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‘Ghost’ footprints from the Pleistocene made visible

Invisible footprints hiding since the end of the last ice age – and what lies beneath them – have been discovered by Cornell researchers using a special type of radar in a novel way.

President Pollack welcomes IFC ban on social events

On Nov. 8, Cornell President Martha E. Pollack sent a message to the Ithaca campus community regarding sorority and fraternity activities on campus.

Progress made in reforms to sorority, fraternity life

Cornell continues to enact changes and reforms to sorority and fraternity life at the university as part of the ongoing response to a comprehensive review President Martha E. Pollack requested in 2018.

Three faculty appointed to Astro2020 survey

Three Cornell astronomers have been appointed to panel membership for the Decadal Survey on Astronomy and Astrophysics, a partnership between the National Academies and the astronomical community to identify key priorities in astronomy and astrophysics.

Study finds sex bias in bird conservation plans

Bird habitat conservation strategies have typically overlooked the habitats needed by females, putting already-declining species in even more peril, according to researchers at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Things to Do, Nov. 8-15, 2019

Events this week include synthesizer ensemble Mother Mallard's 50th anniversary; Apple Bake-off judging at Cornell Orchards; Andrea Berloff '95 with her film “The Kitchen;” and author Valeria Luiselli on the border crisis.

Professor’s Vietnam War service determined his life’s path

For Keith Taylor, professor of Asian studies, Veterans Day is an opportunity to reflect on how his life was shaped by his service in the Vietnam War.

Benefits of active learning explored in new podcast

“Closing Achievement Gaps,” a new episode of the “What Makes Us Human?” podcast series, examines how active learning helps students succeed.

Essentials

Protein finding could inform new type 2 diabetes treatment

Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian have discovered a function of the protein adipsin that could help inform new treatments for type 2 diabetes. 

Play looks at how climate change will impact Ithaca’s future

“The Next Storm,” Nov. 15-23 at the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, is a community-based play by the Department of Performing and Media Arts partnering with Ithaca-based theater company Civic Ensemble and playwright Thomas Dunn.

New genomic analysis may lead to improved watermelon

Researchers from the Boyce Thompson Institute have created a resource that could help plant breeders find wild watermelon genes that provide resistance to pests, diseases, drought and other hardships.

New center will foster data science research

Cornell’s Center for Data Science for Enterprise and Society, launching this fall and led by David Shmoys, will enhance research in the increasingly important field of data science.