Professor tells COP27 to move faster on energy transition

At COP27 meeting in Egypt, Engineering Professor Semida Silveira delivered a United Nations working group statement to accelerate global net-zero carbon emissions principles.

Iceland president: ‘Turn smallness into strength’

Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, president of Iceland, discussed his country’s commitment to peace, diversity and science-based climate solutions during a sold-out lecture held Nov. 10 in Klarman Hall.

Student instrumental in Thai cave rescue receives scholarship

Adul Samon came to campus for a six-week Precollege program this summer to study biology and take a personal essay course. Adul was one of 12 boys who, along with their soccer coach, were trapped in a flooded underground cave in Thailand in 2018. Their dramatic rescue was recently made into the film Thirteen Lives.

Around Cornell

‘Young, male and aimless’: Why are men in India delaying marriage?

Researchers found that economic changes, like unemployment, are forcing men to wait longer for marriage in India.

Geothermal experts say borehole data shows promise

Nearly 175 community members joined a town forum Nov. 3, held in person and online, to hear updates on the Cornell University Borehole Observatory.

Grant to fund global study of COVID-19 surveillance

With the six-month, $1 million grant, Weill Cornell Medicine researchers will assess how countries have been monitoring and reporting COVID-19 infections and outcomes.

International symposium to select universitywide research challenge

Faculty from across Cornell and the world will gather for a “Global Grand Challenges Symposium: Frontiers and the Future” to discuss some of the world’s most urgent challenges and how collaborative research, teaching and engagement can help to meet them.

Wages trump safety standards for global apparel workers

Factory workers in apparel supply chains are more likely to quit due to wage and benefit violations, than due to violations of environmental protection and safety standards.

Iceland president visit to showcase sustainability, affinity

Although geographically remote, Cornell and Iceland are close in spirit, an affinity that will be on display when the president of Iceland, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, visits Cornell’s Ithaca campus Nov. 10-11.