Students from all majors invited to mathematical modeling contest

The annual competition, slated for Nov. 10-13, allows students to work on open-ended real world problems, showcasing the multifaceted nature of applied mathematics. 

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Research: DNA shredder for gene therapy

Ailong Ke explores the naturally occurring CRISPR-Cas3 system and its potential to treat human disease at the genetic level.

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Captivating Courtship: A little bird leaps for love

Courtship takes a lot of effort for a small South American bird species. Learn about the blue-black grassquit at the Paul C. Mundinger Distinguished Lectureship on October 25 in Warren Hall.

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Student hackathons focus on food, ag, animals, health and business services

The hackathons, run by Entrepreneurship at Cornell, are open to undergraduate and graduate students from any field and major and take place from Friday evenings through Sunday afternoon.

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Live plant pathogens can travel on dust across oceans

Plant pathogens can hitch rides on dust and remain viable, with the potential for traveling across the planet to infect areas far afield, a finding with important implications for global food security and for predicting future outbreaks.

Newman, Plowright, Wolchok elected to National Academy of Medicine

Two faculty members from Weill Cornell Medicine and one from the College of Veterinary Medicine have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.

Schwartz research award applications due Dec. 8

Schwartz Research Fund applications are due Dec. 8; two awards of up to $25,000 apiece will be given to female faculty or faculty who enhance the diversity, equity and inclusion goals of the university and whose work is in the life sciences.

Antonio Fernandez-Ruiz receives NIH award for ‘transformational’ project

Neuroscientist Antonio Fernandez-Ruiz has received a New Innovator Director’s Award from the National Institutes of Health’s High-Risk, High-Reward Research program.

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Pandemic boosted gardening, hunting in NYS

A survey of New York state residents by College of Veterinary Medicine researchers found that nearly half of respondents increased the amount of time they spent on wild and backyard food and related activities early in the pandemic.