‘Doggles,’ booties keep student’s service dog safe in the lab

Multiple faculty and staff collaborated with Genesis Contreras ’24 to allow her service dog, Nugget, to work alongside her in the lab. 

Structural biology workshop builds intercampus connections

Cornell is creating unique opportunities for innovation in the rapidly evolving field of structural biology thanks to cutting-edge facilities and support for intercampus collaborations between Cornell's Ithaca campus and Weill Cornell Medicine.

Around Cornell

Cube crazy: Simple strategy pays off in robotics final

Simplicity was a winning strategy for a trio of engineering students in the annual Cornell Robotics Competition, held Dec. 1 in the Duffield Hall atrium.

Curtis Cole is named inaugural chief global information officer

Cole, M.D. ’94, is the assistant vice provost for information services and chief information officer at Weill Cornell Medicine. He will begin his new role Jan. 1, 2023.

Drew Harvell named US Science Envoy by State Department

Drew Harvell, professor emerita of ecology and evolutionary biology who studies sustainable marine biodiversity, is one of seven U.S. researchers named 2023 U.S. Science Envoys by the Department of State.

Staff News

Pollack establishes Task Force on Undergraduate Admissions

President Martha E. Pollack has established a task force to interrogate all aspects of the undergraduate admissions process and to recommend a universitywide admissions policy and best practices that will be guided by Cornell’s founding mission and can be adapted by the admissions offices of each school and college.

Hot air balloon hotel concept wins international competition

Four students in the masters of management in hospitality program won The Sustainability Hospitality Challenge with a business plan for “NIMBUS,” a carbon-neutral hotel room that folds up and moves with its guests by hot air balloon.

Nicki Moore named director of athletics

Nicki Webber Moore, vice president and director of athletics at Colgate University, has been named Cornell’s Meakem Smith Director of Athletics and Physical Education. She will be Cornell’s first female director of athletics.

Staff News

Are we there yet? Time slows down on a crowded train

Testing time perception in an unusually lifelike setting – a virtual reality ride on a New York City subway train – an interdisciplinary Cornell research team found that crowding makes time seem to pass more slowly.