New senior director of Cornell Real Estate begins Jan. 30

ITHACA, N.Y. – Jeremy Thomas, a Philadelphia real estate development expert, has been named senior director of Cornell Real Estate in Facilities Services. He starts his new position Jan. 30. Following a one-month overlap, Tom LiVigne, the current senior director, will become a senior adviser to KyuJung Whang, vice president for facilities services, and transition […]

Maternity concept clothing tracks mom-to-be’s vitals

Pregnant women shop for fit, comfort and style, but Cornell University fashion design student Blake Uretsky has delivered a whole new look: chic maternity wear that wirelessly monitors the mother’s health. Uretsky earned one of four $30,000 Geoffrey Beene national scholarships from the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund this month after creating a mix-and-match collection of […]

New computation method helps identify functional DNA

Striving to unravel and comprehend DNA’s biological significance, Cornell University scientists have created a new computational method that can identify positions in the human genome that play a role in the proper functioning of cells, according to a report published Jan. 19 in the journal Nature Genetics. The human genome is vast, totaling some three […]

Atmospheric warming heats the bottom of ice sheets, as well as the top

A team of scientists led by Cornell University Earth and Atmospheric Sciences researcher Michael Willis, has published a new paper showing for the first time that meltwater from the surface of an ice cap in northeastern Greenland can make its way beneath the ice and become trapped, refilling a subglacial lake. This meltwater provides heat […]

Cornell Police responds to call of suspicious chemicals

Contact: Syl Kacapyr Phone: (607) 255-7701 vpk6@cornell.edu ITHACA, N.Y. – On Tuesday, Jan. 20, at approximately 7:30 a.m., Cornell Police responded to a report of a suspicious backpack containing what appeared to be a quantity of household chemicals located in a common space within Risley Hall, 535 Thurston Ave. on Cornell University campus. Upon closer […]

Researchers show which TV ads are likely to make viewers buy online

ITHACA, N.Y. – One of the emerging fears of television advertisers is that distracted viewers – those increasingly frenetic “multi taskers” using smartphones, laptops and tablets while viewing television – are becoming less susceptible to advertisers’ messages. Or are they? Results of a new study by researchers at Cornell, Harvard and the University of California, […]

Cornell University works to help military family service professionals across America

ITHACA, N.Y. – The Military Families Learning Network (MFLN), has been selected to continue and expand its work serving military family service professionals around the world, receiving a Department of Defense/USDA grant that will further its success. Cornell University Cooperative Extension faculty member Keith Tidball is working with the Military Families Learning Network to lead […]

Bacteria Be Gone! New Technology Keeps Bacteria From Sticking to Surfaces

Just as the invention of nonstick pans was a boon for chefs, a new type of nanoscale surface that bacteria can’t stick to holds promise for applications in the food processing, medical and even shipping industries. The technology, developed collaboratively by researchers from Cornell University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, uses an electrochemical process called anodization […]

Germs Be Gone! New Technology Keeps Bacteria From Sticking to Surfaces

Contact: Melissa Osgood office: 607-255-2059 cell: 716-860-0587 mmo59@cornell.edu Media note: The research paper and image of the nanoporous alumina repelling E. coli cells can be downloaded at https://cornell.box.com/SurfaceBacteria ITHACA, N.Y. – Just as the invention of nonstick pans was a boon for chefs, a new type of nanoscale surface that bacteria can’t stick to holds […]

Social media helps world show solidarity, resist fear after terror attacks

Drew Margolin, a professor of communication at Cornell University who studies human dynamics through social media and is co-author of the study “The Ripple of Fear, Sympathy and Solidarity During the Boston Bombings,” says reactions to Boston and Paris terror attacks show social media solidarity as a powerful weapon against fear. Margolin says: “There are […]