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ILR student spurs minimum wage hike back home

Casey Platkin ’26 advocated for a minimum wage increase in California’s San Mateo County, where thousands of low-wage workers will see bigger paychecks.

Biodegradable medical gowns may add to greenhouse gas

Due to faster decomposition, disposable and plasticized biodegradable medical gowns introduce greenhouse gas discharge problems in landfills, according to new Cornell engineering research.

ILR’s Scheinman Institute helping to diversify arbitration field

Barriers that keep people of color and women from entering the arbitration profession are being challenged by Scheinman institute research, teaching and outreach.

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Three ILR faculty members named full professors

Two professors in ILR’s Department of Human Resource Studies and one in the school’s Department of Organizational Behavior have been promoted.

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Soil health summit connects farmers, researchers, policymakers

Cornell hosted the second New York Soil Health Summit Dec. 13, bringing together those who aim to assist growers in mitigating and adapting to climate change while protecting farmer livelihoods and rural economies.

AAP professor and art chair Paul Ramírez Jonas to create work for the National Mall

The new public art initiative Beyond Granite invites artists to explore what it means to imagine, build, live, and grow with monuments.

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Fruit flies use two muscles to control pitch for stable flight

Researchers pinpointed the neuromuscular components that enable a fruit fly to stabilize its pitch, providing evidence for an organizational principle in which each muscle has a specific function in flight control.

Multicollege department to bridge design and technology

Cornell has established the Department of Design Tech, a Radical Collaboration partnership between five colleges that seeks to enhance design and technology education and research across the university.

Randy Barker, expert in Asian rice economics, dies at 92

Randy Barker ’53, an agricultural economist who spent half his career in Asia supporting food security and sustainable rice growing, died July 5 in Providence, Utah. He was 92.

Winter Session 2023 introduces a new world poetry course

Cornell students have until January 3 to enroll in Winter Session's newest offering: Introduction to World Poetry. The online course is led by Alan Scott Weber, a professor of English who teaches humanities at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar. Winter Session Online runs January 3 –20. 2023.

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Bacterium on International Space Station developing drug resistance

Acinetobacter pittii (A. pittii), a type of bacteria, is evolving to become more resistant to antibiotics and is finding ways to survive in the harsh environment of the International Space Station, according to new research led by Weill Cornell Medicine scientists.

‘Losing Istanbul’: Personal histories illustrate an empire’s end

In “Losing Istanbul,” Mostafa Minawi gives the reader a street-level understanding of what it was like to live through the final decades of the ailing Ottoman Empire – especially for members of the Arab-Ottoman community of Istanbul.