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Event will honor suffragist and mathematician James Oliver

The life and work of James Edward Oliver, a passionate supporter of women’s suffrage and a nationally recognized mathematician, will be celebrated in an evening of talks on Oct. 14.

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Corrosion can improve materials’ durability

Cornell researchers used advanced atomic modeling to explore the ways environment can influence the growth of cracks in alloys such as aluminum and steel – knowledge that could help engineers better predict, and possibly postpone, the failure of structures. 

Primates’ ancestors may have left trees to survive asteroid

When an asteroid struck 66 million years ago and wiped out most dinosaurs and three-quarters of life on Earth, early ancestors of primates and marsupials were among the only tree-dwelling (arboreal) mammals that survived, according to a new study.

Scholarship gift helps pay it forward

Will Yoon ’01 and Renee Choi ’06 believe in the power of education—and the power of giving back. The couple recently established the Eliana Kim & Choi Family Memorial Scholarship with a gift of $100,000 to support current students.

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Natural climate protection may be written in stone

The rocky surface of Earth’s geology may provide a buffer for climate change to absorb excess carbon, according to a new Cornell paper in Global Biogeochemical Cycles.

eLab introduces newest cohort of student startups

Following a competitive application process, eLab announced the 20 student teams selected for participation in the 2021-22 cohort.

Concerto highlights individual voice and the sound of community

Elizabeth Ogonek, assistant professor in the Department of Music, is one of three composers whose work was commissioned and performed by pianist Xak Bjerken for “The Oberlin Concertos.”

Canadian research team earns Borlaug Gene Stewardship Award

The rust-resistant wheat cultivar development team at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) earned the Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) 2021 Gene Stewardship Award for their long-standing innovations and strategies to…

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Community of practice explores digital storytelling in the classroom

The Center for Teaching Innovation's Digital storytelling community of practice offers monthly sessions this fall for instructors to explore this inclusive teaching strategy and discuss their ideas with peers.

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Radio interview highlights work of Cornell Undergraduate Veterans Association

Roland Molina, '22, President, Cornell Undergraduate Veterans Association, shares information about CUVA and its collaboration with Cornell Student and Campus Life to open a Veterans Program House.

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Geologic park manager receives NYS Hometown Alumni Award

Jonathan Weston ’04, manager of Panama Rocks, a park and geologic site in New York’s Chautauqua County, received the Cornell New York State Hometown Alumni Award Oct. 6 in a virtual ceremony.

Grant to fund conference on climate change in South Asia

A Cornell-led international team of researchers has received a $65,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for its project, “The Next Monsoon: Climate Change and Contemporary Cultural Production in South Asia.”