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Cornell campus prepares for major winter storm

The National Weather Service has forecast a major winter storm that will likely start near midday on Saturday, Jan. 19, and end before evening on Sunday, Jan. 20.

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Apply for 2019 Digitization Grants

Cornell University Library’s digitization grants program invites proposals from faculty and graduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Ken Clarke to discuss MLK on ‘All Things Equal’ Jan. 21

Rev. Kenneth Clarke, director of the Tompkins County Office of Human Rights, will discuss two iconic speeches by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy on a special Martin Luther King Jr. Day edition of “All Things Equal” Jan. 21.

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Things to Do, Jan. 18-25, 2019

Events this week include new films at Cornell Cinema; a display of Martin Luther King's work with the labor movement; an early 20th-century piano festival and an exhibit from a local biodiversity survey.

Engineers’ plan would avert NYC’s dreaded L train shutdown

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has enlisted engineering professors from Cornell and Columbia to help solve a problem that threatened to cause an extended shutdown of a busy New York City subway line.

Natural habitats, bee diversity key to better apple production

A study of bees in apple orchards revealed that a wider diversity of species had a positive effect on apple production. 

Handed lemons, Cornell Dining chefs make gold

Four Cornell Dining chefs turned mushrooms, lentils and lemons into gold at the annual American Culinary Federation competition Jan. 11 at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York.

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Muse, Shaw win Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism

John H. Muse of the University of Chicago and arts journalist Helen Shaw have won the 2017-18 George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism, administered by Cornell’s Department of English.

Appert explores hip-hop and social change in Senegal

Assistant Professor of Music Catherine M. Appert looks at Senegalese hip-hop, its mythology and ethnography in her book “In Hip Hop Time: Music, Memory, and Social Change in Urban Senegal.”

Margaret Martonosi ’86 visits as A.D. White Professor-at-Large

Computer scientist Margaret Martonosi '86 will interact with students and faculty Jan. 22-26 as an Andrew Dickson White Professor-at-Large.

Predicting future combos, from rap songs to pharmaceuticals

Cornell researchers have developed an algorithm to predict which groups are likely to work together in the future based on their past partnerships.

How do you flourish in scientific publishing? Ask a librarian

Cornell University Library offered a workshop for graduate students and postdocs in engineering, math and physical sciences on the resources that can jump-start their careers.