Cornell gives its graduate students an edge in competing for NSF research fellowships, with resources including workshops and writing seminars. There are currently 249 fellowship recipients on campus.
A new Boyce Thompson Institute study appearing Sept. 23 in the journal Molecular Medicine details how salicylic acid in aspirin blocks the inflammatory protein HMGB1, which may lead to new treatments.
The Institute for the Social Sciences' new three-year theme project will examine causes and outcomes of U.S. mass incarceration and contribute to the prison reform policy debates on incarceration.
During Ag Day, a biannual event hosted by the Cornell chapter of the co-ed fraternity Alpha Zeta, the Ag Quad was transformed into a farm with animals and tractor activities to expose students to farming.
An international symposium to discuss Carceral Worlds and Human Rights across the Americas will held Oct. 5 at the Africana Studies and Research Center, 310 Triphammer Road, from 10 a.m. to noon.
Éva Tardos, the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Computer Science, has been named the new editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Association for Computing Machinery.
Native American sites abound in the Ithaca area but are hard to reach due to subsequent development and poor documentation, according to Kurt Jordan of the American Indian Program in a talk Sept. 19.
George Paul Hess, professor emeritus of biochemistry and a pioneer in the study of a class of proteins called ion channels that allow specific small molecules to enter cells, died Sept. 9.
Robin Davisson, the Andrew Dickson White Professor of Molecular Physiology at Cornell, will become president and CEO of the Melanoma Research Alliance effective Oct. 1.
Cornell researchers set out to understand environmental and cellular triggers that lead to sudden, devastating algal growth and to interrupt cellular communication that causes algae to flourish.