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Ancient Jewish text preserves real-world remedies

A collection of rabbinic writings produced by Jews living in ancient Persia, contains a great deal of medical knowledge, according to a new book by the new director of the Jewish Studies Program.
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New book documents lives of unaccompanied minors

For six years, Klarman Fellow Chaira Galli helped youths from Central America navigate the United States’ labyrinthine asylum process while doing an ethnographic study.
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Harnessing machine learning to analyze quantum material

Eun-Ah Kim used a machine learning technique developed with Cornell computer scientists to analyze massive amounts of data from a quantum metal, setting the stage for future machine learning aided insight into new phases of mater.
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Klarman Fellow traces ideas of slavery from ancient Rome to upstate NY

Toni Alimi’s book project, “Slaves of God,” delves deep into the Augustine cannon, explaining the philosopher’s reasons for justifying slavery.
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Michael Koch, Epoch editor, remembered for ‘quiet grace’

Koch’s expertise made a mark on American literature and influenced writers who went on to publish bestselling and prize-winning works of fiction and poetry.
Song Lin

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Song Lin wins EPA Green Chemistry Challenge award

Lin's new process uses readily available substances and inexpensive electrodes to create the large and complicated molecules widely used in the pharmaceutical industry.
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Mong fellowship advances neuroimaging collaboration

Their work could have future implications for human health, setting a path for research into understanding brain function.
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Arts and Sciences faculty honored for teaching, advising excellence

"These faculty members and graduate teaching assistants have made tremendous contributions for the benefit of our students, guiding their educational paths and molding their experiences."
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Jellyfish’s stinging cells hold clues to biodiversity

Biologist Leslie Babonis studied sea anemones to understand how a neuron could be reprogrammed to make a new cell.
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New Frontier Grants push boundaries in A&S research

The College has awarded seven New Frontier Grants totaling $1.25 million to faculty members pursuing critical developments in areas across sciences and humanities.
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Victorian medicine shaped modern concepts of race

Medical statistics compiled and published by the British military played an important role in introducing “race” as a categorical reality, Suman Seth argues.
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Early Silicon Valley championed meritocracy through ‘flexible masculinity’

Klarman Fellow Charles Petersen won the Martha Moore Trescott Prize at the 2022 Business History Conference for his gender analysis of tech company leadership.
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Frog song, shrimp and evolution: Animal Behavior Podcast launches Season 2

Klarman Fellow and animal behavior researcher Matthew Zipple started the podcast to share the vast array of animal behaviors.
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Klarman fellow Nancy P. Lin interprets urban on-site art

Focusing on Chinese contemporary art, Lin brings her fascination with urban spaces to her work as an art historian.
John Martinis

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Quantum computing pioneer to share insights in Bethe lectures

On April 27, physicist John Martinis will explain the basic concepts behind quantum computing for a general audience.
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Light, oxygen turn waste plastics into useful benzoic acid

The new reaction can even take place in a sunny window, as the researchers demonstrated in their experiments.
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Klarman fellow questions common financial decisions

Behavioral and experimental economist Alejandro Martínez-Marquina wants to know the mechanisms through which people make choices about money, especially when debt or uncertainty are present.
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Rational neural network advances machine-human discovery

This machine-human partnership is a step toward the day when artificially intelligent deep learning will enhance scientific exploration of natural phenomena such as weather systems, climate change, fluid dynamics, genetics and more.
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Women want to work, despite workforce precarity

Despite persistent gaps in workforce participation, when it comes to wanting to work, the gender gap has all but disappeared over the last 45 years, according to Cornell sociologist Landon Schnabel.
The Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX)

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Chasing data: Astronomers race to explore ancient galaxies

At a dizzying elevation in Chile, two astronomers had only hours left to collect data from light that had taken 11.5 billion years to reach Earth.
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