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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)

Skorton urges boost in science research funding at Senate Republican Conference meeting

Cornell President David Skorton participated in the meeting with other university leaders who are members of the Science Coalition, a national group that advocates for federal scientific research funding. (May 5, 2008)

A tree grows in White Plains: Blight-resistant chestnut honors Ezra Cornell and launches CCE White Plains project

A 12-foot, blight-resistant chestnut tree has recently been planted in a park in White Plains, N.Y., to honor Ezra Cornell and to launch a Cornell Cooperative Extension project to help restore the American chestnut tree to the state. (May 2, 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)