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United Way Winter Fest serves up fun, music, generosity

Holiday spirit adorned the Memorial Room at Willard Straight Hall during Cornell’s United Way Winter Fest Dec. 13, which served as the end-marker for a campaign that began Sept. 26.

Cornell geologists detect rapid ‘ice stream’ at Arctic glacier

Cornell geologists, examining the desolate Vavilov ice cap on the northern fringe of Siberia in the Arctic Circle, have for the first time observed the rapid ice loss from an improbable new river of ice.

Rabbi Ari Weiss honored for Cornell Hillel leadership

Rabbi Ari Weiss, executive director of Cornell Hillel, is one of 16 honorees recognized by Hillel International, the largest worldwide Jewish campus organization.

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'Locally grown' broccoli looks, tastes better to consumers

In tests, consumers in upstate New York were willing to pay more for broccoli grown in New York when they knew where it came from, Cornell researchers found.

Mother, daughter reindeer back on holiday duty after surgeries

A reindeer mother and daughter are ready for duty this holiday season following cataract surgery in late summer at the Cornell University Equine and Nemo Farm Animal Hospital.

Astronaut conducts Cornell experiment on space station

Orbiting 250 miles above the Earth on the International Space Station, astronaut and station commander Luca Parmitano on Dec. 10-11 conducted a Cornell-designed experiment that will help validate numerical models used for a number of industrial and geophysical applications.

CLASP participants connect through lifelong learning

Staff and student participants in the Community Learning and Service Partnership program attended a Dec. 12 luncheon in Warren Hall for a “midyear celebration of learning.”

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Collaboration yields insights into mosquito reproduction

Four Cornell researchers took a deeper look at mosquito reproduction with the goal of helping humans combat outbreaks of diseases such as dengue and Zika, which are worsening as the climate warms.

Smart intersections could reduce autonomous car congestion

Cornell researchers developed a first-of-its-kind model to control traffic and intersections in order to increase autonomous car capacity on urban streets, reduce congestion and minimize accidents.

Celebration marks prototype accelerator getting up to speed

Staff, university leaders, industry partners and government representatives attended a Dec. 5 celebration of the launch of the Cornell-Brookhaven ERL Test Accelerator facility, known as CBETA.

Things to Do, Dec. 13-Jan. 17

Events at Cornell this week and through the winter break include student film screenings, winter solstice celebrations, the Cornell Concerto Competition and Winter Employee Celebration.

Northeast ADA Center helps inform organization’s compliance

The Northeast ADA Center, in the ILR School’s Yang-Tan Institute, is partnering with Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes to help the organization create a more inclusive environment for its patients.