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Prince Charles gives Cornell reef research a royal shout-out

Research on how plastics adversely affect coral reefs received a royal shout-out from the Prince of Wales.

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Things to Do, Feb. 16-23, 2018

Events this week include the Banff Mountain Film Festival, better botanical images through technology, Darwin Days, an Ai Weiwei documentary on refugees and migration, and a classic Yiddish tale in music and dance.

Inaugural Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows selected

Molecular biology and genetics researcher Chih-chun Lin is the first of 10 newly appointed Cornell Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows to arrive on campus.

Book introduces uncertainty into understanding power

“Protean Power: Exploring the Uncertain and Unexpected in World Politics,” a new book co-edited by Peter Katzenstein and Lucia A. Seybert, Ph.D. ’12, argues for a new approach to international relations.  

ILR School senior steers upstate town’s future

Alex Hammond '18 commutes from the ILR School to his hometown in northern New York, where he was elected town supervisor.

Students clear mud, debris from storm-ravaged homes in Puerto Rico

Over winter break in January, 14 Cornell Tradition undergraduates traded creature comforts for work gloves to help clean up homes in Puerto Rico, which is still reeling nearly five months after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.

e-SHOP adds Amazon as supplier

Cornell's e-SHOP users now are able to buy from Amazon for Business, Procurement and Payment Services has announced.

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Institute nurtures promising social scientists with ‘dream’ semester

Cornell’s Institute for the Social Sciences is once again offering the university’s most promising young social scientists time, money and resources to concentrate on their research.  

Chemist Coates wins prize for best Science paper

Chemist Geoffrey W. Coates has received the 2017 Newcomb Cleveland Prize for the best paper published in Science.