Dawn Porter to speak at Cornell MLK Jr. Commemoration

WHAT: Dawn Porter to speak at Cornell’s 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 21, 6 p.m. WHERE: State Theatre, 107 W. State St., Ithaca, NY MEDIA: The event is free and open to the public. ITHACA, N.Y. – Criminal justice reformer, attorney and filmmaker Dawn Porter is the featured speaker for Cornell […]

Chairman of Standing Rock Sioux Nation to speak at Cornell

WHAT: “Standing Rock: The Violation of Indigenous Peoples’ Rights,” a seminar by David Archambault II, Chairman of Standing Rock Sioux Nation WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. WHERE: Room 146, Stocking Hall, Ithaca campus MEDIA: The event is free and open to the public. Media members are asked to RSVP […]

Networking@Rev: Connect with clean energy startups

WHAT: Networking@Rev: Clean energy networking event WHEN: Thursday, February 2 from 6-8:30 p.m. WHERE: Rev: Ithaca Startup Works, 314 E. State Street (Second Floor), Ithaca, NY 14850 MEDIA: The event is free and open to the public. Local media is invited to attend and interview clean tech startups, including NSYERDA 76West Clean Energy Competition winners. […]

Cornell startup, Rosie App, wins Business of the Year award

ITHACA, N.Y. – Rosie Applications is a young startup making a big impact in downtown Ithaca. Founded in 2012, Rosie has become an industry-leading grocery shopping platform for mobile and web by allowing independent grocery stores to sell online. At its annual awards dinner Jan. 26, the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce recognized Rosie Applications […]

A look at the epic Blizzard of ’77, by the numbers

Saturday marks the 40th anniversary of the Blizzard of ’77. Jessica Spaccio, a climatologist with the NOAA-funded Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University, looks back at what is considered one of the region’s snowiest seasons on record. Bio: http://www.eas.cornell.edu/people/research.cfm?netid=jlr98 Spaccio says: “On Jan. 28, winds were above 35 mph for nine consecutive hours and […]

Citizen-science pioneer, Project FeederWatch soars into 30th year

Media note: Two audio clips featuring conversations with citizen scientists and the founder of Project FeederWatch, as well as additional graphics can be downloaded at https://cornell.box.com/v/ProjectFeederWatch ITHACA, N.Y. – This winter, Project FeederWatch – a citizen-science program where participants track birds visiting their backyard feeders from November to April – celebrates its 30th anniversary. The […]

Green energy on the rise with three new Cornell solar farms

ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell University formally opened three additional solar farms in December that will generate large amounts of electricity and help the campus achieve its carbon neutrality goals. “We’re making substantial, meaningful progress on Cornell’s Climate Action Plan – and one way is to obtain more electricity from solar power,” said Sarah Zemanick, director […]

Cornell awarded $7M to lead transportation research center

ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell University will receive up to $7 million in U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) funding over five years to lead a consortium of universities in researching and developing new transportation innovations to limit adverse impacts on public health and the environment. The announcement was made Dec. 8 by U.S. Sens. Charles E. […]

Visit the bizarre, bad and beneficial world of bugs at Insectapalooza 2016

WHAT: Insectapalooza 2016 to feature “Battle of the Bugs” display, live Anthropod Zoo, Butterfly Room, and hands-on learning activities WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 22, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. WHERE: Comstock Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca VISUALS: To view and download images from previous Insectapalooza events, visit https://cornell.box.com/v/insectphotos. MEDIA: The event is open to the public. Interviews […]