Four on faculty receive NIH high-risk, high-reward awards

Assistant professors Ilana Brito, Iwijn de Vlaminck and Michael Sheehan have all been awarded National Institutes of Health Director's New Innovator Awards, worth $1.5 million to help fund five years of research.

Pumpkin prank perpetrator puzzle persists 20 years later

On the brisk autumn morning of Wednesday, Oct. 8, 1997, Cornell students, faculty and staff strolling by McGraw Tower noted an unusual sight: a large pumpkin impaled on the spire 173 feet up. The question remains: Whodunit?

Advance in lipid imaging could impact cancer treatment

Researchers in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology have improved an imaging method they developed in order to better track activity of a cell signaling enzyme that plays a role in cancer cell metastasis. 

Lab of Plasma Studies turns 50, wins $15M grant

The Laboratory of Plasma Studies received a $15 million grant from the National Nuclear Security Administration and celebrates its 50th anniversary with a symposium Oct. 6-7.

Manipulating nature with X-ray lasers is topic of Oct. 18 lecture

Physicist Margaret Murnane in this fall’s Hans Bethe Lecture Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Schwartz Auditorium, Rockefeller Hall.

Innovations in chemistry education help undergrads

The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology offers classes to teach students quantitative reasoning necessary for success in the physical sciences.

Cornell Tech leverages academic links with Cornell campuses

The new Roosevelt Island campus of Cornell Tech has catalyzed a slew of innovative academic programs that will benefit not only Cornell Tech students but also students from the Ithaca campus.

Bioreactors on a chip renew promises for algal biofuels

This week, researchers from Boyce Thompson Institute and Texas A&M University report new technology that may revolutionize the search for the perfect algal strain to produce biofuel.

Cornell launches ‘What Makes Us Human’ podcast series

“What Makes Us Human,” a new podcast and essay series from the College of Arts and Sciences, will showcase the newest thinking about what it means to be human in the 21st century.