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Cornell plans response against emerald ash borer

An ash tree marked with purple ribbon.
May 31, 2018
Discovered in Cornell’s Arnot Forest in March, evidence of the invasive emerald ash borer has been found in downtown Ithaca. Within the next several years, it will change the landscape of campus.

Fulbright scholar engages with indigenous communities

Rebecca Macklin, a 2017-18 Fulbright visiting student researcher from the United Kingdom
May 29, 2018
Rebecca Macklin, a 2017-18 Fulbright visiting student researcher from the United Kingdom, spent the academic year at Cornell enhancing her indigenous studies research, taking classes and tutoring Onondaga Nation students.

New graduates savor memories of past four years

Graduates smiling at graduation despite the rain
May 27, 2018
For the 5,500 graduates of Cornell’s Class of 2018, 959 of which were CALS students, studying, finishing projects, meeting friends, making late-night food runs, enjoying music, playing sports and creating memories over the past four years simmered and blended into graduation weekend.

Cornell experts aim for carbon neutrality via Earth Source Heat

Earth-source heating in a house.
May 24, 2018
Cornell engineering faculty and facility experts met with more than 100 members of the Ithaca community May 17 at an open forum to give an update on the Ithaca campus’s path toward carbon neutrality and its goal to heat campus in a climate-friendly way.

Asteroid impact grounded bird ancestors

An artist’s conception of a tinamou-like ground-dwelling species at the time of the asteroid impact.
May 24, 2018
A study finds that following an asteroid impact 66 million years ago, only small ground-dwelling birds survived a mass extinction, profoundly changing the course of bird evolution.

Savor a wine webinar with Cornell experts, May 24

Bottles of wine on display in Stocking Hall.
May 23, 2018
The American Chemical Society hosts Gavin Sacks and Beth Burzynski in a free live webinar, “Ready to Drink Yet? The Chemistry of How Wine Flavor Changes During Aging,” Thursday, May 24 at 2 p.m.

New book focuses on impact of online content moderators

May 17, 2018
In his new book, Tarleton Gillespie, adjunct associate professor in the Department of Communication and in the Department of Information Science. investigates how social media platforms police what we post online and the large societal impact of these decisions.

Redheads make better birders

A song bird
May 10, 2018
A team of 14 Cornell undergraduates, the Redheads, will participate in the 35th annual World Series of Birding May 12 in Cape May, New Jersey.

Students pepper OADI honors banquet with passion

May 8, 2018
Cheers of encouragement, heartfelt love and exuberance punctuated each award presented at the annual Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives’ Honors ceremony May 4, at the Statler Hotel ballroom.

Shaking the tree

Harvesting cider apples from a Cornell research orchard. 
May 7, 2018
With the enormous growth of the hard cider market in New York, our researchers offer crucial information the state's apple growers and cider producers need to keep innovating.

Relieving real pain in a virtual world

May 7, 2018
Andrea Stevenson Won, assistant professor communication, is studying how immersing people in virtual reality can treat real-life pain.

McCouch elected to National Academy of Sciences

May 2, 2018
Susan McCouch, professor of plant breeding and genetics, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, which recognizes distinguished achievement in original research. 

Faculty honored by World Economic Forum

May 1, 2018
Marcos Simoes-Costa has been honored by the World Economic Forum as one of its 2018 Young Scientists, which recognizes top researchers under age 40.

Seniors aim to artfully dodge Texas storm swells

April 30, 2018
Cornell landscape architecture seniors are working side by side with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to integrate ecology and engineering performance to protect Galveston Bay in Texas.