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5/15/2015 The Graduate School has announced that Cornell’s stipend rates will increase by 2.3 percent in the 2015-16 academic year for teaching assistants (TAs), research assistants (RAs), graduate research assistants (GRAs) and graduate fellowships. Minimum stipends for the nine-month academic year will be $24,010 for GRAs and RAs and $24,658 for TAs. Fellowship stipends range from $24,658 to $28,430 depending on academic discipline.
5/5/2015 “Microbes surround our lives,” began Ph.D. student FoSheng Hsu in his Three Minute Thesis presentation on his research into Ligonella, a "bad" bacteria that is able to disguise itself in the human body. The reaction from the crowd and the combined scores of four judges signaled Hsu’s success, and he was awarded the first-place ($1500) in Cornell Graduate School's first annual Three Minute Thesis, or 3MT, competition.  Hsu also received the People's Choice Award ($500) by vote of the 100 people in the audience.
5/4/2015 Cornell University’s Graduate School has won the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools (NAGS)/Educational Testing Service (ETS) Award for Innovation and Excellence in Graduate Education. The prestigious award is given to a NAGS member institution in recognition of outstanding practices from graduate admissions through degree completion.
8/18/2014 Archer Lynden Archer, the William C. Hooey Director and Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has received the 2014 Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum (NSEF) Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE).

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7/27/2015

Evan Earle ’02, M.S. ’14, the newly appointed Dr. Peter J. Thaler ’56 Cornell University Archivist, comes from a Cornell family and from an early age has immersed himself in Cornelliana.

7/27/2015

The university has donated the proceeds – almost $42,000 – from Charter Day Weekend registration fees to the Student Support Fund, the Emergency CARE Fund and the Tompkins County Library Foundation.

7/23/2015

A new Weill Cornell Medical College study finds treating terminal late-stage cancer patients with chemotherapy does not improve quality of life and are of no benefit to overall survival.

7/23/2015

Two upcoming EnoCert courses for winery employees will be offered Aug. 4 (EnoCert 203 Winery Sanitation and Safety) and Aug. 5 (EnoCert 202 Tasting Room Sales Strategies).

7/23/2015

Cornell’s Brian Davis will co-lead the Port Futures workshop at the upcoming, weeklong DredgeFest Great Lakes 2015, Aug. 14-22 in Minneapolis.

7/23/2015

A new discovery finds that when plants detect pheromones given off by nematode worms, the chemical warning triggers defenses against bacterial, fungal and viral infection.

7/22/2015

A new study by the Cornell Food and Brand Lab describes a surprising yet reliable source for predicting obesity rates three years in advance: national news stories.

7/22/2015

Sociologist Tom Hirschl says poverty may be best understood in a relative sense – that is, looking at how people stack up against each other, as opposed to against a specific income standard.

7/21/2015

In the war to keep food safe from bacteria, Cornell food scientists examine a class of weaponry called bacteriophages – an all-natural biological enemy for Listeria.

7/20/2015

A novel insecticide targets a specific gene in a pest, killing only that bug species on crops and avoiding collateral damage to beneficial insects caused by today’s pesticides.