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Physics professor advances breakthrough research on black hole paradox

Tom Hartman has discovered a mathematical technique for calculating the physics of a black hole.
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South Asia, Latin America ‘flashpoints’ of global care markets

The global south has been a vital resource for the sustenance of life and care.
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Middle class actually enables autocrats in post-Soviet countries

Rosenfeld spent more than a year doing research in Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.
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‘Di Linke’ webinar series explores history of Jewish Left

The Jewish People’s Fraternal Order (JPFO) was founded in 1930 and flourished for two decades as the Jewish division of the multi-ethnic International Workers Order (IWO) before being shut down during the Cold War.

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Smartphones help show how places affect health in real time

In places they perceived as stressful or threatening, older adults were significantly more likely to report momentary spikes in fatigue or pain.
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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.”

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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.

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Klarman fellow Galli investigating child migration

"We are witnessing the demise of the U.S. asylum process."
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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


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.”