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Cornell University Cornell University is an Ivy League university located in Ithaca, New York, USA Founded in 1865 and opened on October 7, 1868, Cornell has been described as the first American university.

Co-founders Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White wanted Cornell to be open to all students, regardless of s*x, race, religion, nationality, or ability to pay. Their egalitarian and practical vision of higher education, revolutionary in 1865, still informs the guiding principles of the university in the 21st century. Cornell’s combination of joint identities is unique among leading institutions of higher education—it is the federal land-grant institution of New York State, a private endowed university, a member of the Ivy League (or Ancient Eight), and a partner of the State University of New York. The university is dedicated to its original mission of accessibility and opportunity, outreach, and public service.

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Most air travelers dread turbulence. A Cornell-led collaboration has found that birds don’t mind at all.In fact, the stu...
06/14/2021
Turbulence gets eagles up to speed | Cornell Chronicle

Most air travelers dread turbulence. A Cornell-led collaboration has found that birds don’t mind at all.

In fact, the study suggests that, rather than hindering flight, turbulence is a source of energy that birds may use to their advantage.

A Cornell-led collaboration used wind speed data and the measured accelerations of a golden eagle outfitted with GPS technology to show that turbulence is a source of energy that birds may use to their advantage.

Cornell researchers have discovered a rare “pseudogap” phenomenon that helps explain how the superconducting transition ...
06/14/2021
Monolayer superconductor exhibits unusual behavior | Cornell Chronicle

Cornell researchers have discovered a rare “pseudogap” phenomenon that helps explain how the superconducting transition temperature can be greatly boosted in a single monolayer of iron selenide, and how it might be applied to other superconducting materials.

Cornell researchers have discovered a rare “pseudogap” phenomenon that helps explain how the superconducting transition temperature can be greatly boosted in a single monolayer of iron selenide, and how it might be applied to other superconducting materials.

More than a year after they left campus in the midst of an unthinkable global pandemic and moved on to the next stage of...
06/13/2021
Virtual Commencement honors ‘resilient’ Class of 2020 | Cornell Chronicle

More than a year after they left campus in the midst of an unthinkable global pandemic and moved on to the next stage of their lives – some continuing their education, others launching their careers – the Class of 2020 came together once again, in celebration, with a virtual Commencement June 13. #Cornell2020

More than a year after they left campus and moved on to the next stage of their lives, the Class of 2020 came together once again, in celebration, with a virtual Commencement June 13.

#CornellReunion begins today! And there's still time to register for all of the amazing events we have in store for you.
06/11/2021
Cornell Reunion | Alumni, parents, and friends | Cornell University

#CornellReunion begins today! And there's still time to register for all of the amazing events we have in store for you.

We can’t gather in person, but we can still gather. Join us online June 10-13, 2021 for a Reunion like no other, open to all Cornellians.

A $300,000 investment from New York state has paved the way for a new hops breeding program at Cornell AgriTech. Cornell...
06/10/2021
Cornell AgriTech launches hops breeding program | Cornell Chronicle

A $300,000 investment from New York state has paved the way for a new hops breeding program at Cornell AgriTech.

Cornell expertise will help grow and develop signature hops varieties in support of the state’s $3.4 billion craft brewing industry. 🍻

A $300,000 investment from New York state has paved the way for a new hops breeding program at Cornell AgriTech, which will grow and develop signature New York hops varieties in support of the state’s $3.4 billion craft brewing industry.

A major gift will endow and name the Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy, providing key investments in support...
06/10/2021
Gift endows, names Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy | Cornell Chronicle

A major gift will endow and name the Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy, providing key investments in support of faculty, students and academic programs. Opening this fall, the Brooks School will focus its research and teaching on solving complex global policy challenges, from inequality to sustainability.

The major gift from the Brooks family, whose Cornell roots span three generations, provides an early boost to help the university’s newest school achieve world-class excellence.

A breakthrough technology uses nanoscale sensors and fiber optics to measure water status inside a leaf’s surface, provi...
06/09/2021
Nanoscale sensors measure elusive water levels in leaves | Cornell Chronicle

A breakthrough technology uses nanoscale sensors and fiber optics to measure water status inside a leaf’s surface, providing a tool to greatly advance our understanding of basic plant biology, and opening the door for breeding more drought-resistant crops.

A breakthrough technology uses nanoscale sensors and fiber optics to measure water status just inside a leaf’s surface, providing a tool to greatly advance our understanding of basic plant biology, and opening the door for breeding more drought-resistant crops.

A team of researchers, led by Dyson professors Chris Barrett and Miguel Gómez, has developed the “Global Food Dollar” me...
06/08/2021
Study tracks food’s value from farm to plate globally | Cornell Chronicle

A team of researchers, led by Dyson professors Chris Barrett and Miguel Gómez, has developed the “Global Food Dollar” method, which tracks food’s value from farm to plate globally.

A team of researchers, led by Dyson professors Chris Barrett and Miguel Gómez, has developed the “Global Food Dollar” method, which distributes the consumer’s net purchasing dollar across all farm and post-farmgate activities.

A Cornell-led research team’s improved cell therapy device shows promise for the possibility of an effective, complicati...
06/07/2021
Better implant device may ease therapy for Type 1 diabetes | Cornell Chronicle

A Cornell-led research team’s improved cell therapy device shows promise for the possibility of an effective, complication-free treatment for Type 1 diabetes, a chronic disease with no known cure.

A Cornell-led research team’s improved cell therapy device effectively secreted insulin and controlled blood sugar in diabetic mice for up to six months – showing promise for the possibility of an effective, complication-free treatment for Type 1 diabetes, a chronic disease with no known cure.

Virtual #CornellReunion registration is now open to all Cornellians! 🐻 ❤️ Stop by and see what we have in store for you ...
06/04/2021
Cornell Reunion | Alumni, parents, and friends | Cornell University

Virtual #CornellReunion registration is now open to all Cornellians! 🐻 ❤️ Stop by and see what we have in store for you June 10-13. Register today!

We can’t gather in person, but we can still gather. Join us online June 10-13, 2021 for a Reunion like no other, open to all Cornellians.

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology's groundbreaking Center for Conservation Bioacoustics will begin a new era of innovation ...
06/04/2021
Gift to establish K. Lisa Yang Center for Conservation Bioacoustics | Cornell Chronicle

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology's groundbreaking Center for Conservation Bioacoustics will begin a new era of innovation thanks to a major gift from the philanthropist and Lab Advisory Board member K. Lisa Yang

The $24 million gift will enable the center’s unique mission to use bioacoustics to help conserve biodiversity in some of the most remote yet species-rich parts of the world.

We are excited to announce that we are launching a new center this summer dedicated to advancing community-engaged learn...
06/03/2021
New center expands community engagement opportunities | Cornell Chronicle

We are excited to announce that we are launching a new center this summer dedicated to advancing community-engaged learning and public service across the university.

The center will open new pathways for Cornellians to embrace the university’s land-grant mission to improve lives in New York state, across the nation and around the world.

To all our students, faculty, and staff members: #WeCanDoThis. We can keep each other safe by taking the #COVIDCollegeCh...
06/02/2021
COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge | The White House

To all our students, faculty, and staff members: #WeCanDoThis. We can keep each other safe by taking the #COVIDCollegeChallenge pledge, committing to action, and getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

About The Challenge President Biden wants as many Americans as possible to get vaccinated. Doing so is critical to saving lives and helping our country

Scott Emr, the Frank H.T. Rhodes Class of 1956 director of the Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology and profes...
06/02/2021
Emr wins $1.2M Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine | Cornell Chronicle

Scott Emr, the Frank H.T. Rhodes Class of 1956 director of the Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology and professor of molecular biology and genetics in the Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences, was awarded the Shaw Prize for his landmark discovery of complexes that are central to life, health and disease.

Scott Emr, director of the Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology and professor of molecular biology and genetics, was awarded the prize for the landmark discovery of complexes that are central to life, health and disease.

Across four separate Commencement ceremonies May 29 and 30, President Pollack lauded members of the Class of 2021 for th...
06/01/2021
Grads feted in person: ‘Where you were meant to be all along’ | Cornell Chronicle

Across four separate Commencement ceremonies May 29 and 30, President Pollack lauded members of the Class of 2021 for their success in the face of a pandemic that upended their lives – and for diligently adhering to public health guidelines.

Across four separate Commencement ceremonies May 29 and 30, President Martha E. Pollack lauded members of the Class of 2021 for their educational success in the face of a global pandemic that upended their lives – and for diligently adhering to the public health guidelines that helped pave the way...

With tickets for two in hand, families of undergraduate seniors and graduate school candidates poured into Ithaca for th...
05/31/2021
Face-to-face: Families celebrate the newest Cornell grads | Cornell Chronicle

With tickets for two in hand, families of undergraduate seniors and graduate school candidates poured into Ithaca for the first in-person graduation since December 2019.

Four Commencement ceremonies were held May 29-30, spaced out to meet health guidelines. Though campus was less crowded, the campus mood was warm and celebratory.

We honor the lives of the brave men and women we’ve lost while serving our country. #MemorialDay
05/31/2021

We honor the lives of the brave men and women we’ve lost while serving our country. #MemorialDay

We honor the lives of the brave men and women we’ve lost while serving our country. #MemorialDay

Congratulations to all graduates! 🎉🎓Welcome to the Big Red Family! #Cornell2021
05/30/2021

Congratulations to all graduates! 🎉🎓Welcome to the Big Red Family! #Cornell2021

Join the celebration! Watch the livestream of our #Cornell2021 procession and ceremony.
05/30/2021
Commencement of the 153rd Graduating Class

Join the celebration! Watch the livestream of our #Cornell2021 procession and ceremony.

Commencement processions and ceremonies for Class of 2021 undergraduate and graduate students on Saturday, May 29 and Sunday, May 30 at Schoellkopf Field.

In her Convocation address, author and social commentator Roxane Gay challenged the Cornell Class of 2021 to be true to ...
05/30/2021
Roxane Gay dares Class of ’21 to nurture big dreams | Cornell Chronicle

In her Convocation address, author and social commentator Roxane Gay challenged the Cornell Class of 2021 to be true to themselves and to their dreams, however wild they may be.

In her Convocation address, author and social commentator Roxane Gay challenged the Cornell Class of 2021 to be true to themselves and to their dreams, however wild they may be.

Congratulations to all graduates! 🎉🎓Welcome to the Big Red Family! #Cornell2021
05/29/2021

Congratulations to all graduates! 🎉🎓Welcome to the Big Red Family! #Cornell2021

Join the celebration! Tune in at 10 a.m. to watch the livestream of our #Cornell2021 procession and ceremony.
05/29/2021
Commencement of the 153rd Graduating Class

Join the celebration! Tune in at 10 a.m. to watch the livestream of our #Cornell2021 procession and ceremony.

Commencement processions and ceremonies for Class of 2021 undergraduate and graduate students on Saturday, May 29 and Sunday, May 30 at Schoellkopf Field.

Commencement Weekend for #Cornell2021 is almost here... 🎓Visit our site for updated resources for families, students, fa...
05/27/2021
May Commencement Weekend

Commencement Weekend for #Cornell2021 is almost here... 🎓

Visit our site for updated resources for families, students, faculty, staff, and volunteers.

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In a year defined in part by COVID-19, Cornell graduates defined the year for themselves, showcasing creative ideas, per...
05/27/2021
Cornell’s Class of 2021 shines with ingenuity, resilience

In a year defined in part by COVID-19, Cornell graduates defined the year for themselves, showcasing creative ideas, perseverance, and a dedication to the community and to each other. #Cornell2021

Creativity was key in overcoming the challenges of the pandemic, as members of the graduating class demonstrated with their resourcefulness and inventive thinking. While physical distancing is one of…

Cornell’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) – known as the Tri-Service Brigade – has received the Certificate of P...
05/27/2021
Vietnam veterans honor Cornell ROTC: ‘They had our backs’ | Cornell Chronicle

Cornell’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) – known as the Tri-Service Brigade – has received the Certificate of Patriotism from the Vietnam Veterans Association’s New York State Council, the council’s highest honor.

After a strong 30-year relationship, the Vietnam Veterans of America honored Cornell ROTC – the Tri-Service Brigade – with a state-level and national award.

05/25/2021
Spring semester comes to a close

The end of a semester full of change and challenges.
The start of a new adventure for our seniors.

Take time to reflect, relax and enjoy your summer, Cornellians.

Cornell researchers have topped their own record for atomic resolution with an electron microscope pixel array detector ...
05/24/2021
Cornell researchers see atoms at record resolution | Cornell Chronicle

Cornell researchers have topped their own record for atomic resolution with an electron microscope pixel array detector that incorporates sophisticated 3D reconstruction algorithms.

Cornell researchers have topped their own record for atomic resolution with an electron microscope pixel array detector that incorporates sophisticated 3D reconstruction algorithms.

Cornell Students 4 Black Lives, a student-led organization that last year formed a diverse coalition of more than 290 so...
05/20/2021
Cornell Students 4 Black Lives wins annual Perkins Prize | Cornell Chronicle

Cornell Students 4 Black Lives, a student-led organization that last year formed a diverse coalition of more than 290 social, cultural and professional organizations, was awarded the 26th annual James A. Perkins Prize for In*******al and Intercultural Peace and Harmony.

“Cornell’s commitment to diversity and inclusion goes back to our very beginning, but we must always refresh that commitment, and the ways in which we pursue it must always be evolving,” President Martha E. Pollack said during the event.

A student-led organization that last year formed a diverse coalition of more than 290 organizations was awarded the 26th annual James A. Perkins Prize for In*******al and Intercultural Peace and Harmony during a virtual ceremony May 6.

The Toyota Research Institute is partnering with the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science ...
05/18/2021
Grant to accelerate AI materials discovery and design | Cornell Chronicle

The Toyota Research Institute is partnering with the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science and Cornell University College of Engineering in a $36 million grant which seeks to use artificial intelligence to discover new materials that could help achieve emissions-free driving.

Cornell is partnering in a $36 million grant from the Toyota Research Institute for its Accelerated Materials Design and Discovery collaborative university research program, which seeks to use artificial intelligence to discover new materials that could help achieve emissions-free driving.

A new AI technique led by researchers from Weill Cornell Medicine can analyze the thousands of DNA methylation changes d...
05/18/2021
AI technique detects cancer ‘drivers,’ ‘passengers’ | Cornell Chronicle

A new AI technique led by researchers from Weill Cornell Medicine can analyze the thousands of DNA methylation changes detected in tumor cells and infer which ones are likely driving tumor growth.

A team led by researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine and their colleagues has developed a machine learning technique for identifying genetic mutations that trigger the disease.

A Weill Cornell Medicine research team will receive $1.3 million over five years to address socioeconomic and racial dis...
05/17/2021
Grants to improve access to care for NYC blood cancer patients | Cornell Chronicle

A Weill Cornell Medicine research team will receive $1.3 million over five years to address socioeconomic and racial disparities and increase access to clinical trials for underserved patients with blood cancers living in Brooklyn and Queens.

A Weill Cornell Medicine research team will receive $1.3 million over five years to address socioeconomic and racial disparities and increase access to clinical trials for underserved patients with blood cancers living in Brooklyn and Queens.

Cornell has become one of the first U.S. universities to partner with the Global Wind Energy Council.The council communi...
05/14/2021
Cornell joins Global Wind Energy Council | Cornell Chronicle

Cornell has become one of the first U.S. universities to partner with the Global Wind Energy Council.

The council communicates the benefits of wind power to policymakers and provides industry research in more than 80 countries around the world.

Cornell has become one of the first U.S. universities to partner with the council, communicating the benefits of wind power and providing industry research in more than 80 countries.

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