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A&S Digitization Grants program seeks applications

Deadlines are approaching for College of Arts and Sciences faculty and grad students to express interest and submit proposals for the Cornell University Library’s Grants Program for Digital Collections in Arts and Sciences.

Faculty committee recommends public policy college

The recommendations to refocus the College of Human Ecology and form several “superdepartments” are the latest steps in a multiyear review of how to strengthen the social sciences at Cornell.

Seven assistant professors win NSF early career awards

Seven Cornell faculty members have received National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Awards.

Wild tomatoes resist devastating bacterial canker

New research from the lab of Christine Smart in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences shows that wild tomato varieties are less affected by deadly bacterial canker than traditionally cultivated varieties.

Things to Do, Jan. 17-24, 2020

Events this week include a free public talk about the Gardens by the Bay in Singapore; “Ad Astra” and more at Cornell Cinema; and a staff forum hosted by the Division of Human Resources.

Burrow, Felippe named provost’s fellows for public engagement

Faculty members Anthony Burrow and Julia Felippe, Ph.D. ’02, have been appointed provost’s fellows for public engagement, to advance Cornell’s public engagement mission and initiatives around community-engaged learning and research.

Pimentel, professor emeritus and environmental scientist, dies at 94

David Pimentel, Ph.D. ‘51, professor emeritus of agricultural sciences, entomology and ecology, and an influential champion for the environment, died Dec. 8 in Ithaca. He was 94.

Collaboration reveals potential new therapy for osteoarthritis

Recent multidisciplinary research at Cornell, led by Dr. Michelle Delco from the College of Veterinary Medicine, reveals that the application of a proprietary peptide may protect cartilage from osteoarthritis.

Weill Cornell radiologist to lead enhanced MRI research facility

Dr. Sumit Narayan Niogi, assistant professor of radiology and clinical associate in radiology at Weill Cornell Medicine, has been named director of the Cornell Magnetic Resonance Imaging Facility.

Emeritus professor of art Stephen Poleskie dies at 81

Internationally known artist and writer Stephen Poleskie, who taught art at Cornell for 32 years, died Dec. 21 in Ithaca. He was 81.

Entrepreneurship experts discuss strategies for ‘side hustle’

Deborah Streeter, professor emeritus in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, will co-host a live webcast, “The Side Hustle: Strategies for Success,” Jan. 22 at 1 p.m. Registration for this hourlong event is on the eCornell website.


Applications open for CIS summer diversity programs

Applications are now open for two all-expenses-paid summer workshops aimed at encouraging underrepresented minorities to consider careers in academic research.