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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 […]

“Hotel California” goes BOOM

Engineering grad students Marc Vaz, Sandeep Gangundi and Xiya Wang created “Air Driano,” which can be seen today at the student exhibition BOOM‪. They turned a Papa John’s pizza box into a musical instrument that’s part piano, part drum, on which they play The Eagles’ “Hotel California” in the video below.

Tree carnage

Cornell Plantations and the Department of Natural Resources will present a workshop to train volunteers to identify and report new hemlock woolly adelgid (Adelges tsugae). This newly arrived invasive insect pest threatens eastern hemlock trees and the biodiversity they support, causing environmental changes for some amphibians, fish, invertebrates and plants in response to the increased […]

Tune in, smarten up

Visit Cornell’s iTunes U page for free lectures on a gajillion topics, athletics videos, plus visiting and faculty scientists, artists and writers.

Teaching under fire

Kristen McBride Dawson ’05 is teaching English and political science at Sri Lanka’s Sri Jayawardenapura University as a Fulbright scholar. In the photo above, Dawson, who was a history major at Cornell, visits a temple in Colombo. She writes: “I don’t have any photos of myself teaching here, and I thought I would take some after the […]

Seeds of change

Read about the work of Lindsay Myron ’11, who is taking lessons learned in her Cornell coursework on garden-based learning to rural Tanzanian farmers.

Art in the city

The College of Architecture, Art and Planning hosts its annual Post-Baccalaureate Exhibition Jan. 5-16 in New York City, featuring work by three Class of 2011 B.F.A.s. Taery Kim presents video from “[home]coming,” an ongoing project exploring personal and national identity; Maggie Prendergast documents her project (pictured) creating gardens as public art in all five boroughs of […]

Hands at work

The Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies has announced the winners of its 2011 Graduate Photo Competition. The winning entry, “Working Hands,” is by Julia Berazneva, in the field of applied economics and management. She took the photo in the Nyanza Province of Kenya. A total of 11 photos were honored; graduate students studying or […]

In Darwin’s steps

Cornell Adult University offers an educational voyage to Patagonia, Argentina, to retrace the footsteps of Charles Darwin, March 15-26. Participants will visit destinations critical to the development of his revolutionary ideas with Warren Allmon, director of the Paleontological Research Institution. The itinerary includes visits to the Museo Paleontológico Egidio Feruglio, the habitats of Peninsula Valdés and […]

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