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Proteins could lead to early breast cancer diagnosis, treatment

A team of researchers has discovered a non-invasive biomarker that could aid with earlier diagnosis of breast cancer, the most common cancer among women, which will likely affect one in 13 women during their lives.

Sydney Shoemaker, leading figure of Cornell philosophy, dies at 90

Remembered as a powerful thinker and brilliant teacher, Shoemaker contributed to the outstanding reputation of Cornell philosophy during the second half of the 20th century.

At global turning point, economists take stock of 100 years of development

Major figures in world economics will gather in Ithaca Sept. 15-17 to re-think the foundations of economics and the nature of regulation – with particular care for the environment.

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$61M grant funds translational science at Weill Cornell Medicine

This is the largest federal grant ever awarded to Weill Cornell Medicine and the fourth consecutive time this initiative has been funded by the NIH, representing 20 years of continuous funding.

Nanomolding could speed discovery of new topological materials

Nanomolding of topological nanowires could speed the discovery of new materials for applications such as quantum computing, microelectronics and clean-energy catalysts, according to Cornell researchers.

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Joanne DeStefano, executive vice president and CFO, to retire in 2023

Joanne DeStefano, MBA ’97, executive vice president and chief financial officer, whose leadership kept Cornell on firm financial footing through a recession and a global pandemic, has announced her plans to retire, effective June 30, 2023.

Frank Drake ’51, astronomy pioneer, dies at 92

Frank Drake was a pioneer of radio astronomy and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence using radio telescopes.

Modified microwave oven cooks up next-gen semiconductors

A household microwave oven modified by a Cornell Engineering professor is helping to cook up the next generation of cellphones, computers and other electronics after the invention was shown to overcome a major challenge faced by the semiconductor industry.

Orientation service connects students with local community

Cornell’s Pre-Orientation Service Trips program provides incoming first-year and transfer students an introduction to each other, returning student leaders and off-campus volunteering opportunities.

Cornell awarded $15M to lead NSF I-Corps Hub

Cornell has been awarded a $15 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation to lead a newly established Innovation Corps Hub that will support science and technology entrepreneurship in rural regions.

Global Hubs deepens networks between Cornell and world

An ambitious and innovative new initiative expands opportunities for faculty, alumni and students across the university to engage with 20 partner universities in 11 locations, while also welcoming international students here. 

UVEX NASA mission advances with Cornell astronomers on team

Cornell astronomers Anna Y. Q. Ho and Shrinivas R. Kulkarni are part of the mission team for the UltraViolet Explorer (UVEX) mission, which has advanced toward a 2028 launch with NASA.

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