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Choose wisely: Spouses consolidate resources in families

The highly educated accumulate systematically advantaged portfolios of resources in long-term relationships, making families more unequal, according to Cornell sociologists.

PMA professor named Academy Film Scholar

Samantha N. Sheppard, associate professor of performing and media arts, has been named a 2021 Academy Film Scholar by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 

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Cell-analysis technique could combat tuberculosis

A new method that analyzes how individual immune cells react to the bacteria that cause the disease could pave the way for new vaccine strategies, and provide insights into fighting other infectious diseases around the world.

Advanced microscopy shines light on new CRISPR-Cas system

A new study describes how an interdisciplinary team of Cornell researchers used a state-of-the-art microscopy technique to reveal protein structures and key steps of a CRISPR-Cas system that holds promise for developing an improved gene editing tool.

$1M NASA grant to improve carbon monitoring in East Africa

Cornell researchers will develop the first high-resolution carbon monitoring system for East Africa that combines “bottom up” ecological modeling with “top down” satellite data, thanks to a three-year, $1 million NASA grant.

Summer CIS programs foster diversity, community

Diversity is a major priority of the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science, and three summer offerings – CSMore, SoNIC and the Designing Technology for Social Impact Workshop – demonstrate that commitment.

Erin King Sweeney joins bipartisan Institute of Politics and Global Affairs

Former Republican Hempstead Town Councilwoman Erin King Sweeney has joined the Institute of Politics and Global Affairs at Cornell University as senior associate director.

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From Kenya to Cornell, writer Mukoma ranges across genres

Mukoma Wa Ngugi, associate professor in the Department of Literatures in English, channeled his fascination with a traditional Ethiopian song called the Tizita into a new novel, “Unbury Our Dead With Song.”

Nanostructures enable record high-harmonic generation

Cornell researchers have developed nanostructures that enable record-breaking conversion of laser pulses into high-harmonic generation, paving the way for new scientific tools for high-resolution imaging.

Lead New York announces new class of leaders in food, agriculture and natural resource sectors

Lead New York, a leadership development program for adult professionals in the food, agriculture and natural resource sectors, has announced the members of its 19th class.

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Treatment with endothelial cells reverses emphysema in model

The specialized endothelial cells that line the blood vessels in the lung may hold the key to treating the common and often-fatal lung disease emphysema, according to a study from researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian.

Vaccine acceptance higher in developing nations than U.S.

Personal protection against COVID-19 was the main reason given for vaccine acceptance among respondents in low- and middle-income countries, and concern about side effects was the most common reason for vaccine hesitancy.