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Doctor receives Cornell degree, 67 years after leaving campus

Dr. David Murray ’52 recently received his Cornell diploma decades after leaving school early to pursue his medical degree.


Hackathon looks to solve animal health issues

Students designed solutions to animal health issues and competed for prize money at the 2019 Cornell Animal Health Hackathon on Jan. 27.

A first: Cornell researchers quantify photocurrent loss in particle interface

A group led by Peng Chen has, for the first time, quantified the current loss that occurs in particle-to-particle interfaces in solar panels, which could inform future designs.

Pilot program takes aim at student food insecurity

Cornell takes a multipronged approach to food insecurity among students, and on Feb. 4, a pilot program will allow students who have bonus meals on their meal plans to donate them for students in need.

Harvard professor to discuss implicit bias

Mahzarin Banaji, author and professor of sociology at Harvard University, will give a talk, “Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People,” Feb. 11 in Statler Auditorium.

Study: AI may mask racial disparities in credit, lending

A method intended to evaluate racial disparities in lending decisions can yield very different results depending on tiny changes in how it guesses applicants’ races, according to a new Cornell-led study.

Bree Newsome to give MLK commemorative lecture Feb. 11

Activist Bree Newsome, who removed the Confederate battle flag at the South Carolina State House in 2015, will speak at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration on campus Feb. 11.

Charting a ‘map’ for determining negative thermal expansion

Negative thermal expansion, or NTE, is a rare but important phenomenon, and Cornell researchers have developed a better “map” for finding NTE in materials.

Students develop augmented reality software to help those with hearing loss

Two Cornell Tech master’s students have developed a prototype for augmented reality headsets to help people who are deaf or hard of hearing navigate one-on-one conversations.

Book offers hope to parents of children who self-injure

A new book co-written by Janis Whitlock, a Cornell expert in adolescent self-injury, offers information, encouragement and support for parents and caretakers of children who self-injure.

AI adjusts for gaps in citizen science data

Citizen science databases can be inconsistent, but Cornell researchers have developed a deep learning model that effectively corrects for location biases, leading to more reliable predictions.

Cooperative Extension takes its message to Albany

Executive directors from Cornell Cooperative Extension county associations from across the state traveled to Albany Jan. 22 to meet with senators and Assembly members from their respective districts.