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Compound hastens sexual maturity, and death, in worms

Researchers from Boyce Thompson Institute have discovered a natural compound that causes soil roundworms to mature faster and die earlier, which could inform studies of human development and aging.

AI analysis gives guidance to crisis counselors

Computing and Information Science scholars combed through more than 1 million anonymized texts from nearly 3,500 crisis counselors to better understand how job experience affects counselor language use.

Babies not so helpless, new study shows

New research from Cornell’s Behavioral Analysis of Beginning Years Laboratory, led by associate professor of psychology Michael Goldstein, reveals that baby babbling elicits profound changes in adult speech.

Grants create engagement opportunities for students

The Office of Engagement Initiatives has awarded $1,307,580 in Engaged Curriculum Grants to 25 teams of faculty and community partners that are integrating community engagement into majors and minors across the university.

Book traces rise of 'free enterprise' as cornerstone of conservatism

A new book by Cornell historian Lawrence Glickman traces how the term “free enterprise” evolved from a contested keyword in American politics to a cornerstone of conservative philosophy.

Gender-equality champion wins Borlaug award for ag research

Hale Ann Tufan, adjunct assistant professor in CALS and a leading advocate for gender equality as a central tenet of crop improvement, has won the 2019 Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application.

North Campus expansion forum provides update

Cornell administrators and project leaders gave updates and took questions Aug. 15 on the university’s North Campus Residential Expansion, which received final site plan approval in late June.

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Certificate program develops skills in machine learning

Cornell has launched an online certificate program in machine learning, available through eCornell, to teach the skills programmers, developers and others need to be successful in this rapidly expanding field.


Student mentors, staff ready for Orientation 2019

Cornell welcomes the Class of 2023, new transfer students and families during Orientation Week, Aug. 23-28.

You butter believe it: Low-calorie spread made mostly of water

Cornell food scientists have created a new dreamy, creamy – and very low calorie – spread for your morning toast.

Yang-Tan Institute to lead national disability policy center

The U.S. Office of Disability Employment Policy has awarded $2 million to ILR’s Yang-Tan Institute for the first year of a four-year, $8 million agreement to operate an employer-focused disability policy development center.  

Cornell partners with Purdue on global food safety

Cornell is teaming with Purdue University to establish the first Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety, which aims to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges in agriculture and food insecurity.