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A&S dean’s book stokes children’s imagination, wonder

Ray Jayawardhana, the Harold Tanner Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and a professor of astronomy, hopes to inspire the next generation of scientists with his first book for young children, “Child of the Universe.”

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Faculty mobilize to provide virtual instruction

Faculty members are developing innovative solutions as they prepare for the shift to online instruction April 6.

Researchers sniff out AI breakthroughs in mammal brains

A new Cornell-designed algorithm inspired by mammal brains both sheds light on how the brain works and, applied to a computer chip, learns patterns better than existing machine learning models.

Cornell helping NYS wineries craft sustainable future

New York wineries and grape growers have become increasingly interested in sustainability as consumer express their growing interest in the provenance of their wines. This year’s B.E.V. NY conference focused on sustainability.

Cornellians rally to support each other during transition

From booking flights home to moving belongings into storage, Cornell students are helping classmates cope with disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tretter ’13 elected NFL Players Association president

JC Tretter ’13, a former second-team All-America left tackle for Cornell who was taken by Green Bay in the fourth round of the 2013 National Football League Draft, has been elected president of the NFL Players Association.

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Cornell suspends classes; virtual instruction begins April 6

Cornell President Martha E. Pollack announced that all classes on the Ithaca campus will be suspended for three weeks effective March 13 at 5 p.m. Virtual instruction will begin April 6. Students are strongly encouraged to return to their permanent home residences as soon as feasible.

Sequencing hornwort genomes could improve crops

Fay Wei Li, from the Boyce Thompson Institute, and researchers from across the globe have sequenced the genomes of three hornworts, which could lead to crops that produce higher yields and use less synthetic fertilizer.

Faculty debate role of business in climate change

Faculty from the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business discussed whether businesses have the right incentives to address the climate crisis, or if policy intervention is needed.

Things to Do, March 13-20, 2020

Events at Cornell this week include an award-winning play set in an alternate future; new films at Cornell Cinema; student winners of a playwriting competition; and a discussion of manga at Olin Library.

Cornell experts view coronavirus via multidisciplinary lenses

To help the public make sense of the coronavirus outbreak, Cornell experts have weighed in on a wide range of issues.

Eisenberg Research Fellows carry on namesake’s legacy

Six years after the untimely death of Theodore “Ted” Eisenberg, professor of law at Cornell Law School, a group of students is carrying on his pioneering legacy of empirical legal research through a new fellowship program.