemporal allocation of resources, capital theory and economic dynamics.

Mahowald to Congress: Act now to arrest climate change

Cornell professor Natalie Mahowald offered straightforward and hopeful testimony on Earth’s warming atmosphere Feb. 13 in a three-hour hearing on climate change before the House Science, Space and Technology Committee.