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Law, business students develop AI apps to aid nonprofits

A new class, Delivering Legal Services Through Technology, combined hands-on technical training with a speaker series to provide LL.M., J.D. and MBA students with both the broader context and the technological know-how they’ll need in an evolving field.

New study upends timeline of Iroquoian history

New research by an international team raises questions about the timing and nature of early interactions between indigenous peoples and Europeans in North America.

Cornell, community partners help drive Buffalo’s revival

The Partnership for the Public Good, founded in Buffalo in 2007 by the ILR School, is working with local groups to make the city a model of urban regeneration and create policies advancing equity and sustainability.

New maps light up information on birds

A new series of dynamic bird maps from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology reveals unprecedented details not only about where the birds are, but how their numbers and habitats change through the seasons and years.

Documentarian: Take down paywalls, open access to scholarship

Academic publishing is a $25 billion-a-year industry dominated by a handful of publishers with unfair business practices, a documentary filmmaker visiting campus said.

Book investigates resilience in the face of chronic poverty

A new book, “The Economics of Poverty Traps,” co-edited by Cornell agricultural and development economist Chris Barrett, highlights cutting-edge research on the mechanisms that keep people entrenched in poverty.

Certificate program fosters problem solving through design thinking

A new Design Thinking certificate program through eCornell helps learners adopt a human-centered approach to designing and improving products, experiences and systems.

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Cornell-led workshop Dec. 11 strives to transcend borders with science

Science for the greater global good earns a spotlight at the AGU meeting in Washington, D.C., as Cornell’s Karim-Aly Kassam will co-lead a full morning on science diplomacy at a workshop, on Dec. 11.

Gift funds new music professorship, supports wind symphony

Barbara and Richard T. Silver ’50, MD ’53 Professorship in the Department of Music and the Barbara and Richard T. Silver ’50, MD ’53 Wind Symphony are recent gifts.

Six on faculty receive Einaudi Center grants for international work

The Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies awarded grants to faculty to support new collaborative research on international topics and fund workshops or other activities.

It’s alive: Fiber-optic sensors could help soft robots feel, adapt

Robots that sense and adjust their position relative to their surroundings is the subject of the latest work from Rob Shepherd, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering.

Agnes Morris recognized with George Peter Award

Agnes Morris, technical assistant for the radiation safety section of Environmental Health and Safety, was recognized by her colleagues, friends and family with the George Peter Award for Dedicated Service Nov. 29.

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