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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.
 John Kerry


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


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


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


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
Baobao Zhang


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."
 Saul Teukolsky


Physicist Teukolsky wins biennial Einstein Prize

Saul Teukolsky, the Hans A. Bethe Professor of Physics in the College of Arts and Sciences, has won the American Physical Society’s 2021 Einstein Prize, which recognizes outstanding achievement in gravitational physics.

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Black, Indigenous voices highlighted in Dark Laboratory

The lab will help people tell their stories to the world through technology.
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RNA analysis at heart of COVID-19 testing

When Cornell faced the challenge of developing its own COVID-19 testing system, Jeff Pleiss stepped forward to offer his lab’s experience.
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Linguist links language to social change in ‘Words Matter’

In today’s world, where social media and protest signs speak volumes, we hardly need a linguist to tell us that words matter. But a language scholar can help us understand how and why words unite and align people, well as exclude and exploit.

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Chemist Mao named finalist in Blavatnik Awards

Xianwen Mao, a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, has been recognized for his innovations in imaging nanoscale systems by the New York Academy of Sciences and the Blavatnik Family Foundation.

 Book Cover: Togo Mizrahi and the Making of Egyptian Cinema


Book profiles Jewish director as a leader in Egyptian cinema

"Togo Mizrahi was one of the most prolific filmmakers of his day" and helped start Egypt's film industry.