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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)

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)

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)

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)

Derek Warner gets U.S. Navy grant to perform atomic modeling of aluminum in ships

The civil and environmental engineering assistant professor has received $277,000 from the Office of Naval Research to perform atomic modeling for ships.

As the Big Red goes green, climate conference builds bridges across campus

A Cornell mini-conference on climate change was designed to build bridges across disciplines and departments, so faculty and staff could learn what others are doing and collaborate.

Women firefighters can take the heat, but too few firehouses give them the chance, study finds

Fewer than 4 percent of the nation's firefighters are women, and more than half of paid fire departments have never hired a female firefighter, finds a new report issued by the ILR School's Institute for Women and Work. (May 5, 2008)