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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.

Cornellian’s dairy waste startup wins NSF Phase II funding

Capro-X, a startup that repurposes dairy waste and began in Cornell Engineering’s Commercialization Fellows program, has received a $724,000 National Science Foundation Phase II award.

NYC mayor appoints McComas to climate change panel

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has appointed Cornell’s Katherine McComas, Ph.D. ’00, to the New York City Panel on Climate Change on June 11.

Committees established for policy school, superdepartments

The provost has named the leaders of faculty committees that will help implement a new public policy school and superdepartments in economics, psychology and sociology.

Center advances social sciences research with spring grants

The Cornell Center for Social Sciences has awarded $118,000 in spring grants supporting ambitious research projects and conferences involving two-dozen faculty members and resarchers.

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.

From seed to supermarket: What does it take to put produce on your plate?

Innovative plant breeders at Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are creating new fruits and vegetables that wow consumers, have longer growing seasons and are more resistant to diseases, insects and weather.

Five students receive SUNY graduate fellowships

Five Cornell students have been awarded $5,000 fellowships from the State University of New York to assist with SUNY graduate school expenses.

Food science professor’s ‘instant ice cream’ gains patent

One moment, you have a bowl of creamy chocolate liquid. Then, in an instant, it’s ice cream. Forget hocus-pocus: This is physics, engineering and a new Cornell patent.