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Pollack updates UA on campus climate, teacher-student policy

At a Nov. 14 University Assembly meeting, Cornell President Martha E. Pollack gave updates on issues involving campus climate and stressed the need for the university to adopt an official policy on teacher-student consensual relations by the end of the academic year.

In bee decline, fungicides emerge as improbable villain

To understand bumblebee population declines, a Cornell-led team examined environmental stressors. They found a shocker: fungicides.

ILR expert talks on the future of work to D.C. policymakers

Louis Hyman briefed policymakers in Washington, D.C., Nov. 13, on how technological innovation is transforming work and how insights from the past inform responses to automation.

Watershed moment in China examined by faculty experts

Three Cornell experts on China offered their analysis of Xi Jinping's Oct. 18 speech laying out his vision for China and consolidating his personal power.

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.