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Schmidt: Exploring Earth’s oceans to reach Europa

Britney Schmidt is in Antarctica through February 2022 with a small team of researchers to explore the confluence of glaciers, floating ice shelves and ocean using a submarine robot called Icefin
Eun-Ah Kim at whiteboard

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Grant funds machine learning discovery in quantum physics

Physicist Eun-Ah Kim and collaborators are leading the way in the discovery of new quantum materials and the development of quantum computing.
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Wilson wins grant to explore rare earth element opportunities

Justin Wilson has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop more efficient methods of separating rare earth elements, which are found in wind turbines, liquid crystal displays, batteries, and portable electronics.
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Provided The 7th-century Armenian church of Vankasar in Azerbaijan. In April, Caucasus Heritage Watch reported a possible threat to the church due to satellite detection of heavy machinery in the area.

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Satellite monitoring documents cultural heritage at risk

Cornell researchers are using satellite imagery to protect endangered and damaged cultural heritage in the South Caucasus, where an ethnic conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan has raged for decades.
Valzhyna Mort

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A&S poet wins 2021 Griffin Poetry Prize

Valzhyna Mort, assistant professor of literatures in English, won the 2021 Griffin Poetry Prize in the international category for her 2020 book, “Music for the Dead and Resurrected.”
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Collection A porcelain plate in the "Service des Departments" series by Sèvres

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A fragmented France depicted on dessert plates

In a new essay, Kelly Presutti describes the ultimate failure of a set of Sèvres porcelain dessert plates, 1824-32, to represent all of France.
Kaushik Basu

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Kaushik Basu receives Humboldt Research Award

Basu plans to use the Humboldt Research Award for economics to work on moral philosophy and game theory, and on law and economics.
Francesco Sgarlata

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Klarman postdoc tackles ‘theory of everything’ with first principles

Physicist Francesco Sgarlata is taking a bottom-up approach to finding a theory of quantum gravity.
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Reunion panel steers racism conversation toward action

… … The past year has been one of conversations about race, racism and racial justice. Now, according to panelists at an … forum continued and expanded upon a yearlong, A&S-hosted “Racism in America” webinar series , which addressed major … of listening to academic experts. “Scholars of race and racism tell us that racism is more than microaggressions … …
Liz Kellogg

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Pew scholar builds on gene-editing technology

Elizabeth Kellogg, assistant professor of molecular biology and genetics in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been named to the Pew Scholars Program to pursue research into advancing gene editing capability.
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Jason Koski/Cornell University Michael Stillman enjoys some pie during a Pi Day celebration, 2015

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Stillman receives UI achievement award for mathematics

A 2021 Outstanding Achievement Award from the University of Illinois Department of Mathematics recognizes advances in the field by Michael Stillman, professor of mathematics.
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New impact grants expand humanities research

The Society for the Humanities added to its grant offerings in 2021, awarding Humanities Impact Grants to humanities projects that “engage in broader public conversations with social impact in mind.”
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New A&S faculty bring Indigenous studies expertise

Two new faculty members who specialize in Native American and Indigenous literatures will join the Department of Literatures in English for the fall of 2021.
Scott Emr

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Emr wins $1.2M Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine

Scott Emr's landmark discoveries focus on complexes that are central to life, health and disease.
Antique postcard featuring a smiling woman
One object in the digital archive connected to the online game “Found in the Archive” is a Spanish postcard advertising a play from 1909, containing text that, characteristic of the time and genre, discriminates against disabled men.

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Online game replicates frustrations of research and disability

With a grant from the Society for the Humanities, Julia Chang has developed an online game with an undergrad computer science researcher, based on her research on disability in modern Spain. The game will launch during an online event June 2 at 2 p.m.
Baobao Zhang

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Klarman Fellow Zhang named CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar

As a CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar, Baobao Zhang, Klarman Postdoctoral Fellow in government, will investigate challenges governments face when addressing public perceptions of inequalities brought about by new technologies.
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$2M in New Frontier Grants boost high-impact A&S research

Research supported by the 14 grants ranges from the physics of quantum computing to the design of new musical instruments.
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Ghost Graffiti by Andrea Dezsö

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Society for the Humanities 'Afterlives' theme draws record interest

During 2020, Cornell’s Society for the Humanities chose “Afterlives” as its theme for 2021-22. Scholars from all over the world and all around the College of Arts and Sciences responded to the call, resulting in a record number of applications for the Society’s fellowships.
Four people pose in front of a building painted with vegetables

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Cornell poet’s play “Trap Door” opens an aperture into Ithaca history

“Trap Door,” a “headphone walking play” open May 20-30 in downtown Ithaca, invites audiences to notice the streets they travel, says lead writer Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon.
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