Kumail Nanjiani to deliver Convocation address on May 23

Kumail Nanjiani, an actor, comedian, producer and Oscar-nominated screenwriter who’s starred in Marvel Studios’ “Eternals” and in the Hulu mini-series “Welcome to Chippendales,” will give the keynote address at Senior Convocation on May 23.

Repair, reuse, recycle old tech at the Earth Day Repair Fair

Volunteers will be on hand to help fix broken devices and to donate or recycle unneeded tech on April 22 the Cornell Bowers CIS Earth Day Repair Fair.

In search for alien life, purple may be the new green

Purple bacteria is one of the primary contenders for life that could dominate a variety of Earth-like planets orbiting different stars, and would produce a distinctive "light fingerprint," Cornell scientists report.

eCornell joins the Guild & Team USA Learning Network to support athletes

Through the Guild and Team USA Learning Network, eCornell will be the preferred provider of professional education for Team USA over the next five years.

Around Cornell

New book gives insider’s view of cosmic search for life

Clues about life on exoplanets could be as strange as a bioluminescent glow or a rainbow hue, astronomer Lisa Kaltenegger describes in her new book, “Alien Earths: The New Science of Planet Hunting in the Cosmos.” 

Architectural-art installation takes center stage at Coachella

“Monarchs: A House in Six Parts,” a towering architectural-art installation designed by Leslie Lok and Sasa Zivkovic, assistant professors of architecture, is featured at this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

‘A place at the table’: Exploring free expression through dance

Student-artists will reimagine the Kiplinger Theater in a work titled “This table has been a house in the rain,” through choreography and improvisation, innovative staging and ties to other art forms.

Community-engaged research gets boost from new grants

A multidisciplinary project to design a new facility and community garden for the Enfield Food Distribution Center – which has seen demand skyrocket since 2020 – is among eight teams of Cornell faculty, students and community partners to receive Engaged Research Grants from the Einhorn Center for Community Engagement. 

Soup & Hope speaker series inspires with stories of perseverance

Celebrating its 17th year at Cornell, the 2024 Soup & Hope speaker series returned to Sage Chapel with stories of great struggles and great accomplishments.