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Presidential Task Force nominations are open through Nov. 17

Nominations for the Presidential Task Force on Campus Climate opened this week: Peer nominations are due Wednesday, Nov. 15, and all self-nominations are due Friday, Nov. 17.

Binding molecule could improve injected radiation therapy

A group led by assistant professor Justin Wilson has developed a binding molecule that could improve targeted alpha-particle therapy - injected radiation treatment - for prostate cancer patients.

Study reveals why testicular cancer responds to chemo

Cornell researchers have taken a major step toward answering a key question in cancer research: Why is testicular cancer so responsive to chemotherapy, even after it metastasizes?

Classicist Michael Fontaine examines mental distress in humanities podcast

Michael Fontaine, professor of classics, returns to ancient literature to understand mental distress as a matter of ethics or of spiritual anguish instead of neurological misfirings in new podcast.

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New podcast takes listeners inside the immune system

“Immune,” a new monthly podcast, hopes to increase understanding of everything from antibiotics and vaccines to cancer immunotherapy.

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Symposium highlights Alzheimer’s research breakthroughs

Advances in scientific innovation are leading to powerful discoveries about Alzheimer’s and neurodegenerative diseases according to experts at the Appel Alzheimer’s Disease Research Institute Symposium.

Astronomers see clash of ‘titan’ galaxies … 13 billion years ago

A pair of massive, hyper-luminous galaxies, discovered by a Cornell professor and a graduate student, are merging in front of astronomer’s eyes for the first time and revealing secrets of cosmic creation.

Fuertes Observatory to celebrate a century of scanning Ithaca skies

“A Century of Observing at Fuertes” will be held Nov. 17 with reflections on the observatory’s history and long-term impact as a window to the cosmos for the community.

Female A&S undergrads can explore the world with new travel grant

The family of Ruth Bierman Linnick ’60 has created a travel fund to let female A&S undergraduates travel the world for pleasure, adventure and exploration.

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Collaboration seeks to reduce health care disparities through technology

Professors Saurabh Mehta and David Erickson, the co-founders of Cornell's Institute for Nutritional Sciences, Global Health and Technology (INSiGHT) discuss radical collaboration and using technology to solve global health problems.

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Pollack issues statement in honor of our nation’s veterans

In honor of Veterans Day, President Martha E. Pollack thanked all faculty, staff, student and alumni veterans for their service in the U.S. armed forces.

Student work in Italy and upstate N.Y. informs intergenerational communities

City and regional planning students conducted engaged community research in the Cornell in Rome program and in Sullivan County, New York, on building better communities for children and seniors.