All the buzz – bigger honeybee colonies have quieter combs

ITHACA, N.Y. – When honeybee colonies get larger, common sense suggests it would be noisier with more bees buzzing around. But a study recently published in Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology reports that bigger honeybee colonies actually have quieter combs than smaller ones. “The surprising result was that – and at first I thought something must be wrong […]

Improving water use through play: Families invited to Aqua Adventure LEGO expo, Jan. 27 at Cornell

WHAT:          Twelfth Annual FIRST LEGO League Junior Expo WHEN:          Saturday, Jan. 27, from 1 to 3:30 p.m., 2018 WHERE:        Duffield Hall Atrium, Cornell’s Ithaca campus MEDIA:         The event is free and open to the public. Media members are asked to RSVP to Lindsey Hadlock in Cornell’s Media Relations Office at 607-255-6121 or ITHACA, N.Y. – Come […]

Cornell’s online engineering program ranked top 10 by U.S. News

ITHACA, N.Y. – For the fourth consecutive year, Cornell is in the top 10 on the 2018 ranking of Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs compiled by U.S. News & World Report. Cornell earned the accolade through its only online engineering graduate degree, the Systems Engineering M.Eng. Distance Learning program. After increasing its score from 76 […]

Mitchell Jackson speaks at MLK Commemoration Jan. 23

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA ADVISORY Mitchell Jackson speaks at MLK Commemoration Jan. 23 WHAT:          Mitchell Jackson to speak at Cornell’s 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration WHEN:          Tuesday, Jan. 23, 5:30 p.m. WHERE:        Sage Chapel, Cornell’s Ithaca Campus MEDIA:         The event is free and open to the public. Media members are asked to RSVP to Lindsey Hadlock in […]

Bundle up: Winter Storm Grayson to keep temps at record lows

Cities along the eastern U.S. are preparing for blizzard conditions with Winter Storm Grayson. Mark Wysocki, a meteorologist who specializes in forecasting and weather analysis at the Northeast Regional Climate Center, details the major winter storm to impact the East Coast over the next 72 hours. Bio: Wysocki says: “An Arctic air mass has a firm grip […]

Cornell Tech has heightened entire university’s reputation, dean says

Media Note: An image of Dan Huttenlocher, the Jack and Rilla Neafsey Dean of Cornell Tech, speaking with the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce during a lunch meeting Dec. 19 in Ithaca can be viewed and downloaded here. ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell Tech, which moved into and dedicated its new campus on Roosevelt Island in New York City […]

Reindeer’s gift saves brother from life-threatening illness

Media Note: Images and video of reindeer brothers Moose and Little Buddy and can be downloaded at ITHACA, N.Y. – Some reindeer live a bit south of the North Pole. In Shortsville, New York, about 30 miles east of Rochester, reindeer brothers Moose and Little Buddy call a little farm home. Their owner, Mike Schaertl, […]

Preventing pupsicles: How to keep your canine cozy all winter 

As another season of cold temperatures and snow approaches, veterinarian and resident in the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Service Lauri-Jo Gamble offers some advice on how to keep your dog cozy in the cooler temperatures as well as ways to keep your active dog in shape throughout the winter months. Gamble says: […]

Typhoid fever toxin has a sweet tooth

ITHACA, N.Y. – Although the insidious bacterium Salmonella typhi has been around for centuries, very little is actually known about its molecular mechanisms. A new study from researchers at the College of Veterinary Medicine addresses this knowledge gap and may lead to novel, targeted treatments. Salmonella typhi can live either inside or outside host cells. Those living […]

Tips to keep pets happy and healthy this holiday season

As we move into the holiday season Leni Kaplan, a companion animal veterinarian at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, provides preparation tips and advice to help keep your furry friends safe and healthy. Bio: Kaplan says: Dangerous decorations “Keep your pet from chewing or ingesting ornaments, holiday lights, electric wires, and ribbons […]