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Author: World’s greatest ideas came from interdisciplinary teamwork

The collaborative nature of innovation was one of the key messages author Steven Johnson delivered during a campus visit Sept. 22, as a guest of the Milstein Program in Technology & Humanity.

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NIH grant will support strengthening faculty diversity

Cornell is one of only seven institutions across the U.S. that will receive a funding award from the National Institutes of Health through a program aimed at increasing minority faculty in the biomedical sciences.

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After pandemic first year, white coats for Class of 2024

On Sept. 24, after a year highlighted by so many virtual events, the Class of 2024 finally celebrated their medical school journey with a White Coat Ceremony – hosted in-person.

Community Response Team supports students in distress

Students living on campus have a new resource for support when they are experiencing distress, with the launch of the university’s Community Response Team at the start of this semester.

Booster shots: What you need to know

In this Q&A, Dr. Roy Gulick of Weill Cornell Medicine breaks down the science underlying booster shots of COVID-19 vaccines and answers some frequently asked questions.

States That Prioritized Access to Water at Height of Pandemic Saved Lives

Water shutoffs for non-payment are a constant threat for millions of Americans in any given year. That risk was a deadly one during the pandemic, with access to clean water for handwashing and sanitation a proven way to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The dozens of states that implemented moratoria on water shutoffs to protect vulnerable citizens reported better public health outcomes, according to a new Cornell study.

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‘More inspired than ever:’ Cornell students start their journeys in law, med school

Despite the pandemic, Cornell students successfully navigated the process of applying to medical and law schools and are headed to some of the country’s top professional schools this fall.

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Micro-robots propelled by air bubbles and ultrasound

Cornell researchers created cell-size robots that can be powered and steered by ultrasound waves. Despite their tiny size, these micro-robotic swimmers could be a formidable new tool for targeted drug delivery.

Center for Bright Beams awarded $22M in grant renewal

A collaboration of researchers led by Cornell has been awarded $22.5 million from the National Science Foundation to continue gaining the fundamental understanding needed to transform the brightness of electron beams available to science, medicine and industry.