Cost of attending Cornell in 2015-16 to increase 3 percent

For most undergraduate students living on campus, the cost of attending Cornell will rise 3 percent in 2015-16. The proposed university budget, to be finalized by the Cornell University Board of Trustees in May, reflects the 3 percent increase for tuition, room, board and mandatory fees for endowed college and out-of-state contract college students. Across […]

Celebrate 150 years at Charter Day Weekend, April 24-27

Celebrations, commemorations and a festival of ideas and imagination will overflow for four days, April 24-27, during Charter Day Weekend in Ithaca. “With the possible exception of Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White, no one knew what to expect when New York Gov. Reuben F. Fenton signed into law the enabling legislation that became the […]

Cornell Police close far-reaching two-year investigation

ITHACA, N.Y. – Following an exhaustive two-year investigation by the Cornell University Police, a California man responsible for attacking two Cornell women in 2012 has pleaded guilty to all six separate charges authorized by the Tompkins County District Attorney and is now awaiting sentencing. Christopher Alan Duenas, age 26 of San Diego, Calif., plead guilty […]

Study: Global rainfall satellites require massive overhaul

ITHACA, N.Y. – Circling hundreds of miles above Earth, weather satellites are working round-the-clock to provide rainfall data that are key to a complex system of global flood prediction. A new Cornell University study warns that the existing system of space-based rainfall observation satellites requires a serious overhaul. Particularly in many developing countries, satellite-based flood […]

Economic fears lead to political inaction

ITHACA, N.Y. – Why aren’t people who care deeply about issues like job loss, health care costs and college debt politically active on these issues? Why aren’t mobilization efforts more effective? Cornell political scientist Adam Seth Levine lays out an answer to the puzzle in his new book, “American Insecurity: Why Our Economic Fears Lead […]

Study: Global rainfall satellites require massive overhaul

Circling hundreds of miles above Earth, weather satellites are working round-the-clock to provide rainfall data that are key to a complex system of global flood prediction. A new Cornell University study warns that the existing system of space-based rainfall observation satellites requires a serious overhaul. Particularly in many developing countries, satellite-based flood prediction has weak […]

‘Megadrought’ likely for western U.S. by end of century

The consequences of climate change paint a bleak picture for the Southwest and much of America’s breadbasket, the Great Plains. A “megadrought” likely will occur late in this century, and it could last for three decades, according to a new report by Cornell University and NASA researchers in the journal Science Advances, published today. “The […]

Distemper virus affects wild carnivores of all stripes

Tigers, lions and other wild carnivores, already under threat from poaching and habitat loss, are falling victim to a virus that could soon drive endangered populations to extinction. Canine distemper virus strikes wild carnivores of all stripes, including Amur tigers, – also called Siberian tigers – which roam the Russian Far East in ever-dwindling numbers. […]

Algorithm tests your tweet skills using website created by Cornell scientists

ITHACA, N.Y. – As countless political orators have demonstrated, it’s not just what you say, it’s how you say it. Using automated text analysis, Cornell University researchers have identified an array of features that can make a tweet more likely to get attention, and have created a website that will predict which version of a […]

Ithaca incubator Rev pushes ‘nearable’ tech to market

ITHACA, N.Y. – One software company buying another – it happens all the time in the business world. But the story of Ithaca’s GORGES Inc. acquiring Push Interactive runs deeper than the deal; it involves a network of public and private partners, among them Rev, Ithaca’s downtown business incubator. Over the last several months, Ithaca-based […]