Self-fulfilling rankings boost agencies’ power, influence

Rankings of nations, corporations and colleges trigger behavior that makes them appear more accurate in hindsight, building rating agencies’ power, Cornell economist Kaushik Basu and doctoral student Haokun Sun argue in new research.

Pump heralds a fossil fuel-free future at child care center

So long, natural gas heat: Let the Earth warm little fingers and toes. Building a new, environmentally friendly heating and cooling system at the Cornell Child Care Center will start in late summer.

Staff, faculty win SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence

Sixteen faculty and professional staff members in Cornell’s four state contract colleges have been selected for the 2021-22 State University of New York Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence.

Team reveals first image of the black hole at our galaxy’s heart

An international team of more than 300 scientists has created the first image of the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way Galaxy. Cornell contributors included Shami Chatterjee and James Cordes from the Department of Astronomy.

CUPD’s K-9 units protect and connect

Luna and Axel sweep large events on campus, assist with bomb threats or detection needs, and help make their handlers more accessible to the general public.

Four elected to National Academy of Sciences

An agricultural economist, a theoretical physicist, a plant biologist and a physiologist have each been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the academy announced May 3.

New building to create ‘unified complex’ for Bowers CIS

Construction is scheduled to begin in early 2023 on a state-of-the-art academic building for the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science, to be built adjacent to Bill and Melinda Gates Hall on Hoy Road.

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Pollack, Pape elected to arts and sciences academy

President Martha E. Pollack and Dr. Jean William Pape, M.D. ’75, professor in clinical medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine, have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Muawia Barazangi, ‘soul’ of geological sciences, dies at 80

Muawia Barazangi, professor emeritus of earth and atmospheric sciences, died March 30 in Ithaca at the age of 80.