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 Isaac Kramnick

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Kramnick Scholarship Fund tops $1 million mark

The scholarship is funded by more than 400 alumni who say their lives were changed by his teaching and his friendship.
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New analysis of Cassini data yields insights into Titan’s seas

Using data from precision radar experiments, a Cornell-led research team was able, for the first time, to separately analyze and estimate the composition and roughness of sea surfaces on the Saturn moon Titan.
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Cornell crafts multifaceted game studies program

The field of game studies is growing at Cornell, including an expanded set of classes, workshops and symposia and a growing library collection of games.
Brett Fors

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Fors receives ACS Young Investigator Award

The award recognizes two outstanding early career investigators conducting research in any area of fundamental polymer or biopolymer science.
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Surprising ring sheds light on galaxy formation

An international research team discovered that the gas in a Hyper Luminous Infrared Galaxy was rotating in an organized fashion, rather than in the chaotic way expected after a galactic collision –– a surprising result.
Héctor Abruña

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Abruña receives Global Energy Prize

Abruña was selected in the “non-traditional energy” category for “foundational contributions spanning electrochemistry, batteries, fuel cells and molecular electronics.”
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Childcare workers built movement to raise pay, include more families

In the early 1990s, labor activists responded to the exploitation of waged childcare workers by dissolving the usual labor divisions between workplace and home, according to a new account of the movement by a Klarman Postdoctoral Fellow.
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Beekeeping, hydropower: Cornell Atkinson awards nearly $1M in grants

Alison Power, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, will study adaptive agricultural landscapes in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco.
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Your July 2024 reads

This month’s feature titles include an ancient guide to romance and “the first book authored by a geological formation,” both by A&S faculty.
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Forte/Piano Summer Academy returns to Cornell

The July 30-Aug. 3 experience for young artists will culminate with a series of concerts, presentations and roundtable discussions featuring distinguished performing artists, teachers and “rising stars."
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Economist to study collective action with NSF grant

From organizing a charity event to demonstrating against an authoritarian regime, collective action is one of the most basic and ubiquitous forms of strategic interaction in a society, says Marco Battaglini.
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Youth vote factoring heavily in French elections

In Sunday's election, Marine Le Pen's National Rally party was thwarted, but she will live to fight another day, says Cornell populism expert Mabel Berezin.
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DOE funds new Cornell accelerator science trainee program

The program’s goal is to “produce a diverse body of broadly educated fellows” in areas targeted by DOE’s Office of Science, including RF superconducting structures, high brightness electron sources for linear accelerators, physics of large accelerators and system engineering, and operation of large-scale accelerator systems.
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Belot research investigates employment match quality

A new study examines the advantages and drawbacks of various measures of match quality and presents novel evidence from a survey sample of U.S. employees where several measures were collected simultaneously.
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Pinkonomics Podcast covers women in the economy

Arundhati Singh approached the task using game theory and logic, to “strategize how women can go forward in this economic game that we seem to be stuck with."
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How girls fare when only a son will do

“Gender plays out in many different ways across the world...even when both spouses agree on wanting more sons than daughters, this isn’t consistently correlated with girls getting less education," said sociologist Vida Maralani.
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Populism Expert: Macron miscalculated badly

Prof. Mabel Berezin, an expert on international populism, comments on the results of Macron’s calling snap elections.
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A&S honors 10 faculty with endowed professorships

With these new appointments, the number of A&S faculty appointed to endowed professorships since fall 2018 has reached 76.
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CTI announces winners of the Cornelia Ye Award for excellence in graduate teaching

Doctoral candidates Judith Tauber and Amanda Almeida Domingues are the 2023-2024 recipients of the Cornelia Ye Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award.
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Alums share career advice during NYC event

Students at a June Career Connections event networked with 15 alumni from A&S with various careers in the finance industry.
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Restored Moog synthesizer featured on new album

A new album of music — played on several innovative new instruments created and restored at Cornell, including a Moog synthesizer —will debut June 28 from the band EZRA, which includes a Cornell faculty member.
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Almonds, pottery and wood help date famed Kyrenia shipwreck

The Cornell Tree-Ring Laboratory identified the likeliest timeline of the Hellenistic-era ship's sinking as between 296-271 BCE, with a strong probability it occurred between 286-272 BCE.
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Cornell expert on SCOTUS ruling in social media dispute

The Supreme Court has sided with the Biden administration over how far the federal government can go to combat controversial social media posts; associate professor of psychology Gordon Pennycook, who studies misinformation, comments.
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Kenyan police bring 'spotty' track record to Haiti

The U.N.-backed mission, led by Kenya, must have full understanding of the local context before engaging in any political or police action, says Sabrina Karim, assistant professor of government.
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Going for Paris gold, math scholar aids juggling’s Olympic bid

Doctoral student Jonah Botvinick-Greenhouse could be crowned the world’s best juggler in a June 30 competition that aims to help build a case for juggling as an Olympic sport.
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Teaching conducting in extended reality

A virtual reality setting can enable conducting students to engage with gestures in low stakes environment.
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The cascading effect of a 19th-century professorship

Many generations of Sage professors have established a lasting legacy in Cornell’s history and have deeply influenced the study of philosophy and psychology worldwide.
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Building and cataloging a world of games at Cornell

Cornell scholars are developing a collection of games, both digital and analog, in the Cornell Library, and connecting that to teaching across disciplines and courses.
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‘Two-for-one’ fission aims to improve solar cell efficiency

A Cornell-led team used ultrafast laser spectroscopy to scrutinize a key intermediate state during singlet fission and found that in certain molecules the intermediate can be directly generated with a strikingly simple technique.
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Growing rural-urban divide exists only among white Americans

Researchers have found that when it comes to politics, Black and Latino residents of rural America differ far less, if at all, from their urban counterparts than do non-Hispanic white residents.
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Simons Observatory begins measurements to probe Big Bang inflation

The new Simons Observatory in Chile’s Atacama Desert may soon answer the great scientific question of what happened in the tiny fraction of a second after the Big Bang.
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Backdoor method creates high-entropy material at lower temps

An interdisciplinary team developed a backchannel method that uses solubility, not entropy, to overcome thermodynamic constraints and synthesize high-entropy oxide nanocrystals at lower temperatures.
Amit Bhatia

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Donor's gift supports students' international research

Recognizing the importance of extended, in-country research, Amit Bhatia ’01 created a fund to help close gaps in funding for travel and other expenses.
Lenora Warren

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Early version of Black Pride brought US a step closer to Juneteenth

In 1829, abolitionist David Walker’s “Appeal to the Colored People of the World” went viral, enabling enslaved people to imagine freedom and why they deserved it.
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Mothers’ care is central factor in animal, human longevity

The relationship between mother and child offers clues to the mystery of why humans live longer lives than expected for their size – and sheds new light on what it means to be human.
Enzo Traverso

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Traverso honored by Autonomous University of Barcelona

Enzo Traverso, the Susan and Bart Winokur Professor in the Humanities, has received an honorary doctorate from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB).
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In a new book, prof translates ancient advice for the lovelorn

How to Get Over a Breakup is Michael Fontaine’s latest entry in a series that mines modern wisdom from classical works
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Snap elections a ‘political mistake’ for Macron

Sociologist Mabel Berezin comments on France's political leaders scrambling to prepare for snap elections.
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Simulations dampen excitement about liquid water on Mars

Cornell researchers have provided a simple and comprehensive – if less dramatic – explanation for bright radar reflections initially interpreted as liquid water beneath the ice cap on Mars’ south pole.
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CTI's Thank a Professor program connects alum, professor 40 years later

"This thanks is a bit late, 40+ years in fact...I credit your approach and your class for turning around my academic career and continuing on with my successful scientific endeavors."
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Astronomer Lunine appointed chief scientist of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

As chief scientist, Lunine will guide the laboratory’s scientific research and development efforts, drive innovation across JPL’s missions and programs and enhance collaborations with NASA Headquarters, NASA centers, the California Institute of Technology, academia, the science community, government agencies and industry partners.
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Electrified charcoal ‘sponge’ can soak up CO2 directly from the air

Researchers have developed a low-cost, energy-efficient method for making materials that can capture carbon dioxide directly from the air.
Marine Le Pen in a short white dress facing the audience, standing at a podium that says "Viva24"

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New European ‘strongmen’ are women, gender where similarities end

Sociologist Mabel Berezin comments on the upcoming election for members of the European Parliament,
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Milstein first-years listen closely, shape stories with strangers

Students created innovative audio projects and sharpened their skills with various technologies.
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Composition of Congress key aspect in Mexico election

Gustavo Flores-Macías, expert in Latin American politics, discusses the significance of Sunday's vote and the upcoming challenges for Mexico’s next president.
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Oliver Vonnegut, Tufts undergrad, wins top prize in Cornell journal

Vonnegut, the grandson of author Kurt Vonnegut, is a rising senior at Tufts University.
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Art Beyond Cornell exhibition features works by incarcerated youth

The student-run organization within the Einhorn Center for Community Engagement provides access to art and social connection to young men at MacCormick Secure Center in Brooktondale, New York.
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Most people trust accurate search results when the stakes are high

Using experiments with COVID-19 related queries, researchers found that in a public health emergency, most people pick out and click on accurate information.
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Partisan news shows broadcast emotions alongside information, says Klarman Fellow

Erin Cikanek proposes that citizens are picking up from television news not just what to think but how to feel.
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New trustees to join Cornell board in July

At its May 24 meeting, the Cornell Board of Trustees elected seven new trustees to four-year terms. The board also reelected a trustee from the field of labor.