Bot gives nonnative speakers the floor in videoconferencing

Native speakers often dominate the discussion in multilingual online meetings, but adding an automated participant that periodically interrupts the conversation can help nonnative speakers get a word in edgewise, according to new research at Cornell.

Twelve faculty members elected AAAS fellows

Twelve Cornell and Weill Cornell Medicine faculty members – six of whom are also Cornell alumni – have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society.

Staff News

Seed grants foster collaboration across Cornell campuses

The funding will support preliminary disease-related research, in the latest in a series of efforts to create new opportunities for interdisciplinary research.

Multicollege department to bridge design and technology

Cornell has established the Department of Design Tech, a Radical Collaboration partnership between five colleges that seeks to enhance design and technology education and research across the university.

Twenty Affinito-Stewart research grants awarded for the 2022-2023 academic year

Twenty Cornell faculty members were awarded Affinito-Stewart research grants for the 2022-2023 academic year. The grants, which are awarded by the President’s Council of Cornell Women (PCCW), provide junior faculty members from across the university with up to $10,000 in research funding.

Around Cornell

Pollack establishes Task Force on Undergraduate Admissions

President Martha E. Pollack has established a task force to interrogate all aspects of the undergraduate admissions process and to recommend a universitywide admissions policy and best practices that will be guided by Cornell’s founding mission and can be adapted by the admissions offices of each school and college.

Monitoring invades truckers’ privacy without boosting safety

Karen Levy, associate professor of information science, examines how truckers’ work is being affected by a proliferation of electronic logging technology in a new book, “Data Driven: Truckers, Technology, and the New Workplace Surveillance.”

Staff News

New testing paradigms offer better code with fewer bugs

Owolabi Legunsen, assistant professor of computer science, is developing new methods for testing and validating code, with the goal of finding and removing costly bugs.

Around Cornell

Caregiving simulator advances research in assistive robotics

A new robotic simulation platform developed by Cornell researchers may encourage more people to research caregiving robots.