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Reunion panel steers racism conversation toward action

The panel, moderated by Noliwe Rooks, discussed ways to steer conversation toward meaningful action, including: listening to scholarly experts; implementing new initiatives; and engaging students and faculty in organizations beyond the university.
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Pew scholar builds on gene-editing technology

Elizabeth Kellogg, assistant professor of molecular biology and genetics in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been named to the Pew Scholars Program to pursue research into advancing gene editing capability.
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Jason Koski/Cornell University Michael Stillman enjoys some pie during a Pi Day celebration, 2015

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Stillman receives UI achievement award for mathematics

A 2021 Outstanding Achievement Award from the University of Illinois Department of Mathematics recognizes advances in the field by Michael Stillman, professor of mathematics.
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New impact grants expand humanities research

The Society for the Humanities added to its grant offerings in 2021, awarding Humanities Impact Grants to humanities projects that “engage in broader public conversations with social impact in mind.”
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New A&S faculty bring Indigenous studies expertise

Two new faculty members who specialize in Native American and Indigenous literatures will join the Department of Literatures in English for the fall of 2021.
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Emr wins $1.2M Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine

Scott Emr's landmark discoveries focus on complexes that are central to life, health and disease.
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One object in the digital archive connected to the online game “Found in the Archive” is a Spanish postcard advertising a play from 1909, containing text that, characteristic of the time and genre, discriminates against disabled men.

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Online game replicates frustrations of research and disability

With a grant from the Society for the Humanities, Julia Chang has developed an online game with an undergrad computer science researcher, based on her research on disability in modern Spain. The game will launch during an online event June 2 at 2 p.m.
Baobao Zhang

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Klarman Fellow Zhang named CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar

As a CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar, Baobao Zhang, Klarman Postdoctoral Fellow in government, will investigate challenges governments face when addressing public perceptions of inequalities brought about by new technologies.
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$2M in New Frontier Grants boost high-impact A&S research

Research supported by the 14 grants ranges from the physics of quantum computing to the design of new musical instruments.
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Ghost Graffiti by Andrea Dezsö

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Society for the Humanities 'Afterlives' theme draws record interest

During 2020, Cornell’s Society for the Humanities chose “Afterlives” as its theme for 2021-22. Scholars from all over the world and all around the College of Arts and Sciences responded to the call, resulting in a record number of applications for the Society’s fellowships.
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Cornell poet’s play “Trap Door” opens an aperture into Ithaca history

“Trap Door,” a “headphone walking play” open May 20-30 in downtown Ithaca, invites audiences to notice the streets they travel, says lead writer Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon.
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‘Deeds rife with physical nastiness’: book examines violence in Icelandic sagas

Oren Falk considers the medieval Icelandic sagas as case studies, arguing that violence serves as a technique for dealing with uncertainty.
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‘Iberian Moorings’ compares Muslim and Jewish golden ages

The Iberian Peninsula has been a center of fertile intellectual, cultural and spiritual production for multiple religious traditions.
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Aurore Simonnet/LIGO-Caltech-MIT-Sonoma State An artist’s conception shows two merging black holes similar to those detected by LIGO.

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Black hole spin finding could shed light on relativity, stars

Klarman Fellow Vijay Varma applied a new method of studying binary black holes to analyze data gathered by the LIGO and Virgo gravitational wave detectors.
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Panel: Pandemic and protests laid economic injustices bare

Four faculty members and a Washington Post reporter discussed the ways racism shapes economic policies.
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‘Rational Rules’ book examines how we learn morals

Philosophy professor Shaun Nichols argues that we can explain many of the features of moral systems and how humans form them in terms of rational learning from evidence.
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Time and sanctuary: Writing program shapes promising voices

Cornell’s Creative Writing Program supports writers at a time when the world needs insight from artistic voices.
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Event examines the ethics, politics and future of AI

Three leading Cornell scholars discussed governmental, social and moral ramifications of artificial intelligence in “Politics, Policy & Ethics of the Coming AI Revolution” on April 15, an Arts Unplugged event sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and moderated by Andrew Ross Sorkin ’99, of CNBC and The New York Times.
Book cover: Githa Sowerby, Three Plays

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Githa Sowerby study illuminates women writers' struggle

In a new critical edition of three plays by Githa Sowerby (1876-1970) J. Ellen Gainor argues for the lasting merit of this writer's artistry and for recognition of women in theater.
Book cover: Emancipation's Daughters

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‘Emancipation’s Daughters’ celebrates five iconic Black women

In her new book, Riché Richardson examines iconic Black women leaders who have contested racial stereotypes and constructed new national narratives of Black womanhood in the United States.
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