News

Advanced options
Displaying 1 - 20 of 145

Discipline:
Byline: Kate Blackwood
Department/program:

Illustration of nSWAT mechanism stretching DNA molecules

Article

‘Lab on a chip’ can measure protein-DNA interactions

New nanophotonic tweezers developed by Cornell researchers can stretch and unzip DNA molecules as well as disrupt and map protein-DNA interactions, paving the way for commercial availability.
Watercolor painting of a coastline with a sail boat

Article

Watercolor views advanced the British empire

Watercolor 'views' of enemy coastline, commissioned by the eighteenth century British Royal Navy, are both art and navigational tool, writes Kelly Presutti.
Robert Strichartz

Article

Robert Strichartz, math analyst, dies at 78

Robert Strichartz, professor of mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences, died on December 19 after a long illness. He was 78.
Book cover: Veronica Franco in Dialogue

Article

Marilyn Migiel wins MLA prize for book on ‘proto-feminist’ poet

Marilyn Migiel, professor of Romance studies, has won the Modern Language Association’s Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Publication Award for “Veronica Franco in Dialogue,” forthcoming from the University of Toronto Press in spring 2022.
people in tents

Article

Schmidt: Exploring Earth’s oceans to reach Europa

Britney Schmidt is in Antarctica through February 2022 with a small team of researchers to explore the confluence of glaciers, floating ice shelves and ocean, using a submarine robot called Icefin.
Eun-Ah Kim at whiteboard

Article

Grant funds machine learning discovery in quantum physics

Physicist Eun-Ah Kim and collaborators are leading the way in the discovery of new quantum materials and the development of quantum computing.
Wind turbines in a green, hilly landscape

Article

Wilson wins grant to explore rare earth element opportunities

Justin Wilson has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop more efficient methods of separating rare earth elements, which are found in wind turbines, liquid crystal displays, batteries, and portable electronics.
Ancient stone building in a rocky landscape, seen from above
Provided The 7th-century Armenian church of Vankasar in Azerbaijan. In April, Caucasus Heritage Watch reported a possible threat to the church due to satellite detection of heavy machinery in the area.

Article

Satellite monitoring documents cultural heritage at risk

Cornell researchers are using satellite imagery to protect endangered and damaged cultural heritage in the South Caucasus, where an ethnic conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan has raged for decades.
Valzhyna Mort

Article

A&S poet wins 2021 Griffin Poetry Prize

Valzhyna Mort, assistant professor of literatures in English, won the 2021 Griffin Poetry Prize in the international category for her 2020 book, “Music for the Dead and Resurrected.”
Porcelain plate painted with a landscape
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Collection A porcelain plate in the "Service des Departments" series by Sèvres

Article

A fragmented France depicted on dessert plates

In a new essay, Kelly Presutti describes the ultimate failure of a set of Sèvres porcelain dessert plates, 1824-32, to represent all of France.
Kaushik Basu

Article

Kaushik Basu receives Humboldt Research Award

Basu plans to use the Humboldt Research Award for economics to work on moral philosophy and game theory, and on law and economics.
Francesco Sgarlata

Article

Klarman postdoc tackles ‘theory of everything’ with first principles

Physicist Francesco Sgarlata is taking a bottom-up approach to finding a theory of quantum gravity.
Crowd of people holding signs

Article

Reunion panel steers racism conversation toward action

The panel suggested listening to scholarly experts, implementing new initiatives and engaging students and faculty in organizations beyond the university.
Liz Kellogg

Article

Pew scholar builds on gene-editing technology

Elizabeth Kellogg, assistant professor of molecular biology and genetics in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been named to the Pew Scholars Program to pursue research into advancing gene editing capability.
Person serving a piece of pie
Jason Koski/Cornell University Michael Stillman enjoys some pie during a Pi Day celebration, 2015

Article

Stillman receives UI achievement award for mathematics

A 2021 Outstanding Achievement Award from the University of Illinois Department of Mathematics recognizes advances in the field by Michael Stillman, professor of mathematics.
University campus seen from above, sunny day

Article

New impact grants expand humanities research

The Society for the Humanities added to its grant offerings in 2021, awarding Humanities Impact Grants to humanities projects that “engage in broader public conversations with social impact in mind.”
Stack of books

Article

New A&S faculty bring Indigenous studies expertise

Two new faculty members who specialize in Native American and Indigenous literatures will join the Department of Literatures in English for the fall of 2021.
Scott Emr

Article

Emr wins $1.2M Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine

Scott Emr's landmark discoveries focus on complexes that are central to life, health and disease.
Antique postcard featuring a smiling woman
One object in the digital archive connected to the online game “Found in the Archive” is a Spanish postcard advertising a play from 1909, containing text that, characteristic of the time and genre, discriminates against disabled men.

Article

Online game replicates frustrations of research and disability

With a grant from the Society for the Humanities, Julia Chang has developed an online game with an undergrad computer science researcher, based on her research on disability in modern Spain. The game will launch during an online event June 2 at 2 p.m.
Top