Cornell teams present flood-resilient designs for Hudson riverfront

WHO: Student teams from Cornell University to showcase flood-resilient waterfront design strategies for Piermont Village waterfront, which is at risk of sea-level rise, storm surge and extreme precipitation events due to climate change. WHEN:          Tuesday, Dec. 12, 12 to 3 p.m. WHERE:        Piermont Village Hall, 478 Piermont Ave., Piermont MEDIA:         Media members are […]

Saturday’s Town-Gown Awards to feature region’s three new higher-ed presidents

Saturday’s Town-Gown Awards to feature region’s three new higher-ed presidents ‘TOGOs’ celebrate relationships between Cornell and local communities WHAT: Cornell Town-Gown Awards – A celebration of the connections between Cornell University and local communities featuring remarks from Tompkins County’s three new higher-education presidents: Martha E. Pollack, Shirley M. Collado, and Orinthia T. Montague. WHEN: Saturday, […]

Hyperloop in NYC – Is it the future of transportation, and when will it arrive?

Transportation policy and infrastructure experts will meet with journalists to discuss the latest development timelines, challenges and breakthroughs surrounding Elon Musk’s Hyperloop ambitions  WHAT:          Journalists are invited to get on the inside track of the development of Hyperloop technology. Three experts from the national Hyperloop Advanced Research Partnership (HARP) will answer technology, policy and infrastructure […]

NYC’s top entrepreneurs to inspire as they share journeys to success at upcoming summit

WHAT:          CEOs and business leaders from companies that include Jet.com, Rent the Runway, Shuttershock, and the Brooklyn Brewery will headline day-long entrepreneurship summit. Speakers will share insights about their successes and challenges, and discuss collaborative opportunities within the New York City and global markets. WHEN:          Friday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. […]

Insectapalooza swarms campus Oct. 28

WHAT:          Insectapalooza 2017 to feature ‘Sounds of Insects’ showcase, live Anthropod Zoo, butterfly room, pollinator exhibit, cockroach races and hands-on learning activities WHEN:          Saturday, Oct. 28, from 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 free and open […]

Cornell University Trustees to meet in Ithaca, Oct. 19-20

WHAT:          Cornell University Board of Trustees meetings WHEN:          Thursday, Oct. 19 and Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 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 […]

State-of-the-art rooftop aquaponics greenhouse at Manhattan high school opens to students

WHAT:          Grand opening new state-of-the-art rooftop aquaponics greenhouse at the Food and Finance High School (FFHS). Events include tours of the greenhouse and learning labs, a ribbon cutting with city and statewide education stakeholders, and a reception with refreshments catered by FFHS students. WHEN:          Wednesday, Oct. 25, 5 to 7:30 p.m. WHERE:        Food […]

Cornell scientists team with Brooklyn students to test NYC waters for invasive species using new ‘eDNA’ tests

WHAT:          Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School students are using a new environmental testing process as part of a growing citywide and statewide citizen-science project called FishTracker. Students will test the Hudson River for invasive and endangered aquatic species during this event. Journalists will also meet the Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine scientists who lead […]

First time on Earth: Golden Record cover for Voyager mission on display

WHAT:          Three events to commemorate 40th anniversary of the historic Voyager mission – including new multi-media exhibit showcasing never-publicly displayed Golden Record cover, presentation by scientists who worked on Voyager mission, and screening of the final episode of Carl Sagan’s documentary television series, “Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey.” WHEN:          Oct. 19, 20 and 21 […]

300 Brooklyn students to experiment with ‘Incredible Wearables’ at technology event

WHAT:          4-H National Youth Science Day to engage 100,000 students nationwide, including 300-plus at a Brooklyn elementary school through hands-on engineering challenge involving wearable technology WHEN:          Wednesday, Oct. 4, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE:        Public School 21, 180 Chauncey Street, Brooklyn, NY VISUALS:     300­ – 400 elementary students (grades 4-8) designing and […]