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Cornell plans to reactivate Ithaca campus for fall semester

The suspense is over: Cornell plans to welcome students back to its Ithaca campus for a fall semester blending in-person and online instruction, confident that decision best serves public health, President Martha E. Pollack announced June 30.

Pollack announces Ithaca campus reactivation plans

In a message to the Ithaca and Cornell Tech community, Cornell President Martha E. Pollack announced that the Ithaca campus and Cornell AgriTech will reopen for the fall semester.

Treatments tested for invasive pest on allium crops

A Cornell-led team of researchers field-tested 14 active ingredients in insecticides, applied in a variety of methods, to understand the best treatment options against the Allium leafminer, a growing threat to onions, garlic and leeks.

Library gears up for curbside pickup, other services

The library has started offering services such as contactless curbside pickup and scanning and is planning other services and a possible phased reopening, in sync with the university community.

Podcast examines ‘Blackness at Cornell’

The latest episode in the Inclusive Excellence podcast series, presented by the office of Diversity and Inclusion at Cornell, shares thoughts from faculty and staff on “Blackness at Cornell.”

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Five inducted into Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

Five doctoral candidates were inducted into the Cornell chapter of the Bouchet Graduate Honor Society, which recognizes outstanding scholarly achievement and promotes diversity and excellence in doctoral education.

New book chronicles complexities of Roman storage

Classics professor Astrid van Oyen's new book is an archaeological study of Roman socio-economics, and how storage could make or break farmers and empires alike in the pre-industrial world.

Electrochemical reaction powers new drug discoveries

A Cornell-led collaboration is flipping the switch on traditional synthetic chemistry by using electricity to drive a new chemical reaction that previously stumped chemists.

Infant heart-assist device gets new life with $4.7M grant

After being defunded by a company with rights to its intellectual property, development of a pediatric heart-assist device has been revived at Cornell with the help of a $4.7 million defense department grant.

Commercialization fellows working on market-ready tech

Cornell has announced its 2020 cohort of Commercialization Fellows, who will spend a fully funded summer and semester exploring market viability for new technologies, including novel robots and a vaccine delivery system.

Researchers control elusive spin fluctuations in 2D magnets

A Cornell team developed a new imaging technique that is fast and sensitive enough to observe critical spin fluctuations – which are highly correlated electron spin patterns – in two-dimensional magnets.

Summer program aims to lower barriers for CS majors

A new summer program, held virtually from June 1-22, aimed to boost the numbers of computer science majors from underrepresented backgrounds.