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Collaborative venture helps women produce poetry from trauma

“Whenever women see real women talking about their stories, they leave feeling empowered.”
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Entrepreneurs say A&S skills invaluable in creating a company

“I learned how to think deeply about problems, tackle complex tasks and tell stories.”
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New fund helps students explore career options

The new professional development fund can help students pay for travel costs for interviews, conference attendance fees or even a new interview suit.
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New minor track focuses on inequities in health

The track is especially relevant for students who are interested in careers in medicine, public health, social science research or public policy.
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Students develop Cornell-specific dating algorithm just in time for Valentine’s Day

Students created an algorithm, interviewed 100 happy couples and entered survey data from students about their Cornell-specific likes and dislikes to determine perfect matches.
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Winter networking events break attendance records

A new alumni gift helps students with travel and lodging expenses.
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Art history professor receives grant for global seminars

Iftikhar Dadi, associate professor of history of art, has received a $238,000 grant from the Getty Foundation's Connecting Art Histories initiative for a series of research seminars. The project, “Connecting Modern Art Histories in and across Africa, South and Southeast Asia,” is a collaboration between Cornell’s Institute of Comparative Modernities (ICM), the Dhaka Art Summit in Bangladesh, and Asia Art Archives in Hong Kong. ​
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Math prof uses optimal control, game theory to attack cancer cells, move pedestrians, plan paths for robots

Alex Vladimirsky is the type of mathematician who draws inspiration from real-world problems. This was one of his main reasons for joining Cornell, where interdisciplinary collaborations are both valued and encouraged.

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’52 alumnus who skipped senior year for med school finally receives diploma

Dr. David Murray, part of the crew and fencing teams, hoped to finish in three years by taking summer classes, and then got into nine medical schools.
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Alumnus guides YouTube’s search process

Math, CS major says he's always gravitated toward jobs that allow him to learn new skills and be challenged.
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Senior studies how architecture shapes community life

Benjamin Montaño is exploring blueprints, legislation and other historical records about Mexico City's largest public housing community, built in the 1960s.
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Grad student works with indigenous speaker to document fading tongue

When linguistics Ph.D. candidate Simone Harmath-de Lemos started studying the indigenous Bororo language of Brazil, she was excited to expand her knowledge of her own culture – she has relatives who were members of the Bororo community.
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Major dilemma: Four stories about choosing a major based on what you love

Many students enter college planning to study one thing, but along the way, through the A&S exploration process, they find another field they are totally connected to.
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Alumni provide challenge funding for Posse program

"Their excitement, their enthusiasm, their freshness — it’s contagious."
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Alumni gift funds new music professorship, supports wind symphony

Dick Silver ’50 MD ‘53, says the professors who took the most interest in him were his music professors.
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Alumna takes Broadway across the country

After graduating as a theater major, Dana Lerner ’14 wanted to make some connections on Broadway. So, as a budding entrepreneur, she began networking and investing in Broadway and off-Broadway shows.

Those early connections and projects, which introduced her to the inner world of Broadway productions, have paid off, giving her an understanding of everything from budgets to operating agreements.

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Alumna animator earns festival awards for newest film

Looking at an animated film by Lynn Tomlinson ’88, a viewer feels like they’re in front of an impressionist painting by Van Gogh or the Hudson River School painters, or riding the waves with fishermen in a work by Winslow Homer.

Tomlinson uses colorful, clay-on-glass animation to create her stories, a process where oil-based modeling clay is spread thinly on a glass sheet and moved frame-by-frame like a moving finger painting.

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Event connects Arts & Sciences scholars across the college

Students included College Scholars, Presidential Research Scholars, Tanner Dean’s Scholars, McNair Scholars and Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows.
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Arts & Sciences faculty approve new curriculum

“New categories reflect areas of real faculty and student interest, including data science, global citizenship and social difference.”
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Chimes peal out undergrad melodies

Students in the new class, Instrumentation for Composers, wrote for eight solo instruments and had their pieces performed by professional musicians on the Cornell faculty.