Archives of Atlantic Philanthropies given to Cornell Library

ITHACA, N.Y. – The archives of The Atlantic Philanthropies, among the world’s largest and most influential foundations, will be housed permanently at Cornell. The archives, which will serve as an important resource for philanthropists and historians, document roughly $8 billion in Atlantic grants over three decades – support that has transformed institutions, championed social causes […]

State of the University and keynote addresses highlight annual Cornell Trustee-Council meeting

WHAT:          Events coinciding with Cornell Trustee-Council annual meetings. WHEN:         Thursday, Oct. 22 and Friday, Oct. 23 WHERE:        Alice Statler Auditorium on the Cornell University campus MEDIA:         Media members who wish to cover any event during the Trustee-Council Annual Meeting must RSVP to Joe Schwartz in Cornell’s Media Relations Office at 607-254-6235 or, […]

Cornell University Trustees to meet in Ithaca

WHAT:          Cornell University Board of Trustees meetings WHEN:         Thursday, Oct. 22 and Friday, Oct. 23, 2015 WHERE:        Various locations on the Cornell University Ithaca campus MEDIA:         Some Cornell Board of Trustees meetings are open to media or the public (details below). Tickets to the open sessions are available to the news media. Members […]

Cornell connection to Nobel Prize in Physics

Cornell Associate Professor of Physics Peter Wittich is available for interviews about his collection of “first light,” the first neutrino data that the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) experiment saw and for which this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded. Wittich recounts the challenges faced by the researchers working in the active nickel mine where […]

Federal sage grouse decision opens era of collaborative conservation

Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced its decision not to grant Endangered Species Act protection to the Greater Sage-Grouse, and the U.S. Department of the Interior also finalized the range-wide strategy for sage-grouse habitat on Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service lands in 10 western states. John W. Fitzpatrick, director of […]

Volkswagen U.S. violations could be big trouble in Europe

Allegations that Volkswagen used software to skirt EPA emissions standards in its four-cylinder diesel cars increases could result in huge fines from the U. S. government. Art Wheaton, automotive expert and senior extension associate with Cornell University’s ILR School, says Volkswagen’s problems are only beginning if this issue also violates Europe’s automotive emissions laws. Wheaton […]

Inauguration address of Cornell President Elizabeth Garrett

Media Note: A link to a video of President Elizabeth Garrett’s inauguration address delivered during her inauguration is available here. Inauguration address of Cornell President Elizabeth Garrett Note: The following address was delivered by Elizabeth Garrett in Ithaca, N.Y. during her inauguration as President of Cornell University on Sept. 18, 2015. The Road to Ithaka: […]

Fed interest rate hike: What it will mean for you

The Federal Reserve Board is expected to make a decision today about whether or not to raise interest rates. Two Cornell University experts are available to discuss what a rate hike will mean for consumers, investors and businesses. Robert Hockett, the Edward Cornell Professor of Law at the Cornell University Law School, is a Fellow […]

Global Innovation Index 2015: Switzerland, UK, Sweden, Netherlands, USA are Leaders

ITHACA, N.Y. – Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Sweden, the Netherlands and the United States of America are the world’s five most innovative nations, according to the Global Innovation Index 2015, while China, Malaysia, Viet Nam, India, Jordan, Kenya, and Uganda are among a group of countries outperforming their economic peers. The GII 2015 looks at […]

GM settlement benefits victims, employees, investors

Federal prosecutors are working on a settlement for General Motors’s defective ignition switches tied to at least 124 deaths. Art Wheaton, automotive expert and senior extension associate with Cornell University’s ILR School, says that the settlement will be good news for GM investors, employees and victims of the safety defect. Wheaton says: “GM has paid […]