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Morrison, architecture alumni honored by Arts and Letters academy

Toni Morrison, M.A. '55, and alumni architects J. Meejin Yoon and Eric Höweler are among new recipients of American Academy of Arts and Letters honors.

Mettler selected as 2019 Radcliffe Institute fellow

Fresh off winning a Guggenheim fellowship, democracy scholar Suzanne Mettler, Ph.D. ’94, has just received another honor: a Radcliffe Institute fellowship.

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Residential child care project aims to reduce suffering by responding to it

A model of care for children’s residential agencies, developed over nearly 15 years by the Residential Child Care Project at Cornell, takes children’s emotional pain into account and emphasizes the bond between the children and their caregivers.

Grants fund 15 community-engaged research projects

Student and faculty researchers and their community partners will use this year’s Engaged Cornell research grants to study Cornell’s socioeconomic impact on Tompkins County and other topics.

Tracking the epigenetic evolution of a cancer, cell by cell

A powerful new set of scientific tools developed by Weill Cornell Medicine and New York Genome Center researchers enables them to track the molecular evolution of cancers.

Girls’ education suffers when high-achieving boys are peers

Teenage girls do worse in their education, careers and social lives when they have more high-achieving boys in their classes, according to a new study by two Cornell economists.

Solar panels proposed for North Campus expansion

From the rooftops of Cornell’s proposed North Campus Residential Expansion, the university hopes to gather enough solar energy to offset electricity use, create energy and reduce its carbon footprint.

Project 2Gen discusses families, incarceration in Albany

The Bronfenbrenner Center’s Cornell Project 2Gen was in Albany to meet with state legislators and present findings on their research into families and incarceration.

Ritter named executive dean, vice provost at Ohio State

Gretchen Ritter ’83, professor of government, has been appointed executive dean and vice provost of the Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences.

Milstein students ‘Collab’ on tech solutions in service projects

Students in the Milstein Program in Technology and Humanity developed a website, created a computer language learning curriculum and engaged in other service projects this spring.

From Earth’s deep mantle, scientists discover a new way volcanoes form

Far below Bermuda’s pink sand beaches and turquoise tides, Cornell geoscientists have found the first direct evidence that material from deep within Earth’s transition zone can percolate to form volcanoes.

To win online debates, social networks worth a thousand words

Social interactions are more important than language in predicting who is going to succeed at online debating, according to new Cornell research.