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NYS can achieve 2050 carbon goals with Earth’s help

By delving into scientific and economic data, Cornell engineers have examined whether New York could achieve a statewide carbon-neutral economy by 2050. Their finding: Yes – and with five years to spare.

Cornell postdoc detects possible exoplanet radio emission

By using a radio telescope array, a Cornell postdoc and an international team of scientists may have detected emissions from a planet beyond our own solar system.

ILR initiative bridging gap between legal system, employment

The Criminal Justice and Employment Initiative in November held the first two of four scheduled live online educational trainings for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s Office of Second Chance Employment.

Cornell team seeks mercy for Lisa Montgomery

Cornell faculty and students have led a campaign seeking clemency for Lisa Montgomery, who next month is scheduled to become the first woman executed by the U.S. government in nearly 70 years.

CTI Innovation Awards spur new learning opportunities

Each year, the Center for Teaching Innovation grants funding through the Innovative Teaching & Learning Awards to help faculty explore new strategies and tools for enhancing student learning.

‘Tasting Qualities’: what a good cup of tea tells us

In “Tasting Qualities: The Past and Future of Tea,” author Sarah Besky from the ILR School addresses the role of quality in contemporary capitalism and how quality is judged in a product as ordinary as a bag of tea.

Cornell faculty featured on ‘The Academic Minute’

Episodes of the “Academic Minute” radio program from the week of Dec. 7 featured five faculty members from Cornell’s College of Arts and Sciences sharing insights from their research.

Cornell renaming Goldwin Smith Professorships

Cornell announced that the Board of Trustees, through its Executive Committee, accepted a recommendation made by a special task force to rename the Goldwin Smith Professorships.

Cornell’s Adult University to offer winter ‘education vacations’

Cornell’s Adult University is offering winter online programming for adults and young people, “CAU Winter Session: A Season to Study,” Dec. 28 through Feb. 5, 2021.

Engineers go microbial to store energy, sequester CO2

Cornell bioengineers have found a way to efficiently absorb and store large-scale, renewable energy from the sun, while sequestering carbon dioxide to use as a biofuel: Let microbes do the work.

‘Roaming’ molecular fragments captured in real time

An international research team made the first direct observation, in real time, of an elusive phenomenon – “roaming” reactions, in which a chemical compound breaks apart and its molecular fragments drift chaotically in orbit before re-forming into new compounds.

Biologist helps place starfish on critically endangered list

With a recent 90% decline in population, sunflower sea stars – once ubiquitous all along the Pacific Coast, from Mexico to Alaska – may be on the brink of extinction.