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Historic building is hub for Cornell in NYC

On Jan. 2, the School of Industrial and Labor Relations’ new New York City headquarters and conference center opened in the historic General Electric building at 570 Lexington Ave. Several other Cornell colleges, units and programs will soon be using space in the building.

Engineers’ plan would avert NYC’s dreaded L train shutdown

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has enlisted engineering professors from Cornell and Columbia to help solve a problem that threatened to cause an extended shutdown of a busy New York City subway line.

Hempstead named dean of Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences

Dr. Barbara Hempstead will become dean of the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences on Jan. 14. She succeeds Dr. Carl Nathan, who is completing his planned two-year term.

Is seeing believing? Depends on photo quality, study says

On secondhand marketplaces like eBay, people trust online sellers who post their own high-quality photos of items for sale more than they trust those who use stock images or poor-quality photos, a Cornell Tech study has found.

Using vibration to curb digital addiction

Cornell Tech researchers developed a tool that causes smartphones to vibrate when users exceed time limits on certain apps, reducing usage of the apps by 20 percent and helping people tackle digital addiction.

Kent Kleinman named provost at Rhode Island School of Design

Kent Kleinman, professor of architecture and the Gale and Ira Drukier Dean of Architecture, Art and Planning from 2008 to 2018, has been appointed provost of the Rhode Island School of Design, effective March 1, 2019.

Cornell veterinarians to provide care at Westminster Dog Show

The College of Veterinary Medicine will be the official veterinary care providers for the 143rd annual Westminster Dog Show, Feb. 11-13 in New York City.

Panel explores how AI can solve problems, enrich learning

An avalanche of digital data, combined with sophisticated algorithms to analyze it, heralds a technological transformation as important as the emergence of the internet, said panelists at the launch of the Cornell-r4 Applied AI Initiative, held Dec. 6 at Cornell Tech.

New initiative to lead industry innovation, social impact through AI

A collaboration between Cornell and r4 Technologies will develop and apply artificial intelligence solutions to structural challenges that have hindered growth and modernization, and will train a new generation of students to thrive in a data-driven world.