Super Bowl won’t make you feel super, even if your team wins

ITHACA, N.Y. – With last year’s Super Bowl drawing in over 114 million viewers, you’d assume that much of the audience tuned in not just for the commercials, but for the enjoyment of the game. You’d be wrong, say communication researchers Drew Margolin, and Wang Liao, who have created a unique way to watch the […]

Cluttered kitchens cause over-snacking

Media note: A short video explaining the research, as well as an informational graphic and additional details about this research can be found at, ITHACA, N.Y. – A cluttered and chaotic kitchen can often cause out-of-control stressful feelings. It might also cause something else — increased snacking of indulgent treats. A new Cornell University […]

Flu tackles Super Bowl fans

ITHACA, N.Y. – If you’re a fan of the Panthers or Broncos, be sure to wash your hands on Super Bowl Sunday before you give a friend a celebratory fist bump. A Cornell University economist and his colleagues have found the geographical areas that have an NFL team advance to the Super Bowl had an […]

Cornell University to establish an integrated College of Business

New College will cement the university’s position as a world-class center of teaching and research for business management and entrepreneurship ….. College will comprise the School of Hotel Administration, the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, and the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management ….. Collaborative consultation process will establish academic […]

Cornell names Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in recognition of the leadership of philanthropist

ITHACA, N.Y. – A combined $50 million commitment from Robert F. Smith, founder, chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, and the foundation of which he is a founding director will support chemical and biomolecular engineering and African-American and female students at Cornell University’s College of Engineering. The gift will also create a unique fellowship […]

Navigating Facebook when you can’t see faces

ITHACA, N.Y. – As its name implies, a lot of Facebook is about faces. Users upload 350 million photos a day, making visual content a big part of the platform’s experience. But this presents challenges to visually impaired users, according to a study by Cornell information science researchers, who suggest that the technology used on […]

Sustainable fashion: Cornell student awarded for 3-D printed convertible activewear

ITHACA, N.Y. – With his idea for 3-D-printed, custom-fit activewear, Cornell senior Eric Beaudette hopes professional young men can go from the workplace to the gym without breaking a sweat. It could be the next breakthrough in sustainable fashion: convertible, multipurpose clothing that wearers alter seamlessly by adding or removing collars, sleeves, hoods, pockets or […]

Restaurant industry unharmed by modest minimum wage hikes

ITHACA, N.Y. – In the past 20 years, whenever federal, state or local laws have modestly raised minimum wages, the U.S. restaurant industry has opposed them. Restaurateurs say higher wages force them to cut staff and increase prices to offset reduced revenue, which in turn makes their customers unhappy, slashes profits and even puts their […]

Transparency key in decision to label modified ingredients

ITHACA, N.Y. – Take a look at any food label and there’s a good chance all design elements, from the color palette to the smallest detail, were meticulously chosen. Now, amid public debate about whether food companies should list genetically modified (GM) ingredients on their labels, that same deliberative process may be crucial to the […]

Cancer-killing proteins destroy tumor cells in bloodstream

ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell researchers have discovered potent cancer-killing proteins that can travel by white blood cells to kill tumors in the bloodstream of mice with metastatic prostate cancer. The breakthrough study will be published Feb. 10 as the cover article in the Journal of Controlled Release. “The therapy is remarkably effective in vivo and […]