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Grant to fund conference on climate change in South Asia

A Cornell-led international team of researchers has received a $65,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for its project, “The Next Monsoon: Climate Change and Contemporary Cultural Production in South Asia.”
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Geologic park manager receives NYS Hometown Alumni Award

Jonathan Weston ’04, manager of Panama Rocks, a park and geologic site in New York’s Chautauqua County, received the Cornell New York State Hometown Alumni Award Oct. 6 in a virtual ceremony.
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Chemistry professor helped catalyze Nobel-winning breakthrough

A small contribution from chemistry Professor Tristan Lambert when he was a doctoral student helped catalyze the breakthrough in catalysis that led to the 2021 Nobel Prize in chemistry.
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Alumnus/postdoc spotlight: Frank Castelli, Ph.D. ’17

Frank Castelli ’05, M.S. ’14, Ph.D. ’17, is a postdoc in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior from Howard Beach, New York.
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Applications open for new humanities prize

Undergraduate students interested in the intersection of religion and politics or society can now apply for a new prize, to be given out next spring.
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Spectrum reveals extreme exoplanet is even more exotic

An international team led by Cornell researchers has discovered ionized calcium on the fiery, inferno-like WASP-76b exoplanet.
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History professor wins George Washington Prize

Mary Beth Norton has been awarded the George Washington Prize for her book, "1774: The Long Year of Revolution."
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Francis Fukuyama talk launches new series on global crises

Celebrated public intellectual Francis Fukuyama ’74 will be the first speaker in the Center for the Study of Economy & Society’s new fall lecture series, “The American State in a Multipolar World.”
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Three A&S professors honored with national chemistry awards

Three faculty members in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology in the College of Arts & Sciences have been honored with national awards.
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Catholic Church ‘systemic abuse’ dates back to the beginning

Prof. Kim Haines-Eitzen comments on a new report that shows French clergy sexually abused more than 200,000 children over the past 70 years.
 Annette Richards at the organ

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Music department presents organ festival Oct. 20-23

An organ festival on campus will feature the works of the Dutch composer and keyboardist Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck.
James Oliver

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Event will honor suffragist and mathematician James Oliver

The life and work of James Edward Oliver, a passionate supporter of women’s suffrage and a nationally recognized mathematician, will be celebrated in an evening of talks on Oct. 14.
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Podcast episode explores resistance to slavery via newspaper ads

A new episode of The Humanities Pod podcast, “Tweets of the Un-Mastered Class: Exploring the Freedom on the Move Database with Edward Baptist,” discusses the stories of self-liberated fugitives from American slavery through the lens of over 30,000 original documents depicting their escapes.
Donna Lynch-Cunningham

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College names Donna Lynch-Cunningham as new director of human resources

The College of Arts & Sciences will welcome a new director of human resources, Donna Lynch-Cunningham, beginning on Oct. 4. Cunningham was previously human resources divisional director for the James T. Laney School of Graduate Studies at Emory University in Atlanta.
Ken Ruoff

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Seymour lecture focuses on Japan’s Olympic history

Historian Ken Ruoff will discuss the Japan that was on display during the Olympics in 1940 and 1965 at this year’s Harold Seymour Lecture in Sports History.
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Four from faculty receive Carpenter Advising Awards

Four Cornell faculty members have received Kendall S. Carpenter Memorial Advising Awards, which recognize sustained and distinguished contributions of professorial faculty and senior lecturers to undergraduate advising.
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‘Planet confusion’ could slow Earth-like exoplanet exploration

A new Cornell study finds that next-generation telescopes used to see exoplanets could confuse Earth-like planets with other types of planets in the same solar system.
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Collaboration plants seeds for cultural, biological conservation

A campus collaboration with the Gayogo̱hó:nǫ’ (Cayuga Nation) seeks to conserve biodiversity and simultaneously safeguard human cultural values and traditions – including language – that depend on these natural resources.
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Author: World’s greatest ideas came from interdisciplinary teamwork

The collaborative nature of innovation was one of the key messages author Steven Johnson delivered during a campus visit Sept. 22, as a guest of the Milstein Program in Technology & Humanity.
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Einaudi welcomes new program directors and opportunities

Three new faculty program directors join the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies this fall, providing leadership for the center’s regional programs on Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe and Southeast Asia.
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