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Ahmann co-edits journal issue on ‘late industrialism’

The term “late industrialism” has become synonymous with collapse: breakdown, pollution, waste and disappointment left behind by failing or exploitive systems.

But the “late” in “late industrial” also carries radical potential, according to Chloe Ahmann, assistant professor of anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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Panel: Segregation still ‘in force’ in US schools, neighborhoods

Civil rights legislation and Supreme Court rulings have undone a history of legal racial segregation in America, but schools and neighborhoods remain largely segregated, four Cornell faculty members said during the Nov. 19 webinar, “Racism in America: Education and Housing.”

 BOOK COVER: The Early Martyr Narratives

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Roman historian views early martyr narratives as ‘living texts’

Prof. Rebillard found that the texts were mostly composed long after the time of persecution, in contexts of peace for Christians.
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Anthropologist examines aging in U.S. ‘Through Japanese Eyes’

Older people occupied a significant part of life for Yohko Tsuji Ph.D. '91 when she was growing up in Japan. Her widowed grandmother lived with the family, creating a traditional three-generation household, and elders were a positive part of daily life.

 Chiara Galli

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Klarman fellow Galli investigating child migration

"We are witnessing the demise of the U.S. asylum process."
 Book Cover: Music for the Dead and Resurrected

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Poet’s book finds words for ‘things that leave us speechless’

Many of the poems in “Music for the Dead and Resurrected” are rooted in Belarus, present and past.
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Kerry imparts experience, hope to the ‘next generation’

Now more than ever, leadership is needed at all levels of government to overcome growing partisanship and to keep the United States in a strong position in the world on fronts such as democracy, cybersecurity and climate change, said former U.S. Sen. John Kerry on Oct. 29.

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Effective government saves lives in cyclones, other disasters

To identify what makes people vulnerable, the researchers matched the extent of the storms with the measures of governance and living conditions in affected areas.
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Dark Laboratory podcast debuts with ‘Get Free’

Dark Laboratory, a “humanities incubator” for digital storytelling with a special focus on Black and Indigenous voices, launched its first podcast episode, a crossover with the podcast “Get Free” by laboratory co-founder Tao Leigh Goffe, on Oct. 26.

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Professor studying Pompeii honored by National Geographic

Caitlín Barrett, associate professor of classics in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been named a National Geographic Explorer after receiving a grant from the National Geographic Society to study daily life in ancient Rome through archaeological research at Pompeii in modern-day Italy.

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Book examines Black Jewish indigeneity in South Africa

The book opens larger questions about the relationship between genetics, citizenship, race and origins.
 Book cover: Technology and the Environment in History

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Authors break down history of ‘envirotech’ in new book

The authors analyzed the interconnected nature of dilemmas such as carcinogens, energy crises and invasive species at the intersection of technological and environmental history.
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Conference to explore tactile approaches to media, virtually

Media Objects,” a media studies conference originally scheduled for March 2020 at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, has been reconfigured into a virtual event, with the first panel scheduled for Oct. 23.

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Religion: less ‘opiate,’ more suppressant, study finds

“Contemporary American religion – and Christianity in particular – suppresses what would otherwise be larger group differences in political ideology.”
 Book cover: Life, Death and Other Inconvenient Truths

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Psychology professor offers alphabetical guide to human nature

 Life doesn’t come with a user’s manual, but Shimon Edelman, professor of psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences, has created an alphabetical reference guide.

 Vijay Varma

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Klarman fellow models black hole collisions, tests Einstein's theory

Vijay Varma is among six inaugural cohort members in the Klarman Postdoctoral Fellowship program.
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‘Yeshiva Days’ records Lower East Side Jewish life

The book chronicles a side of Jewish life that outsiders rarely see.
 Baobao Zhang

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Klarman Fellow Zhang examines tech policy through social science

Baobao Zhang is researching trust in digital technology and the governance of AI.
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Hayes, Lunine to chair Planetary Science 10-year survey panels

The panels "carry considerable influence on how the space agency sets priorities for new missions."
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