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Graduate School Dean Barbara Knuth is inspired daily by the scholarly work of Cornell’s graduate students. Their innovations and intellectual energy are vital to Cornell’s research productivity.


A multi-institution team, including a Cornell researcher, has received a National Science Foundation grant to design an open-source, 3D-printable medical mask inspired by the nasal structures of animals.

A team including a Cornell researcher has developed a digital “virus” that could piggyback on contact-tracing apps and spread from smartphone to smartphone in real time, helping policymakers predict COVID-19 spread.

Doctoral students Sri Lakshmi Sravani Devarakonda and Cheyenne Peltier have been named winners of the 2019-20 Cornelia Ye Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the inaugural CCAT-prime telescope collaboration meeting, April 7, was switched to a virtual gathering, but science regarding the project advanced.

The next generation of Earth- and space-based telescopes will be able to hunt distant solar systems for evidence of life on Earth-like exoplanets, thanks to a new spectral field guide.

New York City’s L train has resumed full service following an extensive rehabilitation project that finished six months early and $100 million under budget, thanks in part to Cornell engineers.

Cornell mathematicians are using game theory to model how the competition between cancer cells can be leveraged, so cancer treatment – which takes a toll on the patient’s body – might be administered more sparingly, with maximized effect.

The coronavirus pandemic has forced Cornell instructors to rethink how they teach lab classes, as remote learning has created special challenges for courses considered more hands-on, collaborative and experiential.