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Three groups benefit from Charter Day registration fees

The university has donated the proceeds – almost $42,000 – from Charter Day Weekend registration fees to the Student Support Fund, the Emergency CARE …

Human Resources

Rebranded hotels rejuvenate their profits

Checking in to whether the brand names of hotels matter, business researchers find that occupancy rates after rebranding – properties that change …


Physicists close in on world's most sensitive resonators

Cornell physicists in the lab of Mukund Vengalattore have developed a novel method of manipulating mechanical resonators to be sensitive enough to …


'Redshirting' kids yields no advantage in higher education

Holding children back a year from entering kindergarten has no impact on their ultimate performance in graduate school, and could lead to a loss in …


K-12 'classroom in a test tube' program expands with grant

A science education program that offers a classroom in a test tube is expanding, thanks to a five-year, $1.25 million grant from the National …

Science Education

Awards nurture Cornell, N.Y. industry partnerships | Cornell Chronicle

Cornell researchers and New York companies will collaborate to develop a technology that eliminates resistant microorganisms from chronic wounds to …


Like paper, graphene twists, folds into nanoscale machines

Physicists have demonstrated the application of kirigami on 10-micron sheets of graphene, which they can cut, fold and twist. The research could pave …


Youngest archivist ever is steeped in Cornell history

Evan Earle ’02, M.S. ’14, the newly appointed Dr. Peter J. Thaler ’56 Cornell University Archivist, comes from a Cornell family and from an early age …


Sedimental journey: Davis leads 'Port Futures' workshop

Cornell’s Brian Davis will co-lead the Port Futures workshop at the upcoming, weeklong DredgeFest Great Lakes 2015, Aug. 14-22 in Minneapolis.

Great Lakes

Worm pheromones trigger plant defenses, study finds

A new discovery finds that when plants detect pheromones given off by nematode worms, the chemical warning triggers defenses against bacterial, …


End-of-life cancer chemotherapy: more harm than good

A new Weill Cornell Medical College study finds treating terminal late-stage cancer patients with chemotherapy does not improve quality of life and …


EnoCert courses offer wine-industry training

Two upcoming EnoCert courses for winery employees will be offered Aug. 4 (EnoCert 203 Winery Sanitation and Safety) and Aug. 5 (EnoCert 202 Tasting …


Here's more evidence you should always be wary of 'experts'

Here's a trick you can try at the next party you attend: Come up with a completely bogus money term and then ask your financial expert friend to …

Personal Finance

Newspapers can predict obesity so don’t say we never did anything for you - The Washington Post

If you're looking for a way to predict future obesity trends, maybe you should buy a newspaper.

I promise this post is not just a lame attempt to keep my profession afloat. It's not! There was a real study to back me up here.

That study, published in the journal BMC Public Health, looked at two media …


Scientists bolster 'phage' weapons in food safety battle

In the war to keep food safe from bacteria, Cornell food scientists examine a class of weaponry called bacteriophages – an all-natural biological …

Healthy Eating

RNA insecticide could target specific pests

A novel insecticide targets a specific gene in a pest, killing only that bug species on crops and avoiding collateral damage to beneficial insects …

Life Sciences

Most people experience relative poverty at some point

Sociologist Tom Hirschl says poverty may be best understood in a relative sense – that is, looking at how people stack up against each other, as …


Today's news predicts obesity three years from now

A new study by the Cornell Food and Brand Lab describes a surprising yet reliable source for predicting obesity rates three years in advance: …


Many ‘Experts’ Know Less Than They Think

Researchers from Cornell University discovered self-proclaimed experts often operate on a knowledge bank of completely made-up information and false …

Cornell University

New wave of Alzheimer's research aims to diagnose, treat much earlier

Genes aren't the only culprit causing Alzheimer's disease. As Alzheimer's researchers gain greater understanding of the disease, there's a growing …


What People Read About Food Can Predict A Country's Future Level Of Obesity, Study Finds

The kinds of foods mentioned in newspapers - healthy versus unhealthy - can predict future obesity, researchers find. Trending mentions of sweet …


Cornell team readies for national 'Weed Olympics' July 21

Cornell will send 11 students for two days of agronomic combat at the 2015 National Collegiate Weed competition at South Charleston, Ohio, July 21-22.

Texas A&M

Iron deficiency in children resolved by biofortified pearl millet

A study describes how iron biofortified pearl millet resolved iron deficiency in a group of school-aged children in India within four to six months.


Beth Lyon to direct Farmworker Legal Assistance Clinic

This summer, Cornell Law School welcomes new clinical faculty member Beth Lyon, founder of Cornell’s Farmworker Legal Assistance Clinic, which …


Student interns help stir growth at Ithaca Hummus

Students Kelley McElfresh ’16, Devin Hegelein ’17 and Katie Kraft ’17 are making substantial contributions to sales and manufacturing at Ithaca …


AAP program for executives focuses on New York City

Twenty-two architecture and urban design professionals from China took part in the College of Architecture, Art and Planning’s first international …

New York City

Research reveals how advertisers play the online bidding game

Computer scientists from Cornell show how websites can analyze their value to advertisers. They recently presented their method at the 16th ACM …

Game Theory

Latest research sheds light on lung cancers

Lung cancers attract circulating immune cells to the tumour mass, where the cancer reprograms them to support its growth and progression, researchers …


Cornell orchards rely on wild bees

The Secret History Of Black Baseball Players In Japan

In the fall of 1936, a 24-year-old black baseball player from rural Louisiana stepped off a boat in Tokyo. His name was James Bonner. An ace pitcher with a vicious submarine pitch, Bonner, according to Japanese newspapers breathlessly heralding his arrival, once threw 22 strikeouts in a single game …