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Two McGovern Center startups graduate from incubator

With a pinch of pomp and circumstance, Cornell’s McGovern Center life sciences business incubator recently graduated two companies – Bactana Corp. and Conamix.

Discovery opens door for novel thermoelectric materials

A Cornell-led team of engineers has discovered a crystalline material with ultralow thermal conductivity – thus, the ability to turn heat into electricity.

Certificate program combines tech, financial services

Cornell has established a new FinTech Certificate Program to capitalize on rapidly expanding innovations in financial technology.

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CS classes can break down cultural barriers, study shows

Computational education can break down and expose cultural barriers in unexpected ways, a new study from Cornell researchers has found.

Entrepreneurship faculty win grants for course help

Eight faculty members are recipients of 2019 Louis H. Zalaznick Teaching Assistantships, receiving funds of $1,500 to $3,000 to help develop or expand courses and add teaching assistants.

Eight faculty members receive Weiss teaching awards

President Martha E. Pollack announced the eight winners of the Stephen H. Weiss Awards Oct. 18. The awards recognize members of the faculty for excellence in teaching undergraduate students and contributing to undergraduate education at the university.

Cornell Day of Data shares challenges, tools, collaboration

More than 100 Cornell faculty and staff members, plus graduate and undergraduate students, explored methods for collecting, sharing, protecting and understanding data in Day of Data, at the ILR Conference Center.

Cornellians provide ‘greatest good’ return on investment

The ongoing challenges we face as a society are social and technical, and demand both expertise and humanity – and they require the kind of education and knowledge that Cornellians strive for, said Cornell President Martha E. Pollack during her State of the University Address Oct. 18.

Tata Sons chair speaks on confronting challenges of today

Natarajan Chandrasekaran, chairman of the board of Tata Sons, sat for a wide-ranging conversation with Cornell President Martha E. Pollack Oct. 16 in Gates Hall.

CIVIC radical collaboration initiative makes six new hires

The Critical Inquiry into Values, Imagination and Culture initiative, part of the provost’s Radical Collaboration effort that is focused on the humanities and the arts, has made six hires for this school year.

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Harold Bloom ’51, literary critic of influence, dies at 89

Harold Bloom ’51, a prolific and best-selling literary critic who began lifelong friendships at Cornell with professors A.R. Ammons and M.H. Abrams, died Oct. 14.

Things to Do, Oct. 18-25, 2019

Events this week include “War and Peace” on film; the Lorelei Ensemble in Bailey Hall; a ceremony hosted by Hindu students and a reading by Desiree Cooper.