Skip to main content

Project probes how social and political actors challenge expertise

On April 29, the 2006-09 Contentious Knowledge team summarized its research on how scientific and social scientific expertise shapes public policy and becomes a focal point of social and political conflict. (May 6, 2009)

Undergraduate research is celebrated: egg white myths, 'gaydar' and malaria and the catalpa tree

Students recently presented their research, which ranged from culinary myths of egg whites and judging sexual orientation, to the theory of children's picture books and emotional influences on gambling. (May 1, 2009)

Alfalfa snout beetle, an expensive pest on N.Y. farms, is now under attack itself

Cornell researchers are spending time in the fields this spring collecting 20,000 alfalfa snout beetles. They need them to test ways to biologically control the pests, which devour alfalfa and other crops.

Innovative bike design, rape alert system take top awards in Big Idea Competition

A bike design and a rape alert system were the big winners at this year's 'Big Idea Competition.' The finalists were chosen at an April 17 event during Entrepreneurship@Cornell's Celebration 2009. (April 23, 2009)

Cornell team in China offers innovative urban eco-design

A Cornell team traveled to China to participate in an eco-urban design workshop, where they developed an innovative urban model for China to consider as it prepares to build new cities. (April 23, 2009)

Green architect likens rights of nature to rights of man

Architect and designer William McDonough offered his practical utopian vision for environmentally sound design in his April 21 Iscol Distinguished Environmental Lecture in Kennedy Hall. (April 22, 2009)

Students mentor disadvantaged children in Florida

Over spring break a group of students worked with children in Tangelo Park, Fla., where they were hosted by Harris Rosen '61. Rosen has offered to fund college for high school graduates in that neighborhood. (April 20, 2009)

Congressman Massa calls Biofuels Research Laboratory 'national asset'

U.S. Rep. Eric Massa (D-Corning) toured Cornell's new Biofuels Research Laboratory April 16, calling it a 'national asset' that could help transform the economy and preserve America's national security. (April 20, 2009)

Finding how carbon nanotubes work as catalysts could lead to cleaner fuels

Cornell researchers have shown that catalytic reactions on carbon nanotubes occur at unique sites, which could lead to a new way to make cleaner fuels. (April 16, 2009)