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Were Australia’s lyrebirds the first ‘meme generators’?

Cornell students will study Australia’s Superb Lyrebird to see how their songs have evolved.

Dance, multimedia performance to open 2018 CCA Biennial

The 2018 Cornell Council on the Arts Biennial kicks off Sept. 14-15 at the Schwartz Center with “A Meditation on Tongues” by guest artist Ni'Ja Whitson.

Economist, UN adviser Jeffrey Sachs to speak on democracy Sept. 12

Renowned economist Jeffrey Sachs will present a lecture, “Reclaiming America’s Democracy,” on Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. in Statler Auditorium, Statler Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Atkinson Center offers leadership program for real-world impact

The Atkinson Sustainability Leadership Program will help postdoctoral researchers and graduate students translate ideas from the academy into real-world impact.

Design team creates an efficient little library in Buffalo

A permanent outdoor mini-library in a community garden in Buffalo was created by associate professor of architecture Caroline O’Donnell’s design firm.

Groundwater loss prompts more California land sinking

Despite higher-than-normal amounts of rain in early 2017, the large agricultural and metropolitan communities that rely on groundwater in central California experienced only a short respite from an ongoing drought.

Just add sun: McGovern startup converts CO2 into fuel

A greenhouse gas may soon get a public relations makeover, as Cornell startup Dimensional Energy has developed a way to add sunlight to carbon dioxide to create an environmentally friendly fuel.

Cross-college Program in Environment and Sustainability launches

Starting this fall, the Environmental and Sustainability Sciences major will become available to CALS and College of Arts and Sciences students.

Trace metals make a big splash with marine microorganisms

A new study shows trace metals, deposited by aerosols in the atmosphere, have a hefty impact on marine biota, affecting biological productivity.