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 Peter Enns speaks at a podium


Big data on political and economic will

Massive data now help us understand the effects of mass incarceration, how money controls what politicians say, and what influences political agendas.
 Siu Sylvia Lee


To stay young and disease-free longer

Lecturer Siu Sylvia Lee of the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics is conducting research on aging.
 Mary Beth Norton in hallway


It was the Year, 1774

"While other historical works on the revolution tend to skip over the year 1774," says Mary Beth Norton, "noboday has ever paused to look seriously at the events of the year 1774, to see how the American population, which previously has been quite united in opposition to Britain, divides over various issues."

Titan near Jupiter


Titan: An Explorer's Utopia

Alexander G. Hayes, assistant professor of astronomy, first began studying Titan as a graduate student, Hayes' research is described in this Cornell Research story.

 Swati Sureka


When they were undergraduate researchers

Robert D. Guber ’15 studied alcoholic liver, diabetes, and obesity. Lipi Gupta ’15 worked on reducing beam emittance in the Cornell Electron Storage Ring (CESR), a 768-meter ring that is part of the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS), to produce brighter s-rays. Sang Min Han ’15 examined toadfish to create a mathematical model for vertebrate vocalization. Swati Sureka ’15 engineered nucleic acid to develop DNA materials. Teresa O.

 Dagmawi Woubshet


A scholar's voice

Atop a cabinet, leaning against a wall of Dagmawi Woubshet’s office, is an enlarged framed cover of the May 17, 1963, issue of TIME magazine. Its portrait of writer James Baldwin stares into the room. Woubshet, associate professor of English, gestures to it several times as he talks about his research.

 David Mimno


Computational tools for the humanities

In academic fields from physics to genetics, researchers rely on computers for everything from data analysis to modeling. One area of scholarship that has gone largely untouched is the humanities, where today’s researchers are far more often hunched over stacks of books than scanning graphs and charts on a screen.

 Kyle Shen


Uncovering new insights into quantum materials

Kyle Shen, associate professor of physics, creates and investigates artificial and unconventional materials with unusual electronic and magnetic properties. His research into these new materials and their potential applications is explored in this Cornell Resarch story.

 Karen Pinkus


Studying the relationship between humanities, climate change

Karen Pinkus, professor of Italian and comparative literature, is deeply concerned about the environment and believes that the humanities can bring a critical research component to solving the problems of climate change.



Grad students talk about research opportunities

This Cornell Research story explores the many avenues that graduate students pursue in their research projects and the multitide of Cornell supports available to them.

More than 5,000 graduate students work at Cornell, studying in more than 80 fields.

 Julia Thom-Levy


In Search of New Physics Phenomena

Despite the distance, Cornell researchers are actively involved in the cutting-edge particle physics experiments taking place at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland.

This Cornell Research story explores the many projects and discoveries Cornell faculty are undertaking as they pursue answers to some of the universe's greatest mysteries.

 Austin Bunn


The page, the screen, the stage

In the short story “How to Win an Unwinnable War,” a seventh-grade boy named Sam enrolls in a summer school class called How to Win a Nuclear War. The story traces Sam’s morbid reflections spurred by the course—“He wonders what the stars will see the day the war begins, the whole planet brightening, then going gray like a dead bulb”—as he simultaneously grapples with the dissolution of his parent’s marriage.

 Sarah Murray


Cheyenne, how meaning is coded in language

Of the approximately 7,000 languages in the world, many are endangered. An endangered language is one that is at risk of losing all of its native speakers.

Courtney Roby


Classics professor studies ancient scientific and technical texts

Courtney Roby, assistant professor of classics, had some big questions as she was working as an electrical engineer. See how she found the answers in classics.