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Postdoc receives NASA Hubble Fellowship to study exoplanets

Jake Turner, postdoctoral researcher in astronomy, has been named a Sagan Fellow in the program, where he will continue his research on magnetic fields, atmospheres and orbital evolution of exoplanets.

Sustainability efforts shine with new solar collectors

A new solar collector array atop Guterman Research Center is one of several sustainability projects, from reusable dining serviceware to living laboratory experiments, that are continuing apace despite the many interruptions made by COVID-19 to campus life.

Astronomy to host 51 Pegasi b Fellow Samantha Trumbo ’13

The Cornell astronomy department will host 51 Pegasi b Fellow Samantha Trumbo, a doctoral student in planetary science at the California Institute of Technology, as she follows up on her breakthrough work on Jupiter’s moon, Europa.

In pandemic, students with tech-savvy teachers fared better

Doug McKee and his research team found that structured peer interaction helped minimize the impact of the shift to remote teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic.

New bird emerged from genetic shuffling

New research reveals that a recently discovered songbird has traveled a very rare evolutionary path – a finding that challenges the typical model of how new species form.

After landing Mars rover, Mohan ’04 reflects on time at Cornell

Mohan's time as an undergrad at Cornell's Sibley School was highly influential in steering her career at NASA. Now she is the guidance, navigation and controls operations lead for the Mars 2020 mission.

Residence hall names honor McClintock, Hu, Cayuga Nation

Cornell will honor Nobel Prize winner Barbara McClintock, renowned Chinese scholar Hu Shih and the Cayuga Nation with names for new North Campus residence hall buildings.

Neil Ashcroft, world-renowned theoretical physicist, dies at 82

Neil W. Ashcroft, the Horace White Professor of Physics Emeritus in the College of Arts and Sciences and a leading theorist in condensed matter physics, died March 15 in Ithaca. He was 82.

Self-folding nanotech creates world’s smallest origami bird

Cornell researchers have created what is potentially the world’s smallest self-folding origami bird by using micron-sized shape memory actuators to bend and hold its form.