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Bill Macaulay, Lab of Ornithology benefactor, dies at 74

William E. “Bill” Macaulay, longtime benefactor of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and passionate supporter of higher education, died Nov. 26 at the age of 74.

Cornell wildlife hospital treats wayward one-eyed pelican

An American white pelican made College of Veterinary Medicine history this fall as the first patient of its species at Cornell’s Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Hospital.

John Murray Elliot, animal nutrition expert, dies at 92

John Murray Elliot, Ph.D. ‘58, professor emeritus of animal science and former department chair, died Nov. 26 in Ithaca. He was 92.

Research explores how grape pests sniff out berries

New Cornell research investigates how grape berry moths, a pest for grapes, find their targets amid a sea of other plants in the landscape.

Applications open for community-engaged learning grants

The Office of Engagement Initiatives is accepting applications for grants to fund faculty, staff and students who are launching, advancing or participating in community-engaged learning at Cornell.

Looking for exoplanet life in all the right spectra

A Cornell senior has come up with a way to discern life on exoplanets loitering in other cosmic neighborhoods: a spectral field guide.

Young tree swallows carry environmental stress into adulthood

Cornell researchers have discovered a negative relationship between the temperature during tree swallows’ development and their hormonal response to stressors as adults. Specifically, they found that colder temperatures during the development stage had an effect on swallows later in life.

Immunology workshop to demystify cutting-edge tech

An Immunoprofiling Workshop – sponsored by the Cornell Center for Immunology, Dec. 13 in Stocking Hall – will feature technology experts who will provide case studies and best practices on various core technologies.

Simulating amino acid starvation may improve dengue vaccines

Researchers from the University of Hyderabad in India and the College of Veterinary Medicine have identified a compound that could be part of a strategy to improve the effectiveness of the dengue vaccine.