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Reminders boosted COVID vaccine uptake; free rides did not

A study involving more than 3.6 million people who’d already received COVID vaccinations found that offering free Lyft rides to a vaccination site was no more enticing than simply reminding people of the importance of getting boosted.

Almonds, pottery and wood help date famed Kyrenia shipwreck

The Cornell Tree-Ring Laboratory identified the likeliest timeline of the Hellenistic-era ship's sinking as between 296-271 BCE, with a strong probability it occurred between 286-272 BCE.

DoD grant to fund prostate cancer bone metastases research

Weill Cornell Medicine received a $1.5 million grant to develop new approaches for predicting the spread of cancer cells to the bone in men with prostate cancer, using tumor samples taken at early stages of the disease.

ILR announces six new faculty

The ILR School will welcome six new faculty members who begin July 1.

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Impact of dietary fiber varies from person to person

Nutritionists generally advise everyone to eat more dietary fiber, but a new study suggests that its effects on health can vary, suggesting that recommendations should be tailored to each individual’s gut microbiome.

Cornell to contribute $425K annually to Town of Ithaca

The annual voluntary contribution will cover costs for general services including fire protection and infrastructure for 10 years, effective July 1.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology Visitor Center reopens

The Visitor Center at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology is now open again to the public, following a multimillion-dollar redesign that began last fall and focused on interactive exhibits, art and accessibility.

Going for Paris gold, math scholar aids juggling’s Olympic bid

Doctoral student Jonah Botvinick-Greenhouse could be crowned the world’s best juggler in a June 30 competition that aims to help build a case for juggling as an Olympic sport.

Help or hindrance? ER robots have potential to aid health care workers

Researchers developed a robotic version of a crash cart – a rolling storage cabinet stocked with medical supplies – to see if it can help out in unpredictable health care settings, like emergency and operating rooms.

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Cornell campuses unite at first Inclusion and Belonging Summit

The inaugural Inclusion and Belonging Summit was held on June 12, 2024 and hosted at Weill Cornell Medicine, drawing nearly 40 employees from Cornell’s main campus in Ithaca, Cornell Tech, Weill Cornell Medicine and other higher education institutions to New York City.

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Model estimates groups most affected by intimate partner violence

Intimate partner violence is notoriously underreported and correctly diagnosed at hospitals only around a quarter of the time, but a new method provides a more realistic picture of which groups of women are most affected, even when their cases go unrecorded.

Student, NYS business research recycled glass fertilizer

Andela Products, an upstate New York business, teamed up with Ryan Greene ’23, M.Eng. ’24, a student in materials science and engineering, to research how waste glass can be turned into an agricultural fertilizer.

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