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Lisa Kaltenegger, director of Cornell University's Carl Sagan Institute, describes research offering new hope for finding life on some of the closest exoplanets.

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“This legislation will radically change the energy footprint of the built environment and will pay off in the long run with energy costs expected to rise and new business opportunities that will be generated by this forward thinking and radical policy,” says Timur Dogan, an architect and building scientist at Cornell University. 

Cornell University President Martha E. Pollack discusses lessons from the Cornell Tech project and offers three pieces of advice for Virginia Tech’s team. “Who cares that in the past, that wasn’t how it had been done?” Pollack says. “Be open-minded.”

“It was something that was really spectacular,” says Laurent Ferri, a curator in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections at Cornell University, who notes that the 12th-century oak framing was called “the forest” for the immense volume of wood that it encompassed.

Cornell University Provost Michael Kotlikoff contends in this op-ed that a group of highly valuable, highly deserving students remains poorly considered among the nation’s elite colleges. “The near-absence of undergraduate veterans at our most selective institutions is a great loss — both for the veterans who are excluded from this valuable learning environment, and for our other students, who would benefit from exposure to individuals with markedly different experiences,” he says.

“Those conservation efforts are benefiting birds, sure. But they’re also benefiting many other species that are using coastal habitats, and they’re also benefiting people,” says Amanda Rodewald, an ornithologist and professor at Cornell University. Doing away with the fines “actually could be putting other communities at risk from storm surges and other negative environmental impacts,” she adds.

Awais Khan, associate professor of plant pathology and plant-microbe biology at CALS, led research that examines the role of soil, weather, fungi and bacteria in recent cases of rapid apple decline. He found that severe cold followed by drought could have weakened the trees, leaving them susceptible to pathogens or boring-insect infestation.