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New novel reflects #MeToo moment

“Birds of Wonder,” a new novel by Cynthia Robinson, addresses sexual violence, porn addiction and sexual tourism.

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Algae-forestry, bioenergy mix may help make CO2 vanish from thin air

Scientists from Cornell, Duke and the University of Hawaii have an idea that could provide power and food protein to large regions of the world – and remove carbon dioxide from Earth’s atmosphere.

Alcohol from dairy waste may be headed to tap near you

Acid whey fermented and brewed like beer could soon be on tap, turning dairy waste into a flavorful drink with an alcoholic kick.

Demo day, Big Idea competition top Celebration 2018

Cornell Entrepreneurs of the Year Steve Conine ’95 and Niraj Shah ‘95, co-founders of Wayfair, will be honored on campus April 19 at the Celebration conference.

App helps users choose wardrobe based on weather

Matt Barker ‘19 and Austin Astorga ’19 created Brella, an app that delivers a personalized daily forecast and clothing suggestions based on the weather.

Grant to unite Cornell, partners in fight against opioids

A grant will expand Cornell's research and work with partners on confronting opioid abuse through evidence-based interventions.

NYC conference to examine challenges posed by the ‘gig economy’

The "gig economy" will be explored in an April 27-28 conference in New York City organized by The Worker Institute at Cornell’s ILR School.

Nobel laureate’s autobiographical play to be presented in staged readings

Nobel Laureate Roald Hoffmann’s autobiographical play, “Something that Belongs to You,” will given staged reading April 15 and 17.

Analysis finds strong consensus on effectiveness of gender transition treatment

A new data analysis has found strong consensus that undergoing gender transition can improve transgender well-being.

Quality of Medicaid varies as a result of public policy

A new book by Jamila Michener, “Fragmented Democracy: Medicaid, Federalism and Unequal Politics,” finds unequal application of Medicaid undermines democracy.

We Are Weill Cornell Medicine: Dr. Ernie Esquivel

Dr. Ernie Esquivel, director of Weill Cornell Medical College’s internal medicine clerkship, loves watching medical students succeed in their training.

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All about animals

The annual College of Veterinary Medicine open house will be held April 7, and a talk on dental care tips for pets will be held April 14 at the Baker Institute for Animal Health.

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