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Twelve faculty members elected AAAS fellows

Twelve Cornell and Weill Cornell Medicine faculty members – six of whom are also Cornell alumni – have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society.

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‘Racial uplifts’ aid Asian American well-being

Positive everyday racial encounters may increase self-esteem and help counteract negative experiences from discrimination, according to new Cornell psychology research.

New chapter begins for health and well-being at Cornell

As a health-promoting campus, Cornell’s commitment to “People, Places, and Planet” supports the holistic well-being of students, staff, and faculty.

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Creating tech to improve workplace diversity, inclusion

Translator, founded by Natalie Egan ’02 (she/her) is the next guest on the Startup Cornell podcast.

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Maria Fitzpatrick named to the National Academy of Social Insurance

The National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) has announced the election of Cornell economist Maria Fitzpatrick as a member. The honor recognizes her contributions in the areas of child and family policy, the economics of education, and retirement policy.

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A&S secures gifts, embarks on McGraw Hall renovation

The College of Arts and Sciences has embarked upon a $110 million transformation of McGraw Hall, with several Cornell families pledging more than $40 million in foundational gifts to enable the comprehensive renovation.

Tweezers untangle chemotherapeutic’s impact on DNA

New Cornell research is providing a fresh view into the ways a common chemotherapy agent, etoposide, stalls and poisons the essential enzymes that allow cancer cells to flourish.

Brann elected as Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America

In recognition of his distinguished scholarly contributions to medieval studies, Professor Ross Brann will be inducted during the academy’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 25.

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Entrepreneurship program emboldens spice startup founder

Abena Foli founded POKS Spices in 2016 to bring flavors from West Africa into American home kitchens. In 2021, she became one of the 60,000 women to participate in the certificate program offered by the Bank of America Institute for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Cornell, which is managed by the Cornell Law School and powered by eCornell.

Mating causes ‘jet lag’ in female fruit flies, changing behavior

A seminal fluid protein transferred from male to female fruit flies during mating changes the expression of genes related to the fly’s circadian clock, Cornell research has found.

Whitcomb receives Navy Superior Civilian Service Award

For strengthening national defense through his research and for mentoring students, systems engineering professor Clifford Whitcomb received the Navy Superior Civilian Service Award, one of the highest honors bestowed on civilian employees of the U.S. Navy.  

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Meet the inaugural recipients of the Robert S. Harrison ’76 Recent Alumni Volunteer Awards

The Robert S. Harrison ’76 Recent Alumni Volunteer Awards celebrate the service of a new generation of alumni volunteers and honor Harrison’s long-standing commitment to Cornell. Meet the inaugural recipients of the awards.

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