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Ancient pathway uncovers calcium’s role in egg development

A new study of fruit flies uncovers an ancient and fundamental mechanism that provides details into a long-standing mystery of reproductive biology.

Courses continue transition from Blackboard to Canvas

Cornell has entered the second semester of its transition from Blackboard to Canvas, with more than half of all courses now using the new learning management system as the previous system gets phased out.

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United Way kickoff promises fun, while making a difference

This year’s Cornell United Way campaign kickoff celebration will take place Sept. 25 at 3 p.m. in the Willard Straight Hall Memorial Room with free food, music, entertainment and surprises.

Lecturer to be featured in PBS documentary

The PBS documentary series “The Future of America’s Past” features Elissa Sampson, lecturer in the Jewish Studies Program, in the episode about New York City’s Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire.


Programs empower underrepresented student entrepreneurs

W.E. (Women Entrepreneurs) Cornell and Black Entrepreneurs in Training are programs encouraging and enabling underrepresented groups in entrepreneurship. The deadline for joining either group is Sept. 11.

Town meets gown at community welcome celebrations

Students engage with the local community at the BEAR Walk Community Fair geared to all Collegetown residents Sept. 5, and CU Downtown, Sept. 7 on the Ithaca Commons.

New Cornell hub for historical keyboards opens Sept. 6

A new hub for historical keyboard studies launches at Cornell with the opening of the Cornell Center for Historical Keyboards, 726 University Ave. An opening event is planned for Sept. 6-7.  

Things to Do, Aug. 30-Sept. 6, 2019

Events at Cornell include a tribute to Toni Morrison; Festival24 at the Schwartz Center; "Rocketman" at Cornell Cinema; the Cornell International Fair; and a lecture on engaging students with global food security.

Application period begins Sept. 4 for child care grants

Eligible faculty and staff members can apply Sept. 4-30 for tax-free grants of up to $5,000 to help pay for 2020 child care expenses.

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Cheese, love and understanding: Judges know the whey

For three days in early August at Stocking Hall, a handful of judges saw, sniffed and sampled 234 cheeses in 24 categories – all of it made in New York.

Einaudi Center appoints new director

The Einaudi Center for International Studies has appointed Rachel Beatty Riedl as its new director; Riedl will also join the Cornell faculty as the John S. Knight Professor of International Studies in the Department of Government.

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Cell-free DNA detects pathogens and quantifies damage

A new Cornell study presents a technique to identify viruses and bacteria in the human body and quantify injuries to organs by using dead fragments of DNA, called cell-free DNA, that roam throughout the bloodstream and urine.