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Three alumni named 2019 MacArthur fellows

Three alumni have been awarded 2019 MacArthur Foundation fellowships for showing exceptional creativity in their work and promise for making additional future advances in their fields.



Study illuminates link between anglerfish, bacteria

Researchers, including Tory Hendry, assistant professor of microbiology, have uncovered new insights into a symbiosis between bioluminescent bacteria and deep-sea anglerfish. 

President’s address to staff set for Oct. 10

Cornell President Martha E. Pollack will deliver the annual President’s Address to Staff Oct. 10, 1-2 p.m., in the Schwartz Auditorium, Rockefeller Hall, to be followed by a Q&A period.

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LaFeber-Silbey Lecture to look back on 1970s U.S. power

Historian Francis J. Gavin will discuss the importance of the 1970s in U.S. and world history in this year’s LaFeber-Silbey Lecture, Oct. 3 at 4:30 p.m. in Kaufmann Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall.

New exhibit maps out emotional states

Maps with images meant to stir public sentiment are featured in the new exhibit, “Latitude: Persuasive Cartography,” which opens Oct. 3 in Carl A. Kroch Library’s Hirshland Exhibition Gallery. 

Cornell researchers reveal molecular basis of vision

Cornell and Stanford University researchers have solved the three-dimensional structure of a protein complex involved in vertebrate vision at atomic resolution. 

$6M alumni gift launches Humanities Scholars Program

A $6 million anonymous gift from alumni will help launch the Humanities Scholars Program in the College of Arts and Sciences, offering a signature learning, research and collaboration opportunity to students from across the university interested in humanistic inquiry.

Curbing diesel emission could reduce big city mortality

U.S. cities could see a decline in mortality rates and an improved economy through midcentury if the federal government maintain strong air pollution policies to diminish diesel freight truck exhaust.

Things to Do, Sept. 27-Oct. 4, 2019

Events at Cornell this week include pianists Daniil Trifonov and Sergei Babayan, RED Day, films about food, remembering Toni Morrison, and the Coors Conversation Series.

Head of Ag and Markets hailed as Friend of Extension

Richard Ball, New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets commissioner, was presented the Friend of Extension Award by Cornell Cooperative Extension at a ceremony Sept. 26 at Cornell’s Statler Hotel.

Celebration jump-starts United Way campaign

The 2019 Cornell United Way campaign was jump-started Sept. 25 with dancing and actual jumping, as well as some spirited karaoke and a bit of dress-up in Willard Straight Hall.

Discovery in gallium nitride a key enabler of energy efficient electronics

Gallium nitride, a semiconductor that revolutionized energy-efficient LED lighting, could also transform electronics and wireless communication, thanks to a discovery made by Cornell researchers.