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Reunion 2019 resonates with Cornellians of all ages

More than 8,000 alumni, family members and friends enjoyed Cornell’s gorgeous Ithaca campus during four cloudless days of Reunion 2019, June 6-9.

Empire apple breeder Roger Way dies at 100

Roger Way, Ph.D. ’53, professor emeritus of pomology and world-renowned apple breeder, died June 2 in State College, Pennsylvania. He was 100 years old.

Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute names first endowed professor

Ari Juels, a professor of computer science at the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech, has been named the Weill Family Foundation and Joan and Sanford I. Weill Professor – the first endowed professorship at the institute.

Research examines intent behind Facebook posts

A Cornell researcher is working with Facebook to find ways to identify content with malicious intent and forged IDs, to help the social media giant rapidly find and remove harmful posts.

Art faculty, alumni reunite in Shaker Museum exhibition

Associate professor of art Carl Ostendarp is part of a group exhibition curated by Amie Cunat, M.F.A. ’12, that runs through June 22 at the Shaker Museum Mount Lebanon, in New Lebanon, New York.

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Grant writing course for female faculty tackles funding gap

To address a funding imbalance, the Cornell Women’s Grant Fellows Workshop aims to familiarize female assistant professors with the landscape of federal funders, program officers and grant applications, and to teach tips for writing a winning proposal.

Scientists discover key plant virus-insect virus interaction

Researchers in Michelle Heck’s lab at the Boyce Thompson Institute are working to better understand how plant viruses interact with aphids on a molecular level, which could lead to better pest-control methods.

How many taxis can scan a city? Fewer than you’d think

Just 10 taxis equipped with mobile sensors can survey a third of Manhattan’s streets in a day, inexpensively gathering valuable data about factors such as air quality, street conditions and bridge stability to provide an accurate and timely snapshot of a city’s health, according to a new study including a Cornell researcher.

Free events feature music, speakers, performing artists

Writer Joyce Carol Oates and events celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing are among the highlights of the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions' free summer events series on campus, June 28 through Aug. 2.

Framework predicts endangered species’ pathogen risk

Dr. Wendy Beauvais, a postdoc in the College of Veterinary Medicine, has used a 2015 mass mortality event to create a framework to assess and prioritize future risks of pathogens jumping to wildlife.

Students share Cornell experiences with President Pollack

President Martha E. Pollack queried three young Cornellians – two recent graduates and one rising senior – on their most interesting and challenging Cornell experiences during Reunion 2019.

US must get its house in order, Hadley says in Olin Lecture

Partisanship and extremism are fraying our political system and tarnishing the United States’ reputation around the world, former national security adviser Stephen J. Hadley ’69 told alumni at the Olin Lecture June 7 in Bailey Hall.