M.H. Abrams, beloved professor, literary scholar, dies at 102

ITHACA, N.Y. – M.H. “Mike” Abrams, the influential literary critic and beloved Cornell University English professor who edited the renowned reference “The Norton Anthology of English Literature” for four decades, died April 21 at Kendal of Ithaca. He was 102. Abrams, who received the National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama last July, was the […]

Charles Phlegar to Depart Cornell for Alma Mater Virginia Tech

Head of Alumni Affairs and Development “Returning Home” June 30  ITHACA, N.Y. – Charles D. Phlegar, vice president for alumni affairs and development, has announced he will be leaving Cornell on June 30 to become vice president for advancement at Virginia Tech. Phlegar has served in his current role at Cornell since 2006. In nine […]

Explosive device brought to Cornell campus safely removed with no threat to public

ITHACA, N.Y. – Authorities say there was no immediate danger as Cornell University Police (CUPD) and the Endicott Bomb Squad safely removed a small, improvised explosive device from a campus building on Tuesday, April 14. A Cornell staff member reportedly brought the device to Bartels Hall after discovering it at a remote location off campus. […]

President David Skorton statement on race, law enforcement and safety

As we celebrate Cornell’s 150 years of education, scholarship and public engagement, we honor one of our fundamental strengths – our history of inclusivity. The university continues to encourage the exploration of all forms of knowledge and welcome all people, regardless of their backgrounds or circumstances. To fully support an inclusive culture, our campus must […]

Study: Academic science job market never better for women

ITHACA, N.Y. – For decades, sexism in higher education has been blamed for blocking women from landing academic positions in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. That era has ended, according to peer-reviewed research by two Cornell University faculty, whose study concludes that science and engineering faculty preferred women two-to-one over identically qualified male candidates for […]

Stewart Avenue closed between State Street and Campus Road

ITHACA, N.Y. – Firefighters are battling an early morning, multi-building fire on the 400-block of Stewart Avenue in the City of Ithaca. Police are instructing all motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians to avoid the section of Stewart Avenue between State Street and Campus Road, which is now closed to all traffic except emergency vehicles. No injuries […]

Stewart Avenue closed between State Street and Campus Road

Firefighters are battling an early morning, multi-building fire on the 400-block of Stewart Avenue in the City of Ithaca.  Police are instructing all motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians to avoid the section of Stewart Avenue between State Street and Campus Road, which is now closed to all traffic except emergency vehicles. No injuries have been reported […]

Midwest Canine Influenza outbreak caused by new strain of virus

ITHACA, N.Y. – The canine influenza outbreak afflicting more than 1,000 dogs in Chicago and other parts of the Midwest is caused by a different strain of the virus than was earlier assumed, according to laboratory scientists at Cornell University and the University of Wisconsin. Researchers at Cornell say results from additional testing indicate that […]

Text, drive, get a ticket – courtesy of Cornell Police

ITHACA, N.Y. – Texting motorists, remember these dates: April 10-15. During that time, law enforcement personnel nationwide will be using a combination of traditional and innovative strategies to crack down on motorists who text while driving. Texting while driving is illegal in most states, including New York – but this effort is part of the […]

DIY circuit board printer for under $90 (video)

The ability to print a circuit board as quickly and simply as printing a photo is now a reality thanks to a small number of pricey printers beginning to hit the market, but a pair of engineering students have taken do-it-yourself a step further by showing you how to build the circuit printer itself, all […]