Merrill Scholars honor mentors at 35th annual ceremony

In a two-day celebratory program, Merrill Scholars recognized the high school teacher or mentor who most impacted their early education and the Cornell faculty or staff member who contributed most significantly to their college experience.

‘Be fearless, be adaptable,’ Jeong tells Class of 2023

At Senior Convocation in Barton Hall on May 25, Ken Jeong, who gave up a medical career to pursue comedy and acting, praised the Class of 2023 for surviving and thriving through the pandemic.

Gift brings Calder, Dubuffet, Kandinsky works to Johnson Museum

The gift from the Solinger family is showcased as part of an ongoing installation on view on the museum’s first floor, curated by Andrea Inselmann, the Gale and Ira Drukier Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art.

Castro, Davis named Brooks School Distinguished Policy Fellows

Julián Castro, former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and former Congressman Tom Davis (R-Virginia) will serve as the inaugural John W. Nixon ’53 Distinguished Policy Fellows at the Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy.

Merlin milestone: App now helps ID birds worldwide

The free Merlin Bird ID app from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology just hit a major milestone: The digital field guide and ID assistant can now help users identify birds in any country – a grand total of 10,315 species.

Old-growth forest preserve gains acreage through local partnership

Cornell Botanic Gardens has acquired 81 acres adjacent to the Fischer Old-growth Forest natural area in Newfield, New York, to further protect some of the county’s most mature trees – some of them 300 years old.

HERACLES beamline to accelerate cathode research

Cornell is breaking new ground in electron beam research with the HERACLES beamline, a state-of-the-art electron gun in Newman Lab that mimics the harsh environments of the world’s largest particle colliders.

Kreps: Generative AI holds promise, peril for democracies

Generative artificial intelligence threatens to undermine trust in democracies when misused, but may also be harnessed for public good, Sarah Kreps told the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology on May 19.

CTI announces 2023 Active Learning Postdoctoral Fellowship recipients

The Active Learning Initiative has awarded three-year postdoctoral fellowships to three departments at Cornell. The fellows will work closely with department faculty to facilitate improvements in student learning by helping faculty research, develop, and implement new teaching materials and approaches.

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