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Cornell joins network to expand public interest tech

Cornell is joining a collaboration of 36 colleges and universities committed to building the field of public interest technology and preparing a generation of civic-minded technologists.

Cornell scientists amplify ‘green’ research at AAAS

On topics ranging from oceanic disease to restraining invasive species from distant seas, Cornell faculty joined 10,000 scientists to discuss “Envisioning Tomorrow’s Earth” at the AAAS meeting in Seattle.

Top ag schools joining forces at Cornell digital ag hackathon

Students and faculty from the world’s five leading agricultural universities, including Cornell, will spend three days learning and brainstorming at the Cornell Initiative for Digital Agriculture’s second annual hackathon, Feb. 28-March 1.

Roundtable Feb. 14 will connect Cornell’s design disciplines

Faculty and students from Cornell departments teaching design studios and design thinking will exchange ideas to foster connections between fields and strengthen pedagogy at the inaugural Design@Cornell Roundtable Feb. 14.

HS programming contest to encourage girls’ participation

The 2020 Girls High School Programming Contest, open to all high school girls, will be held Saturday, Feb. 8, on the Ithaca and Cornell Tech campuses.

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Cornell co-leads effort to use big data to combat catastrophes

An NSF-funded initiative, co-led by professor David S. Matteson, aims to harness data across disciplines in order to identify risk factors for catastrophic events.

Summer program aims to boost underrepresented CS majors

An all-expenses-paid four-week course for rising Cornell sophomores aims to increase the number of underrepresented minorities majoring in computer science.

Things to Do, Jan. 24-31, 2020

Cornell events this week include a talk with actress Vanessa Bayer; an impeachment law panel discussion; "Some Like It Hot" in a classic American cinema series; and a community concert with the Glee Club and Chorus.

Nine assistant professors win NSF early career awards

Seven Cornell faculty members have received National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Awards.