News & Events

News & Events

Fracking flowback could indirectly pollute groundwater

Published: 
Jun 25, 2014
The wastewater generated by “hydrofracking” could cause the release of tiny particles in soils that often strongly bind heavy metals and pollutants, exacerbating the environmental risks during accidental spills, research shows. Read more

Top seniors honored as 2014 Merrill scholars

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May 27, 2014
On May 21, the Cornell Merrill Presidential Scholars Program honored 33 outstanding graduating seniors and the high school teachers and university faculty members who made important contributions to the students' lives. Read more

BEE Grad Students land 7 NSF fellowships

Award winning Grads
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Apr 2, 2014
Congratulations to the BEE 2014 NSF Grad Fellowship winners:  David Flannelly (Aristilde), Juan Guzman (Angenent), Lauren Harroff (Angenent), Leo Kucek (Angenet), Erin Menzies (Todd Walter), Kristy Perano (Gebremedhin), and Amy Pochodylo (Aristilde).

Star faculty shine at CALS Faculty Idol

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Mar 20, 2014
Seven College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty members participated in an event created as a fun way to get to know young faculty, including BEE's Minglin Ma, and their research March 19. Read more

Engineering, science grad programs ranked in top 10

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Mar 11, 2014
Eight of Cornell’s graduate engineering fields, three computer science specialties and five other science areas were ranked in the top 10 in U.S. News and World Reports’ 2015 “Best Graduate Schools,” released March 11. Cornell Law School earned the top spot for its diverse student body. Read more

Algae Promises Greener Energy

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Feb 13, 2014
BEE Professors Beth Ahner and Lars Angenent's work with DOE/Cellana is featured in a Cornell Atkinson Center blog by Lauren Chambliss. Read more

Professor Roger Spanswick dies at 74

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Feb 13, 2014
Roger Morgan Spanswick, professor of biological and environmental engineering in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, died Feb. 12 in Ithaca at age 74. Read more

CALS Notes - Faculty Focus - Minglin Ma

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Nov 13, 2013
Sometimes the best things really do come in small packages. Minglin Ma, a new assistant professor of biological and environmental engineering, is hoping to package cells in novel ways to provide new therapies for diseases like Type 1 diabetes and cancer. Read more

Waste heat could keep cows cool and comfortable

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Oct 22, 2013
To help farmers keep dairy cows cool, Cornell engineers are collaborating on a research project, based on the concept of conductive cooling, that could provide an alternative to fans, misters and sprinklers. Read more

What’s for dinner on Mars?

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Aug 21, 2013
Six "astronauts" just completed a four month food study in a simulated Martian base on the slopes of Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano. Read more

Device mimics cancer cell environment

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Jul 16, 2013
In an effort to save lives, Cornell bioengineers are examining ways to fully understand how cancer metastasizes, or moves from one place to another in the body. Read more

New climate change minor covers science and solutions

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Jan 9, 2013
Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time, and dozens of courses at Cornell explore the many facets of a warming world - from impacts on farming and food, to sustainable energy to replace fossil fuels, to the slow response of governments worldwide. Read more