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.

Staff News

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.

Staff News

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.

Cornelia Ye award winners engage students with interdisciplinary teaching

The Center for Teaching Innovation selected doctoral students Zach Grobe (English language and literatures) and Janani Hariharan (soil and crop sciences) as recipients of the 2021-22 Cornelia Ye outstanding teaching assistant award.

Around Cornell

Cornell lacrosse legend Moran remembered for warmth

Moran, who died April 24 after a long illness at age 85, is credited with creating the friendly culture within the sport that’s still evident today.

For dissident writer, the fight for Russia’s future is personal

Dmitry Bykov, one of Russia’s best-known public intellectuals, is a visiting critic in the Institute for European Studies, and will be engaging with Cornell faculty and students and completing several writing projects. His satirical poems and political commentaries often take aim at President Vladimir Putin, and have gotten him in trouble.