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Alum Leads Cornell’s ‘2030 Project’ on Climate Change

Fresh from sustainability success in New York City, environmental advocate Ben Furnas ’06 directs a new University initiative to marshal its resources to protect the planet.
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Cornell celebrates Morrison’s birthday with screening, roundtable

Cornell will celebrate the birthday of alumna and Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison MA ’55 from 3-5 p.m. Feb. 18 with a screening of the film “The Foreigner’s Home” (2017), followed by a roundtable discussion.
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Black sports history topic of Cornell Seymour Lecture

The talk “Reframing Boobie Miles: Racial Iconicity and the Transmedia Black Athlete,” by Dr. Samantha N. Sheppard, will explore the meaning of the black athlete, using Boobie Miles, as portrayed in the multimedia franchise “Friday Night Lights,” as her case study.
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American perception of Olympics sabotage claim ‘doesn’t matter’ to China

Political scientist Sarah Kreps comments on China's claim that the U.S. plans to pay athletes to 'sabotage' the Beijing Winter Olympic Games.
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Cornell Reading Series features writers with diverse artistic range

Beginning Feb. 24, the Spring 2022 Barbara & David Zalaznick Reading Series will feature a wide range of artistic styles and voices from around the world.
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Transforming solar energy with solution-processed materials

Thin-film solar cells made from solution-processed crystalline materials are promising alternatives to silicon wafers, the core component that converts light into electricity in most solar panels today.
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New superconducting interfaces for quantum technologies

Potential applications of this research include high-performance topological quantum computers, quantum information processing, high-sensitivity sensors, and perfect spin filters.
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Exploring the Widening Chasm Between Urban and Rural Voters

A team led by government professor Suzanne Mettler, PhD ’94, seeks to understand the factors at play in the red-blue divide between America's cities and countryside.
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Putin’s goal of ‘breaking NATO’ evokes past Soviet, Roman leaders

Prof. Barry Strauss comments on Russian President Vladimir Putin's demands about Ukraine.
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E.P.A’s new air, water protections for poor sends mixed signals, says prof.

Prof. Jerel Ezell comments on the EPA's announcement of new air and water monitoring and enforcement.
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Doctoral alum devoted his career to saving lemurs

Working with a conservation nonprofit, Erik Patel, PhD ’11, protects and studies the endangered primates in their native Madagascar.
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‘Saber rattling’ over Ukraine highlights the region’s complicated past

Faculty experts comment on the evolving situation between Russia and Ukraine.
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Alum is an evangelist for the wonders of national parks—‘after dark’

Astronomer and artist Tyler Nordgren, PhD ’97, trains rangers to lead stargazing programs and immortalizes parks in 1930s-style travel posters.
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Hans Bethe’s Nobel Prize medal given to library

Bethe earned the medal for his theory on the energy production of stars. It now holds a special place in the library among the physicist's papers from his 60-year teaching career at Cornell.
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Institute of Politics and Global Affairs Wrestles with Today’s Thorniest Issues

Launched in 2019, the institute (known as IOPGA for short) aims to help develop and nurture the next generation of public servants, offering programs that delve into complex issues and events, stress bipartisanship, and raise understanding of domestic and international affairs.
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James Larison ’70, PhD ’01, Reflects on his Career as a Nature Filmmaker

In a new memoir, the NatGeo veteran recalls globe-trotting adventures—and warns of climate change.
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Media Studies Initiative launches new graduate minor

Beginning in spring 2022, a graduate minor in media studies will be available to students in fields across the Graduate School at Cornell University.
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Artificial echoes and insect synthesizers

Two recent papers by Owen Marshall uncover the technological practices that brought human speech and insect feeding behavior under electro-acoustic control in the mid-20th century.
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History repeats with effort to protect voting rights, end filibuster

Prof. David Bateman comments on promised action on voting rights legislation this week
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Joseph Bruchac ’64, BA ’65, Explores the Native American Experience

Joseph Bruchac ’64, BA ’65, a member of the Abenaki tribe, has published more than 100 books in a wide variety of genres over a decades-long career.
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