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Awards fund innovations in digital agriculture

Projects ranging from a soil-swimming robot that can sense conditions in the root zone in real time to computational models that can predict produce spoilage received seed funds from the Cornell Initiative for Digital Agriculture’s new Research Innovation Fund.

Lab of Ornithology debuts its first feature film

“Bird of Prey,” the first feature documentary produced by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, was released to the public June 13. It tells the story of the great Philippine eagle, the largest and rarest bird of prey in the world.

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Sokol remembered as 300 Reunion voices lift ‘Ave Maria’

At Reunion 2019, more than 300 Cornell Glee Club voices stood on the Bailey Hall stage to sing the iconic “Ave Maria” by Franz Biebl.

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Inclusive excellence: Fostering belonging at Cornell

More than 100 Cornell staff members engaged in workshops and facilitated sessions addressing diversity and inclusion at the Inclusive Excellence Summit June 11.

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Flyby of Saturn’s C ring prompts plateau puzzlement

Instead of uncovering scientific answers, the spectral images from a Cassini flyby of Saturn’s rings triggered more questions than answers, says new research published June 13 in Science.

Cornell alumni award lauded by SUNY group

The Cornell New York State Hometown Alumni Award has received an honor of its own – a judge’s citation from the SUNY Council for University Advancement as part of the group’s 2019 Awards for Excellence winners.

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Taimina shares ‘viral’ crocheting technique with alumni

Retired adjunct associate professor Daina Taimina’s presentation during Reunion weekend introduced the release of the second edition of her book, “Crocheting Adventures With Hyperbolic Planes.”

Towering ‘Double Allium’ installed at Botanic Gardens

A towering new sculpture welcomes visitors to the Cornell Botanic Gardens: “Double Allium,” crafted of metal and glass, stands 12 feet tall and sits along the walkway to the Nevin Welcome Center. 

Hybrid energy system could slash campus greenhouse emissions

A hybrid system using geothermal energy for both heating and electricity could reduce campus greenhouse emissions around 25% more than using it just for heating, potentially bringing Cornell close to its goal of carbon neutrality, according to new research.

Reunion 2019 resonates with Cornellians of all ages

More than 8,000 alumni, family members and friends enjoyed Cornell’s gorgeous Ithaca campus during four cloudless days of Reunion 2019, June 6-9.

Empire apple breeder Roger Way dies at 100

Roger Way, Ph.D. ’53, professor emeritus of pomology and world-renowned apple breeder, died June 2 in State College, Pennsylvania. He was 100 years old.

Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute names first endowed professor

Ari Juels, a professor of computer science at the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech, has been named the Weill Family Foundation and Joan and Sanford I. Weill Professor – the first endowed professorship at the institute.