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Charging electric vehicles fast: Jeff Wolfe ’82

Electric vehicles today are clean, quiet—and relatively inconvenient. It used to be that you plugged an electric vehicle in overnight and it would go maybe 100 miles, says Jeff Wolfe ’82, President, for the Americas, of Tritium, a company that focuses on electric vehicle chargers. The process is getting faster: a Tesla can now go … Read more

Michelle Courtney Berry MPS ’92: Mindful self-care at work

People are stressed, especially at work, says Michelle Courtney Berry MPS ’92. “Because we’re distracted, because we’re in demand digitally all the time, and because we don’t have a moment’s break, we get tired,” she told her audience at SXSW 2019 in March. “It’s revolutionary to talk about self-care.” Berry, who discovered at Cornell her … Read more

Ink from diesel exhaust and other innovations: Oliver Campbell

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, the saying goes. In this spirit, Cornell engineering alumnus Oliver Campbell ’82, MEng ’84 is finding innovative ways of using the world’s refuse and pollutants to create circular systems. These systems will reuse waste products and other materials in new ways. As director of procurement and packaging engineering … Read more

Cornellians contribute and connect at SXSW 2019

SXSW is a conference designed to explore what’s next in culture, music, and technology—so of course Cornellians are going to be there. Austin, Texas will light up on March 8–17 for this annual festival of ideas and innovation. Cornell is, once again, a presence. A reception on March 9 from 6–8 p.m. celebrates a strong … Read more

Robert F. Smith ’85 named Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year

Cornell has named a Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year every year since Robert F. Smith’s junior year as a chemical engineering student. On Nov. 3, Smith—one of the world’s top business minds—received this year’s award from President Martha E. Pollack. “Your leadership and thoughtful, socially responsible philanthropy mean a great deal to me and to … Read more

“This Is Rocket Science” celebrates Cornell in space

“Cornellians have flown on the space shuttle. They’ve sent spacecraft to every world in the solar system and built telescopes that have peered clear across the universe,” said science writer Christopher Crockett ’99, MEng ’00 during “This Is Rocket Science: Cornell’s Contributions to Discovering the Universe,” an April 4 event offered by Alumni Affairs and … Read more

CSV17 explores the impact of innovation

Nearly 500 Cornell alumni, parents and friends gathered March 7 at The SF JAZZ Center in downtown San Francisco to learn how emerging technologies affect our lives. “Don’t think about this as robots walking around and taking our jobs,” said Jeff Hawkins ’79, P ’12, who founded Palm Computing and Handspring and now runs Numenta, … Read more

CSV17: Impact through Innovation focuses on how tech affects you

A self-driving car might be closer to your driveway than you think—Shaun Stewart ’02 rides in one regularly. As a director at Waymo, the self-driving tech company that graduated in December from Alphabet’s X, he takes the bus from his home to Google’s main campus in Mountain View, California, one of three test cities. “Then … Read more

Volunteer leaders go back to the classroom

Members of the Cornell University Council (CUC) had the opportunity to join students in the classroom on October 27, the first day of the 66th Trustee-Council Annual Meeting (TCAM). Seventeen courses were offered; in lecture halls across campus, more than 200 council members had front-row seats to intellectual discussions. In the College of Arts and … Read more

Q&A with Cornell’s 34th Hatfield Fellow

George Scangos ’70 is CEO of Biogen and chair of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America. This year, he is the recipient of Cornell University’s Robert S. Hatfield Fellowship in Economic Education—one of the highest honors the university gives to individuals from the corporate sector. On October 27, Scangos will visit the Ithaca campus … Read more

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