Babies use their immune system differently but efficiently

Scientists have long believed that a newborn’s immune system was an immature version of an adult’s, but new research shows that newborns’ T cells – white blood cells that protect from disease – outperform those of adults at fighting off numerous infections.

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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Spring runway fashion show celebrates 40th on March 2

Undergraduate designers will make their fashion statements, and in many cases take a big career step, in the Cornell Fashion Collective’s 40th Spring Runway Show, to be held March 2 at 7 p.m. in Barton Hall.

William B. Streett, former engineering dean, dies at 92

William B. Streett, who was recognized for changing the culture of undergraduate studies as dean of Cornell Engineering, died Feb. 5 in Cincinnati. He was 92.

40 years of crop research shows inequities

A systematic analysis of 40 years of studies on public crop breeding programs found that cereal grains receive significantly more research attention than other crops important for food security and only 33% of studies sought input from both men and women.

United Way campaign raises $439K – and counting – for community

The Cornell United Way President’s Leadership Association recognized donors who have contributed $1,000 or more to Cornell’s 2023 United Way campaign during a reception held Feb. 20 at Moakley House.

MLK lecture: Encourage democracy, fight suppression

Kimberlé Crenshaw ’81, a legal scholar, reflected on the ways Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s influence shaped her personal, academic and professional journey.

Book brings elusive Greek technical writer into focus

Hero of Alexandria's writings on things like pneumatics, pure geometry and catapults have influenced many through the ages and his principles touch early modern inventions including the player piano and the fire engine.

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