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New book gives insider’s view of cosmic search for life

The clues we find on exoplanets could be as strange as a bioluminescent glow or a rainbow hue, as astronomer Lisa Kaltenegger describes in “Alien Earths: The New Science of Planet Hunting in the Cosmos.”
Keefe Mitman

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Hubble Fellow chooses Cornell for postdoc

Physicist Keefe Mitman will work with Nils Deppe, assistant professor of physics, on the Simulating eXtreme Spacetimes (SXS) Collaboration on improving gravitational wave models to aid with the LIGO-Virgo-Kagra Collaboration’s detection and characterization of compact binary encounters.
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Major new telescope structure completed in Germany

The newly assembled Fred Young Submillimeter Telescope (FYST), nearly the size of a five-story building, was unveiled April 4 at an event in Xanten, Germany.
Stephen J. Hadley '69

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Former national security adviser to speak on US-China relations

Former National Security Advisor Stephen J. Hadley ‘69 will explore “U.S. National Security Policymaking and the Future of U.S.-China Relations” in a fireside chat on Wednesday, April 17.
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NPR’s David Folkenflik ’91 to host ‘Dissident Writers’ event

The April 17 event, part of the Freedom of Expression series, features Folkenflik in conversation with Suzanne Nossel, CEO of PEN America, and Belarusian poet and Cornell faculty member Valzhyna Mort.
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Suffrage Science Award given to neuroscientist Azahara Oliva

The award aims to “create a self-perpetuating cohort of talent that can encourage others to enter science and reach senior leadership roles.”
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Two Cornell scientists chosen for 51 Pegasi b Fellowships

The three-year postdoctoral fellowship, granted to Lígia Fonseca Coelho and Zach Ulibarri, provides recipients with resources, freedom, and flexibility to conduct theoretical, observational, and experimental research in planetary astronomy.
Antonio Fernandez Ruiz

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Mind Prize awarded to neuroscientist Antonio Fernandez-Ruiz

The prize aims to “change the paradigm of neuroscience research by creating a community of next-frontier thinkers who can uncover a deeper understanding of the brain and cognition.”
Yuval Grossman

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Choosing connection: Physics professor teaches Arab youth in Israel

Professor Yuval Grossman has been traveling to Israel to lead math and physics activities with young people in Arab villages since 2019. His most recent trip was in January.
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Cornell astronomers on newly approved UVEX NASA mission

The space telescope, targeted to launch in 2030, has Cornell astronomers Anna Y. Q. Ho and Shrinivas R. Kulkarni on the mission team.
Kate Manne

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‘Fatphobia’ a form of oppression, says philosopher Kate Manne

In her new book, “Unshrinking: How to Face Fatphobia,” Prof. Kate Manne draws on personal experience as well as scientific research.
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NY Times op-ed by philosopher Kate Manne wins award

The award honors “standout pieces that successfully blend philosophical argumentation with an op-ed writing style.”
Jessica Chen Weiss

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China expert, present at Xi visit to US, aims to cool tensions

Professor Jessica Chen Weiss, an expert on U.S.-China relations, was among the attendees of the dinner following President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping’s historic summit on Nov. 15 in San Francisco.
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Conference celebrates 40 years of Andean studies at Cornell

“The conference showcased the true intergenerational and diverse group of scholars involved in Andean Studies,” said Prof. Cohen-Aponte.
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Mathematician Steven Strogatz receives national award for science communication

Strogatz’s work, along with that of communications professor Neil Lewis Jr. (CALS), was selected for the awards from among 500 entries published or aired in 2023.
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Award-winning journalists to discuss role of the press

On Nov. 14, NPR’s David Folkenflik ’91, Zubrow Distinguished Visiting Journalist, will moderate a panel of noted journalists and faculty to discuss “Free Press in a Free Society: U.S. Newsrooms on the Front Lines.”
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‘Climate Change Comedy Hour’ on Nov. 2

Environmental historian Aaron Sachs will use a combination of gallows humor, history and silly videos to show how we can shift our attitude about climate change -- and how that shift might help us get to the next stage of climate activism.
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Award-winning Simon Shaheen to perform, lecture on Arab music

“Simon Shaheen is widely celebrated as a virtuoso violinist and oud player, incomparably creative composer and master teacher of Arab music."
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Mongolian music comes to campus

Concerts set for Oct. 20 and 22 will highlight the musical legacy of composer Byambasurengiin Sharav, a household name in Mongolia.
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Cornell-built instrument to transform Green Bank Telescope

The new camera "is actually a very different way of observing the sky,” said A&S research scientist Amit Vishwas ’10, M.Eng.,’14, Ph.D. ’19.
Antonio Fernandez Ruiz

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Antonio Fernandez-Ruiz receives NIH award for ‘transformational’ project

Neuroscientist Antonio Fernandez-Ruiz has received a New Innovator Director’s Award from the National Institutes of Health’s High-Risk, High-Reward Research program.
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Staller Lecture to explore the economics of AI Oct. 12

Economist Jens Ludwig will explore how “big data” and AI tools help us understand and improve human decision-making.
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Racker Lecture examines ‘Sex and Death’ Oct. 5

Lecturer Barbara Meyer has "made exciting discoveries regarding how disruptions in proper gene expression can have dramatic consequences in organism development and health as well as impact aging and lifespan,” said faculty host Prof. Richard Cerione.
Jennifer Graber

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Lecture to explore Native American anti-nuclear activism

A new “Religions on the Move” lecture series kicks off Sept. 28 with "'Make the Sound the Creator Is Waiting for Us to Make': Native American Anti-Nuclear Activism."
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David Folkenflik named 2023-24 A&S Zubrow Distinguished Visiting Journalist

Folkenflik's "deep understanding of the intricate media landscape will bring an important perspective to campus during this ‘Freedom of Expression’ theme year."
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‘Trevor-Fest’ to honor the late Prof. Trevor Pinch

A symposium Sept. 21-23 will celebrate the legacy of a pioneer who helped found three areas of study related to science, technology and sound.
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New research sheds light on origins of social behaviors

The fruit fly’s visual system, not just chemical receptors, are deeply involved with their social behaviors.
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New support fund for astronomy graduate students announced

The Riccardo Giovanelli Graduate Student Support Fund was announced July 15 at “Gas-trophysics Across the Universe.”
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Science plans for telescope’s first light focus of CCAT Consortium meeting

“This was a critical meeting as we are less than two years out from anticipated first light with the facility," said project director Gordon Stacey.
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A&S staff appreciated with pirate-themed picnic

Dean Ray Jayawardhana told staff on June 7: “You are what makes this place run and what makes the College the exciting and vibrant place it is. I’m lucky to be embedded among such a dedicated, proud and spirited group of people.”
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$5M gift establishes first-of-its-kind professorship in math and science outreach

Distinguished mathematician, award-winning teacher and well-known science communicator Steven Strogatz has been appointed as the inaugural holder of the Winokur chair.
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Reversible magnetic field found around a fast radio burst for the first time

“These new observations are another step forward in understanding the remarkable engines and the diversity of fast radio bursts.”
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Two physics graduate students chosen for DOE program

The fellowship provides world-class training and access to state-of-the-art facilities and resources at DOE national laboratories.
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Arts and Sciences faculty featured on Academic Minute

Five faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences were featured on a “Cornell week” on The Academic Minute radio program from May 1-5.
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New research sheds light on how circadian rhythms work

The research offers new hope for dealing with jet lag, insomnia and other sleep disorders.
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Recent alumna awarded Bernheimer Prize

Hannah Cole, Ph.D. '20, has been awarded this year’s Bernheimer Prize for her dissertation, “A Thorny Way of Thinking: Botanical Afterlives of Caribbean Plantation Slavery.”
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Film co-produced by Natalie Melas wins award

The Award for Film and Video from the Society of Architectural Historians has been given to the film “We Love We Self Up Here.”
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Dark comedy can lighten up fight against climate change

In his new book, “Stay Cool: Why Dark Comedy Matters in the Fight Against Climate Change,” Aaron Sachs demonstrates how laughter can give strength even when things seem most hopeless.
Britney Schmidt

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Britney Schmidt named one of Time’s 100 most influential people

Schmidt was recognized for contributions to climate science, following the recent publication of surprise results about the melting of the imperiled Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica.
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Sociology research centerpiece of comedic video 

Professor Cristobal Young, on-screen, explains how he came to the conclusion that millionaire tax flight is 99% myth. He also shreds on guitar.
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Panel on political polarization and the media set for April 19

Distinguished alumni and Cornell faculty will explore whether media are helping or worsening the political divide and what can be done.
Abagail Crites talking with students

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After 75 years, accelerator physics still going strong in Newman Lab

“There are very few universities that do accelerator research. Cornell is a leader among them.”
Jared Maxson

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Research spotlight: Jared Maxson

Research in the realm of accelerator physics focuses a lot on where you get the particles from. My group’s expertise is creating and manipulating electron beams. We’re typically interested in studying a process called photon emission by way of using light to impinge on a specially engineered material that will emit electrons when illuminated. My group are experts in generating high brightness electron beams via photoemission, using light to generate electrons.
Anders Ryd

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Research spotlight: Anders Ryd

I joined the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in 2005. The project then was already in the middle of construction and primarily I worked on the pixel detector and getting that ready for data taking, which started in 2010. But already I was thinking about what we want to do in the future. So I got involved with the H luminosity LHC upgrade, the next major upgrade of the facility at CERN that will allow us to take data at a rate that is in order of magnitude higher than what we have been doing so far. Starting about 2014, we really started seriously to make the plans for this work which had been listed as the highest priority project for the LHC upgrades.
Matthias Liepe

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Research spotlight, Matthias Liepe

As a graduate student in Germany at a national research lab, students weren’t allowed to do many thing for themselves. My advisor sent me to Cornell for six months to learn how to do things. In Newman Lab, the students do everything – how to use the clean room, how to solder, etc. So after I finished my PhD I came back to Newman Lab and Cornell.
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Cornell-led telescope project completion in sight

The Fred Young Submillimeter Telescope “will be able to look regularly at frequency ranges very few other telescopes can even detect."
Andrew Morse

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Morse named A&S Zubrow Distinguished Visiting Journalist

Recently appointed president and publisher of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Andrew Morse ’96, a former leader at CNN, Bloomberg and ABC News, will be on campus in March and April.
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Chemist wins National Academy of Science award

Geoffrey Coates’ discoveries have revolutionized polymer recycling, materials for green hydrogen generation, and the synthesis of sustainable plastics.
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Perseverance rover records sound of dust devils on Mars

Thanks to the first working microphone to traverse the surface of Mars, the sound of a tiny, extraterrestrial dust tornado has reached Earth.
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Eminent astronomer Riccardo Giovanelli dies at 76

An observational cosmologist studying the structure, evolution and environments of galaxies, Giovanelli had broad research interests.