Student groups earn Cornell honors for local partnerships

To underscore how local partnerships improve Cornell, Ithaca and Tompkins County, the university presented the 13th annual Cornell Town-Gown Awards to three student-community collaborations.

Student project adds whimsy to downtown parking

An interdisciplinary team of students designed a new signage system for a downtown Ithaca parking garage that employs colors and animal imagery to help drivers.

Jurassic worlds might be easier to spot than modern Earth

A Cornell analysis finds telescopes could better detect potential chemical signatures of life in an Earth-like exoplanet that more closely resembles the age the dinosaurs inhabited than the one we know today.

Frank DiSalvo, Cornell Atkinson’s first director, dies at 79

Frank DiSalvo, a chemist-physicist who inspired hundreds of Cornellians from different disciplines to collaborate on environmental and sustainability problems, died on Oct. 27 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was 79.

Hwa Chung Torng, engineer who advanced CPUs, dies at 90

Hwa Chung “H.C.” Torng, M.S. ’58, Ph.D. ’60, professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering, who invented a mechanism that helped advance high-speed computer processing, died March 31 at the John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, California. He was 90.

Bethe Lecture: Testing space propulsion on Earth

On Nov. 15, physicist and engineer John Foster will discuss the challenge of testing high power electric propulsion on the ground.

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Honey-based beverage grabs grand prize at food hackathon

Students were tasked with addressing one of four challenges: creating new dairy products, coming up with more efficient food manufacturing processes, lessening the problem of food waste or creating products to increase knowledge and the use of honey and other bee-pollinated products.

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Microplastics’ shape determines how far they travel in the atmosphere

A Cornell collaboration developed a model to simulate the atmospheric transport of microplastic fibers and found that their shape plays a crucial role in how far they travel.

Meshri family funds Baker 200 restoration project

The Meshri Family Auditorium opened this fall, after a $6 million renovation project that included gutting the space – which was last renovated in the 1970s — and installing new heating, cooling, windows, desks and chairs, as well as technology and electrical improvements.

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