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Is the American dream alive? Steve Israel, director of Cornell’s Institute of Politics and Global affairs, shared his thoughts on the subject as part of a panel discussion during the recent “State of the American Dream” event in New York City.

The 2020 Girls High School Programming Contest, open to all high school girls, will be held Saturday, Feb. 8, on the Ithaca and Cornell Tech campuses.

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Researchers from Weill Cornell Medicine report immune cell activity in the brain differs between males and females in ways that may explain why some neurodegenerative diseases affect the sexes differently.

Big city bike-share operators should strive to create denser networks with many small stations, according to a model created by Cornell faculty Karan Girotra and Elena Belavina.

Cornell Tech’s Women in Technology & Entrepreneurship in New York program – now to be known as Break Through Tech – will expand nationally, starting in Chicago.

Cornell President Martha E. Pollack recounted her experiences as both a mentee and a mentor as the keynote speaker Jan. 15 for Weill Cornell Medicine’s inaugural Mentoring Month.

Dasha Khapalova of the College of Architecture, Art and Planning has been honored by the Architect’s Newspaper for a proposal to transform the space near the Holland Tunnel Exit Plaza in lower Manhattan.

Steve Hindy ’71, MAT ’75, a former English teacher and international journalist who co-founded Brooklyn Brewery more than 30 years ago, has been named Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year 2020.

Recent multidisciplinary research at Cornell, led by Dr. Michelle Delco from the College of Veterinary Medicine, reveals that the application of a proprietary peptide may protect cartilage from osteoarthritis.