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Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy celebrates 10 years of championing a better built environment

The Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy is celebrating its tenth anniversary at a critical time. Congress has recently passed several major spending bills that will accelerate infrastructure development. Leaders of the Institute are also describing plans for the years ahead with the benefit of new financial support. 

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Amid war, Cornell faculty, staff support Ukrainian startups

Through eō Business Incubators, founded by a Cornell professor in 2019, faculty and staff provide training for Ukrainian startups, creating and supporting a business infrastructure on which to build after the war.  

Four CCE county offices tapped to lead NYS clean energy work

Four Cornell Cooperative Extension county offices are leading statewide efforts to establish a network of Regional Clean Energy Hubs as part of Gov. Kathy Hochul’s $52 million initiative to connect local communities with clean energy resources.

Engineers to advance nanomedicine manufacturing using AI

A novel combination of artificial intelligence and production techniques could change the future of nanomedicine, according to Cornell researchers using a new $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to revolutionize how polymer nanoparticles are manufactured.

Broccoli looks more like cauliflower in a warmer world

A new study identifies the genetic underpinnings for why broccoli heads become abnormal when it’s hot, providing insight into effects of climate-induced warming for all crops and pointing the way for breeding heat-resistant new varieties.

Fewer than 40% of New Yorkers earn a living wage

The Cornell ILR Wage Atlas shows who in New York state earns living wages and where, helping policymakers and other stakeholders to understand patterns of inequality.

Researchers explore nuclear power cooling with NASA grant

The Additive Vehicle-Embedded Cooling Technologies project at Cornell is being funded by NASA to advance the future of space exploration, including nuclear power-enabled missions.

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Soup & Hope speaker series returns Jan. 12

Celebrating its 16th year at Cornell, the Soup & Hope speaker series returns to Sage Chapel on Jan. 12 with stories that connect to the university’s new commitment as a health-promoting campus – a theme that resonates with participants as dedicated work continues in support of mental health and wellness at Cornell.

Electrochemistry converts carbon to useful molecules

A chemistry collaboration led to a creative way to put carbon dioxide to good – and even healthy – use: by incorporating it into a series of organic molecules that are vital to pharmaceutical development.

Mellon grants $1M to deepen and improve Freedom on the Move

Freedom on the Move is a collective digital history archive of “runaway slave” advertisements published in North American newspapers in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Cornell to lead new semiconductor research center

Cornell is leading a new $34 million research center that will accelerate the creation of energy-efficient semiconductor materials and technologies, and develop revolutionary new approaches for microelectronics systems.

Meaningful but unused products hinder sustainability

Cornell research finds product attachment may unintentionally encourage less sustainable behavior, if people store away prized possessions and buy additional goods for practical daily use.