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Hard work, personal stories bring speech team big wins

Cornell Speech Team members shared stories about gender, ethnicity, racism and their hometowns during the most successful season in the team’s 40-year history.
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Mothers live longer as child mortality declines

The dramatic decline in childhood mortality during the 20th century has added a full year to women’s lives, according to a new study.
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New research initiative tackles pressing global development issues

CIDER unites 24 faculty across campus and the world, along with students, staff, researchers and external partners, to create and share knowledge.
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Global Scholars amplify free expression

A&S student Obioha Chijioke ’24 is among the first-ever group of Undergraduate Global Scholars at the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies.
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Committee to recommend final expressive activity policy

The committee of faculty members, students and staff has begun a review of the university’s interim expressive activity policy and will recommend a final policy early in the fall semester.
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BTPI will research relationship between Bitcoin and financial freedom

The Brooks School Tech Policy Institute (BTPI) has announced a $1M project to study financial freedom in countries with authoritarian governments. Led by BTPI Director Sarah Kreps, the research will employ quantitative and qualitative approaches to understanding the use of Bitcoin and stablecoins by individuals around the world.
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Reynolds Foundation commits $1.25M to fund Brooks School initiatives

The Reynolds Foundation, established by Tim MBA '94 and Caroline Reynolds, and led by Dr. Álvaro Salas Castro MPA '14 as President and CEO, has committed $1.25M to fund a range of initiatives at the Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy.
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Diversity, empathy fuel national win for Men’s Fencing Club

After rebuilding post-pandemic and with diversity as its strength, the Men’s Fencing Club clinched a surprise win at the 2024 U.S. Association of Collegiate Fencing Clubs championships.
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Chinese fruit fly genomes reveal global migrations, repeated evolution

Fruit flies, which humans have inadvertently spread around the globe, arrived in China roughly 4,000 years ago.
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Ultrasound experiment identifies new superconductor

With pulses of sound through tiny speakers, Cornell physics researchers have clarified the basic nature of the newly discovered superconductor uranium ditelluride.
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Beyond the ‘booms’: Book probes everyday disasters in South Baltimore, offers hope

In “Futures After Progress,” anthropologist Chloe Ahmann documents Curtis Bay’s industrial past and how it is grappling with pollution and the loss of steady work.
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Dead & Company concert funds $800K for new climate solutions

One year since Dead & Company’s iconic show at Barton Hall, proceeds from the fundraiser have begun to flow to its climate-fighting recipients, including Phillip Milner, assistant professor of chemistry and chemical biology.
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Talking with a friend can ease the sting of being left out

Small, simple forms of social connection can lessen the negative feelings and thoughts that come with being excluded, according to Cornell psychology researchers.
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Four faculty receive 2024 Carpenter Advising Awards

Among those recognized for contributions to advising undergraduates are Paul Merrill, associate professor of practice in music, and Ravi Ramakrishna ’88, professor of mathematics.
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Four Cornell professors elected to national academy

A&S professors Steven Strogatz and Peter Wolczanski are among Cornell’s 2024 electees to the National Academy of Sciences.
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Defying the Odds: Elja Sharifi’s Voice for the Powerless

Afghan visual artist Elja Sharifi, currently a visiting scholar at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, sees her escape from the Taliban as a call to action. She will enter Cornell’s PhD program in art history next fall.
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Novel calculations peg age of ‘baby’ asteroid

A Cornell-led research team derived the age of Selam, a “moonlet” orbiting the asteroid Dinkinesh in the main asteroid belt, based only on the pair’s dynamics.
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Community Engagement Awards honor exceptional people, projects 

Collaboration was the theme of the evening at the second annual Community Engagement Awards, held April 16 and hosted by the Einhorn Center for Community Engagement to celebrate excellence in local and global university-community partnerships.
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Burmese journalist wins Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Journalist Kyaw Hsan Hlaing, who exposed the realities of violence perpetrated by the military in his native Myanmar, has been awarded a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans to support his work toward a Ph.D. in political science at Cornell.
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‘Not her first rodeo’: Beyoncé scholar weighs in on ‘Cowboy Carter’

Professor of Africana studies Riché Richardson says reclaiming country music for the Black community and rebranding the genre as an inclusive space are triumphs of Beyoncé’s new album, “Cowboy Carter.”
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Mind, Body, Nature: Senior promotes holistic healing for peers

Drawing from her personal struggles, Joanne Wang '24 is committed to sharing her experience and helping other Cornellians find well-being through the healing power of the outdoors.
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Chen, Wolfner, Ryan elected to arts and sciences academy

Professors Peng Chen, Mariana Wolfner ’74 and Timothy A. Ryan, M.S. ’86, Ph.D. ’89, have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the academy announced on April 24.
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Paying a price to speak out, dissident writers help preserve freedoms

Speakers at “Dissident Writers: A Conversation” explored how writers keep freedoms open for others by taking risks to criticize governments or societies in environments where there is a cost.
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‘Adventurous’ classical scholar Pietro Pucci dies at 96

Pietro (Piero) Pucci, an influential classical scholar who spent more than 50 years in the Department of Classics in the College of Arts and Sciences, died in Paris on April 7. He was 96.
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JFK Award recipient merges passions for medicine and public service

Sarah McMorrow '24 received the Class of 1964 John F. Kennedy Memorial Award for her commitment to serving others.
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Brooks School Tech Policy Institute focuses on intersection of national security and tech policy

We live in an era in which rapid technological change shifts the global security balance in real time. No one knows that better than Sarah Kreps, director of the Brooks School Tech Policy Institute (BTPI), and John L. Wetherill Professor in the Department of Government in the College of Arts & Sciences.
Rachel Beatty Riedl, left, the Einaudi Center’s director and John S. Knight Professor of International Studies and professor in the Department of Government in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Brooks School, and Colleen Barry, Brooks School dean.

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Brooks School launches center to combat democratic decline

Rachel Beatty Riedl, the John S. Knight Professor of International Studies and professor in the Department of Government in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Brooks School, will serve as the first director of the new Center on Global Democracy.
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Three faculty members elected AAAS fellows

Molecular biology and genetics professor Ailong Ke is among three Cornell faculty members elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
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CTI grant recipients build student confidence, connection

James Spinazzola is one of the 2023-2024 recipients of an Innovative Teaching and Learning Grant, harnessing immersive technology to help students build confidence as they learn to conduct an ensemble.
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Faculty awarded for creative, innovative community engagement

Derek Chang, associate professor of history, is among 13 Cornell faculty members have received Community-Engaged Practice and Innovation Awards from the Einhorn Center for Community Engagement.
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Persistent questioning of knowledge takes a toll

A new study highlights how demoralizing it can be for a person to work in a climate of repetitive skepticism and doubt.
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In search for alien life, purple may be the new green

Purple bacteria is one of the primary contenders for life that could dominate a variety of Earth-like planets orbiting different stars, and would produce a distinctive "light fingerprint," Cornell scientists report.
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New book gives insider’s view of cosmic search for life

The clues we find on exoplanets could be as strange as a bioluminescent glow or a rainbow hue, as astronomer Lisa Kaltenegger describes in “Alien Earths: The New Science of Planet Hunting in the Cosmos.”
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Community-engaged research gets boost from new grants

A multidisciplinary project to design a new facility and community garden for the Enfield Food Distribution Center – which has seen demand skyrocket since 2020 – is among eight teams of Cornell faculty, students and community partners to receive Engaged Research Grants from the Einhorn Center for Community Engagement.
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'A place at the table': Exploring free expression through dance

Student-artists will reimagine the Kiplinger Theater in a work titled “This table has been a house in the rain,” through choreography and improvisation, innovative staging and ties to other art forms.
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Major new telescope structure completed in Germany

The newly assembled Fred Young Submillimeter Telescope (FYST), nearly the size of a five-story building, was unveiled April 4 at an event in Xanten, Germany.
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Accuracy ‘nudges’ decrease misinformation-sharing on left, right

A collaboration between two research teams with opposing views found that, despite claims to the contrary, simply reminding people about the concept of accuracy improves the quality of information-sharing on both sides of the political aisle.
Stephen J. Hadley '69

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Former national security adviser to speak on US-China relations

… and named one of Prospect Magazine’s Top Thinkers for 2024.   The event is co-sponsored by the Cornell Jeb E. …
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5K run, remembrances to honor fallen Cornell war hero

On April 13, the Navy Reserve Officers' Training Corps will celebrate the legacy of U.S. Marine Maj. Richard J. Gannon II '95, nearly 20 years after he was killed in Iraq.
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Why kretek – ‘no ordinary cigarette’ – thrives in Indonesia

In a new book, anthropologist Marina Welker examines the staggering success of clove-laced tobacco cigarettes called “kretek” in Indonesia, the world’s second-largest cigarette market.
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Admitted Class of 2028 personifies Cornell’s founding principles

The 5,139 admitted students will bring with them a variety of lived experiences that will enrich the vitality and innovation of Cornell’s intellectual community.
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‘A completely different game’: Faculty, students harness AI in the classroom

“This is a tool that students are using already, and it’s probably not going away,” said doctoral candidate Amelia C. Arsenault, M.A. ’23, a teaching assistant in the government department.
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Statistical machine learning can find unknown factors behind disease

The study builds on a foundation of theoretical work conducted by co-authors including Marten Wegkamp, professor of mathematics.
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Cornell introduces its 2024 Kessler Fellows cohort

The new Kessler Fellows, including A&S students, will spend their spring semesters sharpening their entrepreneurial skills while preparing for a fully funded summer internship at a startup of their choice.
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Nicholas Kiefer, economist and ‘towering intellect,’ dies at 73

Nicholas Kiefer, an economist whose deep curiosity and sharp insights into statistics and economic theory enabled him to parse a range of financial and banking systems, died March 12.
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Mars Sample Return a top scientific priority, Lunine testifies

Samples of Martian rock and soil could be stranded if Congress doesn't adequately fund a NASA mission to retrieve them, Astronomy Chair Jonathan Lunine told a U.S. House subcommittee on March 21.
Alain Elkann

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Talk by Italian author on his writing and his papers donated to the library, March 26

Alain Elkann discusses his literary and journalistic work at library-hosted event.
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Community Work-Study Program celebrates 50 years

The Community Work-Study Program enables Cornell undergraduates with federal work-study as part of their financial aid package to work for local nonprofits, schools and municipalities.
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Replica theory shows deep neural networks think alike

A collaboration between researchers from Cornell and the University of Pennsylvania found that most successful deep neural networks follow a similar trajectory in the same “low-dimensional” space.
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Choosing connection: Physics professor teaches Arab youth in Israel

Professor Yuval Grossman has been traveling to Israel to lead math and physics activities with young people in Arab villages since 2019. His most recent trip was in January.