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Newswise: Take-Home Kits Essential to Online Physics Labs
Released: 11-Jun-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Take-Home Kits Essential to Online Physics Labs
Cornell College

A Cornell College physics professor assembled and mailed take-home lab kits to each student in his online course because of the global pandemic.

Newswise: Cornell College professor pivots quickly to teach COVID-19 course
Released: 8-May-2020 2:45 PM EDT
Cornell College professor pivots quickly to teach COVID-19 course
Cornell College

When Cornell College made the decision to offer distance learning to protect its students and faculty from COVID-19, Biology Professor Barbara Christie-Pope began to rethink her Block 8 class.

Newswise: Schools turn to Cornell College’s block plan during pandemic
Released: 7-May-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Schools turn to Cornell College’s block plan during pandemic
Cornell College

As one of only a few colleges in the country teaching on a block plan, Iowa’s Cornell College is acting as a resource for other schools as they struggle to adapt to unpredictable scenarios during a pandemic.

Newswise: Knoop explores economic inequality in new book
Released: 5-Mar-2020 5:40 PM EST
Knoop explores economic inequality in new book
Cornell College

The pages of today’s newspapers are packed with stories about economic inequality in which the rich are becoming richer and the poor are falling behind. Those stories inspired Cornell College Professor of Economics and Business Todd Knoop to look for answers in his new book, “Understanding Economic Inequality: Bigger Pies and Just Deserts.”

Newswise: Cornell expands esports program with League of Legends
Released: 21-Feb-2020 2:55 PM EST
Cornell expands esports program with League of Legends
Cornell College

Cornell College’s esports program is expanding into a new esport following a successful first semester competing in Overwatch.

Newswise: Flood requiem makes U.S. premiere at Cornell College
Released: 31-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Flood requiem makes U.S. premiere at Cornell College
Cornell College

As Iowa and other areas of the country continue their long-term recovery from major floods, Cornell College will present an artistic response with the U.S. premiere of Dutch composer Douwe Eisenga’s “The Flood, Requiem” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, in King Chapel.

Newswise: Cornell College to celebrate completion of Science Facilities Project
Released: 18-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Cornell College to celebrate completion of Science Facilities Project
Cornell College

Cornell College is celebrating the completion of its Science Facilities Project with a dedication ceremony and public tours during Homecoming & Reunion Weekend of 2019. The project included the construction of Russell Science Center and the renovations of West Science Hall and Law Hall.

Newswise: Cornell College scores big with new esports program
Released: 11-Sep-2019 1:30 PM EDT
Cornell College scores big with new esports program
Cornell College

Head Coach and Program Director for Esports Mayson Sheehan just filled the varsity roster with 18 students for Cornell’s inaugural year. The esports team will soon compete in matches for the game Overwatch.

Released: 20-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Cornell College Launches 1st Graduate Degree in Creative Writing
Cornell College

Cornell College will kick off its first graduate degree program in nearly 100 years during the summer of 2020. Since 1936 the college has focused solely on undergraduate programming, but soon the college will expand its offerings with a low-residency master’s in fine arts (M.F.A.) in creative writing program.

Newswise: Research takes new approach to understanding success on the volleyball court
Released: 14-Aug-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Research takes new approach to understanding success on the volleyball court
Cornell College

Their findings revealed that while height is a large component of volleyball and can provide advantages to certain positions, the success of a player is not determined by height alone.

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Released: 16-Jul-2019 12:30 PM EDT
Dogs, turtles, biology mix for Cornell College summer research
Cornell College

Professor of Biology Andy McCollum and his three student researchers received some help this summer from a team of turtle-finding dogs. This year marked the 16th year of McCollum’s research on the ornate box turtle, which is native in Iowa. It’s also a threatened species due to environmental changes, predators, and poaching.

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Released: 16-Jul-2019 11:30 AM EDT
Cornell College students travel the globe to research climate change
Cornell College

William Harmon Norton Professor of Geology Rhawn Denniston has students working across the globe this summer on his long-running climate research.

Newswise: Nobel Prize winner Steven Chu to speak at Cornell College
Released: 16-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Nobel Prize winner Steven Chu to speak at Cornell College
Cornell College

Nobel Prize winner and former U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu will speak on “Climate Change and Innovative Paths to a Sustainable Future” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, on the Cornell College campus.

Newswise: Soft drink by-products could reduce global warming
Released: 20-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Soft drink by-products could reduce global warming
Cornell College

Cornell College Professor of Chemistry Craig Teague and his students have discovered that the by-products of soft drinks could help reduce global warming.

Newswise: Quimby Takes Stage as Commencement Speaker
Released: 24-Apr-2019 4:00 PM EDT
Quimby Takes Stage as Commencement Speaker
Cornell College

Belou Quimby ’19 was selected by her peers as the graduation speaker for Cornell College on May 12, 2019.

Newswise: Alumnus Takes Class Experience to New Level
Released: 24-Apr-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Alumnus Takes Class Experience to New Level
Cornell College

Justin Futrell decided he’d do 1,000 pull-ups in a single day, and he’d do it with the goal of raising $25,000 to build a well in a Tanzanian village.

Newswise: Cornell College's David Berger Receives Fulbright for Cancer Research
Released: 3-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Cornell College's David Berger Receives Fulbright for Cancer Research
Cornell College

David Berger ’19 is not only getting ready to graduate, but he’s getting ready to move to Austria after getting the news that’s he has received a Fulbright grant to research cancer treatments.

Newswise: Cornell College Hires Esports Coach for New Program
Released: 2-Apr-2019 4:15 PM EDT
Cornell College Hires Esports Coach for New Program
Cornell College

The next phase of Cornell College’s esports program is officially underway as the college hires its new esports coach: Mayson Sheehan.

Newswise: Researcher Pushes Medical Professionals to Examine Cardiac Biomarker in Eating Disorder Patients
Released: 2-Apr-2019 3:50 PM EDT
Researcher Pushes Medical Professionals to Examine Cardiac Biomarker in Eating Disorder Patients
Cornell College

Research continues to prove that a cardiac biomarker is an important key to assessing treatment progress in women with eating disorders.

Released: 28-Mar-2019 3:45 PM EDT
Cornell College Among Peace Corps’ 2019 Top Volunteer-Producing Schools
Cornell College

Peace Corps announced that Cornell College ranked No. 15 among small schools on the agency’s list of top volunteer-producing colleges and universities in 2019. There are 10 Cornellians currently volunteering in countries around the world.

Newswise: Randall ’20 honored as Newman Civic Fellow
Released: 20-Mar-2019 8:20 AM EDT
Randall ’20 honored as Newman Civic Fellow
Cornell College

Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education, has announced the 262 students who will make up the organization’s 2019–20 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows, including Cornell College’s own Zoe Randall ’20.

Newswise: Cornell College Education Professors Explore Women’s Impact on Enlightenment
Released: 17-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST
Cornell College Education Professors Explore Women’s Impact on Enlightenment
Cornell College

Two of Cornell’s education faculty are adding the finishing touches to a study that explores how a learning theory could be the missing piece to understanding how women advanced Enlightenment thought.

Newswise: Carrington explores love, murder in new book
Released: 17-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST
Carrington explores love, murder in new book
Cornell College

Cornell College Assistant professor of German Studies and History Tyler Carrington knows a thing or two about love in Germany at the turn of the 20th Century. He has studied it extensively and now has written a book, “Love at Last Sight” that he calls a professional historical thriller.

Released: 27-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST
Cornell begins partnership with university in China
Cornell College

A partnership with a university in China is allowing Cornell College to make connections across the globe and take bigger steps into the international education scene.

Released: 15-Nov-2018 1:20 PM EST
Cornell signs study agreement with Verto Education
Cornell College

High school graduates looking for an academic adventure prior to enrolling full-time at Cornell College now have the opportunity to earn general education and elective credits abroad before coming to the Cornell College community.

Newswise: Green Receives NIH Grant to Reduce Eating Disorder Symptoms
Released: 3-Sep-2018 5:05 PM EDT
Green Receives NIH Grant to Reduce Eating Disorder Symptoms
Cornell College

Professor of Psychology Melinda Green is greatly expanding her research on eating disorders with the notification that she’s been awarded a grant for nearly $400,000 from the National Institute of Mental Health.

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Released: 27-Aug-2018 12:30 PM EDT
Researchers Find New Way of Removing Metal From Water
Cornell College

Throughout the summer, you could often find Ben Hewson sharing his notes with Professor Charley Liberko in the chemistry lab during the Cornell Summer Research Institute (CSRI).

Released: 26-Jun-2018 2:05 PM EDT
Cornell College Redesigns Core Curriculum
Cornell College

Cornell College's core curriculum has had minor modifications over the years, but this redesign is a more transformative change. Phase II consists of four pilot projects, which will unfold over the next two academic years.

Newswise: Research team receives NSF climate change grant
Released: 26-Jun-2018 10:05 AM EDT
Research team receives NSF climate change grant
Cornell College

The National Science Foundation has awarded the team more than $676,ooo to study stalagmites from caves in central and southern Portugal as a means of investigating how rainfall changed over decades and centuries starting 2,500 years ago.

Newswise: A life changed
Released: 4-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT
A life changed
Cornell College

Randy Santiago never expected to leave his Chicago neighborhood, let alone go to college. Yet on May 13 he’ll graduate from Cornell College and will head to Madrid, Spain, with a Fulbright Award.

Newswise: Cornell College's Rhawn Denniston Receives NSF Grant to Explore Prehistoric Fire Activity
Released: 27-Mar-2018 10:05 AM EDT
Cornell College's Rhawn Denniston Receives NSF Grant to Explore Prehistoric Fire Activity
Cornell College

The National Science Foundation has awarded Cornell College Professor of Geology Rhawn Denniston a grant in the amount of $51,645 to examine how prehistoric fire activity may be recorded by stalagmites.

Newswise: Neuroscience Research Suggests Cognitive Imbalance Can Occur After Heading a Soccer Ball
Released: 19-Mar-2018 10:05 AM EDT
Neuroscience Research Suggests Cognitive Imbalance Can Occur After Heading a Soccer Ball
Cornell College

New behavioral neuroscience research suggests there’s likely a connection between heading the ball in soccer and brain imbalance.

Newswise: Cornell Student Honored as 2018 Newman Civic Fellow
Released: 12-Mar-2018 10:05 AM EDT
Cornell Student Honored as 2018 Newman Civic Fellow
Cornell College

Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education, has announced the 268 students who will make up the organization’s 2018 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows, including Cornell College’s own Kaylee Crouse.

Newswise: Hassell Discovers What’s Really Behind a Primary Election
Released: 5-Jan-2018 12:05 PM EST
Hassell Discovers What’s Really Behind a Primary Election
Cornell College

Primary elections were created to give voters more of a voice in candidate selection before the general election. Cornell College Professor of Politics Hans Hassell has researched the topic for years and has discovered there’s more to the story.

Newswise: Research Team Creates Virtual Reality Surgical Simulator
Released: 30-Oct-2017 5:05 PM EDT
Research Team Creates Virtual Reality Surgical Simulator
Cornell College

Senior Nicholas Bieno is teaming up with Professor of Engineering Brian Johns to create a virtual reality surgical simulator for a procedure that repairs hip fractures.

Released: 30-Oct-2017 5:00 PM EDT
Cornell College Expands Theatre and Dance Program
Cornell College

The departments of music and theatre & dance are on track to offer a new degree, the bachelor of fine arts (BFA) in musical theatre, next fall.

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Released: 18-Oct-2017 4:00 PM EDT
CSRI Student Searches for New Trends in Research Data
Cornell College

Ben Garcia is working with Professor Marty Condon on a long-running research project that focuses on the evolutionary biology of some unique flies, the flowers they live on, and their predators, to better understand the diverse species from Central and South America.

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Released: 17-Jul-2017 9:00 AM EDT
Psychology Research Team Analyzes Online Prevention Project
Cornell College

Ringer Distinguished Professor of Psychology Melinda Green hasn’t missed a beat on her research about the heart’s relationship to eating disorders for 15 years.

Newswise: Professor Available to Discuss Travel and Economics
Released: 17-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT
Professor Available to Discuss Travel and Economics
Cornell College

This travel season, a new book is out that features economic concepts that all travelers should understand. The author uses real-life examples throughout the pages of the book, hoping readers learn to think deeply about what they see.

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Released: 16-May-2017 3:05 PM EDT
Professor Researches Cultural Clashes in the Classroom
Cornell College

A Cornell College professor just wrapped up a three-year project to research the story behind one Iowa public school’s struggle to deal with diversity and cultural differences following the initiation of a controversial federal program.

Newswise: Geologists Study the Past to Learn About El Niño's Future
Released: 8-May-2017 3:05 PM EDT
Geologists Study the Past to Learn About El Niño's Future
Cornell College

Geologists at Cornell College are trying to discover how El Niño will behave in the future, and they are doing so by looking back in time.

Newswise: Hassell Finds Absentee Vote-by-Mail Efforts Have Little Impact
Released: 2-Mar-2017 5:05 PM EST
Hassell Finds Absentee Vote-by-Mail Efforts Have Little Impact
Cornell College

Cornell College Professor of Politics Hans Hassell worked with a Republican Party organization in Minnesota to see if it increased electoral participation, and found absentee vote-by-mail efforts have little impact.

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Released: 27-Jan-2017 12:05 PM EST
Research Finds Link Between Immigration Coverage, Partisan Identity
Cornell College

Studies are often conducted on how media messages impact individuals’ opinions, but very few have demonstrated how these messages shift political opinions and political identities of a larger group of people, until now.

Released: 16-Jan-2017 4:05 PM EST
Student, Professor Use Sports Analytics to Discover NCAA Ranking Patterns
Cornell College

Does conference size impact conference rankings in NCAA men’s basketball? According to research and analysis by one Cornell College student, it does.

Newswise: Research Reveals Help for Eating Disorder Patients
Released: 6-Jan-2017 12:05 PM EST
Research Reveals Help for Eating Disorder Patients
Cornell College

More people are dying from eating disorders than any other psychiatric disorder, and one Cornell College professor has discovered a way to help women by significantly reducing eating disorder symptoms in those who are struggling.

Newswise: Professor Venticinque Explores Ancient Economy in New Book
Released: 12-Dec-2016 10:05 AM EST
Professor Venticinque Explores Ancient Economy in New Book
Cornell College

Cornell College Professor of Classics Philip Venticinque turns back the pages of time to examine the ancient economy in his newly released book “Honor Among Thieves.”

Newswise: Professor Receives Coveted Fulbright Scholar Specialist Position
Released: 5-Dec-2016 12:05 PM EST
Professor Receives Coveted Fulbright Scholar Specialist Position
Cornell College

Longtime Cornell College Professor James Martin will travel to Germany this spring in a unique opportunity to take part in the Fulbright Specialist Program.


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