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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.

Augmented reality can improve online shopping, study finds

An augmented reality tool used during online shopping, which allows users to see the garment on themselves, makes people more likely to want to purchase it, according to new Cornell-led research.

Students, faculty make art in the time of coronavirus

Faculty and students have responded to the global COVID-19 pandemic with a variety of creative work, from poetry and drawing to sonic collage.

Online showcase celebrates students’ community engagement

Cornell’s Office of Engagement Initiatives celebrated students’ work from this academic year online at the Community Engagement Showcase 2020.

Six stories of six weeks of virtual learning

Amid the challenges of shifting to virtual learning, students and faculty found opportunities for innovation, connection and intellectual growth. Here are snapshots of six courses that took creative approaches to their online formats.

Henni honored by Society of Architectural Historians

Samia Henni, assistant professor in the College of Architecture, Art and Planning, has received the 2020 Spiro Kostof Book Award from the Society of Architectural Historians.

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.