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‘The Search for Life in Space’ stars astronomer Lisa Kaltenegger

Lisa Kaltenegger, associate professor of astronomy and director of Cornell’s Carl Sagan Institute, is featured in the new IMAX film, “The Search for Life in Space.”

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Home Plate seeks families to host students

Volunteer families are needed for Home Plate, a program that connects Cornell students with the Ithaca community by matching small groups of students with local families for regular meet-ups, usually dinners the families host.

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Treasure hunt of used goods runs through October

What do vinyl records, baby clothes, computers and a vintage mirror have in common? You can find them all locally on the Reuse Trail, a collaboration of 45 stores that sell used goods.

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Cornell scientist tapped to preserve elm trees on the National Mall

A team of Cornell scientists, led by Nina Bassuk, professor in the Horticulture Section of the School of Integrative Plant Science, is working to preserve the elms on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., for generations to come.

Law grad Michael James Leslie dons judicial robes in ‘Sweeney Todd’

For the first time in his 40-year acting career, Cornell Law School graduate Michael James Leslie, J.D. ’76, is playing a legal role.

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Astronomer Yervant Terzian honored with room dedication

The Terzian Conference Room on the sixth floor of the Space Sciences Building was dedicated Aug. 31 in honor of astronomer Yervant Terzian.

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NYC workshops bring the best of Cornell to business leaders

Through a new series of workshops, Cornell University is bringing its best to busy executives in New York City.

Black-and-white proof: Single genes control color, stripes in butterfly wings

Two papers prove for the first time how single master genes – one for colors and iridescence and the other for stripe patterns – control these complex traits in butterfly wings.

Cornell women re-establish networking group

The first 2017 meeting of “CU Women Lead: Supporting Women’s Career Growth,” Cornell’s chapter of the American Council on Education Women’s Network, will be held Sept. 26, 3:30-4:30 p.m., in 135 Emerson Hall.

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Veterinary students travel the world for planetary health

College of Veterinary Medicine students traveled to destinations around the world last summer for clinical research that advances planetary health.

Employee Celebration is Oct. 7; tickets on sale through Sept. 28

Tickets are now on sale through Sept. 28 for Cornell’s Fall Employee Celebration for staff, faculty, retirees and their families, to be held Oct. 7, when Cornell Big Red football will square off against Harvard University at 1:30 p.m. The $5 per person ticket covers both football game and Cornell Community Dinner.

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3-D analysis of dog fossils sheds light on domestication debate

In an effort to settle the debate about the origin of dog domestication, a technique that uses 3-D scans of fossils is helping researchers determine the difference between dogs and wolves.