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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.

Steve’s story: An interventional approach to pancreatic cancer

Being diagnosed with advanced metastatic pancreatic cancer was a grim experience for Steve Price, but state-of-the-art interventional radiology allowed him to receive chemotherapy immediately after biopsy.

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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.

High body fat increases breast cancer risk for women with normal BMI

Postmenopausal women with higher levels of body fat have a significantly increased risk of developing breast cancer even if they have a normal body mass index, according to a new study.

Law, business students develop AI apps to aid nonprofits

A new class, Delivering Legal Services Through Technology, combined hands-on technical training with a speaker series to provide LL.M., J.D. and MBA students with both the broader context and the technological know-how they’ll need in an evolving field.