When Bailey Landow ’21 first came to Cornell as a rising high school junior as part of the Cornell Summer College, she became certain of two things: That Cornell would be her first-choice college, but also that she was ready to work and live in an entirely new environment.
When students in the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning returned to campus this fall, they were greeted with a grand addition to their historic Rand Hall — the completion of the new Mui Ho Fine Arts Library. The new space houses approximately 100,000 volumes of fine arts, design and urban planning materials as well as new spaces for research, computing, instruction and studying, according to an AAP press release.
Marvel fans may have noticed a brief scene in the recent hit film Captain Marvel featuring an alien language. The language, called Torfan, was created by two Cornell Ph.D candidates in the linguistics program, Ryan Hearn grad and Joseph Rhyne grad.
One change was a shift in the event planning timeframe. Student organizations planning events were required to submit an Event Registration Form four weeks before the expected event date. Now, some events have been granted a two-week timeline.
A new Cornell Tech study shows that news headlines might not matter as much as we think. Prof. Mor Naaman examined how much previously held political beliefs affected how much Americans trusted headlines.
Ducson Nguyen assumed the role of new chair of the Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit Board of Directors on Jan. 24. “I joined the rotation [for chair] because I love TCAT,” Nguyen told The Sun. “It is essential to the mission of the City, which is reducing single vehicle usage, cutting down the amount of traffic, improving sustainability [and] allowing for development without having to build extra parking lots.”
The City of Ithaca, Tompkins County and Cornell University serve as the three local underwriters for TCAT. Each underwriter can nominate three people to serve on the nine-person board.
New York State Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul visited Ithaca Thursday to announce the completion of $15 million in improvements to the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source, a high-intensity X-ray source on campus that has been used for researching treatments for AIDS and innovation of airplane materials.