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Appledore’s app

Shoals Marine Laboratory offers a free mobile app for iPhone/iPad, Android and Blackberry that has travel information as you journey to or from Portsmouth, N.H., Shoals news and links to field guides, tides and marine weather. Future plans for the app call for a data entry portal, GPS mapping module and more.

In memoriam

A universitywide memorial service with music and time for reflection will be June 8 at 1:30 p.m. in Sage Chapel. Alex Vollmer, Class of 1962 president, will speak. The service will honor alumni, faculty, staff and students who have died since the last reunion.

Consumer Camp

Brian Wansink and David Just of the Food and Brand Lab will lead Consumer Camp 2012, Thursday, May 31, 1 to 4 p.m., in 102 Mann Library. Free and open to all. Or watch the event online free; register here. This year’s theme: “Nudging Nutrition: From Mindless Eating to Mindlessly Eating Better.” The program: 1 -2 p.m.: […]

Bilson knows the score

Professor Emeritus Malcolm Bilson has an acclaimed new educational DVD called “Performing the Score,” presented with Ithaca College violinist and fellow early musician Elizabeth Field. Contents include: a presentation on early pianos and their music; an examination of the baroque violin; a discussion of performance problems in and performance of Mozart’s Sonata in B flat, K. 378, […]


In honor of what would have been the 78th birthday of Robert Moog, Ph.D. ’64, Google – whose NYC HQ will be home to the CornellNYC Tech campus for the next 5.5 years – has re-imagined its logo as a working version of one of Moog’s revolutionary synthesizers. Moog’s name became synonymous with the many forms of the music […]

Green legacy

Liberty Hyde Bailey made his mark on Cornell in many ways, and the plant treasures in the conservatory that bears his name stand out as some of the most outstanding in the world. A new exhibition at Mann Library – L. H. Bailey Conservatory: A Showcase of Biodiversity and Research in Plant Science – features […]

Mink on the wall

“Timelines,” a solo show of paintings on raw canvas and linen by Barbara Mink, Johnson senior lecturer, will be on display during June at Ithaca’s State of the Art Gallery. Says Mink: “I am taking a new measured and mathematical approach in which the neutral palette compliments natural linen; the intentional shapes and less intentional […]

Check how time flies

Does time really fly when you’re having fun, or worse, grind to a halt when you’re bored? Cornell engineering students, in true techie fashion, have taken to measuring whether either is the case. Their final project in Electrical and Computer Engineering 4760 (where other cool engineering projects have originated, such as a sign language glove […]

The sound of signing

The techies are at it again, building a better world: For their final project in Electrical and Computer Engineering 4760, engineering students made an electronic glove that can translate complex finger gestures from American Sign Language into spoken letters. The glove is outfitted with flex sensors, contact sensors and accelerometers to gather data from finger […]

D 2 the CU

Former-Cornell-student-turned-hip-hop-artist Dylan Owen’s new video features lots of campus landmarks.

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