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Recipes in space

Cornell researchers are among those behind a contest that asks people to submit recipes for meals that will be served during a simulated four-month mission to Mars, set to begin in April. Winners will be announced at the end of the mission in August. The goal is to determine how NASA can keep astronauts well […]

Water for the people

A short documentary on how Cornell’s AguaClara engineering research team is bringing clean water to Honduras was commissioned by AguaClara’s Honduran partner, the nonprofit Agua Para El Pueblo. The 9-minute video, with English subtitles, describes AguaClara’s impact on rural communities that now have access to safe, clean drinking water.

‘Eternity’s Sunrise’

A new piece of art is gracing the study space in Mann Library. “Eternity’s Sunrise” is a brushed aluminum mobile created by Ithaca artist Werner Sun in memory of Nan Hyland, a librarian at Mann Library, whose dedicated service to education and scholarship at Cornell touched the work and lives of many in the Cornell […]

To MOOC or not to MOOC

In their newest Forbes blog post, Cornell President David Skorton and American studies professor Glenn Altschuler look at MOOCs: massive open online course. Most MOOCs, including those offered by the best universities, don’t offer credit. But they can expose a school’s star faculty to potentially enormous audiences. They write: “Cornell University, which expects to join a MOOC consortium soon, has already […]

A better Bissett

One of the most popular study spaces in Mann Library has gotten a technology upgrade and a major makeover. The Bissett Collaborative Center, on the library’s second floor, has been updated to include four high-end collaborative work stations with space for eight people. Beanbag chairs, mobile white boards and more make the space ideal for […]

Images of Barack

Just in time for Barack Obama’s second Inauguration Day, the library is putting historic materials from the president’s first inauguration online. In 2008, as part of its extensive collection of political Americana, the library’s Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections began building a collection of publicity and memorabilia documenting Obama’s campaign and election. In 2011, […]

Deconstructing Arnim’s wallet

Imagine Arnim Meyburg’s surprise earlier this month when he received a call that his wallet had been found. He looked at his wallet beside him, puzzled. Then a distant memory came to him. The emeritus professor of transportation engineering and planning’s wallet had been stolen from his briefcase in his Hollister Hall office in 1985. […]

Life of Squyres

Tim Squyres ’81, who studied psychology at Cornell, is nominated for an Academy Award for best film editing of best picture nominee “Life of Pi.” The 3-D adventure film is the 11th Squyres has edited for director Ang Lee (“The Ice Storm,” “Sense and Sensibility”). Squyres says he and Lee rarely talk, and Lee often accepts […]

Take a day on, not a day off

Had the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. lived, he would have turned 84 years old Jan. 15. In celebration of his birthday, the federal government created the MLK Day of Service to encourage Americans to “take a day on, not a day off” and spur volunteers to action in memory of King’s life. At Cornell, Africana librarian Eric […]

To the moon

Dyer Brainerd Holmes ’43, NASA’s director of Manned Space Flight Programs in the early 1960s, died Jan. 11 in Memphis at age 91. Holmes graduated from Cornell in 1943 in absentia while serving in the U.S. Navy. He designed missiles and radar systems at Bell Labs and RCA before joining NASA in 1961. That same […]

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