Research: Climate impacts of land use are underestimated

A new Cornell-led study shows that deforestation and subsequent use of lands for agriculture or pasture, especially in tropical regions, contribute more to climate change than previously thought.

Cornell projects to cultivate digital agriculture landscape

A slate of six projects totaling more than $1 million has been announced to generate innovative research in the combined fields of agriculture, computation and engineering.

International faculty fellows make global impact

The inaugural class of international faculty fellows received research funding and contributed to interdisciplinary collaboration through their colleges and the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies.

Klarman, Physical Sciences architect Fred Koetter dies

Architect and educator Alfred (Fred) H. Koetter Jr., M.Arch. ’66, whose projects included two Cornell campus buildings, died Aug. 21 in Brookline, Massachusetts. He was 79.

Materials scientist Jin Suntivich to study fuel cells differently

Jin Suntivich, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, will study catalysts in a new way using a $750,000 award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2017 Early Career Research Program.

Fun, hands-on course teaches science communication

A new graduate-level course that teaches students to communicate scientific ideas to a wide audience has helped to enhance a popular Ithaca children's museum.

Good heavens! Cornellians marvel at eclipse

On the eve of fall semester classes starting, Cornellians spied the sky – with special safety glasses – to view the partial solar eclipse Aug. 21 over Ithaca.

Gary Harris ’75 given alumni honor for diversity, inclusion efforts

The Cornell Graduate School has honored Gary L. Harris '75, M.S. '76, Ph.D. '80, with the inaugural Turner Kittrell Medal of Honor, given to alumni for significant national or international contributions to the advancement of diversity, inclusion and equity.

Wiesner team images tiny quasicrystals as they form

A Cornell multidisciplinary team devised a way to get a "time-lapse" look at the early formation of mesoporous silica nanoparticles, from six-sided crystals all the way to 12-sided quasicrystals.