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Five of Cornell's buildings were recognized as exemplary New York state green buildings at the 10th Annual New York State Green Building Conference in Syracuse, March 29-30. (April 2, 2012)

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Juan Hinestroza has helped develop transistors using natural cotton fibers, which could lead to smarter, highly functional clothing and perhaps even cotton-based circuits and computers. (Oct. 26, 2011)

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The proposed New York City Tech Campus on Roosevelt Island will utilize solar and geothermal power to harvest as much energy as it consumes. In the parlance of energy experts, it will be 'net-zero energy.' (Oct. 24, 2011)

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New AAP NYC executive director Robert Balder '89 intends to expand the College of Architecture, Art and Planning's programs in New York City and foster professional development for students. (June 30, 2011)

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A student has used Cornell technology to make a mask, hooded jackets and shirts that can trap and decompose harmful gases for military applications or for people living in smog-choked cities. (April 12, 2011)

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Alumnus architect Peter Eisenman gave an opinionated and discursive lecture on architecture, design and changing norms, March 10 in Goldwin Smith Hall. Eisenman is a visiting Rhodes Professor. (March 11, 2010)

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Students in architecture, engineering, city planning and other design-based fields are working together in Cornell's Design and Planning Club on community-based outreach projects and design competitions. (Oct. 1, 2009)

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The interior design field now has a language of its own, thanks to Professor Jan Jennings, who has spearheaded an online database for contemporary design that includes a new vocabulary. (Aug. 26, 2009)

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Cornell's 108th annual Dragon Day on March 13 featured the usual parade through campus and ritual burning, but this year the dragon survived thanks to state environmental regulations. (March 13, 2009)