The 2030 Project to marshal faculty to solve climate crisis

Declaring this the “decisive decade” for climate action, Cornell launched The 2030 Project: A Climate Initiative, which will mobilize world-class faculty to develop and accelerate tangible solutions to the climate challenge.

Online retail images reveal skin tone discrepancies

A Cornell study found that still images of models in online retail ads had statistically lighter skin tones than those in videos of the same product and model. They also found evidence of “tokenism” – one model who was considerably darker-skinned than the others.

New building to create ‘unified complex’ for Bowers CIS

Construction is scheduled to begin in early 2023 on a state-of-the-art academic building for the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science, to be built adjacent to Bill and Melinda Gates Hall on Hoy Road.

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Pollack, Pape elected to arts and sciences academy

President Martha E. Pollack and Dr. Jean William Pape, M.D. ’75, professor in clinical medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine, have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Fashion show’s digital ‘model’ will promote fundraising NFT

Lior Cole ’23 will enter a non-fungible token in this weekend’s Cornell Fashion Collective Spring Runway Show. The NFT, to be auctioned off as a fundraiser, will be the first digital “model” in the 38-year history of the CFC spring show.

Mixed-reality driving simulator a low-cost alternative

Cornell Tech researchers have developed a mixed-reality driving simulator system that could lower the cost of testing vehicle systems and interfaces, such as the turn signal and dashboard.

Library deal to stimulate open access

Library strikes "read-and-publish" access with Cambridge University Press.

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Éva Tardos named ACM Athena Lecturer

The Association for Computing Machinery has named Éva Tardos, the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Computer Science and department chair in the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science, the 2022-2023 ACM Athena Lecturer. 

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AreaHub website shows local environmental dangers

A new database allows users to search any U.S. ZIP code address to learn about extreme weather concerns like hurricane or wildfire exposure, and to find nearby problematic environmental sites.