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College Scholars study AI, jury decisions, fake news

Cornell News - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 14:05
Seniors in the College Scholar program in the College of Arts and Sciences presented their senior projects May 4; they ranged from studying juror decision-making to people’s reactions to AI.

History professor helped plan, create Statue of Liberty Museum

Cornell News - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 14:05
American studies professor Maria Cristina Garcia, who came to the U.S. from Cuba as a child, joined in the May 16 celebration of the opening of the new Statue of Liberty Museum, which she helped create.

New book a how-to for bringing stressed students to nature

Cornell News - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 13:05
A new book, “Nature Rx: Improving College-Student Mental Health,” co-written by associate professor Don Rakow of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, explores how natural spaces can help with stress and depression.

Undergrad humanities scholars present their research

Cornell News - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 13:05
The Humanities Scholars Conference, May 10 at the A.D. White House, featured 28 undergraduate research and thesis presentations and laid groundwork for an interdisciplinary humanities scholars program.

Graduate student Nicole Chu creates framework for personal air quality sensors

Cornell News - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 16:05
Since last August, graduate student Nicole Chu has been fabricating the foundation of a wearable air quality monitoring device, by using tools at the Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility.

Engineered bacteria could be missing link in energy storage

Cornell News - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 14:05
Engineered microbes could be part of a solution for storing energy from sustainable sources, according to new research. 

CRP students, faculty, alumni renovate Oneida mansion

Cornell News - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 14:05
Historic Preservation Planning students spent their annual Work Weekend doing restoration work on the historic Oneida Community Mansion House in Oneida, New York.

Active learning connects past, present in new classics course

Cornell News - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 13:05
The new history course, Statues and Public Life, is part of the classics department’s participation in Cornell’s Active Learning Initiative, administered through the Office of the Provost.

Weiss to Congress: Face China by strengthening democracy

Cornell News - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 09:05
Jessica Chen Weiss, associate professor of government, offered insights into China’s digital authoritarianism in testimony May 16 before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

Soft, social robot brings coziness to home robotics

Cornell News - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 09:05
Blossom, a simple, expressive, inexpensive robot platform developed by Cornell researchers, can be made from a kit and creatively outfitted with handcrafted materials.
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