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Art inspired by slime mold-like robots unveiled at NYC museum

Kirstin Petersen, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, presented art inspired by her research at the New Museum in New York City in a program that pairs artists with technologists and challenges them to create something new.

Bots exploiting blockchains for profit

Like high-frequency traders on Wall Street, a growing army of bots exploit inefficiencies in decentralized exchanges, which are places where users buy, sell or trade cryptocurrency independent of a central authority, a Cornell Tech study has found.

To aid Cameroon students with test prep, earn their trust

When it comes to studying for their all-important baccalaureate exam, students in Cameroon are largely left to their own devices. Now a team of Cornell researchers wants to use those devices to help them prepare for the test.

Fellowship to help Cornell Engineering graduates attend Cornell Tech

A new fellowship funded by Don Follett ’52 and Mibs Follett ’51 aims to encourage Cornell Engineering graduates to pursue master’s degrees at Cornell Tech, boosting the pipeline of students and cementing connections between the two campuses.

AI-generated profiles? Airbnb users prefer a human touch

If everyone uses algorithmically generated profiles, users trust them, according to a new study from Cornell researchers. However, if only some hosts choose to delegate writing responsibilities to artificial intelligence, those with AI-generated profiles are likely to be distrusted.

Exhibit on labor movements features Kheel Center artifacts

With historical materials from Cornell University Library’s Kheel Center for Labor-Management and Archives, the Museum of the City of New York opens the exhibit “City of Workers, City of Struggle: How Labor Movements Changed New York” on May 1.

Lecturer featured in Amazon docuseries

Amazon Prime’s new docuseries, ‘‘The Luckiest Guys on the Lower East Side,” features Elissa Sampson, lecturer in the Jewish Studies Program.

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Two Cornell faculty receive Hartwell awards for biomedical research

Bethany Cummings, assistant professor of biomedical sciences at the College of Veterinary Medicine, and Dr. Lisa Roth, assistant professor of pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City, have each won a 2018 Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award.

Trailblazing lymphoma researcher Kristy Richards ’90 dies

Dr. Kristy Richards ’90, a groundbreaking cancer researcher and associate professor of biomedical sciences, died on March 30 in New York City. She was 50.