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Writing about identity, values can boost teens’ self-esteem

Providing teenagers opportunities to affirm positive aspects of their identities and values can help bolster their self-esteem and ease transitions to high school, new Cornell psychology research finds.

Cornell Keynotes podcast: Combining right brain and left brain thinking

Richard Cahoon, a professor at the Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, joins the Cornell Keynotes podcast to explain how we can combine the creative and analytical parts of our minds to give our ideas life and longevity.

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Teens explore potential career options at annual 4-H event

Through conversations and hands-on learning opportunities, nearly 250 youth from across New York state learned about different career paths at the annual 4-H Career Explorations Conference, hosted by Cornell and New York State 4-H.

Diversity in typhoid bacteria linked to higher mortality rates

One in five of the bacterial strains that cause typhoid fever have genetic variations in their external layer, called Vi capsule, that provide higher virulence, higher infectivity and high antibiotic resistance, Cornell researchers have discovered.

Redesigning videoconferencing for, and by, people who stutter

New research and an app aim to make Zoom and other video conferencing platforms less stressful for people with speech diversities, while improving the experience for everyone.

Custom scientific glassware available now through Ithaca campus glass shop

The Cornell Center for Materials Research Glass Shop offers comprehensive scientific glassware services from professional flame worker and artist Sean Donlon.

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Art, stories, and tours celebrate plants and the Black experience

Seeds of Survival and Celebration: plants and the Black experience, returns for its third and final year at Cornell Botanic Gardens. This garden installation and exhibit celebrates the ways in which enslaved Africans used plants for culinary and medicinal purposes and that have contributed to the rich cultural fabric of America today. Visitors can explore more than 70 plants, deepen their knowledge through audio tours, view a gallery exhibit of photos of traditional African American gardens, and view exhibits on the how plants made their way to the Americas on slave ships and their enduring legacy in food, medicine, and culture. 

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Leak, Vashistha recognized for excellence in promoting diversity

Professors Tashara M. Leak and Aditya Vashistha are recipients of the Faculty Award for Excellence in Research, Teaching and Service through Diversity.

Pinkonomics Podcast covers women in the economy

The Pinkonomics Podcast explores “the economics of womanhood, with perspectives from philosophy, economics, sociology, and law.”

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Summer Wellbeing Adventure returns, new photo contest unveiled

The Summer Wellbeing Adventure & Photo Contest is returning for its second year. Beginning July 15 to August 5, 2024, Cornell staff, faculty, students and retirees are invited to embark on a three-week journey focused on their wellbeing.

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New lab test to detect persistent HIV strains in Africa may aid search for cure

A multinational team led by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators developed a test for an HIV strain that disproportionately affects women and will benefit patients around the world.

Cornell startup offers AI-powered math help

Nour Gajial ’26, left, and Yanni Kouloumbis ’26, founded MathGPT to help high school and college students struggling with math understand how to approach their problems step by step.

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