Hernandez wins BRITE Fellow award for engineered living materials

The award was announced March 31 and comes with $1 million in research funding from the National Science Foundation’s Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation.

Cornell team develops more efficient photocathode

A team of researchers at Cornell’s Center for Bright Beams has developed a technique to address limitations with photocathodes, which are vital to the performance of some of the world’s most powerful particle accelerators.

Deserts ‘breathe’ water vapor, study shows

A Cornell-designed probe shows how water vapor penetrates powders and grains – a finding that could have wide-ranging applications in pharmaceutical research, agriculture and food processing, and planetary exploration.

Family, friends recall Frank H.T. Rhodes’ warmth and grace

More than two years after the death of Frank H.T. Rhodes – Cornell’s ninth president, beloved for his leadership and eloquence – his family and friends gathered March 26 to celebrate his life.

NASA engineer is Alabama’s first certified Black woman winemaker

After honing her wine skills through eCornell classes, NASA engineer Rada Griffin launched Anissa Wakefield Wines, becoming the first certified Black woman winemaker in Alabama.

‘Earth is transitioning’: Models suggest more megadroughts

By the end of this century, Cornell’s Flavio Lehner and others said that megadroughts – extended drought events that can last two decades – will be more severe and longer in the western U.S. than they are today.

Cornell Atkinson Advances Four Joint Research Projects, Deepens EDF Partnership

The Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability and Environmental Defense Fund collaborate on four Innovation for Impact Fund (IIF) awards to foster creative collisions that provoke large-scale, long-term change.

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Active Learning Initiative awards 5 new grants

The Active Learning Initiative has announced its Phase IV grants. The winning proposals, from Classics, Government, History, the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and the Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering, included collaborations that extend across Cornell.

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Chasing data: Astronomers race to explore ancient galaxies

At a dizzying elevation in Chile, two astronomers had only hours left to collect data from light that had taken 11.5 billion years to reach Earth.