Climate change label leads to climate science acceptance

ITHACA, N.Y. – On the heels of President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement, a new Cornell University study finds that labels matter when it comes to acceptance of climate science. The U.S. public doubts the existence of “global warming” more than it doubts “climate change” – […]

Name that tasty table grape, new from Cornell

ITHACA, N.Y. – Big on flavor, aroma and size, Cornell University’s newest grape lacks one defining feature: a name. Grape breeder Bruce Reisch spent years developing the grape, and now he’s offering the public the chance to name it. Currently dubbed NY98.0228.02, the grape is a seedless, flavorful berry with the attractive blue coloring of […]

Cornell University and the Excelsior Scholarship and Enhanced Tuition Awards program

Statement from Vice President for University Relations Joel Malina: “We applaud Governor Cuomo and state lawmakers for making access to higher education a leading issue this legislative session, and Cornell is pleased to partner with the state in making even more financial aid available to income-eligible New York state resident students. “In-state students attending one […]

Transforming last night’s leftovers into green energy

ITHACA, N.Y. – In a classic tale of turning trash into treasure, two different processes soon may be the favored dynamic duo to turn food waste into green energy, according to a new Cornell University-led study. “Food waste should have a high value. We’re treating it as a resource, and we’re making marketable products out […]

Kate Walsh named dean of School of Hotel Administration

ITHACA, N.Y. – Kate Walsh, MPS ’90, has been named the seventh dean of the School of Hotel Administration, Provost Michael Kotlikoff announced June 16. She is the first female dean of the Hotel School and the second alumnus to lead it. Walsh has served as interim dean since July 1, 2016. Her four-year appointment […]

Frederick Burgess appointed VP for infrastructure, properties and planning

ITHACA, N.Y. – Frederick Burgess, recently the commanding officer of Naval Facilities Engineering Command in Washington, D.C., has been named vice president for infrastructure, properties and planning (IPP) at Cornell. The appointment, effective Sept. 1, was made by Joanne DeStefano, executive vice president and chief financial officer, and approved by the Executive Committee of the […]

Cornell CubeSat wins ride into space with NASA in 2019

Media: Images of the CubeSat can be viewed and downloaded at: https://cornell.box.com/v/CornellCubeSat.   ITHACA, N.Y. – What started approximately seven years ago as research into electrolysis propulsion – using water as rocket fuel – has led to a Cornell University engineering team earning a shot at space-flight history. Cornell’s Cislunar Explorers – a student group […]

The future of our cities: Engineers test resilient, intelligent infrastructure

Media Note: Videos, images and additional background information can be viewed and downloaded at https://cornell.box.com/v/pipelinetesting. You can also see one of the tests on YouTube. ITHACA, N.Y. – Like many of today’s household devices, modern infrastructure is gaining the ability to collect and exchange valuable data using wireless devices that monitor the health of buildings […]

Healthy diet? That depends on your genes

ITHACA, N.Y. – A recently published Cornell University study describes how shifts in the diets of Europeans after the introduction of farming 10,000 years ago led to genetic adaptations that favored the dietary trends of the time. Before the Neolithic revolution that began around 10,000 years ago, European populations were hunter-gatherers that ate animal-based diets […]

NY grows greater greenhouse crops with less energy

ITHACA, N.Y. – A public-private consortium led by researchers at Cornell University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is poised to match consumer appetite for increased, local vegetable production with reduced greenhouse energy consumption. The Greenhouse Lighting and Systems Engineering consortium is being launched to transform the way greenhouses operate in order to reduce electricity use up […]