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Study abroad, travel opportunities ramping back up

“We are thrilled that study abroad opportunities around the world are once again available to our students."
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Job hunting amid tech layoffs

Career Development is offering a free online session for students interested in the tech sector.
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A&S secures gifts, embarks on McGraw Hall renovation

The refurbishment and preservation of McGraw has become a top priority for the College of Arts & Sciences and the university.
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Historian wins NEH grant for work on British-India empire building

Historian Robert Travers is taking a deeper look at the impeachment trial of Warren Hastings.
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First-years share their transformational journeys ... so far

"Welcoming students to campus and providing them with the opportunity to connect to faculty and each other is a joy."
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Taylor retires from role leading A&S administration

“He is really a man of character and someone I’ve come to admire greatly over the years."
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Excavation uncovers 2K more artifacts at St. James church site

This semester’s work also featured an end-of-semester mini-field course for local children and youth presented by two Cornell students.
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Scholarship fund grows to help more A&S students

The Kiplinger family's affection for Cornell is reflected in numerous facets of the university.
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Grants help students with conferences, job-hunting expenses

Professional Development Grants are available thanks to generous alumni donations.
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Students visit virtual world to learn research technique

Students experienced cryo-electron microscopy as part of a collaboration with Cornell’s Center for Teaching Innovation.
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Moderna scientist to speak about COVID vaccine development

Melissa Moore led early-stage research teams developing Moderna’s platform technologies in mRNA design and delivery.
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Senior wins award from SETI Institute for planetary research

Ze-Wen Koh plans to pursue a doctorate in planetary science after graduation.
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Faculty members' film focuses on boarding school escape

The film by Jeffrey Palmer and Austin Bunn has been entered into five film festivals; they’ll hear word of acceptance soon.
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Students can now choose new minor in data science

The minor is distinctive in including courses from many disciplines, from across Cornell’s schools and colleges.
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Nexus Scholar applications open for summer 2023

The program matches undergraduate students with summer opportunities to work side by side with faculty from across the College.
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Undergrad publishes research on genetic information exchange

A study by Margaret Keymakh '23 and others in her lab was just published in PLOS Genetics.
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Scholar offers talk about Brazilian crackdowns and feminist response

Her talk is one of three in the African Diaspora Knowledge Exchange Series.
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Crowd gathers to wish ‘happy birthday’ to Fuertes telescope

Partygoers enjoyed space-themed cupcakes, peered through the telescope and pored over a display of observatory instruments to celebrate Fuertes Observatory's 100th birthday.
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Alumni return to celebrate theatre troupe’s 30th anniversary

A series of special events, including visits from alumni involved in theatre, film and television, is being planned to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Teatrotaller, a theatre troupe formed to promote Spanish, Latin American and Latino culture.
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Doctor/musician alumnus takes stage in Van Cliburn competition

"At every point in your life, different music will speak to you in new ways."
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“The Janes” director: ‘I think we’re going way backwards.’

Tia Lessin '89 will be on campus Oct. 13 for a screening at Cornell Cinema.
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Panelists: War in Ukraine reshapes world political order

Faculty and journalist experts considered the consequences of the ongoing conflict during “Aftershocks: Geopolitics Since the Ukraine invasion."
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New faculty director takes helm of Office of Undergraduate Biology

Nicholson said her mission is to empower students and give them confidence.
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Archaeological conference expands discussion beyond colonial roots

'We saw this conference as a way to expand the conversation beyond Cornell.'
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Eminent physicist Kurt Gottfried, co-founder of Union of Concerned Scientists, dies at 93

Gottfried was also the author of a classic text on quantum mechanics and numerous scholarly articles on missile defense, space weapons, nuclear weapons and cooperative security.
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$8.3M award boosts chemistry research into fuel cells, batteries

The funding supports research, as well as the establishment of a small fleet of fuel-cell and battery powered (EV) cars at Cornell.
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New Jewish studies major approved in College of Arts & Sciences

“These efforts recognize the critical questions Jewishness raises and its place as part of a shared heritage.”
Arts Unplugged, Aftershocks, geopolitics since the Ukraine invasion, image of world with warplanes and ripples

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Journalists join A&S professors to discuss global impacts of war in Ukraine

Ann Simmons, Moscow bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal, and Mark Landler, London bureau chief for the New York Times, join Professors Peter Katzenstein and Jessica Chen Weiss for the Sept. 22 Arts Unplugged event.
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Student’s research focuses on Indigenous agriculture system

The movement involves not only re-establishing heritage foods, but also bolstering the systems that sustain them: irrigation and land access, for instance.
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Community read launches Society for the Humanities’ ‘Repair’ theme

"The Society for the Humanities thought there is no better way to kick off the year of Repair, than to begin at home."
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Microscopy reveals mechanism behind new CRISPR tool

New research could lead to promising antiviral and tissue engineering tools in animal and plants.
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Energy center receives $12.6 million in renewed funding

The award allows the center to continue its work developing advanced fuel cell technologies in alkaline media.
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Summer reflections from Milstein students

Hear from four of the 29 students in the Milstein Program in Technology & Humanity about their summer at Cornell Tech.
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Humanities Scholars explore future careers through legal internships

Two students in the College explored legal careers this summer thanks in part to grants from the Humanities Scholars Program.
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Milstein students spend summer producing, questioning, exploring

Milstein students spent eight weeks this summer wrestling with societal questions about technology's role in our world.
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Iván Andrade: ‘I love interacting with patients’

Iván Andrade’s summer experience helped him realize that he’s headed in the right direction as he pursues a career in medicine.
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Harrison College Scholars explore politics, wellness, environment in summer work

From Ithaca to Hawaii to Ecuador, students in the Robert S. Harrison College Scholars Program took advantage of the summer as a time to explore their research interests.
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PMA prof honored with fellowship for screenwriting work

Austin Bunn, associate professor of performing and media arts, has been awarded a New York State Council for the Arts/New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in screenwriting.
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Exploring life in front of a classroom

Stephanie Naing is working with sixth and seventh graders this summer who want to gain entrance into New York City's independent schools.
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Chasing carbon from trees to soils

A group of students, including some in the Nexus Scholars Program, completed field work and analysis this summer on soil coming from a long-term forest fertilization experiment.
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Internship offers insights into banking career

Eros Georgiou ’25 is spending the summer exploring a career in banking, with help from a Summer Experience Grant.
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Student researchers explore changing chemical reactions

Undergrads in the Nexus Scholars Program used ultrafast laser spectroscopy to understand how organic semiconductors behave when they absorb and emit light.
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Studying connections between animal-human health

Their map will visualize research about the spread of existing or known and new or emerging zoonotic diseases.
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Celluloid recollections: Cornell Cinema names new director

A new director, Molly Ryan, will take the helm of Cornell Cinema this fall, succeeding Mary Fessenden, who has led the organization for 35 years, eight years as 8 manager and 27 as director.
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Sustainability and spirituality in the garden

A group of students, including some Nexus Scholars, is learning practical skills related to sustainability and connecting them to community behaviors.
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Learn & travel with Cornell alumni, faculty this summer

A&S faculty will lead many courses on campus and join educational vacations as part of Cornell Adult University.
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Students, formerly incarcerated people publish book of creative works

A performing and media arts class composed of Cornell students and formerly incarcerated people has produced a book of their writings, exploring their own stories and their discoveries about each other.
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Posthumous album brings Cornell staffer’s music to life

An album featuring the work of Daniel Gaibel, former information technology manager for the Language Resource Center (LRC), will debut this weekend at the Ithaca Festival.
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Student films document Cornell’s LGBTQ history

The film projects for the introductory class, which draws students from all of Cornell’s schools and colleges, celebrate the 30th anniversary of Cornell’s LGBT Studies Program.
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First class of Milstein students heads toward graduation

Twenty Milstein Program seniors will graduate this year with degrees in everything from biology to linguistics to computer science to physics.
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Students tackle community projects in moral psychology course

Students spent the semester working with local non-profits addressing issues from migrant family justice to food insecurity to sustainable agriculture.
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Reunion 2022 features host of A&S events

A number of special events are planned in the College of Arts & Sciences to celebrate Reunion 2022.
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Humanities students present diverse research projects

Humanities students studying an array of topics presented their work at the A.D. White House.
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College Scholars tackle interdisciplinary research projects

This year’s graduating class of Robert S. Harrison College Scholars presented their final theses during a daylong event May 7 in Goldwin Smith Hall.
Graduating A&S Seniors in the class of 2022

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Grateful to be together: Meet the extraordinary class of 2022

Hear about the Cornell experiences of some of the amazing students in our graduating class.
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$10M gift to A&S boosts College Scholar Program, scholarships

The gift will designate the College Scholar Program as the Robert S. Harrison College Scholar Program.
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First cohort of A&S Nexus Scholars chosen for summer research positions

Fifty undergrads in the College of Arts & Sciences will take part in paid research projects in Ithaca this summer with faculty from throughout the College.
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Underground Railroad project releases new 3-D model

The 3-D tour focuses on the building, its foundation, the archaeological excavation underway and a Civil War monument on the church site.
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First group of Zhu Fellows named

Four doctoral students studying fields in the College of Arts & Sciences are the inaugural recipients of the Zhu Family Graduate Fellowships in the Humanities.
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A&S sophomore earns spot in summer program in D.C.

Mar’Quon Frederick, a government major, will spend the summers of 2022 and 2023 in the Institute for Responsible Citizenship's Washington Program.
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Ten A&S faculty honored with endowed professorships

These professorships continue the College’s priority to recognize faculty excellence and accomplishments.
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Professor’s book wins major literary prize

A book by Liliana Colanzi won a prize honoring the best short stories in Latin American and Spain.
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Doctoral student’s work featured in Oxford Handbook chapter

The chapter is an introduction to the ideas and links between AI and politics.
Michael Reynolds, M.S. ’17, Ph.D. ’21, postdoctoral associate in the Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in the College of Engineering, demonstrated an origami model of a nanobot.

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Panelists explore ‘Science of the Very, Very Small’

From a nanoscale “brobot” flexing its muscles to a discussion of the artistry of scientific images, participants at a March 9 event got an up-close look at how quantum science and nanotechnology are shaping our lives.
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Students can apply now for Summer Experience Grants

More than $500,000 will be available to help students pay for housing, food, travel costs and other expenses during an unpaid or minimally-paid internship or career opportunity
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NYC, CU artists collaborate for “quarrelsome” opera production

The opera centers on a pivotal moment in French operatic history known as the “War of the Buffoons.”
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Glass blower crafts intricate creations for Cornell scientists

The work of Karl Termini, scientific glassblower in the College of Arts & Sciences, saves departments money and time and ensures that scientists get exactly what they need.
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Nobel laureates show support for Ukraine

The letter, signed by 163 Nobel laureates, was drafted by Cornell Nobel laureate Roald Hoffmann.
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Support Arts & Sciences on Giving Day March 16

Gifts allow the College to fulfill its mission: preparing students to do the greatest good in the world.
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Scholarship honors eminent professor and 'university citizen'

With contributions from his family, former students and colleagues, the fund honoring Isaac Kramnick will support students beginning this fall.
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Tribetan CEO Norwood named Entrepreneur of the Year

Tiffany Norwood ’89 will be honored on campus April 28-29 at the Entrepreneurship at Cornell Celebration event.
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Alumna unearths benefits of green burial in video

Solina Kennedy '19 interviews Professor Jane-Marie Law for a new video, based on information she learned in a Cornell class.
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Students honored with entrepreneurial fellowships

Twenty-six students received funding to allow them to work on their businesses this summer.
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Student podcast explores changing face of archaeology

Cornell graduate students are collaborating with students across the country on the scholarly podcast.
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Students can major in cognitive science come fall 2022

The major combines interests in philosophy, psychology, computer science, linguistics and neurobiology and behavior.
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Professor named chair of state humanities organization

Timothy Murray, professor of comparative literature and literatures in English, has been elected chair of the board of directors of Humanities New York (HNY), a nonprofit humanities council founded in 1975 that supports and advocates for public humanities across the state.
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Student group helps translate research into hometown projects

A new organization, founded by students in the College of Arts & Sciences, offers support and guidance for students who want to translate their research at Cornell into projects that will benefit their hometowns.
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Asian Studies alumnus wins Emmy for journalism work

Dexter Thomas PhD ’20 plans to continue working on stories “about difficult things that don’t have clear answers."
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Freedom seekers speak on new Underground Railroad site

The new “Voices on the Underground Railroad” website focuses on nine documented or rumored stops on the Underground Railroad in Central and Western New York.
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New piano joins historic instrument collection

A new Silbermann piano has joined the instrument collection at the Cornell Center for Historical Keyboards.
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Students engage with NYC Black ‘memory workers’ in Mellon seminar

An interdisciplinary seminar in the fall semester took students from Ithaca to New York City to explore African American heritage sites and the people whose work keeps this history alive.
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Heart monitor, ‘tinder for musicians’ win Big Ideas Competition

Four teams of undergraduate students were named winners of the Big Ideas Competition at Cornell, with ideas that help musicians connect, detect heart problems, train unemployed young adults and help with pollution issues in developing countries.
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Alumni gift to A&S supports doctoral students in the humanities

A $5 million alumni gift will help to support doctoral students in humanities fields within the College of Arts & Sciences.
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Rural humanities projects explore NYS past and present

Five essays that explore how students created publicly-engaged projects are available online.
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Examining the impact of drone warfare on global world order

An upcoming book by a Cornell doctoral student explores a new field of study related to the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, typically referred to as drones, in warfare.
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Journalists discuss human costs of immigration policies

Three Pulitzer Prize-winning immigration journalists discussed the role of journalists vs. activists, trends in immigration patterns and the U.S. immigration crisis during a Dec. 1 event.
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Nexus Scholars Program applications now open

The program connects undergraduates in A&S with opportunities to work side by side on research with Cornell faculty from across the College.
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eLab student entrepreneurs make their first pitches to NYC alumni

Students in 20 businesses pitched their ideas to 150 Cornell alumni, investors and friends during the eLab pitch night Nov. 11 at Cornell Tech in New York City.
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Cornell, Ithaca College effort moves housing project forward

Research from a team of Cornell and Ithaca College faculty and students provided key insights to Tompkins County legislators as they recently approved funding for a new housing program to help formerly incarcerated people.
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Students reflect on Marsalis visit: ‘He really touched my soul’

Wynton Marsalis visited campus Nov. 1-6 as an A.D. White Professor-at-Large.
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Humanizing the immigration issue

Molly O’Toole '09, this semester's Zubrow Distinguished Visiting Journalist Fellow, shared career advice, political insights and anecdotes from her work and life during two recent talks.
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Journalists to discuss role of reporting in immigration debate

Three Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters and authors will be on campus Dec. 1 for an event that will also be livestreamed on eCornell. Register now!
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Morrison’s son visits campus for film screening

The son of Toni Morrison M.A. ’55, will visit campus Nov. 9 for a film screening and discussion of “The Foreigner’s Home,” a documentary based on Morrison’s monthlong guest-curated 2006 series of cultural events at the Louvre.
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‘Still a long way to go:’ Looking back on the start of women’s studies at Cornell

As Cornell's women's studies program celebrates its 50th anniversary this year – along with the 30th anniversary of the LGBT studies program – faculty and alumni from the early days of the program are remembering the barriers they hurdled, as well as the support they received, as they sought to establish the program in 1972.
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Arts Unplugged: Marsalis offers Nov. 6 concert with wind symphony

A.D. White Professor-at-Large Wynton Marsalis will visit campus the week of Nov. 1, offering a concert with the Barbara and Richard T. Silver ’50, MD ’53 Cornell Wind Symphony, open to the public, and a talk open to members of the Cornell community.
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New A&S program expands undergrad research opportunities

The Nexus Scholars program will leverage the student-to-faculty ratio and the vibrant research enterprise in A&S to expand opportunities for students, while also enhancing the culture of collaborative scholarship at Cornell.
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Applications open for new humanities prize

Undergraduate students interested in the intersection of religion and politics or society can now apply for a new prize, to be given out next spring.
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College names Donna Lynch-Cunningham as new director of human resources

The College of Arts & Sciences will welcome a new director of human resources, Donna Lynch-Cunningham, beginning on Oct. 4. Cunningham was previously human resources divisional director for the James T. Laney School of Graduate Studies at Emory University in Atlanta.
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Author: World’s greatest ideas came from interdisciplinary teamwork

The collaborative nature of innovation was one of the key messages author Steven Johnson delivered during a campus visit Sept. 22, as a guest of the Milstein Program in Technology & Humanity.
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‘More inspired than ever:’ Cornell students start their journeys in law, med school

Cornell students successfully navigated the application process despite the COVID-19 pandemic and are headed to some of the country’s top professional schools this fall.