Bruce Lewenstein appointed university ombudsman

Bruce Lewenstein, professor of science communication in both the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Arts and Sciences, has been appointed Cornell’s 13th university ombudsman.

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Cornell Health Welcomes New Leader to Skorton Center for Health Initiatives

Public health practitioner Julie Edwards, MHA has joined Cornell Health as the new director of the Skorton Center for Health Initiatives, a department providing university leadership for addressing college health concerns including alcohol misuse, hazing, suicide, sexual violence and bias.

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Action Research Collaborative aiming for results – now

Professors Neil Lewis Jr. ’13 and Tashara Leak are leading the new Action Research Collaborative, which will serve as an institutional hub for cross-campus action research collaborations between Ithaca and New York City, and elsewhere.

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Soumitra Dutta to become dean of Oxford business school

Soumitra Dutta, professor of management and former founding dean of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, will leave Cornell this summer to become dean of the Saïd Business School of the University of Oxford.

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Robot-assisted feeding the focus of $1.5M NSF grant

Tapo Bhattacharjee, assistant professor of computer science at Cornell Bowers CIS, will use a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop assistive robotics for people with physical disabilities and their caregivers.

Dedicated, ‘nimble’ custodians honored for excellence

Six Building Care Department staff members were recognized with Bartels Awards for Custodial Service Excellence in a virtual ceremony Dec. 15.

AI powers autonomous materials discovery

A new artificial intelligence tool developed by Cornell researchers promises to help speed up searches for novel metastable materials with unique properties in fields such as renewable energy and microelectronics.

Book examines rise of digital platforms’ influence

Brooke Erin Duffy, associate professor of communication in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is co-author of “Platforms and Cultural Production,” which explores the processes and implications of platformization in cultural industries.

Prime time: First therapeutic clinical trial of C’Dots underway

C’Dots, silica-encased nanoparticles developed in the lab of engineering professor Ulrich Wiesner, have just begun their first therapeutic human clinical trial. They’re being further developed by Elucida Oncology Inc., a company co-founded by Wiesner.