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Three projects receive Belonging at Cornell innovation grants

As part of its mission to make Cornell a more diverse and inclusive environment for faculty, staff and students, the Presidential Advisors on Diversity and Equity have awarded three grants of $15,000 apiece for 2021 programming.

Study: Americans skeptical of COVID-19 contact tracing apps

Mobile contact-tracing technology has emerged as one way to contain COVID-19, but contact tracing apps, which require a critical mass of adopters to be effective, face serious obstacles in the U.S., Cornell researchers have found.

Lovevery co-founder named Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year

Entrepreneurship at Cornell has named Jessica Rolph ’97, MBA ’04, co-founder and CEO of early childhood development startup Lovevery, its 2021 Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year.

Powerful design software brings student ideas to life

With just a push of a button, faculty and students can create dozens of design variations for anything they want to build. It's all thanks to Cornell's partnership with engineering-software company Autodesk, which is helping students win competitions and improve their research.

Around Cornell

Roper Center hosts forum on public opinion polling

The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research will host an online forum, Jan. 21 at 6 p.m., to examine the future of polling. The event is free and open to the public; registration is required.


Gensler family endows, names Cornell AAP NYC program

A $10 million gift to the College of Architecture, Art and Planning has been given to the college by a multi-generational Cornellian family to name and permanently fund its NYC program.

Forum to provide update on Earth Source Heat project

Cornell’s proposal to tap the Earth’s thermal energy to heat the Ithaca campus will be the focus of a virtual community forum, Jan. 19 at 6 p.m.

Astronomers find possible hints of gravitational waves

Astronomers report the first faint, low-frequency whispers that may be gravitational waves from supermassive, merging black holes in distant galaxies.

Cornell’s revamped external education unit broadens its reach

Paul Krause ’91, the university’s vice provost for external education and leader of eCornell, discusses his role and the new unit that encompasses the university’s various external education programs.


Organic matter, bacteria doom sea stars to oxygen depletion

New Cornell-led research suggests that starfish, victims of sea star wasting disease, may actually be in respiratory distress, as nearby organic matter and warming oceans rob them of their “breath.”

Initiative to employ AI in behavioral health monitoring

The new, collaborative Precision Behavioral Health Initiative aims to use both smart devices and artificial intelligence to help individuals, and their doctors, monitor and manage behavioral health.

Cornell startup awarded $600K to improve food safety

Halomine, a Cornell-based startup developing cutting-edge technologies for the sanitation of food processing equipment, has been awarded $600,000 from the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.