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 Ellen Gainor

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Gainor elected to College of Fellows of the American Theatre

The election recognizes Gainor as “a distinguished scholar of early 20th century American theater."
Dong Lai

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Lai receives Brouwer Career Award in astronomy

The award recognizes Dong Lai’s “formidable and broad contributions to astrophysical dynamics, his outstanding mentoring record, and his wide-ranging professional service activities.”
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Humanities scholars research free speech, AI, sports culture and the Supreme Court

Students covered topics focused on countries around the globe and ranging from immigration, home care workers and female sports culture to the U.S.-China relationship, the repatriation of cultural objects and AI and literature.
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National Humanities Center selects two A&S professors as 2024-25 Fellows

Kim Haines-Eitzen, the Paul and Berthe Hendrix Memorial Professor of Near Eastern studies, and Mostafa Minawi, associate professor of history and director of Critical Ottoman and Post-Ottoman Studies, will pursue research projects in residence in Durham, North Carolina.
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Outstanding A&S teachers, advisors honored with 2024 awards

Among the faculty members being recognized this year for exceptional teaching and mentorship are Liliana Colanzi, Durba Ghosh, and Nick Admussen.
 Durba Ghosh talks with students

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Ghosh to lead Cornell’s Society for the Humanities

Recently the faculty director of the Humanities Scholars Program, Ghosh brings to the Society scholarly background in the history of British colonialism on the Indian subcontinent; academic focuses on gender and sexuality and South Asia; and broad experience with interdisciplinary collaborations.
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Projects funded by 2024 New Frontier Grants look toward the future

The College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) has awarded five New Frontier Grants to cutting edge projects in science, social science and the humanities led by A&S faculty.
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Newest EEG lab empowers faculty from multiple disciplines

Cornell University's newest interdisciplinary EEG Lab could help faculty make breakthroughs in fields ranging from psychology to neurology to artificial intelligence.
Members of the A&S Class of 2024

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Extraordinary Journeys: The Class of 2024

This year's graduates soaked up every opportunity they could — from study abroad trips, to research experiences, to creative pursuits and sunsets on the slope. They formed strong bonds with professors and advisors and made friends they say they will have forever.
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History alum receives Pulitzer Prize for story of dementia

Katie Engelhart ’09 is recognized for “for her fair-minded portrait of a family’s legal and emotional struggles during a matriarch’s progressive dementia."
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Cornell jazz musicians bring home awards from DownBeat Magazine

For the first time in university history, Cornell students have won Student Music Awards from DownBeat Magazine, one of the world’s premiere jazz publications.
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Russia’s nuclear saber-rattling like ‘cocking a gun in an old western movie’

Military historian David Silbey: "You’re not using it yet, but everyone’s aware that you’ve got it.”
Roi Shiloah playing violin while leaning back in his chair

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Mayfest, Cornell’s Int’l Chamber Music Festival, begins May 17

Mayfest is “a festival of joy, music, friendships, and deep connections among the musicians and with the loyal and wonderful audiences,” said co-artistic director Miri Yampolsky.
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Finding your calling at Cornell

Three members of the A&S Class of 2024 share wisdom for incoming students about taking advantage of all of Cornell's resources.
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Society for the Humanities celebrates 50th year in AD White House

To honor the anniversary, the Society has produced a booklet chronicling the history of the A.D. White House as president’s home, art museum and locus for the humanities at Cornell.
Book cover: Households in Context

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Exploring the remains of ancient daily life

The collection “Households in Context: Dwelling in Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt” shifts the archaeological perspective from public and elite spaces such as temples, tombs and palaces to everyday dwellings and interactions of families.
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Musical alumnus: Pivoting to a new career was worth the wait

Paul Jensen ’85 had a successful career in public relations, but when he left his job at a big agency four years ago, he was longing to get back to something he loved and missed: his music.
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Milstein faculty fellow's course examines tech's role in cultural preservation

As a new faculty fellow in the Milstein Program in Technology & Humanity, Adam T. Smith co-developed the new course this spring.
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Community event will showcase trans philosophy and scholarship

Organized by trans Cornellians, the event will address issues and harms facing the community from a trans perspective.
David Folkenflik, with black hair, salt and pepper beard and mustache, in suit and tie, laughing, seated in an armchair.

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NPR’s David Folkenflik ’91 talks ‘Freedom of Expression’

Reflecting on his time on campus as this year's Zubrow Distinguished Visiting Journalist during the university's Freedom of Expression theme year, David Folkenflik '91 says "freedom of expression isn't at its most potent as an issue or principle when it's easy. In some ways, it matters most when it’s hard."
Wenbo Tang

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Klarman Fellow: AI has a lot to learn from 'flexible and reliable' human memory

Greater understanding of beneficial characteristics of the human brain, such as flexibility and reliability, will help Wenbo Tang develop therapies for human diseases – and improve AI systems.
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Prof. Sarah Kreps featured in new ‘Military Mysteries’ TV series

“The stories are fascinating and gave me an opportunity to dig into history and evidence," said Prof. Sarah Kreps.
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Johnson Museum exhibit considers migration and its effects

At Cornell’s Johnson Museum of Art, the work of renowned artist Guadalupe Maravilla is on display in the same space as that of Ingrid Hernandez-Franco, a Salvadoran woman whose asylum case was championed by a Cornell professor and her students.
Yellow hot molten steel pours out of a shute into a vat

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Steel industry protectionism beyond typical election-year rhetoric

President Biden’s tariff proposal is less about economics and more related to U.S. domestic politics, says Chinese foreign policy expert Allen Carlson.
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Iranian strike against Israel seemed more spectacle than attack, says prof.

Professor David Silbey comments on Iran's thwarted attack on Israel.
Ambassadors on Goldwin Smith Hall portico jumping

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April 25 event celebrates class of 2024

… & Sciences Career Development will celebrate the Class of 2024 during its second annual senior celebration, April 25, … in your journey. … Career development senior celebration (2024) … April 25 event celebrates class of 2024
Keefe Mitman

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Hubble Fellow chooses Cornell for postdoc

Physicist Keefe Mitman will work with Nils Deppe, assistant professor of physics, on the Simulating eXtreme Spacetimes (SXS) Collaboration on improving gravitational wave models to aid with the LIGO-Virgo-Kagra Collaboration’s detection and characterization of compact binary encounters.
Several soldiers cluster near a tank; a blue and yellow Ukraine flag flies nearby

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Ukraine’s mobilization bill sign of ‘desperation’ and ‘rationalization’

Scholar David Silbey: “Large industrial wars like this one are as much about organization as they are about fighting, and this is a sign that Ukraine takes that lesson seriously.”
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The Klezmatics to play in Cornell Concert Series April 13

The Klezmatics’ music is steeped in Eastern European Jewish tradition and spirituality, while also incorporating contemporary themes such as human rights and antifundamentalism, and eclectic musical influences — from jazz and punk to Arab, African, Latin and Balkan rhythms.
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Life as a Cornell entrepreneur: ‘I have people in my corner who inspire me’

Richlove Nkansah '26 is the co-founder, with Harmony Prado ’24, of CultureCare, a digital platform for BIPOC (Black, indigenous, and people of color) therapists to manage their practice and connect to clients.
three people working in a film set that looks like a mid-century living room. The fly space of a theater is visible above the room's walls

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Film set in Schwartz Center: A pop-up laboratory for building worlds

Throughout spring 2024, a set installed on the Kiplinger Theatre stage for the short film “Remembering Colin Stall" doubled as an experimental zone for film and theater technology classes.
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Two seniors chosen as fellows by Carnegie Endowment

McKenzie Carrier ’24 and Margot Treadwell, ’24 will spend next year conducting research with the organization in Washington, D.C.
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Totality awesome: 400 students travel north for rare eclipse

The April 8 solar eclipse was “definitely life-changing,” said Emma Linscomb ’27, a member of Cornell’s Society of Physics Students.
Two actors in a scene from the movie "Back to the Future"

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Cornell Cinema offers tasty, mind-stretching Science on Screen showings

Science on Screen® supports creative pairings of current, classic, cult, and documentary films with introductions by figures from the world of science, technology and medicine.
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Treats and poems featured at LRC’s “Sweet Poetry” event

“Any poem, any language” is the theme of the Language Resource Center’s second annual celebration of National Poetry Month, April 17
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Kiss-Pophouse deal shows recording ‘promises a certain immortality’

The recordings can be endlessly reconfigured to bring Kiss to life for new audiences, says Benjamin Piekut, professor of music.
A book cover with the title "Dissident Writers — A Conversation" that is actually a cover for a box of matches.

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NPR’s David Folkenflik ’91 to host ‘Dissident Writers’ event

The April 17 event, part of the Freedom of Expression series, features Folkenflik in conversation with Suzanne Nossel, CEO of PEN America, and Belarusian poet and Cornell faculty member Valzhyna Mort.
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McEneaney Memorial Reading features Irish author Cólm Tóibín

Cólm Tóibín, the Irene and Sidney B. Silverman Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University, will visit campus April 11 to deliver the Eamon McEneaney Memorial Reading,
Azahara Oliva with long brown hair, a smile, and piercings on her nose and below her lip.

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Suffrage Science Award given to neuroscientist Azahara Oliva

The award aims to “create a self-perpetuating cohort of talent that can encourage others to enter science and reach senior leadership roles.”
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Florida ruling ‘deviates from the more moderate views’ held by most Americans

Professor Landon Schnabel: “The Florida Supreme Court's seemingly contradictory abortion rulings—allowing a six-week ban while permitting voters to decide on a constitutional amendment protecting abortion rights up to viability—reveal the tension between conservative courts and the popular will in determining reproductive rights."
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Panel explores rise of nationalism across the globe

Cornell faculty and alumni took part in a wide-ranging discussion focused on nationalism around the world during a March 26 New York City event featuring NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik ’91, the Zubrow Distinguished Visiting Journalist in the College of Arts & Sciences.
Ligia Coelho, with wire glasses and t-shirt, smiling at the camera next to her lab bench with dials and beakers and wires connecting them

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Two Cornell scientists chosen for 51 Pegasi b Fellowships

The three-year postdoctoral fellowship, granted to Lígia Fonseca Coelho and Zach Ulibarri, provides recipients with resources, freedom, and flexibility to conduct theoretical, observational, and experimental research in planetary astronomy.
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Townsend lecturer explores Anatolian origins of European literature

Morris’ research involves the interaction of Greece with its Eastern neighbors, in art, literature, religion and culture.
women in front of US Capitol building

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Summer Experience Grant applications now open

The grants provide funding for students in unpaid or low-paying summer experiences to offset the cost of taking on those positions.
A long line of two-story rowhouses, all one color except for one red brick house.

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Cornell Expert: Why bridge collapse recovery is ‘time to listen’ to Baltimore residents impacted by coal shipping

Anthropologist Chloe Ahmann comments on environmental justice in in the wake of the tragic collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore.
Theda Skocpol

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A.D. White professor addresses threats to democracy

Theda Skocpol, Harvard scholar and A.D. White Professor-at-Large at Cornell, will present the public lecture “Rising Threats to U.S. Democracy – Roots and Responses” on April 9.
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Nabokov celebrated for crossing arts/science boundaries

An avid lepidopterist since childhood, Nabokov was known to spend most of his free time on campus in the Cornell University Insect Collection.
Antonio Fernandez Ruiz

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Mind Prize awarded to neuroscientist Antonio Fernandez-Ruiz

The prize aims to “change the paradigm of neuroscience research by creating a community of next-frontier thinkers who can uncover a deeper understanding of the brain and cognition.”
Shiqi Lin

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Klarman Fellow: Digital media connects people in a polarized world

Situated at the intersection of media and politics, Shiqi Lin's research explores how critical media culture can push open new spaces for social participation and how new forms of media can bring people together, particularly at times of crisis and radical change.
Tanya Chartier dressed as a mime in front of a silver tube

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Celebrating April as Mathematics Awareness Month

The Cornell and Ithaca communities can see a unique blend of mime and mathematics during two days of events planned by the Cornell Department of Mathematics on April 19 and 20.