Climate scientists create Caribbean drought atlas

Cornell atmospheric scientists have developed the first-of-its-kind, high-resolution Caribbean drought atlas, while they say the region's 2013-16 drought may hint at climate change.

Summer in Madrid program transforms students

At the end of the school year, a group of Cornell students sets off for Spain with Cornell professors for the six-week Summer in Madrid program, which transforms their outlook.

Collaboration across (baseball) fields leads to Amazonian rivers

An ambitious project that deploys big data and uses machine learning to understand the ecological impacts of hydropower dams in the Amazon Basin started in a mundane enough setting: on the sidelines at youth baseball games.

Kaushik Basu leads International Economic Association

Kaushik Basu, the C. Marks Professor of International Studies and professor of economics, began his three-year term as president of the International Economic Association June 23.

Cornell to team with IBM to protect global milk supply

Cornell and IBM announced a joint research project June 23 that will use genetic sequencing and big-data analyses to help keep the global milk supply safe.

Musicologist Alejandro Madrid receives Dent Medal

Alejandro L. Madrid, professor of music, has been awarded the Royal Musical Association's Dent Medal. He is the first Latin American winner of the award, which has been given since 1961.

Rising seas could result in 2 billion refugees by 2100

In the year 2100, more than 2 billion people - those who live on islands or along coasts - could become climate change refugees due to rising sea levels, according to Cornell researchers.

Working group: Give citizens say in nuclear accident plans

At an expert briefing in Brussels on May 19, Cornell experts spoke about the need to plan for nuclear power plant accidents and how to compensate radiation victims.

Index highlights innovation advances in Europe, Africa

Switzerland, Sweden, the Netherlands, the United States and the United Kingdom are the world's most innovative countries, according to the Global Innovation Index 2017, co-edited by Soumitra Dutta, dean of Cornell SC Johnson.