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New Cherry Ember tomato reveals striped charm, bright flavor

Cornell AgriTech releases a new variety of heirloom tomato, dubbed Cherry Ember, which stands out for its striking colors, bright flavors, high yield and tough-to-crack skin.

Cross-campus team probes gene-environment interactions

Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and Cornell’s Ithaca campus have developed a new computational method for studying genetic and environmental interactions and how they influence disease risk.

Update on diversity and inclusion initiatives at Cornell

Cornell administrators offered detailed updates Jan. 26 on efforts to advance diversity, equity and inclusion at the university.

Cornell Cinema focuses on collaborations in new virtual world

In the fall, Cornell Cinema offered several films with ties to courses being taught on campus; this spring, the cinema will continue to offer a wide variety of films with course connections. Virtual screenings begin in February.

Lab of Ornithology to welcome new director in July

Ian Owens, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s deputy director, has been named the next executive director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. He will take the helm of the 106-year-old institution on July 1.

Reed awarded $1.4M grant to advance human-natural system modeling

A Cornell engineer is advancing the field of ‘multi-sector dynamics’ with a new $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy that will focus on techniques for better projecting the outcomes of human interactions with the natural world.

Around Cornell

New lab studies role of gender in security forces

The new Gender and the Security Sector Lab, launched Jan. 4, is using an interdisciplinary, social scientific approach to study the role of gender in security forces – including police, military and peacekeeping forces.

Abruña wins national award in analytical chemistry

Héctor D. Abruña has been honored by the American Chemical Society with the ACS National Award in Analytical Chemistry for his pioneering work in electrochemistry, including the development of fuel cell and battery materials.

People follow a crowd, no matter its politics

When it comes to evaluating news, people tend to trust the opinions of a large group whether it’s composed of liberals or conservatives, new Cornell Tech research has found.

Historic Alaskan Tlingit 1804 battle fort site found

Cornell and National Park Service researchers have pinpointed the exact location of a Tlingit fort in Sitka, Alaska used in 1804 to defend against Russian colonization forces.

Chess engine sacrifices mastery to mimic human play

Researchers have developed an AI engine trained to play chess like human – improving online chess games and shedding light on how humans could learn from AI in other areas.

Spring tweaks to COVID-19 plan are based on fall’s lessons

One unsung aspect of Cornell’s success in managing the spread of COVID-19 on campus has been a commitment to analyze and learn, to pivot and adapt. As a result, the university will implement tweaks to its COVID-19 response plan this Spring semester.