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The post-COVID future of the apparel industry

A new paper from ILR’s New Conversation Project differentiates between apparel industry changes brought on by COVID-19 and those that result from the industry’s natural trajectory. 

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Researchers find new insight into how the brain decides to act

Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine have identified neurons that drive animal brains to initiate actions without prompting from food or prey – a big step toward solving a big unanswered questions in neuroscience.

Cornell Police, civilians and K9s honored at ceremony

Six new officers were sworn in to the Cornell University Police Department while six others were promoted to the ranks of sergeant, lieutenant and deputy chief in a ceremony at the Statler Hotel Ballroom on July 20.

Choose wisely: Spouses consolidate resources in families

The highly educated accumulate systematically advantaged portfolios of resources in long-term relationships, making families more unequal, according to Cornell sociologists.

PMA professor named Academy Film Scholar

Samantha N. Sheppard, associate professor of performing and media arts, has been named a 2021 Academy Film Scholar by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 

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Cell-analysis technique could combat tuberculosis

A new method that analyzes how individual immune cells react to the bacteria that cause the disease could pave the way for new vaccine strategies, and provide insights into fighting other infectious diseases around the world.

Advanced microscopy shines light on new CRISPR-Cas system

A new study describes how an interdisciplinary team of Cornell researchers used a state-of-the-art microscopy technique to reveal protein structures and key steps of a CRISPR-Cas system that holds promise for developing an improved gene editing tool.

$1M NASA grant to improve carbon monitoring in East Africa

Cornell researchers will develop the first high-resolution carbon monitoring system for East Africa that combines “bottom up” ecological modeling with “top down” satellite data, thanks to a three-year, $1 million NASA grant.

Summer CIS programs foster diversity, community

Diversity is a major priority of the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science, and three summer offerings – CSMore, SoNIC and the Designing Technology for Social Impact Workshop – demonstrate that commitment.

Erin King Sweeney joins bipartisan Institute of Politics and Global Affairs

Former Republican Hempstead Town Councilwoman Erin King Sweeney has joined the Institute of Politics and Global Affairs at Cornell University as senior associate director.

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From Kenya to Cornell, writer Mukoma ranges across genres

Mukoma Wa Ngugi, associate professor in the Department of Literatures in English, channeled his fascination with a traditional Ethiopian song called the Tizita into a new novel, “Unbury Our Dead With Song.”

Nanostructures enable record high-harmonic generation

Cornell researchers have developed nanostructures that enable record-breaking conversion of laser pulses into high-harmonic generation, paving the way for new scientific tools for high-resolution imaging.