Like it or not, lies should be protected under First Amendment

Cybersecurity expert Jeff Kosseff said in a talk at Cornell Bowers CIS that the constitutional right to lie extends to every American, so long as the high judicial bar for fraud, defamation or another narrow category of speech isn’t met.

Students from 29 campuses join forces for health hackathon

Teams addressed the weekend’s patient safety challenges related to medication, patient care, procedures/surgery, infection and diagnostic error.

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Code Afrique returns to Ghana to share opportunities in tech

Ghana’s fledgling tech sector has a chicken-and-egg problem: To grow, it needs trained, local workers, but without existing job opportunities, students don’t pursue degrees in computer science.

Cornell Tech’s Pierson named Schmidt AI2050 fellow

Emma Pierson, assistant professor of computer science at the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech, has been awarded an AI2050 Early Career Fellowship from Schmidt Sciences for her work seeking to use AI to promote equity.

Former CEO of BET shares her struggles, successes

Debra Lee, former CEO of Black Entertainment Television, spoke to the Cornell community Feb. 20 about her journey from growing up in the segregated South to shattering glass ceilings while becoming one of the most powerful businesspeople in America.

Spring 2024 Bethe Lecture bridges physics and computer science

During three events March 13-15, Lenka Zdeborová will explore how principles from statistical physics provide insights into challenging computational problems.

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Joachims, Myers receive prestigious named professorships

Thorsten Joachims and Andrew Myers, two faculty members in the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science and leading researchers in the field of computer science have each received named professorships.

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Freshmen win top prize at digital ag hackathon

More than 120 students took part in the Digital Agriculture Hackathon, sponsored by the Cornell Institute for Digital Agriculture and Entrepreneurship at Cornell.

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Four early-career faculty win 2024 Sloan Research awards

Assistant professors Anna Y.Q. Ho, Chao-Ming Jian, Rene Kizilcec and Karan Mehta are among 126 early-career researchers who have won 2024 Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.