Cornell and Notre Dame to lead $4.5 million study of hope and optimism

ITHACA, N.Y. – A grant from the John Templeton Foundation will fund a new research project called “Hope and Optimism: Conceptual and Empirical Investigations,” to be co-directed by Cornell philosophy professor Andrew Chignell and Notre Dame philosopher Samuel Newlands. The three-year interdisciplinary effort will explore the theoretical, empirical and practical dimensions of hope, optimism, and […]

Cornell Police taking part in ‘Buckle Up’ campaign

ITHACA, N.Y. – The Cornell University Police Department is participating in a Buckle Up New York enforcement campaign from April 21 to May 5, 2014. The department will fund this campaign through a Police Traffic Services Grant that was awarded by the New York State Governor’s Highway Traffic Safety Committee. During this enforcement period, officers […]

Cornell University synchrotron receives up to $100 million in NSF support

ITHACA, N.Y. – Arduous, year-plus-long scrutiny by the National Science Foundation has found the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) rich in scientific discovery and exemplary in its use of government funds. CHESS has received its requested grant renewal, up to $100 million over five years, securing the national X-ray facility’s near-term future. “To be […]

‘Exotic’ material is like a switch when super thin

ITHACA, N.Y. – Researchers from Cornell University and Brookhaven National Laboratory have shown how to switch a particular transition metal oxide, a lanthanum nickelate (LaNiO3), from a metal to an insulator by making the material less than a nanometer thick. Ever-shrinking electronic devices could get down to atomic dimensions with the help of transition metal […]

Banning chocolate milk backfires

To some, banning chocolate milk from elementary schools seemed like a good idea, but new Cornell University research shows that removing chocolate milk from school menus has negative consequences. “When schools ban chocolate milk, we found it usually backfires. On average, milk sales drop by 10 percent, 29 percent of white milk gets thrown out, […]

First metritis vaccine protects dairy cows

ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell scientists have created the first vaccines that can prevent metritis, one of the most common cattle diseases. The infection not only harms animals and farmers’ profits, but also drives more systemic antibiotic use on dairy farms than any other disease. The new vaccines prevent metritis infection of the uterus from taking […]

Upstate cities battle toward recovery – and offer roadmap for the region

ITHACA, N.Y. – Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Utica exemplify the economic challenges cities throughout New York continue to face. But there’s a silver lining even here – as Cornell University researchers working with leaders in each of these cities have uncovered lessons that can help other municipalities, large and small, around the state. “Fiscal stress […]

Search for Cornell University’s 13th president is underway

ITHACA, N.Y. – The search for Cornell University’s 13th president is underway, with the formation of the Presidential Search Committee and plans to make the process exhaustive and inclusive. “This is going to be a great search,” said Jan Rock Zubrow ’77, chairman of the Executive Committee of the Cornell Board of Trustees, who recently […]

Cornell University statement on deer management practices

MEDIA NOTE: As previously planned, on Thursday, March 27, Cornell University concluded its deer management efforts under our current New York State Department of Environmental Conservation nuisance permit. Cornell’s deer management committee will begin its routine review of recent efforts, and an analysis regarding the current cycle’s effectiveness – including on-campus goals as well as […]

People unwilling to swallow soda tax, size restrictions

ITHACA, N.Y. – Those hoping to dilute Americans’ taste for soda, energy drinks, sweetened tea, and other sugary beverages should take their quest to school lunchrooms rather than legislative chambers, according to a recent study by media and health policy experts. Soda taxes and beverage portion size restrictions were unpalatable to the 1,319 U.S. adults […]