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Minorities have broader view of environmental issues

Minorities and lower-income people are more likely than high-income people and whites to consider human factors such as racism and poverty to be environmental issues, a study co-led by Cornell researchers found.

Cornell prepares for shift to virtual instruction

Cornell is embarking on an unprecedented effort to shift to online instruction for the rest of the semester following spring break – employing innovative measures to maximize learning and research while limiting the spread of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus disease.

President outlines rationale of switch to virtual education

In a message to the community, Cornell President Martha E. Pollack responded to questions students had raised following the decision to switch to virtual instruction.

Cornell celebrates electronic music pioneer Robert Moog

“When Machines Rock," a celebration of synthesizer inventor Robert Moog, Ph.D. '65, featured three days of workshops, performances, talks, a new exhibition in Kroch Library, and guest artists including Gary Numan.

Two-step method patches herniated discs

A collaboration led by Lawrence Bonassar developed a two-step technique to repair herniated discs so they maintain mechanical function and won’t collapse or deteriorate.

Plant parasites cause lasting genetic changes

As plants try to strengthen their defenses against nematodes, those parasites try to outsmart them. New research shows that nematode species that move from plant to plant cause more than mechanical damage.

People want more compensation, security for genomic data

Once people are aware of the issues surrounding genetic information, they’re more concerned about its use and expect to be better compensated for providing it, according to a new survey co-directed by a Cornell researcher.

Radical Collaboration sees new hires, custom approaches

More than three years into the provost’s Radical Collaboration initiative, about 15 faculty members have been hired across fields and colleges, partnerships continue to spark research and bold approaches, and the strategic task forces feeding the program are crafting their own approaches to the effort.

Classes move online for semester to combat coronavirus

President Martha E. Pollack announced that the university is moving to virtual instruction, and students are being asked to stay at their homes after spring break. In addition, new restrictions on travel, events and visitors have been implemented.

‘First, but never alone’: Cornell joins first-generation initiative

Cornell has been recognized for its ongoing commitment to improving experiences and advancing outcomes for its first-generation students.

Getting climate smart in Armenia

A Global Climate Change Science and Policy course supported by an Engaged Curriculum Grant is helping Cornell students and researchers lead efforts in Armenia to mobilize action related to agriculture.

Smithsonian gallery hosting work by Cornell’s Rickard

Jolene Rickard, associate professor in the Department of Art and the Department of History of Art and Visual Studies, has artwork currently on display at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery. 

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