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Global Grand Challenges event to spark faculty dialogue

Cross-campus gathering will focus on the biggest challenges facing the world, and help determine a theme on which the university will focus in the 2019-2020 academic year.

Survey: mountain birds on an ‘escalator to extinction’

Warmer temperatures are pushing mountain-dwelling birds ever higher as they try to stay in their comfort zone, a new study finds.

Vet College celebrates veterinary technicians and staff

The College of Veterinary Medicine celebrated staff and vet techs during Licensed Veterinary Technician Appreciation Week, Oct. 14-20.

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Nobel laureate to give Racker Lecture Nov. 15

Nobel laureate Richard Axel will talk on “Scents and Sensibility: Representations of the Olfactory World in the Brain” Nov. 15.

Electric fish experts conduct workshop on current research

Two Cornell electric fish experts gave a workshop on a topic never been taught before: How to record electric signals produced by Africa’s freshwater mormyrid fishes.

Essentials

New tool gives deeper understanding of glioblastoma

Researchers in the lab of Charles Danko have developed a new tool to study genetic “switches” active in glioblastoma tumors that drive growth of the cancer.

New online tool shows climate change in your backyard

Climate change hits home. A warming world affects the Northeast region, and to demonstrate, the Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions has developed a new online tool: Climate Change in Your County.

Cornell joins battery research partnership

Chemist Geoffrey Coates will be part of the $120 million, second phase of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research, an interdisciplinary battery development project.

Dairy, food safety expert James White dies at 101

James C. White ’39, Ph.D. ’44, professor emeritus in the Cornell School of Hotel Administration, died Oct. 2 at his home in Ithaca.