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Cornell faculty, leadership begin to tackle grand challenges

Global Grand Challenges Symposium brought together faculty, administrators and guests to discuss challenges on which Cornell should place emphasis and resources in 2019-2020.

Panelists discuss infrastructure and technology

The Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy’s “Infrastructure and Technology” event Oct. 29 drew experts looking at the future of cities.

Researchers explore gut biology similarities across species and colleges

Praveen Sethupathy, associate professor of biomedical sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine, and Nicolas Buchon, assistant professor of entomology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, discuss their collaboration in the study of gut biology, gut microbes and intestinal stem cells.

Cornell is unique, strong and impactful, Pollack says

President Martha E. Pollack delivered a robust assessment of Cornell during her State of the University Address Nov. 2.

Global Grand Challenges event to spark faculty dialogue

Cross-campus gathering will focus on the biggest challenges facing the world, and help determine a theme on which the university will focus in the 2019-2020 academic year.

Intersection of art history and tech topic of Milstein lecture

C. Richard Johnson will speak about the field of computational art history and discuss preserving and authenticating the works of Vermeer and Rembrandt Nov. 9.

New data science, computational biology departments span colleges

The university is launching two new multicollege departments – one in statistics and data science, and one in computational biology – to meet evolving research needs, encourage collaboration, and improve the quality of teaching and learning in these increasingly essential fields.

CCA Biennial launches with art projects across campus

The 2018 Cornell Council for the Arts Biennial, with 18 project installations and performances on the theme “Duration: Passage, Persistence, Survival," launched Sept. 28-29 with a tour of outdoor projects on campus, artist panels with Cornell contributors and lectures by featured artists Carrie Mae Weems and Xu Bing.

Dance, multimedia performance to open 2018 CCA Biennial

The 2018 Cornell Council on the Arts Biennial kicks off Sept. 14-15 at the Schwartz Center with “A Meditation on Tongues” by guest artist Ni'Ja Whitson.