Endowed scholarship challenge is launched at Cornell University

ITHACA, N.Y. – When it comes to upholding Cornell University’s commitment to financial aid for “any person … any study,” Cornellians are always ready for a challenge, according to Fred Van Sickle, vice president for the Division of Alumni Affairs and Development. “They consistently make all the difference for the university,” he said. At the […]

Underwater seagrass beds dial back polluted seawater

Seagrass meadows – bountiful underwater gardens that nestle close to shore and are the most common coastal ecosystem on Earth – can reduce bacterial exposure for corals, other sea creatures and humans, according to new research published in Science Feb. 16.   Media note: A video of the researcher explaining the study as well as […]

New high-pressure processor destroys foodborne pathogens

Media note: An animated graphic as well as additional photographs can be downloaded at https://cornell.box.com/v/HPP. A video of the researcher explaining the Hiperbaric 55 high-pressure food processor is available on YouTube. Cornell University food scientists are putting the squeeze on the microorganisms that spoil food and make people sick. With the installation of a new, commercial-scale high-pressure […]

Cornell startup, Rosie App, wins Business of the Year award

ITHACA, N.Y. – Rosie Applications is a young startup making a big impact in downtown Ithaca. Founded in 2012, Rosie has become an industry-leading grocery shopping platform for mobile and web by allowing independent grocery stores to sell online. At its annual awards dinner Jan. 26, the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce recognized Rosie Applications […]

$150M gift founds Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

ITHACA, N.Y. – H. Fisk Johnson ’79, M.Eng. ’80, M.S. ’82, MBA ’84, Ph.D. ’86, and SC Johnson have committed $150 million for Cornell University’s College of Business, which comprises the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, the School of Hotel Administration, and the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. It […]

The Johnson family legacy at Cornell University

ITHACA, N.Y. – The gift given by SC Johnson Chairman and CEO Fisk Johnson and his company to endow and name the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business marks the latest chapter in a relationship between the Johnson family and Cornell University that extends more than 120 years. “The Johnson family has provided remarkable leadership […]

Pope spurs Republicans to shift climate views

After Pope Francis framed climate change as a moral issue in his second encyclical, conservative Republicans shifted and began to see environmental dilemmas in the same way, according to a new study led by Cornell University communication researchers. “When Pope Francis issued his encyclical paper in June 2015, he emerged as a strong advocate for climate […]

New technique identifies micropollutants in New York waterways

ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell University engineers have developed a new technique to test for a wide range of micropollutants in lakes, rivers and other potable water sources that vastly outperforms conventional methods. “Water quality monitoring is conventionally done by narrowly investigating one or a few contaminants at a time. We aimed to develop an analytical […]

Citizen-science pioneer, Project FeederWatch soars into 30th year

Media note: Two audio clips featuring conversations with citizen scientists and the founder of Project FeederWatch, as well as additional graphics can be downloaded at https://cornell.box.com/v/ProjectFeederWatch ITHACA, N.Y. – This winter, Project FeederWatch – a citizen-science program where participants track birds visiting their backyard feeders from November to April – celebrates its 30th anniversary. The […]

Green energy on the rise with three new Cornell solar farms

ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell University formally opened three additional solar farms in December that will generate large amounts of electricity and help the campus achieve its carbon neutrality goals. “We’re making substantial, meaningful progress on Cornell’s Climate Action Plan – and one way is to obtain more electricity from solar power,” said Sarah Zemanick, director […]