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.

Q&A: Tips for beating burnout, optimizing recovery

Vanessa Bohns, a social psychologist and professor of organizational behavior at the ILR School, says there are ways – starting with intentional rest and recovery – to recalibrate after nearly two years of a pandemic-induced, always-on work mindset.

Afghan women scholars find safe haven at Cornell

The nine undergrads will be arriving on campus through December, thanks to robust international and cross-campus collaborations. Cornell has pledged support until they graduate.

Q&A: COVID-19 and public health investment

For physician and epidemiologist Dr. Jay Varma, the COVID-19 pandemic underscores not only the importance of public health, but also the powerful and pressing role of governments, academic medical centers and other organizations to work together on emerging health threats.

President Pollack recognizes exceptional employees

Teams that supported international students, implemented Cornell’s COVID-19 testing program, and helped the university rapidly pivot to online instruction were among the recipients of the President’s Awards for Employee Excellence.