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Two alumni named Schwarzman Scholars

Alexander Li ’20 and Haotian (Roger) Cui ’19 were elected to join the sixth cohort of Schwarzman Scholars, a program that nurtures future global leaders.


Cornellians near and far build community through Minecraft

CornellCraft, a stunning virtual replica of Cornell’s Ithaca campus built in the “sandbox” gaming series Minecraft, has attracted more than 1,000 builders and players from around the globe since it launched earlier this year.

Spatial maps give new view of gut microbiome

Cornell researchers developed an imaging tool to create intricate spatial maps of the locations and identities of hundreds of different microbial species, such as those that make up the gut microbiome.

A.D. White Professor-at-Large nominations due Dec. 11

Cornell faculty have until Friday, Dec. 11, to submit nominations for the A.D. White Professors-at-Large Program, specifically in the areas of humanities, life sciences and physical sciences. 

Five faculty members elected AAAS fellows

Five Cornell faculty members have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society.

Worm-like, soil-swimming robots to measure crop underworld

A Cornell project funded by two separate three-year grants will develop worm-like, soil-swimming robots to sense and record soil properties, water, the soil microbiome and how roots grow.

‘Fairmandering’ draws fair districts using data science

A new mathematical method developed by Cornell researchers aims to inject fairness into the fraught process of political redistricting.

NSF to decommission Cornell-designed Arecibo telescope

The large Cornell-designed telescopic ‘ear’ at Arecibo, Puerto Rico, which listened for the enlightening crackle of the cosmos for nearly six decades, now hears silence.

Field geology at Mars’ equator points to ancient megaflood

Floods of unimaginable magnitude once washed through Mars’ Gale Crater equator around 4 billion years ago – a finding that hints at the possibility that life may have existed there.