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Nanoscale facility partners with German photonics firm

The Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility has entered into a partnership with the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonics Microsystems, which will help small companies speed up their R&D process. 

Gombas recognized for positive impact on staff

Cheryl Gombas, administrative manager in the Department of Entomology, receives the George Peter Award for Dedicated Service for her work with staff.

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Scientists find new targets in the war against tuberculosis

A new study by College of Veterinary Medicine scientists unveiled a novel approach to vaccine development in the fight against tuberculosis.

A Conversation with Geek Girls, April 18

A Conversation with Geek Girls, a panel discussion on breaking barriers for women in technology, will feature the co-author of “Geek Girl Rising,” Heather Cabot, April 18.

Grad student leads group on algorithms and AI for social good

Rediet Abebe, a doctoral candidate in computer science, co-founded the Mechanism Design for Social Good group in 2016.

Showcase to celebrate community-engaged projects April 16

The sixth annual Community Engagement Showcase will be held April 16, 5-7 p.m. in Klarman Hall’s auditorium and Groos Family Atrium.

Artist Ana Teresa Fernández visits campus April 25

Ana Teresa Fernández, an artist whose public art, paintings and films explore the intersections of geopolitical borders and boundaries of identity, will visit campus April 25.

Cornell Botanic Gardens heralds spring

Thousands of bulbs will bloom in two locations in the F.R. Newman Arboretum at Cornell Botanic Gardens, which will open to vehicles Friday, April 13.

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Legal experts discuss hate speech and how to limit it

Nadine Strossen, former president of the American Civil Liberties Union and professor of law at New York Law School, and Jeremy Waldron, professor of law at New York University, expressed differing opinions on hate speech April 10.

Vice provost for enrollment will ‘champion the student experience’

A new university position, vice provost for enrollment, has been created, incorporating oversight of admissions, financial aid and the university registrar, Provost Michael Kotlikoff announced April 11.

New grant program seeks innovative teaching and learning projects

The Center for Teaching Innovation is seeking project proposals from the Cornell teaching community to facilitate vibrant, challenging and reflective learning experiences for undergraduates.

Coloring that can’t be beet: New food process replaces synthetic dyes

Cornell food scientists have discovered a way to process natural beet juice so that it maintains its bright red color and will allow food manufacturers to use it in place of synthetic dyes.