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Pigs, mussels and 3D printing keep Lake Source Cooling flowing

Cornell's Lake Source Cooling facility pipes get a $775K scrubbing with the help of engineers, robots and a student-made 3D-printed piece.  

As Empire AI dawns, Cornell lays groundwork for public good

Empire AI, a $400 million effort to create a shared academic research computing facility, is set to advance dozens of ambitious, cross-disciplinary projects at Cornell.

Marketing investments to advance climate research through new partnership

Cornell Engineering and IPG Mediabrands, the media and marketing solutions division of Interpublic Group, announced a unique partnership to leverage marketing investments to accelerate Cornell-led sustainability research.

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Ten inducted into Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

Eight doctoral candidates and two postdocs were inducted into the Cornell Chapter of the Bouchet Graduate Honor Society, which recognizes scholarly achievement and promotes diversity in doctoral education.

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Faculty awarded for creative, innovative community engagement

Thirteen Cornell faculty members have received Community-Engaged Practice and Innovation Awards from the Einhorn Center for Community Engagement. The awards recognize faculty who have recently developed community-engaged learning, leadership or research activities that create opportunities for students.

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Three faculty members elected AAAS fellows

Cornell faculty members Ailong Ke, David Shmoys and Martin T. Wells have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society.

Gut muscle vital for absorbing fats forms like scars

By discovering how a type of smooth muscle forms in the gut, scientists have opened doors to making artificial muscle, repairing muscle following gut surgeries and treating inflammatory bowel disease and obesity.

Entrepreneurship Celebration honors alumni, student innovators

More than 300 people joined in two days of campus activities celebrating Cornell entrepreneurs April 11-12, including events to honor Tim Barry ’93 as the 2024 Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year. 

In search for alien life, purple may be the new green

Purple bacteria is one of the primary contenders for life that could dominate a variety of Earth-like planets orbiting different stars, and would produce a distinctive "light fingerprint," Cornell scientists report.

New book gives insider’s view of cosmic search for life

Clues about life on exoplanets could be as strange as a bioluminescent glow or a rainbow hue, astronomer Lisa Kaltenegger describes in her new book, “Alien Earths: The New Science of Planet Hunting in the Cosmos.” 

Course for veterans to expand microchip workforce in New York state

The Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility has partnered with two academic institutions to offer a free Microelectronics and Nanomanufacturing Certificate Program to veterans and their dependents.

Community-engaged research gets boost from new grants

A multidisciplinary project to design a new facility and community garden for the Enfield Food Distribution Center – which has seen demand skyrocket since 2020 – is among eight teams of Cornell faculty, students and community partners to receive Engaged Research Grants from the Einhorn Center for Community Engagement.