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Yoon: Enslaved laborer memorial invites healing, reflection

The Memorial to Enslaved Laborers at UVA has won praise for an inclusive design approach led by Höweler + Yoon Architecture LLP co-founder Meejin Yoon, B.Arch. ’95, the Gale and Ira Drukier Dean of Architecture, Art and Planning.

Future Architect Award program champions diversity

The Cornell Future Architect Award summer program for rising high school seniors, in the College of Architecture, Art and Planning, recently concluded its fifth year with virtual programming due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Perovskite mineral supports solar-energy sustainability

When it comes to the future of solar energy cells, say farewell to silicon, and hello to calcium titanium oxide – the compound mineral better known as perovskite.

Panel explores contexts of controversial monuments

In “Racism and the Future of Memorials,” a July 13 webinar, architects and scholars discussed Confederate monuments, transitional justice memorials and the remnants of black heritage in Harlem.

Cornell Atkinson awards $1.1M to innovative projects

Cornell Atkinson has awarded seven Academic Venture Fund seed grants, totaling $1.1 million, for projects that engage faculty from eight Cornell colleges and 16 academic departments.

New book chronicles complexities of Roman storage

Classics professor Astrid van Oyen's new book is an archaeological study of Roman socio-economics, and how storage could make or break farmers and empires alike in the pre-industrial world.

Cornell earns STARS platinum sustainability rating

Cornell has earned a platinum sustainability rating – the top status – from an international group that tracks environmental stewardship for over 1,000 college campuses.

Steep NYC traffic toll would reduce gridlock, pollution

Cornell and the City College of New York research shows that by creating steep tolls for cars to enter Manhattan, traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions could be reduced.

Students seize sun’s blaze to wring out its power in contest

A team of Cornell students found an artful way to snare the sun’s energy and optimize it for the U.S. Department of Energy’s inaugural Solar District Cup collegiate design competition.