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Cornell Center of Excellence to grow state’s food and ag economy

Cornell will establish a new Center of Excellence in Food and Agriculture Innovation at the New York State Agriculture Experiment Station in Geneva, thanks to $1 million in state funding.  

Optimizing taxi fleet size the subject of multi-university research

Math professor Steven Strogatz took part in research led by Massachusetts Institute of Technology that proposes a way to optimize taxi fleet deployment, based on a 2011 data set taken from New York City cab trips. 

Library receives Jewish fables from around the world

A newly arrived collection of Jewish books containing fables, with around 400 volumes spanning six centuries, will enrich Jewish studies at Cornell.

Faculty use new formats – including comics – to convey research

Faculty and academic staff presented projects including comics, videos and websites in the Knowledge Matters Fellowship, May 10.

Podcast: the environmental impact of used clothing

“Future Fashion,” a new episode of the “What Makes Us Human” podcast series, considers what happens to used clothing.

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New metabolomics core facility enables new science

Cornell researchers are benefitting from the launch of the Cornell Institute of Biotechnology’s new Metabolomics core facility, which opened in January.

President Pollack, Ava DuVernay will highlight Cornell’s 150th Commencement

Cornell University President Martha E. Pollack’s Commencement address and film director Ava DuVernay’s Senior Convocation address will highlight Cornell’s 150th Graduation and Commencement Weekend, May 26-27.

Facilities and Campus Services lauds staff success

The Facilities and Campus Services (FCS) 10th Annual Employee Celebration was held June 12, recognizing staff achievements.

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President endorses consensual relationship policy

President Martha E. Pollack on May 21 endorsed the consensual relationship policy outlining constraints on romantic and sexual relationships between faculty members and students.

Milstein Program in Technology and Humanity selects first students

The first students have been chosen for the new Milstein Program in Technology and Humanity and will begin as first-year students at Cornell this fall.

We Are Weill Cornell Medicine: Dr. Jyoti Mathad

Dr. Jyoti Mathad strives to improve pre-natal care in India.

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