Artificial tissues with an embedded vascular system and a skull base sealer were two Cornell student inventions honored as finalists in the 2009 Collegiate Inventors Competition in Chicago, Oct. 18-20. (Oct. 21, 2009)
The newly formed Strategic Plan Advisory Council will synthesize recommendations gathered from the Cornell community into a draft strategic plan. Town meetings will be held in January and February, and a draft issued in March.
Two researchers have received five-year, $2.5 million Director's Pioneer Awards from the National Institutes of Health, and three other major grants were awarded to faculty members, the NIH announced Sept. 24. (Sept. 24, 2009)
Two Cornell researchers have launched iFyber LLC, which markets fabrics with embedded nanoparticles to detect explosives and dangerous chemicals or to serve as antibacterials for hospitals. (Sept. 21, 2009)
Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar enrolled its largest medical class to date and has added a third year to its two-year premedical program for students who enroll in August 2010 or later. (Sept. 21, 2009)
Such working conditions as irregular work schedules, long hours and job dissatisfaction of parents in low-income families significantly impact family food choices, reports a new Cornell study. (Sept. 14, 2009)
Forty-seven students minoring in Cornell's new Global Health Program spent the summer in various low-resource countries doing volunteer work and research as part of the requirements for their minor. (Sept. 11, 2009)