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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.
Illustration: two figures set a purple key stone into a red and blue arch

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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.
Person in hiking gear with a large camera; mountains in background

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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.
Retro illustration: people in stylish living room

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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.
tape recorder equipment

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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.
A drawing of a hand putting a ballot in a box

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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
Joseph Bruchac

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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.
Green, brown and blue map of Africa showing no borders

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Shortlist Announced for Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature

The Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature recognizes excellent writing in African languages and encourages translation from, between and into African languages.
A brown circle with spokes pointing in to a seated female Roman figure of justice holding scales.

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World court decision sets ‘new precedent’ for cultural heritage protection

Professors Adam Smith and Lori Khatchadourian comment on the International Court of Justice's decision on cultural heritage protection.
Stone fireplace, lively flames

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Smell and situation, entangled in our brains

With an award from the National Institutes of Health, a team of Arts & Sciences researchers is investigating neurological links between smell and context—like location.
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Mapping RNA Regulation in Human Immune Cells

With an award from the National Institutes of Health, Hojoong Kwak, molecular biology and genetics, will research mechanisms that regulate gene expression.
a pile of surgical masks

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Masks protect better than distancing, study finds

New research shows the maximum risks of being infected by the coronavirus for different scenarios with and without masks.
David Esparza

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Student Spotlight: David Esparza

Originally from El Paso, Texas, Esparza chose Cornell for his Ph.D. because of its commitment to evidence-based teaching methods, its continued support of undergraduate field science education, and the friendly culture at Cornell EEB.
Glass beaker

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Highly Selective, Energy-Efficient Chemical Separations

With a CAREER award, Phillip J. Milner, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, is developing sponge-like crystalline materials known as metal-organic frameworks (MOF).
Figure shadowed by shelves of library books

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What to read in 2022? A&S faculty weigh in

A&S faculty offer book and poetry recommendations for the new year.
image of globe showing Africa

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Two juniors receive Caplan Travel Fellowships

Garrett Emmons '23 and Hannah Master '23 won fellowships worth $5,000 to study and conduct research in Italy and Israel, respectively.
Pregnant woman in tight red dress with hands on stomach.

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Declining birth rate reflects difficulty of combining work and child rearing

Prof. Vida Maralani comments on the declining birthrate in the U.S.
A border wall painted different colors blocking a section of beach with the ocean visible.

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Migration treaty violations, trade central to U.S.-Mexico-Canada summit

Prof. Gustavo Flores-Macías comments on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada summit on Nov. 18, 2021.