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16 faculty, staff members receive SUNY Chancellor's Awards

Sixteen faculty and professional staff members in state contract colleges at Cornell are receiving the 2019-20 State University of New York Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence.

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Cornell experts probe threats to democracy from COVID-19

A May 22 webinar tapped into Cornell’s expertise on the study of democracy, which is facing challenges all over the world and has been for a long time – long before the COVID-19 pandemic.

ILR welcomes new faculty members

Eight new faculty members will begin teaching at the School of Industrial and Labor Relations this fall, completing a two-year cycle in which it hired 15 new members.

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Students translate ancient religions for the 21st century

The creativity of Cornell undergraduates is on full display in their end-of-semester projects for the Myth and Religion in Mesopotamia course taught by Jonathan Tenney, assistant professor of Near Eastern studies.

Digital repository breaks out general-audience collection

The Internet-First University Press, a digital repository that has helped make historically valuable archival material free online, has just compiled a general-audience subset of its vast collection of materials.

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President Pollack announces immediate actions to support and strengthen our community

Cornell President Martha E. Pollack announced on June 3 a series of steps the university will be taking immediately to fight inequality through teaching, research and engagement.

Hikers urged to enjoy gorge trails, natural areas safely

Cornell offers a range of information and resources for the safe enjoyment of gorge trails and other natural areas on campus and in the community, including COVID-19 guidelines.

Center advances social sciences research with spring grants

The Cornell Center for Social Sciences has awarded $118,000 in spring grants supporting ambitious research projects and conferences involving two-dozen faculty members and resarchers.

Typhoid’s relative may be key to curing disease

A research team led by Jeongmin Song from the College of Veterinary Medicine was able to vaccinate mice effectively against tyhpoid by exposing them to a closely related bacteria.

Grow-NY business competition is on; entries close July 15

The second Grow-NY food and agriculture business competition is going on as planned, with new safety practices in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers and state officials said May 14 during a virtual briefing.

Bacterial enzyme structure opens door for new antibiotics

Bacteria are growing increasingly antibiotic-resistant, but new research reveals how certain enzymes could be exploited to develop new classes of drugs to fight bacterial infections.

Students seize sun’s blaze to wring out its power in contest

A team of Cornell students found an artful way to snare the sun’s energy and optimize it for the U.S. Department of Energy’s inaugural Solar District Cup collegiate design competition.