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 Swathi Chandrika ’21 explains her group’s project, building an experiment to predict the behavior of a mass on a spring when released at different positions and with different masses.


Professors, students laud active learning physics lab course

Students said they gained confidence and discovered the pleasure of experimentation.
 Marine soldier sitting cross-legged in the desert.


Government professor featured in new documentary

The film investigates the dark side of American higher education, chronicling the policy decisions that have given rise to a powerful for-profit college industry.
 Noliwe Rooks, professor of Africana studies, answers a question during the History of Capitalism forum.


History of Capitalism initiative takes big-picture approach

The initiative is a collaboration between the Department of History in the College of Arts & Sciences, the ILR School and faculty in other departments and programs across Cornell.
 Bangladeshi female police officer


Sabrina Karim receives grant to study women’s participation in peacekeeping

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.

 Seema Golestaneh, assistant professor of Near Eastern Studies, speaks during the Nov. 27 Listening to the Middle East session for BOCES K-12 teachers.


Cornell brings sounds of Middle East to local K-12 teachers

Participants came from four schools and two school districts, including Ithaca.
 Three people laughing with each other about something one is holding


Podcast examines what influences physical attractiveness

The podcast showcases the newest thinking across academic disciplines about the relationship between humans and love.
 Chris Kitchen/Provided Sturt Manning, the Goldwin Smith Professor of Classical Archaeology, at work in the Cornell Tree-Ring Laboratory.


New study upends timeline of Iroquoian history

New research by an international team raises questions about the timing and nature of early interactions between indigenous people and Europeans in North America.
 A nest with male and female midshipman fish


Podcast examines the science of love

“Science of Love”, a new episode of the “What Makes Us Human” podcast series, explores the biological basis of attraction.
 Perseus galaxy


Fabrication of powerful telescope begins

Fabrication of the Cerro Chajnantor Atacama Telescope-prime (CCAT-p), a powerful telescope capable of mapping the sky at submillimeter and millimeter wavelengths, has now begun, marking a major milestone in the project.

 Artist's rendering of Kepler 10b


Planet hunter to give update on search for life in the universe

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.
 Front cover of the Philosophical Review


Philosophical Review voted best by wide margin

In an on-line poll of more than 600 philosophers, the Sage School’s Philosophical Review has been voted the best general journal of philosophy by a wide margin -- 371-165 over its nearest rival.
 A temple dancer in India wearing flowers and lots of jewelry.


Podcast examines love and obligation

“Love and the Goddess” a new episode of the “What Makes Us Human” podcast series, explores marriage between girls and a goddess in South India.
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Play by Cornell faculty performed in London

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.
 Roman columns still standing in an ancient ruin


New podcast offers leadership lessons from ancient history

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.

 Duke and ladies in a garden (Miniature) The duke and companions entertaining ladies in a garden. From Le Duc des vrais amants.


New podcast examines courtly love

This episode of the “What Makes Us Human” podcast series explains how the invention of courtly love helped prevent warfare in medieval Europe.
 A cuneiform tablet with Sumerian writing on it


How to Text like a Sumerian

“Buffalo,” said Jonathan Tenney eight times in a row to the crowded room in White Hall.
 A fraternity brother in a suit standing in the living room. Credit/Copyright: Andrew Moisey


Art book reveals inner world of ‘The American Fraternity’

The black, faux-leather book cover declares “The American Fraternity,” and nothing else. The title page reads only “Ritual of Initiation.”
 Fingers holding a photo of an elderly couple


Podcast examines the psychobiology of love

“Love Science” a new episode of the “What Makes Us Human” podcast series, explores the behavioral, psychological, and neural components of love -- and its loss.
 Carl Sagan


‘Lost’ lecture by Carl Sagan released in honor of his birthday

Cornell’s Carl Sagan Institute honored Sagan's birthday by releasing a lecture he gave in 1994, “The Age of Exploration.”
 Nilay Yapici


Neuroscientist receives grant for aging research

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.