Hurricane Matthew continues westward shift, strikes US East Coast

Keith Tidball, an expert in emergency response at Cornell University, is available to comment on Hurricane Matthew, which made landfall at the southwestern tip of Haiti this morning and is likely to continue its westward shift towards North Carolina, New England and Eastern Massachusetts. Bio: Tidball says: “A westward shift in computer forecast models […]

Cornell joins call for increased federal investment in agricultural research

ITHACA, N.Y. – Thirteen prominent research institutions in the United States joined the Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR) Foundation today in calling for a surge in federal support of food and agricultural science. Retaking the Field, the report released by this coalition, highlights recent scientific innovations and illustrates how U.S. agricultural production is losing ground […]

New understanding of bones could lead to stronger man-made materials, osteoporosis treatment

ITHACA, N.Y. – Researchers at Cornell University have discovered that bone does something better than most man-made materials: it bounces back after it breaks. In an article published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Cornell scientists report that cancellous bone – the spongy foam-like type of bone found near joints and […]

Cornell researchers create first self-assembled superconductor

ITHACA, N.Y. – Building on nearly two decades’ worth of research, a multidisciplinary team at Cornell has blazed a new trail by creating a self-assembled, three-dimensional gyroidal superconductor. Ulrich Wiesner, a materials science and engineering professor who led the group, says it’s the first time a superconductor, in this case niobium nitride (NbN), has self-assembled […]

Cornell experts comment on Pope’s visit

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE Sept. 21, 2015 Cornell experts analyze the social issues Pope Francis is expected to address on his U.S. visit Pope Francis will make his first trip to the United States this week, with stops in Washington, D.C., New York, and Philadelphia. He is expected to address income inequality, climate change, […]

Drop in water use in California an example to all

Toby Ault, professor in Cornell’s department of earth and atmospheric sciences says California’s drop in water use is a powerful example of collective action and should be an example for other arid places around the world. Ault was the lead researcher on several recent studies predicting that prolonged drought risks in California and the southwest […]

Grant helps Ithaca district students to pursue STEM fields

ITHACA, N.Y. – The Cornell Public Service Center, partnering with the Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives and the Ithaca City School District, will use a New York State Department of Education Science Technology Entry Program grant to provide pre-college support to 99 low-income or underrepresented minority Ithaca students in grades 7-12. The grant will provide […]

CUPD charges Connecticut man with burglary, theft and criminal trespass

ITHACA, N.Y. – The Cornell University Police Department has charged a Connecticut man with burglarizing the University’s Central Heating Plant and unlawfully entering Schoellkopf Stadium as preparations for the University’s Commencement weekend were underway. The incident occurred about 1 a.m. Thursday, May 21, when a Cornell Police officer was flagged down by a Central Heating […]

Cornell Police File Charges in 2014 Unlawful Surveillance Case

ITHACA, N.Y. – Following a year-long investigation into the discovery of a camera that had been placed in a women’s dormitory bathroom on May 16, 2014, Cornell University Police Department Investigators filed two counts of second-degree Unlawful Surveillance, a class E Felony, against Jae Seok Lee, age 34, a citizen of the Republic of Korea.  […]

Cornell Police charge subject with possession of heroin

At approximately 4:18 p.m. on Feb. 23 a Cornell University Police officer on routine patrol stopped to check on an occupied vehicle in a University parking lot in the 400 block of Stewart Avenue. Upon further investigation the officer discovered a hypodermic needle on the floor of the vehicle and determined one of the occupants […]