Cornell prison education program to expand with Mellon grant

ITHACA, N.Y. – The Cornell Prison Education Program (CPEP) plans to expand to provide classes and degree programs in four regional prisons, establish a consortium of regional colleges and universities participating in prison education, and create a model college-in-prison network in the region with support from a $1 million, three-year grant from The Andrew W. […]

Premarital births no longer predict breakups

ITHACA, NY – Premarital births no longer predict breakups so long as couples marry after a child is born, according to a study by Cornell University professor Kelly Musick. The research, published this month in the journal Demography, marks a significant change in behavior from only two decades ago. In the early 1990s couples who […]

Cornell, Sloan Kettering partner in $10M cancer center

ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell University, in partnership with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), is opening a new $10 million Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence that brings together scientists, engineers, biologists and physicians to develop and translate new cancer care applications based on nanotechnology. The MSKCC-Cornell Center for Translation of Cancer Nanomedicines is funded with […]

Overweight health bloggers perceived to be less reliable

ITHACA, N.Y. – A blogger’s weight affects her or his credibility with readers seeking food advice, according to a Cornell study published online and in a forthcoming print issue of the journal Health Communication. The study revealed that when a blogger is overweight, as shown in the blogger’s photo, readers are far more skeptical of […]

Inauguration address of Cornell President Elizabeth Garrett

Media Note: A link to a video of President Elizabeth Garrett’s inauguration address delivered during her inauguration is available here. Inauguration address of Cornell President Elizabeth Garrett Note: The following address was delivered by Elizabeth Garrett in Ithaca, N.Y. during her inauguration as President of Cornell University on Sept. 18, 2015. The Road to Ithaka: […]

Global Innovation Index 2015: Switzerland, UK, Sweden, Netherlands, USA are Leaders

ITHACA, N.Y. – Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Sweden, the Netherlands and the United States of America are the world’s five most innovative nations, according to the Global Innovation Index 2015, while China, Malaysia, Viet Nam, India, Jordan, Kenya, and Uganda are among a group of countries outperforming their economic peers. The GII 2015 looks at […]

Cornell nanotech facility receives $8M NSF grant

ITHACA, N.Y. – The National Science Foundation has selected the Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility (CNF) to be part of the newly established National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI). Cornell will receive $8 million from the federal agency over five years. Additionally, the Empire State Development Corp., New York state’s economic development arm, has committed […]

Under Saturnian moon’s icy crust lies a ‘global’ ocean

ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell University researchers have learned that a global ocean lies beneath the moon’s thick icy crust by measuring with precision the tiny wobbles of Saturn’s moon Enceladus – whose cosmic quavers are detectable only in high-resolution images taken by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. Cornell planetary scientists have analyzed more than seven years worth […]

State supports food processing tech with $600,000 in funding

ITHACA, N.Y. – At a Sept. 14 press conference, New York State Sen. Michael Nozzolio, R-54th Dist., announced $600,000 in state funds to bring a new food processing technology to Cornell’s New York State Agricultural Experiment Station (NYSAES) in Geneva, New York. The Hiperbaric 55, which captures fresh taste and extends shelf life while ensuring […]

Roper Center public opinion archive comes to Cornell

ITHACA, N.Y. – The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research – the world’s largest public opinion archive – will move from the University of Connecticut to Cornell University, where it will be known as the Roper Center at Cornell University, and casually as Roper@Cornell. Founded in 1947, the Roper Center is a leading archive of […]