Center for Materials Research’s NSF funding extended, increased

ITHACA, N.Y. – The Cornell Center for Materials Research – which through research and education is enhancing national capabilities in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and materials research at all levels – has been has been granted $23.2 million for the next six years from the National Science Foundation. The funding represents a 26 percent increase over the […]

Cornell to launch new maker-themed website at 2017 World Maker Faire in Queens

WHAT:          Official launch of new maker-themed, STEM website designed by Cornell University engineers for middle and high school students at the 2017 World Maker Faire WHEN:          Sept. 23 and 24 WHERE:        New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Queens MEDIA:         Media members requesting interviews or more information should contact Daryl Lovell in […]

Mexico earthquake severity tied to depth, unstable soils

More than 200 people are dead after a magnitude-7.1 earthquake hit central Mexico Tuesday afternoon. Geoffrey Abers is a geophysicist at Cornell University who uses the tools of earthquake seismology to understand the forces, material cycles, and deep structure of the Earth. He says the proximity of the Cocos plate to large population centers made […]

Devastating tree fungus found in Brooklyn and four Long Island towns

Media Note: Images of leaves infected with oak wilt can be viewed and downloaded at https://cornell.box.com/v/Oakwiltdisease ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell University scientists in partnership with state agencies identified oak wilt, a devastating pathogenic fungus that kills oak trees, in six new locations throughout New York state: four towns on Long Island, Brooklyn and Canandaigua. The […]

Jose on the way, East Coast residents need to prepare today

Hurricane Jose is slated to bring tropical storm conditions to the mid-Atlantic and New England coasts, including heavy rain and hazardous surf, according to forecasters at the Northeast Regional Climate Center (NRCC). Keith Tidball is the assistant director for disaster education at Cornell Cooperative Extension and a faculty fellow at the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future […]

Jose’s tropical force winds to hit NE, Long Island, Cape Cod

Hurricane Jose is headed up the Atlantic Coast, though New York City is not expected to take a direct hit. Art DeGaetano is the director of the Northeast Regional Climate Center (NRCC), professor of earth and atmospheric sciences and an expert on climate data at Cornell University. DeGaetano was also one of the authors of […]

West Nile virus and infectious diseases a concern in flooded areas

Residents in areas hit by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma continue their recovery efforts, where a major concern is standing water in homes, streets and populated areas. Isaac B. Weisfuse, a medical epidemiologist at Cornell University with more than 25 years of experience in public health at the local and national levels, says it’s important for […]

Cassini’s mission revolutionized understanding of outer solar system

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft only has a few days left before its final approach to the giant planet Saturn. On Sept. 15, Cassini will dive into Saturn’s atmosphere, sending science data for as long as it can, and then melt and break apart. Alexander Hayes is an assistant professor of astronomy at Cornell University. Hayes is […]

Study: Drug may curb female infertility from cancer treatments

ITHACA, N.Y. – An existing drug may one day protect premenopausal women from life-altering infertility that commonly follows cancer treatments, according to a new study. Women who are treated for cancer with radiation or certain chemotherapy drugs are commonly rendered sterile. According to a 2006 study from Weill Cornell Medicine, nearly 40 percent of all […]

College athlete compensation, deal making and branding: Industry’s top voices to share expertise on critical issues

WHAT:          Cornell ILR Sports Leadership Summit will celebrate the innovators and trailblazers who have helped to shape the modern sports industry, and create a dialogue around key issues shaping the future of sports WHEN:          Monday, Sept. 18, 8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. WHERE:        The Westin New York Grand Central, 212 E. 42nd St […]