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Sabin installation at Microsoft Research turns AI into art

“Ada,” a responsive, photoluminescent fiber pavilion designed by Cornell’s Jenny Sabin, has just opened, suspended in a light-filled atrium at Microsoft Research in Redmond, Washington.

Alumnus screenwriter to visit for Milstein Program event

Screenwriter, novelist and educator Howard Rodman ’71 will be on campus Oct. 17 for a reading of his most recent book, "The Great Eastern," in one of two public events hosted by the Milstein Program in Technology and Humanity.

Students, alumni celebrate 50 years of opportunity programs

Alumni of New York state’s Arthur O. Eve Opportunity Programs at Cornell gathered with the programs’ current students and administrators at a reception and dinner Oct. 4 in the Statler Ballroom.

Book reveals life and times of Anna Magdalena Bach

Professor of music and Bach scholar David Yearsley provides a portrait of Anna Magdalena Bach in his new book, fleshing out a member of the Bach family considered “history’s most famous musical wife and mother.”

Business college launches accounting certificate program

In response to increasing demand for financial professionals, Cornell has developed an online certificate program in accounting and auditing. Available online through eCornell.

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Disease trends in sea creatures herald oceanic changes

The health of Earth’s oceans is rapidly worsening, and newly published Cornell-led research has examined changes in reported diseases across undersea species at a global scale over a 44-year period.

$1M Walmart Foundation grant to fund Tata-Cornell ag study

The Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition has been awarded a $1 million grant from the Walmart Foundation to assess challenges facing small-farm aggregation models in India and Mexico.

Nominations sought for community-engaged learning awards

Two faculty awards recognizing excellence in community-engaged learning are open for nominations. Both awards are administered by the Office of Engagement Initiatives.

eLab announces new cohort of 24 startups

Cornell’s accelerator for student startups, eLab, recently accepted its 2019-20 cohort of 24 businesses, the most in its history.

Cornell student finds invasive water flea in Oneida Lake

The nasty, predatory spiny water flea was discovered Sept. 16 in Oneida Lake by a Cornell student at the Cornell Biological Field Station at Shackelton Point in Bridgeport, New York.

Cornell Entrepreneurship Summit NYC set for Nov. 8

The eighth Cornell Entrepreneurship Summit NYC will be held in Manhattan Nov. 8 and will feature eight entrepreneurial business leaders speaking in TED-style talks and fireside chats.

African rice farmers test traditions against NY climate

Few farmers attempt to grow rice in the Northeast’s short growing season, but a team of farmers, with the help of Cornell scientists, are experimenting with rice-growing methods to suit New York’s climate.