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Engineering alumnus James Thorp awarded <br />Benjamin Franklin medal

Thorp is a Cornell alumnus and former director of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, where he worked for 42 years. (May 23, 2008)

Matchmaker, matchmaker: Make me a (professional) match

The recently designed intercampus Web site includes a matchmaking service to forge research connections between Cornell's Ithaca and New York City campuses. (May 23, 2008)

Hinestroza receives federal grants to create fabrics to render toxic chemicals harmless

Cornell fiber scientist Juan Hinestroza is working with the U.S. government to create fabrics made of functional nanofibers that would decompose toxic industrial chemicals into harmless byproducts. (May 22, 2008)

Watt Webb 80th birthday symposium to explore future research June 16

Cornell will celebrate the achievements of physicist Watt W. Webb, June 16. Webb is co-inventor of such breakthrough imaging technologies as multiphoton microscopy and fluorescence correlation spectroscopy. (May 21, 2008)

Quirky pulsar system discovered at Arecibo challenges theories of binary formation

A sky survey using the Arecibo radio telescope turned up a massive, fast-spinning binary pulsar that could give researchers new insight into the fundamental properties of matter at extreme densities. (May 15, 2008)

Weill Institute announces four new hires

The Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology has hired four outstanding young researchers, according to the institute's director, Scott Emr. They are: Chris Fromme, Yuxin Mao, Marcus Smolka and Fenghua Hu. (May 15, 2008)

Systems engineering master's degree offered online for first time through College of Engineering

The new program, recently approved by New York state, is the first online degree offered by the College of Engineering. (May 14, 2008)

Fuel cells: distant dream, but burning with promise

The Cornell Fuel Cell Institute brings together an interdisciplinary team from eight faculty research groups to make fuel cells practical as an everyday source of clean energy. (May 14, 2008)

Kathleen Vogel awarded Carnegie grant

Assistant Professor Kathleen Vogel will use the grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York for a study on U.S. and former Soviet Union bioweapons history. (May 13, 2008)