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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
A Cornell-based database of “runaway ads” placed by enslavers in 18th- and 19th-century U.S. newspapers was the starting point for a new song cycle, “Songs in Flight,” that will premiere Jan. 12 in New York City.
“Understanding the impact of Languages Across the Curriculum on all participants will allow us to build on its success and offer multilingual students more opportunities to engage with their disciplinary content in languages other than English."