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Milstein program offers events on data privacy, virtual reality

The Milstein Program is hosting two events this semester open to the public
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Preparing for a dynamic career in international development

As a student in Global Development, Jessica Snyder ’20 explored lessons in the development sector in engaged classrooms — those with four walls and on the global stage.
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Search committee set for policy school’s founding dean

The university has launched a search for the founding dean of the School of Public Policy, building excitement about the fledgling school that could formally start operations as soon as this fall.
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Aurora Mu ’24, front, makes the most of a recent snowfall with friends

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First-year students make the best of a Zoom-filled year: ‘You’re a lot taller than I would have imagined’

In some ways, the Class of 2024 is managing better than many people might have expected.
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Farmers in a field in Vietnam

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System of Rice Intensification recognized for climate policy impact

The System of Rice Intensification (SRI) has been named as a 2020 climate policy "breakthrough" for government initiatives in Vietnam to increase agricultural production there while reducing methane emissions from rice paddies. According to Norman Uphoff, professor emeritus of government, "SRI is one of many forms of agroecological practice."
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Pioneering philosopher Richard Boyd dies at 78

Richard Newell Boyd, the Susan Linn Sage Professor of Philosophy and Humane Letters Emeritus, died in his sleep in Cleveland, Ohio on Feb. 20. He was 78.
Rahul Gandhi

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Indian MP Rahul Gandhi to speak on democracy March 2

Indian Member of Parliament Rahul Gandhi will join economics professor Kaushik Basu on March 2 for a conversation about democracy, development and life in politics in India and the world.
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John Munson/Cornell University Nfamara Badjie (left) and Moustapha Diedhiou weed the fields at the Badjies' rice farm in Ulster Park, NY

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Black farming and food security topic of next Rural Humanities webinar

Rural Humanities will offer a webinar, “Black Land Matters: A Rural Humanities Webinar on Black Farming and Food Security,” on March 4, part of a conversation on Black land ownership, farming and food security.
Ryan McCullough and Lucy Fitz Gibbon

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Music duo contributes to new album

The talents of two Cornell music faculty members are featured on a newly-released recording, “Beauty Intolerable: Songs of Sheila Silver.”
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John Munson/Cornell University A photo of Hall of Fame musician Lou Reed and artist Andy Warhol, in Cornell Library's Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections

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Fellowship will fund study of Warhol’s impact on ’70s music

Judith Peraino, professor of music in the College of Arts and Sciences, won a 12-month fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to research artist Andy Warhol’s influence on pop and rock musicians in the 1970s.
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The truth about millionaires and taxes

Studying the consequences of elite taxation, Cristobal Young, associate professor of sociology, he has found there are many misperceptions about tax flight—movement by the wealthy to avoid high taxes. He shares findings in The New York Daily News.
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Truth matters: A conversation with Republican John Kasich

As part of its ongoing effort to encourage bipartisan dialogue and problem solving, the Cornell Institute for Politics and Global Affairs (IOPGA) and Government Department co-hosted a conversation with former Governor John Kasich and former Representative Susan Molinari (R-NY). The talk was moderated by Steve Israel, IOPGA director and former U.S. Representative (D-NY), and by Doug Kriner, IOPGA faculty director and Clinton Rossiter Professor in American Institutions at Cornell.
Molly O'Toole
Molly O'Toole

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Pulitzer Prize winner named A&S Distinguished Visiting Journalist

Molly O’Toole ’09 is an immigration and security reporter with the Los Angeles Times.
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Ottoman history video reaches hundreds of thousands

Faculty member Mostafa Minawi collaborated with the TED_Ed team to create a short primer for students.
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Higher-income people take more COVID-19 safety precautions

Individuals in a higher income bracket have made the most health-related changes to stay safe during COVID-19, according to a new study co-authored by Cornell economist Michèle Belot. The researchers examine the role of socioeconomic differences in explaining self-protective behavior.
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Biden immigration bill brings promise and peril

The Biden administration plans to unveil its comprehensive immigration bill on Thursday alongside Congressional leaders. The following Cornell University experts, including Gustavo Flores-Macias, professor of government and the former Director of Public Affairs in Mexico’s Consumer Protection Agency, speak about the bill.
Goldwin Smith Stairs

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Four A&S faculty honored with endowed professorships

The naming of these additional endowed professors continues the college’s priority to recognize faculty excellence and accomplishments.
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Female victims are people in their own right – not just some man's wife, mother, sister or daughter

We should care about rape simply insofar as it harms many and various human beings, Manne writes in an op-ed.
Katherine A. Tschida

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Agarwal, Rush, Tschida, Udell win Sloan Fellowships

Katherine A. Tschida, assistant professor of psychology, is among four Cornell faculty who have won 2021 Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The fellowships support early-career faculty members’ original research and education related to science, technology, mathematics and economics.
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