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Team reveals first image of the black hole at our galaxy’s heart

Cornell researchers contributed to the first direct visual evidence of something compact and very massive at the center of the Milky Way.
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Major progress made in construction of Fred Young Submillimeter Telescope

Project scientists are looking forward to collecting data that will give them insight into the universe’s earliest days; the telescope will also play a role in the search for gravitational waves and dark matter.
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Graduate student selected for DOE program

Zepyoor Khechadoorian’s project in high energy physics will be the measurement of the muon anomalous magnetic moment, working with Fermilab advisor Chris Polly.
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Sculpture Shoppe launches with ancient Greek song performance

The Sculpture Shoppe, located in a former retail space in Ithaca Mall, will be open through the month of May.
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Girls raised by Jewish parents more likely to graduate college

Researchers from Cornell, Tulane and Stanford universities concluded that girls raised by at least one Jewish parent acquire a particular way of viewing the world that influences their education choices, career aspirations and various other experiences.
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Chemist Song Lin honored by Chemical & Engineering News

Lin said he is honored and proud to be included in a special LGBTQ+ Trailblazers issue of the newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society.
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Alum Marc Lacey named managing editor of the New York Times

In his new role, Lacey, Arts & Sciences' inaugural Distinguished Visiting Journalist, will oversee the breadth of the paper's news operation.
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Astronomy alum chosen for 51 Pegasi b Fellowship

J.J. Zanazzi, Ph.D. ’18, has been selected for a 2022 51 Pegasi b Fellowship, which provides exceptional postdoctoral scientists with the opportunity to conduct theoretical, observational, and experimental research in planetary astronomy.
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Visiting journalist: Science writing is ‘good for the world’

On March 15, award-winning science journalist Natalie Wolchover, the College's Zubrow Distinguished Visiting Journalist, gave a master class on “Bringing Science to Life Through Storytelling.”
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Award-winning journalist offers master class on science storytelling

The class will cover how to turn discoveries in science and mathematics into compelling, accurate narratives that engage lay readers and scientists alike.
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New York Times critic at large wins 2020-21 Nathan Award

Maya Phillips, a critic at large for The New York Times, has been named winner of the 2020-21 George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism. The award committee comprises the heads of the English departments of Cornell, Princeton and Yale Universities.
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Psychology professor elected to Denmark’s Royal Academy

Morten H. Christiansen, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been elected a foreign member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters.
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Science of the very, very small featured in next Arts Unplugged

The event will explore the nanoscale and quantum innovations shaping our future. You can join online at eCornell!
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Pioneering professor Trevor Pinch dies at 69

Trevor Pinch, Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences in Science and Technology Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, who helped found multiple areas of study related to science, technology and sound, died Dec. 16.
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‘Tipping point’ of polarization threatens democracy’s survival

In a new study, researchers have identified a point beyond which extreme political polarization becomes irreversible.
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AI innovators to speak at Cornell BrAIn symposium Dec. 9-10

The symposium will bring together innovators to explore the connections being forged between neurotechnology, deep learning, natural intelligence and AI.
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arXiv founder Ginsparg wins Einstein Foundation Berlin Award

The inaugural Einstein Foundation Berlin Award for Promoting Quality in Research by the Einstein Foundation has been awarded to Paul Ginsparg, professor of physics in the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of information science in the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science, for his work in developing arXiv.org, the first platform to make scientific preprints immediately available globally.
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New edited volume explores plurality of gender experiences

“The book is a collection of essays about trans, nonbinary and gender-complicated people across a broad geographic range, from Poland to France to early Colonial America, going all the way back to Byzantine and Ancient Roman writings.”
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Cornell faculty contribute to Astro2020 decadal survey

A quarter of the faculty from the Department of Astronomy participated in the newly released decadal survey sponsored by NASA, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the U.S. Air Force.
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Transdisciplinary film explores Trinidad and Tobago

“We Love We Self Up Here” is a new documentary focused on the complex histories of labor and migration in Trinidad and Tobago.
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