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Asteroid impact grounded bird ancestors

A study finds that following an asteroid impact 66 million years ago, only small ground-dwelling birds survived a mass extinction, profoundly changing the course of bird evolution.

Weill Cornell Medicine graduates are an inspiration

Tarek Khader and Susannah Calhoun overcame great odds and obstacles to earn, respectively, an M.D. and Ph.D. from Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Things to Do, May 25-June 1

Events this week include a celebration of the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art's 45th anniversary, ongoing exhibition of the Wicked Witch of the West's crystal ball and food science presentations.

Cornell Center of Excellence to grow state’s food and ag economy

Cornell will establish a new Center of Excellence in Food and Agriculture Innovation at the New York State Agriculture Experiment Station in Geneva, thanks to $1 million in state funding.  

New metabolomics core facility enables new science

Cornell researchers are benefitting from the launch of the Cornell Institute of Biotechnology’s new Metabolomics core facility, which opened in January.

Graduate student grants fund community-engaged projects

Engaged Graduate Student Grants will support 21 Cornell doctoral students and their community partners researching a range of topics. 

CURB galvanizes Puerto Rican students’ lab experience

Visiting students from hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico honed their science skills by shadowing and working in laboratories across campus this semester.

Atkinson Center brainstorms solutions for carbon removal

An Atkinson Center workshop May 4 looked for ways to use Cornell research to draw carbon out of the air and oceans and sequester it. 

Biotech startups face ‘cold, hard truth’ in I-Corps program

Cornell hosted a biotechnology-focused National Science Foundation I-Corps Short Course for startup founders and researchers.