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We have taken to heart the revolutionary spirit that founded our university and encourage each other to pursue unpredicted lines of thinking in order to effect change on local and international scales.

Cornell is a privately endowed research university and a partner of the State University of New York. As the federal land-grant institution in New York State, we have a responsibility—unique within the Ivy League—to make contributions in all fields of knowledge in a manner that prioritizes public engagement to help improve the quality of life in our state, the nation, the world.

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AguaClara was conceived more than a dozen years ago with the idea of providing clear, potable water to people in rural Honduras.

A Cornell project to train graduate teaching assistants in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields to increase their use of active-learning classroom strategies received a $20,000 mini-grant from the Association of American Universities (AAU).
The case studies are meant to be a resource for department chairs and deans who are contemplating large-scale efforts of their own.
The College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell University has announced a $2.7 million expansion of its Active Learning Initiative (ALI), which began five years ago with the conversion of four large course sequences in physics and biology.
A water sensor technology that began as basic research at Cornell is blooming into a business that tells growers when their plants need irrigation.
Taken from the bottom of the marine food chain, microalgae may soon become a top-tier contender to combat global warming, climate change and food insecurity, according to Cornell researchers in Oceanography.
In a report released last month, Cornell researchers disclose a novel method for capturing the greenhouse gas and converting it to a useful product – while producing electrical energy.
Cornell University announced today that Hunter R. Rawlings III, president of AAU, will serve as the university’s interim president, effective April 25, in the wake of the untimely death of President Elizabeth Garrett.
Vitaly Shmatikov thinks computer security experts and pranksters have a lot in common. “The nice thing about being a security researcher,” he says, “is that you’re sort of paid to be a troublemaker. You are kind of paid to do things that other people don’t want to do and don’t want to think about. For a certain type of personality, this is a very good match.”