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Natalie Wolchover

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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.
Maya Phillips

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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.
Morten Christiansen

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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!
Trevor Pinch smiling and holding his book "The Golem at Large"

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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.
Paul Ginsparg

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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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Cornell mathematicians featured at International Congress of Mathematicians

Five Cornell mathematicians -- an unusually high number -- have been invited to speak at the world-renowned International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) this year.
Jamila Michener, Assistant Professor of Government

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Michener testifies to House committee about health care

Health is an exceptionally expensive resource in the United States, “though it should not be,” political scientist Jamila Michener told the House Rules Committee on Oct. 13.
Andy Strominger

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Hans Bethe Lecture to illuminate black hole paradox

This year's Hans Bethe Lecture, “Probing the Edges of the Universe: Black Holes, Horizons and Strings,” will be on Wed., Oct. 27 at 7:30 pm in the David Call Alumni Auditorium, Kennedy Hall.
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New moral psychology minor takes on challenging questions

The curriculum will offer students interdisciplinary engagement with moral psychology theory and research as well as hands-on experience applying moral psychology to practical ethical issues.
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Grant to fund conference on climate change in South Asia

A Cornell-led international team of researchers has received a $65,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for its project, “The Next Monsoon: Climate Change and Contemporary Cultural Production in South Asia.”
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A&S Dean featured in PBS/BBC documentary

Astronomer Ray Jayawardhana, the Harold Tanner Dean of Arts and Sciences, is featured in “Particles Unknown,” airing Oct. 6.
Natalie Wolchover wearing a blck shirt and earrings

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Natalie Wolchover named A&S Zubrow Visiting Journalist for Spring 2022

The program brings accomplished journalists to Cornell each year to interact with faculty, researchers and students.
Nikole Hannah-Jones

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Creator of 1619 Project to give Kops Lecture

Nikole Hannah-Jones, the Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of the 1619 Project and a staff writer at The New York Times Magazine, will give the Daniel W. Kops Freedom of the Press Lecture on Sept. 9 at 5 p.m.
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Applications now open for Klarman postdoc fellowships in A&S

Applications are now being accepted for the third cohort of the Klarman Postdoctoral Fellowships program in the College of Arts and Sciences. The deadline for submission is Oct. 15.