Cornell gets $10 million federal grant to establish new institute applying computing to sustainability

The Institute for Computational Sustainability at Cornell, launched with a $10 million NSF grant, will apply computer science to problems in managing and allocating natural resources. (Sept. 3, 2008)

Fast-thinking students win regional programming contest and will go on to world finals in Canada

A Cornell team finished first in the Association for Computing Machinery Greater New York Programming Contest and will compete against more than 80 other teams in the world finals in April in Canada. (Nov. 6, 2007)

Four departments get top billing for faculty productivity

Cornell's Departments of Food Science, Information Science, Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering are No. 1 in the country in their fields, according to the latest Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index. (Sept. 12, 2007)

World-class services now easily available to Blackboard users

Mike Tolomeo/ProvidedTony Cosgrave, the instruction coordinator for Cornell Library's Department of Collections, Reference, Instruction and Outreach, right, works with Marilyn Dispensa, an instructional designer from CIT, during…

Milky Way's fastest pulsar is on its way out of the galaxy, astronomers find

Scientists using the Very Large Baseline Array show that the fastest known neutron star has sufficient velocity to escape the galaxy. The study, co-authored by Cornell professor of astronomy James Cordes, was published last fall in Astrophysical Journal Letters. (February 6, 2006)

Cornell gets $25 million grant to build William H. Gates Hall, launching new home for computing and information science

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded $25 million to Cornell to support the construction of the signature building for a planned information campus.

Change your computer backup and help save $1.5 million

If you have ever lost a computer file, you know backup systems are crucial. But usually they come at a price: Either they slow down the system during the day, or they waste energy by requiring that computers be left on. Staff members in the Division of Facilities Services solved both problems, and if other departments follow their example, Cornell could save some $1.5 million a year in energy costs. (December 14, 2005)

Taking a new chip from invention to start-up takes teamwork

It's so common that it's almost a cliché: To start a high-tech company, you need to team a scientist with a business person. Associate Professor Rajit Manohar has found a way to increase the speed of computer chips. When he described his idea to business consultant and neighbor John Lofton Holt, Achronix Semiconductor was born. (December 14, 2005)

In 'Six Degrees of Reputation' Cornell authors track plagiarism and abuse of online reviewing systems

Positive bias in online consumer reviews has become almost standard industry practice, but plagiarizing user reviews and passing them off as authentic is another animal altogether, says a new Cornell study that has been tracking that other animal. (December 12, 2005)