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Geoffrey Coates

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Coates honored by American Chemical Society

Chemistry professor Geoffrey W. Coates has received the 2020 Gustavus John Esselen Award for Chemistry in the Public Interest from the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society

The gate of Auschwitz

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Panel examines Jewish rescuers during the Holocaust

As a young child in World War II Poland, Nobel Prize-winning chemist Roald Hoffmann and members of his family spent 15 months hiding in an attic, kept safe from the Nazis by a Ukrainian couple who risked their own three small children to do so.

Hoffmann’s life was spared, thanks to the courage and kindness of others.

Soraya McDonald

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Online cultural critic wins 2019-20 Nathan Award

Soraya Nadia McDonald, cultural critic for The Undefeated, a website that explores the intersection of race, sports and culture, has been named winner of the 2019-20 George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism.

Row houses with cars in front

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New podcast episode explains inequalities of place

ZIP Codes Matter,” a new episode of the “What Makes Us Human?” podcast series, shows how inequality can be tracked across America simply by looking at ZIP codes. The podcast’s fifth season – “What Do We Know about Inequality?” – showcases the newest thinking across academic disciplines about inequality.

Illustration from the book, showing hog king rejoicing in his money

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Professor publishes Placentius’ pugnacious pig poem

Classics professor Michael Fontaine explores the poem’s possible influence on George Orwell’s “Animal Farm.”
African American children standing in front of the "Fernwood Colored School"

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New podcast episode traces roots of educational inequalities

Inequalities institutionalized during the Civil War era remain with us today, says Noliwe Rooks, professor of Africana studies and director of American studies.
Surveillance camera

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New podcast episode examines an impact of incarceration

“Climate of Fear” explores the impact of incarcerated parents on their children’s education.
Black woman standing in field of flowers

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New podcast episode explores racism and resilience

Lived Experience,” a new episode of the “What Makes Us Human?” podcast series, explores global racial hierarchies and their remedies. The podcast’s fifth season – “What Do We Know about Inequality?” – showcases the newest thinking across academic disciplines about inequality.

an assortment of colored candies

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Inequalities in the workplace explored in new podcast episode

Workplace Rankings,” a new episode of the “What Makes Us Human?” podcast series, explores power and status in the workplace. The podcast’s fifth season – “What Do We Know about Inequality?” – showcases the newest thinking across academic disciplines about inequality.

A father and a mother smiling at a baby she is holding

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New podcast episode examines parenting inequities

Unequal Parenting,” a new episode of the “What Makes Us Human?” podcast series, examines persistent inequalities in parenting and the earnings penalties that go along with them. The podcast’s fifth season –  “What Do We Know about Inequality?” – showcases the newest thinking across academic disciplines about inequality.

Lou Reed playing guitar

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Musicologist discovers tape of unreleased Lou Reed music

"The import of the discovery didn’t hit me until...a curator of the archive said, ‘I think you’ve just discovered a lost Lou Reed album.’”
Row of empty hospital beds

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Health inequities and storytelling in new podcast episode

Health Inequities,” a new episode of the “What Makes Us Human” podcast series, explores how “sociological” storytelling can change health outcomes. The podcast’s fifth season -- "What Do We Know about Inequality?" -- showcases the newest thinking across academic disciplines about inequality.

Students at Johnson Museum standing around a display of artifacts

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Public History Initiative launches at Cornell

“Our initiative aims to stimulate new conversations about the sedimented histories that shape our contemporary world.”
Scientific rendering of replication process

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Scientists unwind mystery behind DNA replication

“This research highlights the importance of physical principles in fundamental biological processes.”
Film poster of a man and a bear facing forward side by side

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Podcast describes efforts to ‘decolonize the screen’

“The public is not hearing the stories that show a culture that is present and ever-changing," says Kiowa filmmaker and PMA professor Jeffrey Palmer.
Cars in a traffic jam

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Podcast explores inequality’s impact on well-being

"We can expect rising inequality to make the population as a whole less happy," says Professor Thomas Gilovich.
People excavating archaeological site with fields in the background

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First Rural Humanities showcase spotlights Cornell-community projects

The Rural Humanities Initiative offers seminars for students and supports faculty outreach in generating new scholarship.
M&M candies

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Unpacking ‘packing’ is topic of Hans Bethe Lecture

Paul Chaikin, professor of physics at New York University, will give a talk, “How Many M&M’s in That Jar? Particle Packings, Frustration and Why Things Crystallize,” Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Schwartz Auditorium, Rockefeller Hall.