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Exhibition, research project highlight learning from Rembrandt’s art

Rembrandt van Rijn’s art and artistic practice have fascinated scholars and collectors for centuries. His printmaking methods, and prints from across his career, are revealed as an inspirational resource for research and teaching in a new exhibition of his etchings at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art.

From an ocean away, students design a girls’ school in Ghana

About 5,287 miles from Ithaca, near the banks of Ghana’s Volta River, a primary and junior high school for girls is rising from the collective imagination and brain power of the Cornell University Sustainable Design team.

Magnetic tweezers reveal ‘hairballs’ in polymer growth

Using a technique known as magnetic tweezers, a group led by Peng Chen is the first to observe real-time polymer growth at the single-polymer level. The study, called "landmark" by one reviewer, achieved several firsts.

Wise takes reins from Hines as director of CCMR

Frank Wise, the Samuel B. Eckert Professor of Engineering, is the new director of the Cornell Center for Materials Research, replacing Melissa Hines, who held the post for 12 years.

Top neuroscientists headline Mong neurotech symposium

Three renowned neuroscientists spoke at the second annual Cornell Neurotech Mong Family Foundation Symposium Sept. 22.

To keep Saturn’s A ring contained, its moons stand united

After poring over NASA’s Cassini mission data, Cornell astronomers now conclude that the teamwork of seven moons, not just one, keeps Saturn's ring corralled.

Ilana Brito wins Packard Foundation fellowship

Ilana Brito, assistant professor in the Nancy E. and Peter C. Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering, has won a Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering, which supports early-career researchers.

Octopus inspires 3-D texture morphing project

Inspired by the color- and texture-morphing ability of octopuses, researchers have developed a way to transform with precision a 2-D stretchable sheet into a 3-D surface.

Group uses organoid to explain immune cells’ rapid response

A team led by researchers from Cornell's Ithaca and New York City campuses has used a tool it developed to explain an immune system process. The work could benefit cancer research.