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The head of a broccoli plant grown at 82 degrees Fahrenheit more closely resembles cauliflower.

Researchers from Cornell and Zhejiang University found that broccoli heads don’t develop properly and can resemble cauliflower when grown in higher temperatures.


Chemistry researchers at Cornell and Sichuan University made an innovative discovery: by changing the type of electrochemical reactor, they could produce two different products useful in medicinal chemistry.

The changes in surface PM2.5 concentrations due to large-scale use of electric vehicles in 2050. These are the differences in PM2.5 between the EV2050 case and the BASE case (EV2050 minus BASE).

Researchers collaborating from the US and China expect that electric cars and their sales growth will reduce air pollution and human mortality in most U.S. metropolitan areas.

Tapomayukh Bhattacharjee runs the EmPRISE lab, which designs assistive robots to help people who have motor limitations with daily activities.

A new robotic simulation platform developed by Cornell and Chinese researchers advances the field of caregiving robots to help people with disabilities and their caretakers.

Rachel Bezner Kerr, right, professor of global development, speaks during the Health: An Integrated Global Perspective panel talk at the two-day Global Grand Challenges Symposium in Clark Hall. Also pictured, left to right, are David Erickson, director of the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Isabel Perera, assistant professor of government; and Peter McCormick of Queen Mary University, London.

This symposium brought together 300+ Cornellians with international partners to discuss international collaboration and future research needs.


The researcher team has developed a first-of-its-kind wristband that tracks the entire body posture in 3D.

A food expiration date is displayed atop a 1-gallon milk jug

Applied economics professor Brad Rickard and colleagues in Taiwan and elsewhere found that changing the wording about expiration dates on perishable food items can reduce food waste.

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Architect Leslie Lok received a Global Cornell grant on "Rethinking Bamboo: A Material and Architectural Study of Southeast Asian Bamboo Construction" collaborating with partners in China and Thailand.

Dan Paterson, senior book conservator at the Library of Congress, will give a talk Sept. 27 on conserving and digitizing the Yongle Dadian.

The talk and workshop will also support the library’s efforts to preserve its important collections of rare Chinese, Japanese and Korean books in Kroch Library’s Asia Collections.

Julia Montgomery Poggi ’25, right, at the University of Ghana.

Professor Luo Zuo leads the Global Hubs partnership between Cornell and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST).

ames Hwang, research professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, right, at his modified microwave with Gianluca Fabi holding a semiconductor at left.

Engineer James Huang and Taiwanese colleagues modified a household microwave oven to overcome a major challenge faced by the semiconductor industry.

Allison Lee ’25 studied abroad this summer at the University of Sydney, a Cornell Global Hubs partner university, while working as a business and marketing intern.

Featured this fall are exchange programs at seven Global Hubs—Australia, China, Ecuador, Denmark, Mexico, Singapore and the United Kingdom.

student coding at laptop computer

This webinar brought together legal scholars to discuss artificial intelligence (AI) regulation across the world, identifying strategic similarities and local distinctions. 

cows graze in a field in China

12 researchers in the United States and China, including Cornell Dean Houlton, showed that combining policies with farming interventions can increase food production while mitigating greenhouse gas emissions.

The Cornell a capella group REAL ACCA sings the Cornell alma mater in Chinese and English.

To commemorate Cornell's 157th anniversary, the Cornell Chinese Students and Scholars Association and REAL A Capella created a Chinese version of the alma mater, Far Above Cayuga's Waters, as a gift to the…

Angela Pan and friends - Homecoming

Study Away participants found Ithaca campus connections and resources to help them thrive this academic year.

The SpeeChin silent speech recognition device, which uses a neck-mounted infrared camera to recognize movements in the chin and throat. It can translate silently mouthed voice commands to computer or smart phone actions.

To help people who cannot speak, researchers developed a device to identify silent commands using facial and neck images.

Four cut apples

A research team at Shandong Agricultural University collaborated with scientists from Cornell University to determine the origin of apples (published in 2017) and also has been developing new apple varieties.

Mario Herrero, the Nancy and Peter Meinig Family Investigator in the Life Sciences and a scholar in the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability.

Global Development professor Mario Herrero collaborated on research on “China’s Future Food Demand and its Implications for Trade and Environment.”

Boyce Thompson Institute faculty member Jim Giovannoni

Professor Jim Giovannoni and Zhejiang University collaborators discovered a gene to improve store-bought tomato flavor and durability.

The new Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope, known as FAST, in Guizhou, China, where the 1,652 fast radio bursts were detected.

An international astronomy team with Cornellians and a Chinese telescope discovered an unexpectedly high number of radio bursts from across the universe.

Professor Karim-Aly Kassam meets, standing at center, talks with herders and farmers in Post Doct Village in Xinjiang, China.

The Rhythms of the Land Conference presented findings from the Ecological Calendars for Climate Adaptation Project (ECCAP) undertaken by a team of students and scholars from the USA, Germany, Italy, and China.

Jeff Lehman

Former 11th Cornell President Jeff Lehman Jeffrey Sean Lehman will be conferred an Honorary Citizenship of Shanghai.

ROADSIDE PRAYER. At the end of a day spent surveying the Yangbajain graben, Cornell geophysicist Larry Brown and a young Tibetan woman display a rock with a Buddhist prayer inscribed on it, found along the road about 100 km. west of Lhasa. Grabens are sunken blocks of the Earth's crust.

Earth Science Prof. Larry Brown received the Chinese government's 2001 Friendship Award.

Researchers discovered what is possibly the world's oldest artwork, rendered here in a three-dimensional scan, on a rocky promontory at Quesang on the Tibetan Plateau in 2018.

An international collaboration has identified what may be the oldest work of art, a sequence of hand and footprints discovered on the Tibetan Plateau.