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Battle with Bannon is 'political theater,' shows need for reform

Prof. Doug Kriner, author of the book “Investigating the President: Congressional Checks on Presidential Power,” says the conflict indicates a need for reforms that would enable more powerful congressional oversight.
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Library marks advising milestone

Librarians have been vital to the A&S advising seminars program, which pairs students with faculty advisors in the college and connects them with campus resources essential to their well-being and academic success.
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Lavish wealth tolerated more for individuals than groups

Driving the effect, the researchers propose, is our tendency to see internal traits as more responsible for individual successes and failures than for group outcomes.
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Weiss teaching awards honor 10 exceptional faculty

Three A&S faculty members have been selected to receive Stephen H. Weiss Awards honoring excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring, President Martha E. Pollack announced Oct. 18.
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Titan’s river maps may advise Dragonfly’s sedimental journey

A Cornell-led team of astronomers has published the final maps of Titan’s liquid methane rivers and tributaries, as seen by NASA’s late Cassini mission.
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Attacks upon cultural heritage are 'attacks upon a people'

Cornell University researchers Adam Smith and Lori Khatchadourian, who have used high-resolution satellite imagery to monitor and document endangered and damaged cultural heritage in the South Caucasus, comment on the case currently before the Hague.
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New timeline clarifies Indigenous history in Mohawk Valley

A collaboration between the Cornell Tree-Ring Laboratory and the New York State Museum in Albany has established a more precise timeline for some of the most iconic archeological sites in the Mohawk Valley.
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Hans Bethe Lecture to illuminate black hole paradox

This year's Hans Bethe Lecture, “Probing the Edges of the Universe: Black Holes, Horizons and Strings,” will be on Wed., Oct. 27 at 7:30 pm in the David Call Alumni Auditorium, Kennedy Hall.
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Detected: 1,652 radio bursts from 3 billion light-years away

An international team of astronomers including Cornell researchers have detected 1,652 independent millisecond explosions – called fast radio bursts, or FRBs – over a period of only 47 days.
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Book explores Nigerian women’s political activism

"The Great Upheaval: Women and Nation in Postwar Nigeria,” explores the years immediately following World War II, which were pivotal for women in Nigeria.
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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
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Surviving a star’s demise: Discovery adds proof of planetary resilience

Astronomer Lisa Kaltenegger, director of the Carl Sagan Institute, comments on the discovery of MOA-2010-BLG-477Lb, a Jupiter-sized planet that survived its star’s death.
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New moral psychology minor takes on challenging questions

Students across the university can now minor in the growing field of moral psychology, with faculty approving the new area of study July 15.
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Scholarship gift helps pay it forward

Will Yoon ’01 and Renee Choi ’06 believe in the power of education—and the power of giving back. The couple recently established the Eliana Kim & Choi Family Memorial Scholarship with a gift of $100,000 to support current students.
 Kyle Shen

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Engineering novel hybrid superconductors

The Shen lab leverages unique experimental capabilities to detect and investigate systems in which superconductivity may be fragile or exist only at surfaces or interfaces.
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eLab introduces newest cohort of student startups

Following a competitive application process, eLab, Cornell’s student startup accelerator, announced the 20 student teams selected for participation in the 2021-22 cohort.
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Concerto highlights individual voice and the sound of community

“The Oberlin Concertos,” released Sept. 17, features a composition by Elizabeth Ogonek, which combines voice, piano and percussion.
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Looking for love, finding TNT

African pouched rats have an extraordinary talent for finding land mines. Alexander Ophir explores why they are so good at detecting explosives.
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Tiny spores full of promise

Eileen Tzng, an undergraduate in the Pawlowska lab, is intent on understanding the relationship between fungal spores and the bacteria they harbor.
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Community of practice explores digital storytelling in the classroom

This fall, the Center for Teaching Innovation (CTI) is coordinating a community of practice featuring workshops led by faculty to explore digital storytelling methods
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