Five student groups win Cornell Tech Startup Awards

Cornell Tech awarded four student startup companies with pre-seed funding worth up to $100,000 in its ninth annual Startup Awards competition. A fifth company won a new startup award focused on public-interest technology.

Weill Cornell Medicine Commencement returns to Carnegie Hall

President Martha E. Pollack joined Deans Augustine M.K. Choi and Barbara Hempstead in conferring degrees on students graduating from Weill Cornell Medical College and Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, in the first in-person ceremony since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Benefactor Charles R. Lee ’61, trustee emeritus, dies at 82

Charles R. Lee was one of the university’s most active and generous ambassadors, and a tireless advocate for deeper connections across Cornell’s campuses and alumni communities.

The 2030 Project to marshal faculty to solve climate crisis

Declaring this the “decisive decade” for climate action, Cornell launched The 2030 Project: A Climate Initiative, which will mobilize world-class faculty to develop and accelerate tangible solutions to the climate challenge.

T cell behavior determines immunotherapy success

New research from Weill Cornell Medicine investigators may help explain why immunotherapy doesn’t work for some cancer patients.

Cell division finding could lead to new cancer treatments

A protein called CDC7, long thought to play an essential role early in the cell division process, is in fact replaceable by another protein called CDK1, according to a study by investigators at Weill Cornell Medicine and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

Four elected to National Academy of Sciences

An agricultural economist, a theoretical physicist, a plant biologist and a physiologist have each been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the academy announced May 3.

Protein contributes to drug tolerance in tuberculosis

Weill Cornell Medicine researchers have identified a protein in Mycobacterium tuberculosis that contributes to drug tolerance, a phenomenon that allows bacteria to survive treatment with drugs that would normally kill them.

Weill Cornell instills social justice, health equity in medical education

The Anti-Racism Curriculum Committee at Weill Cornell Medicine is charged with reinvigorating the curriculum to ensure that medical students gain a firm understanding of how social, economic and policy factors influence health outcomes.