Explosive device brought to Cornell campus safely removed with no threat to public

ITHACA, N.Y. – Authorities say there was no immediate danger as Cornell University Police (CUPD) and the Endicott Bomb Squad safely removed a small, improvised explosive device from a campus building on Tuesday, April 14. A Cornell staff member reportedly brought the device to Bartels Hall after discovering it at a remote location off campus. […]

Stewart Avenue closed between State Street and Campus Road

ITHACA, N.Y. – Firefighters are battling an early morning, multi-building fire on the 400-block of Stewart Avenue in the City of Ithaca. Police are instructing all motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians to avoid the section of Stewart Avenue between State Street and Campus Road, which is now closed to all traffic except emergency vehicles. No injuries […]

DIY circuit board printer for under $90 (video)

The ability to print a circuit board as quickly and simply as printing a photo is now a reality thanks to a small number of pricey printers beginning to hit the market, but a pair of engineering students have taken do-it-yourself a step further by showing you how to build the circuit printer itself, all […]

One-day flash exhibit to show rare Civil War documents at Cornell Library

WHAT: One-day flash exhibition to show Emancipation Proclamation, Gettysburg Address, 13th Amendment and other rare Civil War-era documents. WHEN: Saturday, April 11, from 1 to 5 p.m. WHERE: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Kroch Library, level 2B   ITHACA, N.Y. – A century and a half ago, in April 1865, the Civil War was […]

Astronomy pioneers gather to inaugurate Institute for Pale Blue Dots, May 9 at Cornell

ITHACA, N.Y. – Learn about planets beyond our solar system, far-flung missions and possible life in the cosmos at “(un)Discovered Worlds,” a one-day Cornell University space sciences conference, May 9, to inaugurate the new Institute for Pale Blue Dots. The conference, which will be held on the Cornell campus, is free and open to the […]

Ithaca, Rochester-area high school computer programmers to compete at Cornell

WHAT: Cornell University High School Programming Contest 2015 WHEN: Tuesday, April 7, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. WHERE: Rooms 112 and 220A, Mann Library, Cornell campus, Ithaca, N.Y. NOTE: The event is closed to the public but members of the media are welcome to attend by RSVPing to Syl Kacapyr at vpk6@cornell.edu or […]

President responds to ‘ludicrous’ and ‘offensive’ allegation

President David Skorton issued the following statement March 25: As the president of Cornell University, I want to be clear that the notion that Cornell would allow ISIS training sessions on our campus is ludicrous and absolutely offensive. Project Veritas, the organization behind this shoddy piece of “journalism” has been repeatedly vilified for dishonest, deceitful activity. […]

Cornell will help fund bicycle/pedestrian corridor on East Hill

Cornell University has pledged $400,000 toward a bicycle/pedestrian corridor along Pine Tree Road, from Maple Avenue to the Route 366 intersection. Replacement of the stone bridge over Pine Tree Road is included in the town-county-university project, estimated to cost about $1,865,000. The project, linking campus to the East Ithaca Recreation Way and the East Hill […]

Colorful life-form catalog will help discern if we’re alone

ITHACA, N.Y. – While looking for life on planets beyond our own solar system, a group of international scientists has created a colorful catalog containing reflection signatures of Earth life forms that might be found on planet surfaces throughout the cosmic hinterlands. The new database and research, published in the March 16 Proceedings of the […]

Greg Morrisett to return to Cornell as Computing and Information Science dean

ITHACA, N.Y. – John Gregory “Greg” Morrisett, the Allen B. Cutting Professor of Computer Science at Harvard University, has been named dean of the Faculty of Computing and Information Science (CIS) at Cornell University, Interim Provost Harry Katz announced March 13. It will be a homecoming of sorts for Morrisett, who served on Cornell’s computer […]