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Class of 2020 returns for joyful Commencement

On Sept. 19, the Class of 2020 donned caps and gowns at last, gathering in person at Schoellkopf Field for a ceremony that was both jubilant and thoughtful.

Landmark gift establishes Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration

A landmark gift from Peter Nolan ’80, MBA ’82, and Stephanie Nolan ’84, will establish the Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration and provide scholarship funding to expand educational access for future hospitality leaders.

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Wolchover named A&S Zubrow Visiting Journalist

Natalie Wolchover, an award-winning science writer with Quanta Magazine, has been named the Zubrow Distinguished Visiting Journalist Fellow in the College of Arts and Sciences for spring 2022.

Hazing Prevention Week to promote respect, compassion

Virtual and in-person activities taking place Sept. 20-24 will empower the Cornell community to speak out against all forms of hazing in all campus activities.

DRNets can solve Sudoku, speed scientific discovery

An interdisciplinary research team led by Carla Gomes, professor of computing and information science, has developed Deep Reasoning Networks, which combine deep learning with an understanding of the subject’s boundaries and rules.

Cornell informs, takes action on Afghanistan

As the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan unfolded, two events kept pace brought Afghan and congressional national security experts to the campus conversation.  

Decades in making, public policy school now a reality

The newly launched Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy will help shape a better world, university leaders and the school’s inaugural dean said at a Sept. 15 reception in Martha Van Rensselaer Hall.

NIH-funded research to address rising male infertility

Paula Cohen, associate vice provost for life sciences, is leading an eight-year, $8 million, multi-institution grant to untangle the complex genetic rulebook for how sperm develops.

Project aims to prevent abuse in encrypted communication

Mitigating abuses of encrypted social media communication, on outlets such as WhatsApp and Signal, while ensuring user privacy is the focus of a five-year, $3 million NSF grant to a multidisciplinary Cornell research team.

Group effort leads to a cure for Lab with lymphoma

Galaxie, a 5-year-old black Lab diagnosed with B-cell lymphoma in 2018, is doing well after a rare bone marrow transplant, thanks in part to the care he’s received at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals.

Researchers explore promising treatment for MRSA ‘superbug’

A Baker Institute for Animal Health study finds the antimicrobial properties of certain stem cell proteins could help treat skin infections that are resistant to antibiotics.

Meet Jinhua Zhao, Dyson’s new dean

From his research on environmental and resource economics to the high value he places on diversity and cross-disciplinary collaboration, learn about Jinhua Zhao in this Q&A.

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