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Students clear mud, debris from storm-ravaged homes in Puerto Rico

Published: 
February 15, 2018
Over winter break in January, 14 Cornell Tradition undergraduates traded creature comforts for work gloves to help clean up homes in Puerto Rico, which is still reeling nearly five months after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.

Research museum secures rare California condors

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February 14, 2018
The Cornell Museum of Vertebrates now has three California condor specimens in its collection, thanks to a donation by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.

To dye for: Exhibit showcases naturally tinted textiles

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February 12, 2018
An opening for "Quiet Labor," an exhibit featuring naturally dyed textiles, garments, and artworks by participants in the Cornell Natural Dye Studio, took place Feb. 7 at the Cornell Botanic Gardens Nevin Welcome Center and will run until June 25.

New grad housing is living lab for heat pump study

Published: 
February 8, 2018
At the Maplewood Apartments project, now under construction, Cornell engineering students will deploy heat-pump monitors to study the system viability in a severe winter climate.

Host-microbe institute poised to expand

Published: 
February 7, 2018
The launch of its Undergraduate Research Experience proved to be a highlight of the Cornell Institute of Host-Microbe Interactions' inaugural year.

Two alumnae named 2019 Schwarzman scholars

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February 6, 2018
An-Chi “Angela” Dai ’15 and Kelly McClure ’16 have been selected to join the third class of Schwarzman Scholars, a program that sends young leaders to Beijing for a year of master’s degree study.

New tool forecasts spring's arrival months in advance

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January 30, 2018
Punxsutawney Phil – the prognosticating groundhog who famously foretells the arrival of spring – may need a new job. Cornell has unveiled a new web tool to determine the onset of spring.

Bright LED dairy cases speed off-flavors in skim milk

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January 25, 2018
As grocery stores save energy by changing their dairy cases from fluorescent to LED lighting, Cornell researchers have found that milk – particularly fat-free milk – becomes more susceptible to off-flavors from LED light than from standard fluoresence.

U.S. economy will trot along at 2 percent clip in 2018

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January 23, 2018
The U.S. economy will continue to cruise at a steady pace of 2 percent to 2.5 percent in 2018, predicts Cornell economist Steven Kyle. But an end to seven years of growth may be looming, he said.

CORALS scholars to explore health of Pacific waters

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January 17, 2018
This spring, six undergraduate students will toss away wool socks, surrender winter coats and flee the Northeast’s slushy roads to gauge ocean health along the Hawaiian and Washington state coasts.

The frozen winter of our web content

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January 16, 2018
A 2012 Scientific American article, “The Winters of Our Discontent,” by professor Chuck Greene has enjoyed a wintry revival.

Ecological calendars for the 21st century

Published: 
January 8, 2018
A project integrating place-based, indigenous ecological knowledge with scientific data is helping preserve ecological timekeeping disrupted by climate change.

Removable implant may control type 1 diabetes

Published: 
January 2, 2018
In an example of cross-campus collaboration, a group led by Minglin Ma has developed a unique implant for controlling type 1 diabetes, which affects more than 1 million Americans.

December graduates set out to make a difference

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December 19, 2017
In a Dec. 16 ceremony in Barton Hall, President Martha E. Pollack encouraged December graduates to have a positive impact on the world, suggesting they "Start with compassion. Start with understanding. Start with kindness and with love.”

Leaf doctor makes the rounds

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December 18, 2017
Leaf doctor is a free app developed by Cornell and University of Hawaii at Manoa researchers that analyzes a photograph of a damaged leaf or fruit and quantifies the percentage and severity of disease visible.

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