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Dairy barn implements poop-to-power system

Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Dairy Barn has installed a system that separates manure from sand bedding that is healthier for cows and creates muck perfect for making electricity.

New service helps employees locate caregivers

Cornell employees, retirees and graduate and professional students can set up a Care.com membership to find, schedule and manage care for their family – children, adults and pets. 

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Robert H. Wasserman, discoverer of calcium-binding protein, dies at age 92

Robert Wasserman ’49, Ph.D. ’53, professor emeritus at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, died May 23 at age 92.

Designers to unveil 'RRRolling Stones' at NYC sculpture park

A movable outdoor seating system designed by architecture faculty members Leslie Lok and Sasa Zivkovic and made from 3D-printed concrete will be unveiled July 12 at Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens.

CIS programs aim to draw minority STEM students to academic careers

Two free workshops offered by Computing and Information Science brought students to campus with the goal of increasing diversity in STEM fields.

Network shifts signaled financial crisis – and may prevent another

Two networks in the financial system interacted in a distinctive way during the devastating financial crisis of 2008, an insight that could help predict future crises.

Sadie perseveres with prosthetic paw

With care from new owners and treatment from veterinarians at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals, a stray American foxhound gets a prosthetic limb after losing foot in a coyote trap. 

Partnership to assess pollinator-friendly solar farms

Entomologist Scott McArt is partnering with a leading national solar developer on a groundbreaking study to determine the local benefits of wildflower plantings on solar sites in central New York and the Hudson Valley.

Robot prototype will let you feel how it’s ‘feeling’

A group led by Guy Hoffman, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, is developing technology that will allow robots to display emotion through changes in their skin.

Moth provides hope against invasive swallow-wort

Pale and black swallow-wort are rapidly invading fields and forests across the Northeast, including New York, but a moth from the Ukraine holds promise to keep the weed in check.

Vice provost connects the dots to shape academic experiences

Lisa Nishii, Cornell’s vice provost for undergraduate education, talks about the impact of her role, the undergraduate experience and her office's collaborations across campus.

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Atkinson's Academic Venture Fund awards $1.5M to 12 projects

The Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future’s Academic Venture Fund has awarded $1.5 million to a range of projects that will provide sustainable solutions around the world, from the Finger Lakes to the Pamir Mountains in Central Asia.