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New data science, computational biology departments span colleges

Photo illustration of man holding data in his hand.
Published: 
October 11, 2018
The university is launching two new multicollege departments – one in statistics and data science, and one in computational biology – to meet evolving research needs, encourage collaboration, and improve the quality of teaching and learning in these increasingly essential fields.

Symposium examines the potential of machine learning in health care

Published: 
October 5, 2018
The Sept. 27-28 symposium “Bridging the Divide: Machine Learning in Medicine,” held at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, brought together researchers and clinicians from Cornell’s Ithaca campus and Weill Cornell Medicine to discuss recent work and initiate collaborations in the field of machine learning in medicine. 

Active learning grants energize CALS classrooms

Published: 
October 3, 2018
Active learning teaching techniques are increasingly being used in classrooms across CALS as faculty revamp courses to emphasize creative and innovative thinking.

Kevin Hallock named dean of SC Johnson College of Business

Kevin F. Hallock
Published: 
October 2, 2018
Economist and compensation and labor market scholar Kevin F. Hallock, the Kenneth F. Kahn ’69 Dean in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, has been named dean of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business.

Cornell’s new Sustainable Landscapes Trail opens Oct. 5

a cross section of the Peterson parking
Published: 
October 2, 2018
Lace up your walking shoes and head to Cornell’s new Sustainable Landscapes Trail, which opens with a ceremony Friday, Oct. 5, at 2 p.m., at the parking lot across from the Dairy Bar on Tower Road.

Study finds glyphosate in cat and dog food

dog
Published: 
October 1, 2018
A new study finds that glyphosate, the active herbicidal ingredient in weed killers, was present at low levels in a variety of dog and cat foods.

‘Turbocharging’ photosynthesis increases plant biomass

 Coralie Salesse and David Stern examine corn stalks in a BTI greenhouse, as part of their research on enzymes and boosting photosynthesis
Published: 
October 1, 2018
Scientists from the Boyce Thompson Institute and Cornell have boosted a carbon-craving enzyme called RuBisCO to turbocharge photosynthesis in corn – promising to improve agricultural efficiency and yield.

Postdocs honored with achievement awards

Postdocs
Published: 
September 24, 2018
Six postdocs at Cornell were honored with an inaugural Postdoc Achievement Award Sept. 17 for their contributions to community and inclusion.

Study reveals best use of wildflowers to benefit crops on farms

Published: 
September 19, 2018
A Cornell study of strawberry crops on New York farms tested the effectiveness of wildflower strips for attracting pollinators to crops, with findings that could uncover the plant species most likely to produce optimal results.

Viruses discern, destroy E. coli in drinking water

A bacteriophage, a genetically engineered virus
Published: 
September 19, 2018
To rapidly detect the presence of E. coli in drinking water, Cornell food scientists now can employ a bacteriophage – a genetically engineered virus – in a test used in hard-to-reach areas around the world.

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