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Robotics Day attracts scores to Duffield atrium

Robotics Day at Duffield Hall was a day-long event this year, with two classes holding their semester-ending competitions, plus demonstration booths set up throughout the atrium.

Winds of climate change will affect migratory birds

Changing winds may make it harder for North American birds to migrate south in the autumn but make it easier for them to come north in the spring.

Extension podcast explores 2018 harvests, NYS impacts

Cornell Cooperative Extension's “Extension Out Loud” podcasts examine output, quality and consumer impacts from this year’s vegetable, tree fruit, grapes and field crops harvests.

Kling explores social cost of water pollution at D.C. event

Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future faculty director and water policy expert Catherine Kling talked about water pollution Dec. 4 in Washington, D.C.

Startup GiveGab helped raise $52 million on Giving Tuesday

GiveGab, a fundraising and engagement platform founded at Cornell, helped nonprofits raise $52 million on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 27.

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Researchers seek alternatives to Mekong River hydropower dam

Researchers worked with the Cambodian government to explore alternatives to a potentially devastating dam planned along the Mekong River.

NASA’s InSight captures first ‘sound’ of Martian wind

The Mars InSight lander has sent back the first “sounds” ever recorded on the red planet, NASA announced Dec. 7. These vibrations have left Cornell’s Don Banfield and mission scientists in auditory awe.

Protect your personal data, receive your W-2 electronically

All Cornell employees who have not already done so can opt in to receive an electronic 2018 W-2 form for 2019 by Jan. 4, 2019.

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Things to Do, Dec. 7-14, 2018

Events this week include the Town-Gown Awards, Cornell Concerto Competition, a tribute to Sonny Rollins, life on other planets at Science on Tap, and "Whistler and His Influence" at the Johnson Museum.