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Aluminum-anode batteries offer sustainable alternative

Cornell researchers are using low-cost aluminum to create a rechargeable battery that is safer, less expensive and more sustainable than lithium-ion batteries.

Hassan honored for elevating the study of global modern art

Salah Hassan, Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences in Africana Studies, has been elected as the 2021 Distinguished Scholar by the College Art Association for his scholarship and curatorial work, which have been deeply formative in bringing recognition to the study of modern and contemporary African and African diaspora art.

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Alumnus shares public health messages through comic illustrations

What began as a class project exploring a fraught period of Ithaca history has transformed into a COVID-related comic, “Reflections," telling the story of Ithaca’s typhoid epidemic of 1903, that Leo Levy ’20, hopes can reach people with a lesson from the past and an accessible message about public health.

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ILR alumni sell storage business for seven figures

When Nick Huber ’12 and Dan Hagberg ’12 started a storage business out of their Collegetown basement, they didn’t realize it would change their lives.

Library service interruptions and updates

Cornell University Library urges patrons to plan ahead of upcoming, temporary service interruptions.

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Cannabis use remains prohibited on campus

University officials reminded the Cornell community that despite its legalization in New York, use or distribution of cannabis on university property or as part of university-sponsored events is prohibited.

Nominations sought for faculty community-engaged learning award

The Office of Engagement Initiatives is accepting nominations for the George D. Levy Faculty Award through May 3. The award recognizes a faculty member whose community partnerships are models for community-engaged learning in higher education.

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Innovator Swanson to receive Engineering alumni award

John A. Swanson ’61, M.Eng. ’63, an innovator in the application of finite-element methods of engineering, will be honored with the 2021 Cornell Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award.

Postdoc receives NASA Hubble Fellowship to study exoplanets

Jake Turner, postdoctoral researcher in astronomy, has been named a Sagan Fellow in the program, where he will continue his research on magnetic fields, atmospheres and orbital evolution of exoplanets.

ILR alumnus pens book on NBA labor relations

“The Cap: How Larry Fleisher and David Stern Built the Modern NBAwas published last fall by the University of Nebraska Press.

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Cornell releases plans for fall return to campus

Cornell officials announced the outline of plans for the Fall 2021 semester and they will hold a virtual town hall April 8 open to all members of the Ithaca, Geneva, and Cornell Tech campuses.

‘Playful uncertainty’ apparent in new poetry by Charlie Green

In “Feral Ornamentals,” Literatures in English senior lecturer Charlie Green finds whimsy in uncertainty and humor in the “terrifying,” creating new poems with a fact-based look at the natural world and a sense of exploration through process.

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