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James Turner, a ‘giant’ of Africana studies, dies at 82

James Turner, the founding director of Cornell’s Africana Studies and Research Center and a pioneer of the multidisciplinary approach to exploring the African diaspora, died Aug. 6.

Competition limits the ranges of mountain birds

Birds living in tropical mountains have narrow ranges. Why not make use of the whole mountain? A new study finds the dominant influence for their choice has to do with the neighbors.

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Portable cancer testing expands in sub-Saharan Africa

A portable diagnostic device designed by researchers at Cornell Engineering and Weill Cornell Medicine seeks to provide a fast and accurate diagnosis of Kaposi sarcoma, a common yet difficult-to-detect cancer that often signals the presence of HIV infection.

Mini donkey gets big boost from pacemaker

Nix, a miniature donkey with a potentially fatal heart condition, is on the mend after a successful pacemaker implantation by veterinarians at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals – the first surgery of its kind in a large animal species at Cornell.

Academic boot camp boosts veterans’ higher ed mission

Thirteen enlisted military service members and veterans completed an intensive two-week curriculum at Cornell in partnership with the nonprofit Warrior-Scholar Project, which helps veterans transition to higher education.

Tracing camping’s evolution, from Adirondacks to art park

In a series of research projects and as a designer, Martin Hogue, associate professor of landscape architecture, has explored the history and culture of camping.

Cornell AgriTech at 140: Growing a more resilient future

The New York State Agricultural Experiment Station – now known as Cornell AgriTech – celebrates it's growth and accomplishments since opening in 1882.

Investors threaten financial stability of health care providers: new study

The financial stability of providers and their ability to serve patients is being threatened by Wall Street, according to new research co-authored by ILR Professor Rose Batt.

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Cornell-led team among DOE’s lithium-extraction finalists

A team led by Greeshma Gadikota from the College of Engineering was named a finalist for a national prize to domestically extract lithium – an essential ingredient for a greening world.

International partnership aims to improve sorghum breeding

A partnership from the Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement seeks to improve sorghum breeding in Senegal and Costa Rica.

Upward Bound helps local high school students get to college

For the first time since 2019, 85 Central New York high schoolers spent six weeks at Cornell this summer through Upward Bound, a free college preparatory program.

Coates wins 2022 Eni Award for environmental solutions in chemistry

An international honor recognizes Geoff Coates for innovations in sustainable plastics.

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