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Cabin project upcycles ash trees for sustainable architecture

Architecture professors Leslie Lok and Sasa Zivkovic designed and built a cabin in Tompkins County highlighting sustainable use of materials — wood from ash trees and 3D-printed concrete.

Rachel Dunifon named dean of Human Ecology

After two years as interim dean, Rachel Dunifon has been named the Rebecca Q. and James C. Morgan Dean of the College of Human Ecology, Provost Michael Kotlikoff announced May 6.

COVID-19 impact: Juan Hinestroza on fiber science and PPE

Fiber scientist Juan Hinestroza discusses the COVID-19 pandemic and new possibilities for the materials used in protective medical gear. 

(Virtual) Things to Do, March 27-April 10

Virtual events and resources at Cornell include: Images of Dragon Days past; Cornell experts discuss COVID-19; “Cosmos” and spotlight on women artists at the Johnson Museum; student theater and film updates; and a citizen science project surveying breeding birds.

Students sketch Ossining’s budding waterfront ideas

Cornell graduate students studying landscape architecture examined Ossining, New York – a town on the rising Hudson River last fall, and presented ideas for climate-change adaptation.

NYSERDA grants $1.65M to Cornell for carbon footprint, energy reductions

NYSERDA will give Cornell $1.65 million in incentives for energy studies and project work to develop a smaller carbon footprint for campus, toward the university’s net-zero carbon goal by 2035.

Faculty forge archaeology partnership at Pompeii

Caitlín Barrett and Kathryn Gleason ’79 have been collaborating since 2016 on the excavation and survey of a large house and garden site, the Casa della Regina Carolina Project, at Pompeii in southern Italy.

Migrations initiative announces cross-campus awards

Cornell faculty members are finding answers to questions related to a world on the move with a boost from Cornell’s first Migrations grants, awarded by the “Migrations” Global Grand Challenge.

Mui Ho Fine Arts Library earns LEED Gold certification

Cornell’s Mui Ho Fine Arts Library in Rand Hall earned the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification in late January.