A touch of gold has extra reach in degrading micropollutants

A Cornell team used a new form of high-resolution optical imaging to better understand how adsorption – i.e., the clinging of molecules to surfaces – works on the semiconductor titanium dioxide with a gold particle added as a co-catalyst. 

Exhibition highlights overlooked colonial Latin American art

“Colonial Crossings: Art, Identity, and Belief in the Spanish Americas,” opening July 20 at the Johnson Museum, brings a nuanced view to a complicated period in Latin American art, and it is doing so with the help of student curators.

Kramnick Scholarship Fund tops $1 million mark

Gifts to the fund came from more than 400 alumni who say their lives were changed by his teaching and his friendship.

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Cornell crafts multifaceted game studies program

The field of game studies is growing at Cornell, including an expanded set of classes, workshops and symposia and a growing library collection of games.

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New analysis of Cassini data yields insights into Titan’s seas

Using data from precision radar experiments, a Cornell-led research team was able, for the first time, to separately analyze and estimate the composition and roughness of sea surfaces on the Saturn moon Titan.

Fors receives ACS Young Investigator Award

The award recognizes two outstanding early career investigators conducting research in any area of fundamental polymer or biopolymer science.

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Surprising ring sheds light on galaxy formation

An international research team discovered that the gas in a Hyper Luminous Infrared Galaxy was rotating in an organized fashion, rather than in the chaotic way expected after a galactic collision –– a surprising result.

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Program develops inclusive leaders

The summer 2024 Colman Inclusive Leadership Program helped 33 doctoral students enhance their leadership skills through readings, interactive group activities, case studies and discussion through the three-day immersive experience.

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Abruña receives Global Energy Prize

Abruña was selected in the “non-traditional energy” category for “foundational contributions spanning electrochemistry, batteries, fuel cells and molecular electronics.”

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