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Opportunity is for sale in U.S., Stanford researcher says

At Social Mobility in an Unequal World Conference April 20, Stanford's David Grusky's discussed absolute mobility rates: children who earn more than their parents did at the same age.

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At NYC makeathon, students change lives with technology

An April 21-23 makeathon in New York City Cornell students worked to help improve the lives of 17 people with disabilities at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

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At NYC makeathon, students change lives with technology

An April 21-23 makeathon in New York City Cornell students worked to help improve the lives of 17 people with disabilities at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

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Museum upgrades climate controls, reduces energy use

Sustainability improvements, including new climate control technology, at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art have cut overall energy usage by 40 percent.

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Showcase celebrates Cornell students' public engagement

More than 200 people gathered April 24 to honor the civic outreach of Cornell students at the 2017 Community Engagement Showcase, which displayed several dozen projects associated with the community.

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Showcase celebrates Cornell students' public engagement

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Pollack endorses AAU statement on federal research support

Cornell President Martha E. Pollack attended the spring meeting of the presidents and chancellors of the AAU member universities this week and supports the statement they released on federal support of research funding.

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Robert Hughes, professor emeritus of chemistry, dies at 92

Professor Emeritus Robert Hughes, Ph.D. '52, who taught chemistry at Cornell from 1964 to 1980 and served as assistant director of the National Science Foundation, died in Virginia April 2. He was 92.

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Rawlings scholars navigate to senior research success

Seniors from the Hunter R. Rawlings III Research Scholars presented their work at the Senior Expo, an end of the year research exhibition, April 19.

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Cassava is genetically decaying, putting staple crop at risk

A genomic analysis of cassava has found that mutations have corroded the genome, producing many dysfunctional versions of genes and putting at risk a crucial crop that feeds a tenth of all people.

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Cassava is genetically decaying, putting staple crop at risk

A genomic analysis of cassava has found that mutations have corroded the genome, producing many dysfunctional versions of genes and putting at risk a crucial crop that feeds a tenth of all people.

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New partnership connects retirees to conservation

A partnership between the Cornell Institute for Translational Research on Aging and The Nature Conservancy is responding to concern about environmental sustainability and an aging population.

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Peter Coors recalls 1969, urges tolerance for diverse ideas

Peter Coors '69 delivered the 2017 Durland Lecture April 18 in the Statler Hotel amphitheater, in which he recalled the turbulent 1960s and urged greater civility on campus.

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Joanne Restivo Jensen wins ILR's Alpern Award

The ILR School honored two of its most prominent alumni at the Groat and Alpern Awards April 20 in New York City.

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'Healing through the arts': Kim presents refugee project

Assistant professor of music Ariana Kim found inspiration among a group of refugees and asylum seekers in Italy for her CCA Biennial arts and empathy project, to be presented on campus April 29.

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Black bears on the move in upstate New York

New Cornell research estimates the densities of black bears in southern New York and examines how bears are distributed relative to the amount of forest, agricultural lands and human development.

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Opioid abuse drops when doctors check patients' drug history

There's a simple way to reduce the opioid epidemic gripping the country: Make doctors check their patients’ previous prescriptions. The new research is by Colleen Carey, associate professor of policy analysis and management.

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Opioid abuse drops when doctors check patients' drug history

There's a simple way to reduce the opioid epidemic gripping the country: Make doctors check their patients’ previous prescriptions. The new research is by Colleen Carey, associate professor of policy analysis and management.

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More than 200 soggy students champion science in D.C. march

More than 200 Cornell undergraduate and graduate students joined 40,000 scientists and boosters to champion knowledge in the first March for Science in Washington, D.C., April 22.

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Students' green thumbs help Harlem Grown's garden thrive

Six undergraduates spent spring break in Harlem building a sensory garden for children through Alternative Breaks, which promotes service learning through direct engagement with various communities.

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