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Economist Tom Davis dies at 93

Tom E. Davis, professor emeritus of economics in the College of Arts and Sciences who was an expert on economic development in Latin America, died Oct. 27 in Ithaca. He was 93.

Machine learning gives nuanced view of Alzheimer’s stages

A Cornell-led collaboration used machine learning to pinpoint the most accurate means, and timelines, for anticipating the advancement of Alzheimer’s disease.

Cornell Veterans Colleague Network Group honors continuation of service

Cornell Veterans Colleague Network Group observed Veterans Day 2022 with events and a new "Continuation of Service" award.

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Town-gown awards honor food-related community partnerships

The 12th annual Cornell Town-Gown Awards – also known as the TOGOs – celebrated cooperation between the university and the greater Ithaca community at a virtual ceremony held Nov. 19.

Appel ’53, vice chair of Weill Cornell Medicine board, dies at 91

Robert J. “Bob” Appel ’53, a vice chair of Weill Cornell Medicine’s Board of Fellows, Cornell trustee emeritus and presidential councillor, died Nov. 19 in New York, at age 91.

Webb telescope shows exoplanet atmosphere as never seen before

Known for beaming stunning images back to Earth, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope just scored another first: a molecular and chemical portrait of a distant world’s skies.

Goffe: Collaboration is key to major humanities grants

Two grants, from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Mellon Foundation, are supporting a web of collaborative, public-facing humanities projects initiated by Tao Leigh Goffe, assistant professor of Africana studies and feminist, gender and sexuality studies in the College of Arts and Sciences.

ProAgni awarded $1M Grow-NY top prize

ProAgni was one of eight finalists to take home prize money during the Grow-NY Food and Ag Summit, held Nov. 15-16 at the Oncenter in Syracuse and virtually. The competition is funded by Empire State Development and administered by Cornell’s Center for Regional Economic Advancement.

Students visit virtual world to learn research technique

Thanks to Cornell’s Center for Teaching Innovation, students recently had the chance to prepare a sample for cryo-electron microscopy – a technique not often available to young researchers – using virtual reality headsets.

Gennady Shvets to lead Laboratory of Plasma Studies

For nearly six decades, Cornell’s Laboratory of Plasma Studies has remained at the forefront of plasma science – a tradition its incoming director, Gennady Shvets, professor of applied and engineering physics, plans to continue while also broadening the lab’s research capabilities.

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Cornell, global partners discuss the next ‘grand challenge’

More than 300 faculty, staff and students from Cornell and the new Cornell Global Hubs gathered Nov. 16-17 to discuss ideas for the next universitywide Global Grand Challenge.

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Celebrating Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italy's bard of the periphery

A giant in postwar Italian literature and film, this semester's Cornell in Rome students dive deep into Pasolini's cross-disciplinary work as the city celebrates his centenary.

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