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Lunine to Congress: Americans will 'walk the red soil of Mars'

Cornell astronomer Jonathan Lunine suggested to Congress on May 8 reasonable, practical steps – including baby steps back to the moon – to help Americans one day put boots on the oxidized dust of Mars.

Heritage collection honors Thurston’s engineering excellence

A visionary 19th-century academic and innovator whose contributions helped usher mechanical engineering into the modern era, Thurston turned Cornell into the largest and most prominent mechanical engineering program in the country.

Two receive Cornelia Ye Outstanding TA Award

Doctoral students Renee Sifri, studying chemistry, and Anna Srapionyan, studying applied math, have been honored with Cornelia Ye Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards.

Undergrads to present psychology research May 9

Cornell undergraduates involved in psychology across a number of schools and colleges present their research across a broad array of interests at a May 9 conference in the Physical Sciences Building Atrium.

‘Oculi’ 2.0 faculty collaboration to open at new site May 25

Oculi, a sculptural pavilion by architecture, art and engineering faculty at Cornell, will move this spring from New York City to Art Omi, an art organization in Ghent, New York.

Sam Fleming ’62, trustee emeritus, dies at 78

Samuel Crozier “Sam” Fleming ’62, a Cornell trustee emeritus, life overseer of Weill Cornell Medicine and a presidential councillor, died May 2 at the age of 78.

Klarman postdoctoral fellowship program announced

The College of Arts and Sciences’ Klarman Fellowships will create a cohort of elite postdocs who pursue leading-edge research across departments and programs, including researchers in science and math disciplines, the humanities and social sciences.

Math Awareness lecture kicks around latest soccer ball designs

Mathematical artist David Swart explored the latest soccer ball designs and spherical geometry in the 2019 Math Awareness Month lecture, sponsored by the Department of Mathematics.

Facility upgrades invigorate immunology, cell research

A collaboration between five colleges and a provost’s office investment of $2 million has led to a major revitalization of Cornell’s capabilities in flow cytometry, a vital part of cell research.