Juris Hartmanis, first CS department chair, dies at 94

Juris Hartmanis, a Turing Award-winning pioneer who was instrumental in establishing computer science as an independent field, and founding chair of Cornell’s Department of Computer Science, died July 29 at 94.

Novice roboticists find inspiration, community at SoNIC

The weeklong summer workshop aims to inspire underrepresented students to pursue graduate studies in tech fields such as computing and information science.

Preventing scrollers’ remorse: How to know what users want

A new model can help online media companies figure out what gives users long-term satisfaction – not just the instant gratification of continual scrolling – which may result in less time spent on the platform, but fewer users who quit entirely.

‘Earable’ uses sonar to reconstruct facial expressions

Cornell researchers have developed a wearable earphone device – or “earable” – that bounces sound off the cheeks and transforms the echoes into an avatar of a person’s entire moving face.

Collaboration will advance cardiac health through AI

A three-year, $15 million partnership between Cornell and NewYork-Presbyterian will employ artificial intelligence to help improve outcomes for people with cardiovascular disease.

New tool allows students to browse alumni academic paths

The platform, called Pathways, was designed to assist and inspire current students as they explore and make informed decisions such as choosing courses and majors.

Weatherspoon, Lewis honored for diversity contributions

The awards are based on nominations from students, faculty and staff, and the recommendations of a selection committee. The recognition comes with a $15,000 prize to be used for research, scholarship and other activities at Cornell.

Marginalized students suffer penalties from procrastination

Most people have waited until the last minute to complete a school assignment at some point in their lives, but a new study finds that first-generation students and those belonging to underrepresented ethnic and racial groups turn in assignments later, on average, than their nonmarginalized peers.

Cornell Atkinson awards $1.4 million to new sustainability projects

Cornell Atkinson has awarded seed funding to nine interdisciplinary projects that address a range of sustainability topics.

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