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Cornell’s Jewish Studies Program presents 'Monish' in NYC

Cornell's Jewish Studies Program, the Center for Jewish History and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research present "Monish: A Musical Tale of Talmud and Temptation," set to rhyming English verse.
 Japanese with helmets on in front of a  protest sign in Japanese


Pedro Erber leads new initiative at EAP

Building on the strong tradition of intellectual history in Cornell’s Japanese studies, the East Asia Program (EAP) is developing a new initiative on contemporary Japanese thought led by Pedro Erber, associate professor of Romance studies and new director of EAP. The initiative intends to return attention to the place of Japan in our contemporary world.

 Library stacks in the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research (RCPOR). Credit: Robert Barker (UREL)


Roper Center expands access to America’s Voice Project

The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research at Cornell University has partnered with Tompkins County Public Library (TCPL) to provide TCPL card-holders access to America’s Voice Project, a database of polling research dating back to the 1930s
 Cover of "Under Fire" book, with April Ryan holding her arm up to ask a question


White House reporter to speak about reporting ‘under fire’

When White House reporter April Ryan openly asked President Trump about his racism in 2017, she abruptly became the story. Ryan will discuss her experiences in the White House and her new book, “Under Fire: Reporting from the Front Lines of the Trump White House,” at the Daniel W. Kops Freedom of the Press Lecture on Thurs., Sept. 20.
 Gregory Pardlo


Pulitzer Prize-winning authors featured in Fall 2018 Barbara & David Zalaznick Reading Series

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gregory Pardlo kicks off the Fall 2018 Barbara & David Zalaznick Reading Series, sponsored by Cornell’s Creative Writing Program.
 Mikail E. Abbasov, Assistant Professor, Chemistry & Chemical Biology


Mikail E. Abbasov

Name and title:

Mikail E. Abbasov, Assistant Professor, Chemistry & Chemical Biology

Academic focus:

Chemical biology, chemical proteomics, activity-based protein profiling, drug discovery, cancer, neurodegeneration, immunology

Current research project:

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New immersive headphone play premieres this month

“The Missing Chapter,” by Katie Marks & Aoise Stratford, visiting assistant professor of performing and media arts, is The Cherry Art’s new, immersive headphone walking play based on Ithaca's silent film past.
 Cornell's baroque organ


Organ conference and concert festival Sept. 6-8

The baroque organ was an artifact of global culture produced by international networks of artists, artisans, traders, and adventurers. “The Organ in the Global Baroque” conference and concert festival will celebrate these organs Sept. 6-8 on the Cornell campus.


Aug. 11 event to honor life, legacy of Dorothy Cotton

A celebration of the life and legacy of civil rights icon Dorothy Cotton will be held Aug. 11 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in Bailey Hall on the Cornell campus. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required.

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2018 midterm elections explored in talk July 25

Glenn C. Altschuler, Dean of Cornell University’s School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions and the Thomas and Dorothy Litwin Professor of American Studies in the College of Arts & Sciences, presents, "The Election of 2018: What's at Stake and What to Look For" at Call Auditorium in Kennedy Hall on Wednesday, July 25 at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public, the lecture is part of the summer events series sponsored by Cornell’s School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions.

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Einaudi Center welcomes new program directors

The Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies has selected new leaders for its South Asian, East Asian, Latin American, and peace and conflict studies programs, as well as in its international relations minor.
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New study shows photosynthesis more efficient than believed

Photosynthesis is one of the most crucial life processes on Earth. It’s how plants get their food, using energy from sunlight to convert water and carbon dioxide from the air into sugars. But scientists have long believed that more than 30 percent of the energy produced during photosynthesis is wasted in a process called photorespiration.


Scholarships provide lasting impact

The scholarships created early last year as part of the recently completed endowed scholarship challenge are already benefiting several students. For two of them, in particular, the scholarships came at crucial times.

 Professor David Smith asks Rebecca Horotwitz about her independent research project ("Neural correlates of aggression in prairie voles") in Professor Alex Ophir's lab.


Cornell holds its first undergraduate psychology conference

On May 12th, The Psychology Department hosted its first Cornell Undergraduate Psychology (CUP) Conference at the Cornell Botanic Gardens. The conference brought together undergraduates from a multitude of backgrounds to showcase the research they’ve been conducting on psychological and brain science.
 Yessica Martinez


Fellowship supports MFA creative writing student Yessica Martinez

Yessica Martinez has received a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, a graduate school program for immigrants and children of immigrants, that will fund her pursuit of a Cornell MFA in creative writing.
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Faculty participate in Ithaca's Spring Writes Literary Festival

Arts & Sciences faculty will participate in this year’s Community Arts Partnership’s Spring Writes Literary Festival, taking place in downtown Ithaca May 3-6. The festival features literary-themed events, including panels and workshops geared towards emerging and established writers, as well as events for the general public such as readings, performances, play readings, and performances. This is the festival’s ninth year showcasing Finger Lakes Region writers.

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Media Studies lecture on networks and proxy politics April 25

From high-speed financial networks to social media; from viruses to terrorism, networks lie at the heart of what is new in our current era. On Wednesday, April 25, Cornell Media Studies presents “Critical Data Studies: The Case of Proxy Politics," a talk by Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Professor of Modern Culture & Media at Brown University examining how the powerful concept of the “network” resonates across all disciplines. The 4:30 pm talk will take place in the Guerlac Room, A.D.

 Black woman hugging her daughter in a scene from "From Land to Land" film


Video installation explores experiences of the undocumented

A panel discussion on the exhibit's last day will focus on the state of the U.S. immigration system.
 Maria Cristina Garcia


Four on faculty receive Carpenter advising awards

Deputy Provost John Siliciano presented Cornell faculty members Sahara Byrne, (Kit-Yee) Daisy Fan, María Cristina García and James P. Lassoie with 2016 Kendall S. Carpenter Memorial Advising Awards May 28 at a trustee-faculty dinner.