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Female victims are people in their own right – not just some man's wife, mother, sister or daughter

We should care about rape simply insofar as it harms many and various human beings, Manne writes in an op-ed.
Katherine A. Tschida

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Agarwal, Rush, Tschida, Udell win Sloan Fellowships

Katherine A. Tschida, assistant professor of psychology, is among four Cornell faculty who have won 2021 Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The fellowships support early-career faculty members’ original research and education related to science, technology, mathematics and economics.
Joseph Konvitz

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Alumnus Josef Konvitz to give talk on trends in tolerance

Historian and Cornell alumnus Josef Konvitz ‘67 will explore and compare trends in tolerance in France and the United States in a digital talk on March 15 at 5:30 p.m. EST.
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Author, journalist Ijeoma Oluo to give annual MLK Lecture

Seattle-based writer Ijeoma Oluo will give the 2021 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Lecture at Cornell, in a virtual forum on March 1. This year’s event will be a conversation between Oluo and Edward Baptist, professor of history and author of “The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism."
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NASA/JPL-Caltech/Provided Illustration of the spacecraft containing NASA’s Perseverance rover

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Raring to rove: Perseverance lands on Mars

Cornell researchers spent the eight months since launch preparing for the craft's landing Feb. 18.
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Three A&S professors named Milstein Faculty Fellows

Andrew Moisey, assistant professor of history of art and visual studies; Malte Ziewitz, assistant professor of science & technology studies and Tao Leigh Goffe, assistant professor of Africana studies and feminist, gender, & sexuality studies, have been chosen as new Milstein Faculty Fellows in the Milstein Program in Technology & Humanity.
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New series connects students, community with artists and scholars

A new initiative from the Department of Performing and Media Arts, the Asian American Studies Program, and the Latina/o Studies Program is inviting students and community members to engage in hands-on workshops and conversations with artists and arts/performance scholars. The next visit is Feb. 18.
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Arts and Sciences welcomes eight new Klarman Fellows

The incoming cohort of fellows will explore subjects ranging from the evolution of primate lifespans to urban public art in China to the effects of uncertainty and debt on financial decision-making.
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New ‘Humanities Pod’ a virtual space for ideas

A podcast launched this semester by the Society for the Humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences, provides a space for humanities scholars to share ideas virtually, keeping cross-disciplinary dialogue going even during pandemic conditions and extending the reach of these conversations beyond Cornell.
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John Kasich

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Gov. John Kasich to speak at forum on Feb. 17

Kasich will be in a virtual conversation with former Congressman Steve Israel, director of the Institute of Politics and Global Affairs and professor of practice in the Department of Government.
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NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA’s Perseverance rover fires up its descent stage engines as it nears the Martian surface in this illustration.

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Perseverance’s zoom cameras to take historic focus on Mars

NASA’s Perseverance rover has been on a journey to Mars since its launch in July 2020 and is set to land on the red planet on Feb. 18. Alex Hayes, professor of astronomy, is a co-investigator for Perseverance’s Mastcam-Z — a set of stereo cameras that will be the “eyes of the rover.”
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Provided Brianna Johnson ’21, a student researcher on a Cornell team working to increase food security for local residents.

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New research grants support Ithaca-area communities

Cornell faculty and students are teaming up with community partners in Tompkins County to address opioid use, increase food security, build a greener construction industry and share stories of Ithaca’s Black history pioneers. The four teams received Engaged Research Grants, totaling more than $192,000, from the Office of Engagement Initiatives (OEI).
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NEH grants Cornell $750K to develop ‘Freedom’ database

Ed Baptist, professor of history in the College of Arts and Sciences, has received a $750,000 digital infrastructure grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support the development of the Freedom on the Move (FOTM) database. Launched in 2014, the database collects and compiles fugitive slave advertisements from 18th- and 19th-century U.S. newspapers.
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In limiting political content, Facebook risks advancing censorship narrative

Facebook announced on Wednesday that it will begin implementing changes to its algorithm to reduce political content on its users’ news feeds. Doing so, Facebook risks sowing more discord, says Sarah Kreps, professor of government.
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CRISPR improves method for studying gene functions

A new paper describes a technique that helps biologists understand the roles that individual genes play.
Kate Manne

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Manne to give Society for the Humanities talk on male entitlement

Kate Manne, associate professor of philosophy, will give a talk titled “He Said, She Listened: Mansplaining, Gaslighting, and Epistemic Entitlement.”
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Latina and Black women lost jobs in record numbers. Policies designed for all women don’t necessarily help.

Friday’s Bureau of Labor Statistics report on January employment included bad news about Black and Latina women in the workforce, writes Jamila Michener, associate professor of government in a Washington Post op-ed.
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Prolonged immaturity an evolutionary plus for human babies

Human infants use that time to begin to acquire complex social skills, including language, empathy, morality and theory of mind.
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Backed by powerful allies, Myanmar generals take cues from U.S. events

Magnus Fiskesjö, professor of anthropology at Cornell University and expert on Southeast Asia, comments on continuing protesters in Myanmar against the military coup that reversed last November’s election.
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