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Host-microbe institute poised to expand

The launch of its Undergraduate Research Experience proved to be a highlight of the Cornell Institute of Host-Microbe Interactions' inaugural year.

Snakes act as 'ecosystem engineers' in seed dispersal

New research reveals that snakes might play a key – and previously unsuspected – role in dispersing plant seeds.

Restoration ecology class surveys Lake Treman

Students in Tom Whitlow’s Restoration Ecology class spent the fall semester examining Lake Treman’s many components, and they worked with the New York State Department of Parks and Recreation to develop a plan for managing it.

Two alumnae named 2019 Schwarzman scholars

An-Chi “Angela” Dai ’15 and Kelly McClure ’16 have been selected to join the third class of Schwarzman Scholars, a program that sends young leaders to Beijing for a year of master’s degree study.

Interested in social entrepreneurship? Become a 'change-maker'

Cornell delegates to the Clinton Global Initiative University presented their commitments to action at a pitch competition Jan. 31.

Book explores Alexander Kluge's literary experiments in futurity

Leslie Adelson has written “Cosmic Miniatures and the Future Sense: Alexander Kluge's 21st-century Literary Experiments in German Culture and Narrative Form.”

New 'Tomato Expression Atlas' dives deep into the fruit's flesh

Researchers at Boyce Thompson Institute, Cornell and the U.S. Department of Agriculture have mapped genes in the Tomato Expression Atlas.

What makes us human isn't just our genes, but how we regulate them

A new study proves what scientists have long suspected: what makes us human isn’t just our genes, but how we regulate them.

Cryogenic microscopy reveals atomic shifts of a manganite

Using scanning transmission electron microscopy at minus-180 degrees, a group led by assistant physics professor Lena Kourkoutis gained insights into how charge order evolves in a manganite.

Joe Thomas named interim dean of Cornell SC Johnson

L. Joseph Thomas has been appointed interim dean of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, following the Jan. 30 resignation of Soumitra Dutta. Thomas, who was dean of the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management 2007-12, will lead the college until a permanent dean is appointed.

Hackathon inspires solutions for animal health - and sticky dog poop

A spray that prevents feces from clumping on long-haired dogs won the 2018 Cornell Animal Health Hackathon, co-hosted by the College of Veterinary Medicine and Entrepreneurship at Cornell.

Things to Do, Feb. 2-9, 2018

Events this week include a Schubert recital with Malcolm Bilson, Ariana Kim and Shin Hwang; a Black History Month film series, and exhibitions and talks with alumni architect William Lim and artist Doug Hall.