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Prasad examines implications of digital currencies in new book

In his newest book, Cornell economist Eswar Prasad details how accelerating financial change – including the rise of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin – will transform economies for better and worse.

COVID may trigger hyperglycemia by harming fat cells

According to a new study from researchers at Weill Cornell, COVID-19 may bring high risks of severe disease and death in many patients by disrupting key metabolic signals and thereby triggering hyperglycemia.

Free online course teaches agricultural resilience

A new online course opens opportunities for scientists and agricultural development professionals to blend technical skills with the most advanced findings in social sciences.

Marker to honor Ithaca birthplace of Tuskegee Airman

Urbanist and historian Thomas J. Campanella, was researching a book when he first came across the name Verdelle Louis Payne, who was a member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen, the first African American military pilots in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Powerful technique details brain tumors’ resiliency

A team of researchers has profiled in unprecedented detail thousands of individual cells sampled from patients’ brain tumors. The findings, along with the methods developed to obtain those findings, represent a significant advance in cancer research.

Student-led One Health Symposium tackles humanity’s shared health threats

The Veterinary One Health Association at Cornell hosted its annual symposium this weekend, Sept. 24 and 25. The two-day virtual event featured guest speakers, special lectures and a virtual poster session, all covering One Health issues.

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McCluney course wins award

“Advancing Racial Equity at Work,” a course designed by Assistant Professor Courtney McCluney, is among eight national winners of an Aspen Institute Ideas Worth Teaching Award.  

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Fellowship program enhances opportunities in crop improvement for students from underrepresented backgrounds

A new graduate fellowship program will support students from Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) to become next-generation leaders in global crop improvement.

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Radio interview looks at diversity, equity and inclusion at Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Khuram Hussain, Associate Professor of Education and Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Hobart and William Smith Colleges discusses his work as the Colleges’ chief diversity strategist.

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Student leads vaccine conversation with surgeon general

On Oct. 4, Jordan Tralins ’23, founder of the COVID Campus Coalition, will moderate a virtual discussion between college students and U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy.

‘Planet confusion’ could slow Earth-like exoplanet exploration

A new Cornell study finds that next-generation telescopes used to see exoplanets could confuse Earth-like planets with other types of planets in the same solar system.

Cornell outreach educators combat pests, support pollinators

Thanks to grant funding from the USDA, the New York State Integrated Pest Management program is developing new virtual courses to help schools implement plans to manage pests such as rodents, head lice, bed bugs or yellow jackets.