Chemistry professors win Cope Prize

The Cope Scholar Award recognizes contributions to organic chemistry.

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Cornell fills data gap for volcanic ash effects on Earth systems

To bridge the data gap between volcanologists and atmospheric scientists, Cornell researchers have depicted volcanic ash samples to learn how this tiny dust plays a big climate role.

Pandemic boosted gardening, hunting in NYS

A survey of New York state residents by College of Veterinary Medicine researchers found that nearly half of respondents increased the amount of time they spent on wild and backyard food and related activities early in the pandemic.

AI analyzes bird sightings to help conserve species

Researchers from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Institute for Computational Sustainability are using big data and AI to model hidden patterns in nature – not just for one bird species, but for entire ecological communities across continents.

Computer scientists awarded $3M to bolster cybersecurity

A team of Cornell computer scientists has been awarded a $3 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to leverage reinforcement learning to make computer networks stronger, dynamic and more secure.

Targeting unsuspected protein reverses lymphedema

A Cornell-led collaboration built a 3D in-vitro model of a functional human lymphatic vessel that revealed a surprising mechanism that can jam up the necessary drainage

Scholars spearhead anthology of women’s theater writing

Two College of Arts and Sciences scholars have published the first wide-ranging anthology of theater theory and dramatic criticism by women and woman-identified writers, with entries by more than 80 scholars, including Cornell faculty and alumni.

Organizing can give tenants power to effect change

In new research, Jamila Michener, associate professor of government, demonstrates how people within racially and economically marginalized communities can, through organizing, build political power in response to poor living conditions.

Metal-loving microbes savor green way to refine rare earth

Cornell scientists have replaced the harsh chemical processing of rare earth elements – used to power electric cars, wind turbines and smartphones – with a benign practice called biosorption.