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American Academy of Arts and Sciences names four Cornell academics as fellows

Barbara Baird, John Guckenheimer, Carol Krumhansl and Peter Lepage join 186 other new fellows from the United States and 22 foreign honorary members this year. (May 1, 2008)

Planetary scientist Don Campbell named director of Cornell center that manages NSF's Arecibo Observatory

Astronomy professor Donald Campbell will succeed Robert Brown as director of the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center, the Cornell center that manages NSF's Arecibo Observatory, effective June 1. (May 1, 2008)

Max Zhang uses cities as air-quality laboratories, including Olympic city Beijing

The assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering studies the nanoparticles emitted from cars, trucks and power plants, and his latest 'lab' is Olympic city Beijing. (May 1, 2008)

Robert Kleinberg receives Microsoft Fellowship to help computers -- and maybe people -- make better decisions

The assistant professor of computer science plans to use his $200,000 grant either to bring in a new postdoctoral collaborator or to host an interdisciplinary symposium in his research area. (May 1, 2008)

$25 million CU-Saudi link will boost nanoscience research, with focus on sustainability

A new partnership between Cornell and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia promises to strengthen Cornell's research efforts in energy and sustainability. (April 30, 2008)

Helping people with autism recognize faces

In an ongoing study, Nim Tottenham, assistant professor of psychology in psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College, is examining how normal and autistic brains behave when viewing faces. (April 30, 2008)

Postdocs of all stripes to share their work May 8

Postdoctoral researchers from Cornell in Ithaca and Weill Cornell Medical College will come together in Ithaca May 8. More than 50 speakers and poster sessions will highlight a broad array of research. (April 30, 2008)

Foodnet gets more done for less with streamlined methods devised by former ORIE students

Three former operations research and information engineering master's students used advanced route optimization software to help a local meals-on-wheels program improve its efficiency. (April 24, 2008)

Physicist Drell calls for scientists to act more selflessly -- and broadly -- in seeking science funding

Persis Drell, director of the Stanford Linear Accelerator and former professor of physics at Cornell, spoke to physicists and physics teachers on the state of national funding for the physical sciences. (April 23, 2008)