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Ice Age human footprints discovered in Utah desert

Altogether 88 footprints were documented, including both adults and children, offering insight into family life in the time of the Pleistocene.
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Cornell astronomers cheer new space telescope’s first images

Faculty respond to the release of the first images from the James Webb Space Telescope
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WSJ Moscow Bureau Chief named A&S Zubrow Visiting Journalist for fall 2022

“We’re privileged to host Ann Simmons on campus at this time of global turmoil to share her deep insights with the Cornell community,” said Ray Jayawardhana, the Harold Tanner Dean of Arts and Sciences.
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‘Follow your dreams,’ writes astronomer Martha Haynes

“The Sky Is for Everyone” is a collection of autobiographical essays by “women who broke down barriers and changed the face of modern astronomy.”
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Instrument-building festival challenges, inspires

Hosted by the Cornell ReSounds Project, the FutureSounds Festival featured guest builders and performers as well as newly designed instruments and compositions by Cornell students.
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Discovery offers starting point for better gene-editing tools

“Transposons are specialized genetic hitchhikers, integrating into and splicing out of our genomes all the time...by defining these enzymes in high resolution, we can tap into their powers.”
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Contemporary and ancient art exhibit enlivens Ithaca Mall

The “Sculpture Shoppe” exhibition displays selections from Cornell’s plaster cast collection of Greco-Roman sculptures alongside – and sometimes within – contemporary artists’ responses to cast culture and classical art.
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Team reveals first image of the black hole at our galaxy’s heart

Cornell researchers contributed to the first direct visual evidence of something compact and very massive at the center of the Milky Way.
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Major progress made in construction of Fred Young Submillimeter Telescope

Project scientists are looking forward to collecting data that will give them insight into the universe’s earliest days; the telescope will also play a role in the search for gravitational waves and dark matter.
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Graduate student selected for DOE program

Zepyoor Khechadoorian’s project in high energy physics will be the measurement of the muon anomalous magnetic moment, working with Fermilab advisor Chris Polly.
Installation by artist Rhonda Weppler, featuring cast resin fungi and Cornell’s cast of the Apollo Sauroktonos.

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Sculpture Shoppe launches with ancient Greek song performance

The Sculpture Shoppe, located in a former retail space in Ithaca Mall, will be open through the month of May.
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Girls raised by Jewish parents more likely to graduate college

Researchers from Cornell, Tulane and Stanford universities concluded that girls raised by at least one Jewish parent acquire a particular way of viewing the world that influences their education choices, career aspirations and various other experiences.
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Chemist Song Lin honored by Chemical & Engineering News

Lin said he is honored and proud to be included in a special LGBTQ+ Trailblazers issue of the newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society.
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Alum Marc Lacey named managing editor of the New York Times

In his new role, Lacey, Arts & Sciences' inaugural Distinguished Visiting Journalist, will oversee the breadth of the paper's news operation.
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Astronomy alum chosen for 51 Pegasi b Fellowship

J.J. Zanazzi, Ph.D. ’18, has been selected for a 2022 51 Pegasi b Fellowship, which provides exceptional postdoctoral scientists with the opportunity to conduct theoretical, observational, and experimental research in planetary astronomy.
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Visiting journalist: Science writing is ‘good for the world’

On March 15, award-winning science journalist Natalie Wolchover, the College's Zubrow Distinguished Visiting Journalist, gave a master class on “Bringing Science to Life Through Storytelling.”
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Award-winning journalist offers master class on science storytelling

The class will cover how to turn discoveries in science and mathematics into compelling, accurate narratives that engage lay readers and scientists alike.
Maya Phillips

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New York Times critic at large wins 2020-21 Nathan Award

Maya Phillips, a critic at large for The New York Times, has been named winner of the 2020-21 George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism. The award committee comprises the heads of the English departments of Cornell, Princeton and Yale Universities.
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Psychology professor elected to Denmark’s Royal Academy

Morten H. Christiansen, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been elected a foreign member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters.
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Science of the very, very small featured in next Arts Unplugged

The event will explore the nanoscale and quantum innovations shaping our future. You can join online at eCornell!
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