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Nerve-healing startup Renerva joins McGovern incubator

Renerva, a medical startup developing an injectable gel to speed the healing of damaged nerves and creating a nerve-graft product, has joined Cornell’s McGovern Center.

Cornell renews commitment to county library

The university reaffirmed its commitment to serving the community by extending its longtime contribution to Tompkins County Public Library, pledging $100,000 over the next five years.

Ginsparg, Ph.D. ’81, arXiv founder, receives physics award

Paul Ginsparg, Ph.D. ’81, professor of physics and information science, is the recipient of the American Institute of Physics 2020 Karl Taylor Compton Medal for Leadership in Physics.

Telescope upgrade, move will aid in search for exoplanets

Dmitry Savransky, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, is a co-investigator on a $2.6 million National Science Foundation grant aimed at the discovery of relatively young, large exoplanets.

Inclusive Excellence podcast tackles workplace diversity

The first two seasons of the Cornell Inclusive Excellence podcast, which addresses diversity and inclusion in the workplace, are available for download on the Diversity and Inclusion website.

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Dancing debris, moveable landscape shape Comet 67P

A comet once thought to be a quiet dirty snowball cruising through the solar system becomes quite active when seen up close.

Discoveries detail role of stem cell in deadly gastric cancer

A Cornell study led by Alexander Nikitin, professor of pathology, provides important new insights into a common and deadly type of gastric cancer.

Online cultural critic wins 2019-20 Nathan Award

Soraya Nadia McDonald, cultural critic for The Undefeated, a website exploring the intersection of race, sports and culture, has been named winner of the 2019-20 Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism.

Philosophy professor Manne wins book prize for ‘Down Girl’

Kate Manne, associate professor of philosophy in the College of Arts and Sciences, has won the 2019 American Philosophical Association’s Book Prize for her first book, “Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny.”

Live webcast to explore pros, cons of machine learning

Kilian Weinberger, CIS associate professor, will present a live webcast, “Machine Learning: Advancements, Opportunities and Dangers,” Jan. 9 at 1 p.m. The event will be hosted by eCornell.

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Vice provost illuminates Cornell’s global role and impact

Wendy Wolford, Cornell’s vice provost for international affairs and the Robert A. and Ruth E. Polson Professor of Global Development, discusses her background, interdisciplinary approach, the university’s support for students and faculty in international work, the Global Grand Challenge, the new Cornell China Center and more.

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New College Scholars to study food, climate change, migration

The newest cohort of Arts and Sciences College Scholars, students who plan their own interdisciplinary curriculum around a topic that doesn’t fit into a traditional major, are interested in a wide range of disciplines.