Sabrina Karim, assistant professor of government, has been awarded a Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) grant to assess the barriers affecting women's participation in eight selected United Nations peacekeeping troop and police contributing countries. The $294,843 award will cover a post-doc position for 18 months, a research assistant, and time for Karim to conduct the study.
Natalie Batalha, astrophysicist and planet hunter, will describe Kepler’s legacy and preview planned follow-up missions in the 2018 Carl Sagan Distinguished Lecture at Cornell, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. in Call Auditorium.
The performance was part of the National Theatre’s “Courage Everywhere” project, which features world-class directors producing plays on the themes of suffrage, courage and the fight for political equality in the UK and around the world.
A new podcast, Antiquitas: Leaders and Legends of the Ancient World, combines story-telling and scholarship to bring to life the ancient world’s most engaging personalities, real and mythical. The first season, “Gods of War,” contains eight episodes chronicling war stories of ancient Greece and Rome, from Achilles and Helen to Julius Caesar.
Nilay Yapici, assistant professor of neurobiology and behavior, has received a 2018 Glenn Foundation for Medical Research and AFAR Research Grants for Junior Faculty from the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR). The grant provides an early career investigator with up to $100,000 for one to two years to support research focused on aging processes and age-related diseases.