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Economist Tom Davis dies at 93

Tom E. Davis, professor emeritus of economics, was an expert on economic development in Latin America.
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Laidlaw scholars at Cornell gain global perspectives

Four current Laidlaw scholars share their summer research or leadership in action experiences.
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Cornell, global partners discuss the next ‘grand challenge’

Global Cornell will host a town hall in December for additional feedback and announce the new Global Grand Challenge theme in the coming year.
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Town-gown awards honor food-related community partnerships

The awards celebrate cooperation between the university and the greater Ithaca community.
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Students visit virtual world to learn research technique

Students experienced the technique of cryo-electron microscopy virtually as part of a collaboration with Cornell’s Center for Teaching Innovation.
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Webb telescope shows exoplanet atmosphere as never seen before

“This is the first time we see concrete evidence of photochemistry – chemical reactions initialized by energetic stellar light – on exoplanets.”
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Anthology celebrates Nuyorican Poets Cafe founder

A digital and print collection, co-edited by Karen Jaime, pays tribute to the late Miguel Algarín.
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Goffe: Collaboration is key to major humanities grants

The grants with collaborators, totaling more than $2 million, support Tao Leigh Goffe’s goal of making humanities research on digital and in-person channels accessible to both scholars and the public.
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Moderna scientist to speak about COVID vaccine development

Melissa Moore led early-stage research teams developing Moderna’s platform technologies in mRNA design and delivery.
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Professor wins award for book about middle class and democracy

Bryn Rosenfeld, assistant professor of government, won for her book, “The Autocratic Middle Class: How State Dependency Reduces the Demand for Democracy.”
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Public views drone strikes with other countries’ support as most legitimate

A first-of-its kind survey reveals that Americans consider tactical strikes, used with the consent of other nations, to be the most morally legitimate or appropriate.
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Klarman fellow: How do past events affect the political present?

Anil Menon is researching the political legacies of forced migration, which is on the rise globally due to climate change and conflict.
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Zhang, Klarman fellow, named Schmidt Futures AI2050 Fellow

Zhang will work with the Center for New Democratic Processes to test whether public assemblies can be an effective method for increasing public participation in AI governance.
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Iceland president: ‘Turn smallness into strength’

During a highlight of a two-day visit to Cornell, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson discussed his country’s commitment to peace, diversity and science-based climate solutions during a sold-out lecture held Nov. 10.
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Senior wins award from SETI Institute for planetary research

Ze-Wen Koh plans to pursue a doctorate in planetary science after graduation.
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Designed for rural living

Small communities struggle with infrastructure ill-suited to rural life. Phoebe Sengers is improving design processes for better outcomes.
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Biden, Xi meeting a chance to ‘step back from the brink’ of conflict

Government professor Jessica Chen Weiss: "I hope that both leaders will come prepared to test the proposition that the two governments could begin a range of discussions in areas of shared concern and explore potential terms of coexistence.”
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Breaking barriers: Peer outreach boosts student veterans

The number of undergraduate veterans enrolled at Cornell has nearly quadrupled over the past five years, thanks in part to outreach by a team of student veteran peer counselors.
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The promise and perils of the new space boom

The rapid expansion of commercial space activity, as well as its integration into key government programs and services, represents a leap into uncharted waters.
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‘Young, male and aimless’: Why are men in India delaying marriage?

Economic changes in India are forcing adaptations in traditional marriage practices, but not enough for a modernizing overhaul to this deeply traditional institution.