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Cornell team reaches world debating championship final

For the first time, a Cornell Speech and Debate Society student team made it to the grand final of the World Universities' Debating Championships, held this year in Cape Town, South Africa.

Cornell Tech Dean Dan Huttenlocher to step down

Dan Huttenlocher, dean and vice provost of Cornell Tech, who positioned the campus as one of the most forward-thinking and interdisciplinary in the nation, will step down Aug. 1 to become dean of MIT’s new college of computing.

Study uses neural networks to define Dada

Cornell researchers explored whether an algorithm could be trained to sort digitized Dadaist journals from non-Dada modernist journals – a formidable task, given that many consider Dada inherently undefinable.

Digital ag is Cornell’s newest radical collaboration initiative

Digital agriculture at Cornell has just been seeded for robust additional growth by being added as a strategic discipline area to the provost's radical collaboration initiative.

‘Hamilton’ producer among spring Milstein speakers

The multidisciplinary Milstein Program in Technology & Humanity will bring prominent thinkers to campus this spring for thought-provoking public events and workshops.

Built to last 90 days, Mars rover Opportunity ends mission after 15 years

The Mars rover Opportunity, NASA’s robotic geologist fitted with an array of tools to search for evidence of water, ended its mission Feb. 13 – three weeks after its 15th anniversary and long past its 90-day warranty.

Halpern elected to National Academy of Engineering

Joseph Halpern, the Joseph C. Ford Professor of Engineering, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

Active Learning Initiative funds nine projects

Innovative projects to enhance undergraduate teaching and learning in nine departments have received funding administered by Cornell’s Active Learning Initiative.

People admit they trust news stories that contradict their views – for a price

Researchers at Cornell Tech found that people are far more likely to say they believe news stories that align with their own political views no matter what outlet they’re from. But when offered a cash bonus for accuracy, participants were more likely to trust the news stories that countered their views.