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‘Racism in America’ webinar to examine protest movements

Moderated by Kat Stafford, national investigative writer at The Associated Press, the webinar will feature five Cornell faculty experts.
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Humanities scholars begin first year undertaking diverse paths of discovery

Students in the program undertake their own independent, interdisciplinary undergraduate research in the humanities.
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Cornell continues Morrison celebration with colloquium, reading, film

A panel of scholars will examine Morrison's life and work during a panel on the occasion of her 90th birthday.
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Black activism and early American media

Studying Black Americans’ use of print media in the nineteenth century, Derrick Spires finds parallels with modern social movements.
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Center for Social Sciences announces 2021-22 faculty fellows

Political polarization, environmental justice and inclusion in higher education are a few of big issues faculty members—including several from the College of Arts and Sciences—will tackle in the next academic year as fellows at the Cornell Center for Social Sciences (CCSS).
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Taming fluorine: New nano materials for drug synthesis

With support from the National Institutes of Health, Phillip J. Milner, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, is developing metal-organic frameworks—a class of porous, crystalline nanomaterials—that can stabilize volatile fluorine-containing reagents.
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New lab studies role of gender in security forces

“Women who enter into occupations that are traditionally masculine spaces such as in the security sector or politics face many barriers that prevent them from succeeding in the profession."
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Jeff Fusco Pianist Michelle Cann playing Florence Price's Piano Concerto in One Movement with the Philadelphia Orchestra.

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ONEcomposer partners with Philadelphia Orchestra for Florence Price premiere

Cornell music faculty are working with the Philadelphia Orchestra to bring to light the works of a historically erased composer.
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Trustees approve new Department of Literatures in English name change

In a meeting last month, the Cornell Board of Trustees approved changing the name of the Department of English to the Department of Literatures in English, a change that faculty members say better reflects the world and the department’s diverse fields of study.
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Book: Thai poet uses Buddhist principles to “re-enchant” the modern world

In “Teardrops of Time,” Arnika Fuhrmann places Thai poet Angkarn Kallayanapong among the most significant of the 20th century.
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Library’s A&S digitization program seeking applications

Cornell University Library’s Grants Program for Digital Collections in Arts and Sciences is seeking applications to create online collections that will support teaching and scholarship at Cornell and beyond.
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Native Storytelling panel at Sundance features Jeffrey Palmer

Palmer and other filmmakers will discuss the impact and importance of Indigenous voices in cinema at the Beyond Film event, free online on Jan. 30.
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Pandemic reshaped ‘small world’ campus networks

Through courses alone, more than 90% of students were linked by three or fewer degrees of separation.
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Some GOP members didn’t accept Biden’s win. What happens when an anti-democratic faction rocks a democracy?

In a Washington Post op-ed, Cornell government professors Rachel Beatty Riedl and Kenneth Roberts write that Republican leaders’ response to the armed insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and other recent events suggested that some are unwilling to accept the legitimacy of free and fair elections, a problem not just for the Republican Party but for U.S. democracy more broadly.
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Computer model reveals how cortical areas develop and evolve

Little is known about how higher cortical areas in the brain develop after the primary areas are in place. A new study by Cornell and Yale researchers, including professor emerita of psychology Barbara Finlay, uses computer modeling to show that the development and evolution of secondary visual cortical areas can be explained by the same process.
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Wolfgang Wuster Mozambique spitting cobra

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Study: Did cobras first spit venom to scare pre-humans?

New research by Harry Greene, professor emeritus of ecology and evolutionary biology, suggests that for some cobras, the venom evolved additional complexity to deter potential enemies– possibly including bipedal, larger-brained hominins like Homo erectus, our extinct close relative.
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Professor emerita to discuss latest work in ‘Book Breaks’

Mary Beth Norton will discuss her book, “1774: The Long Year of Revolution,” in the next “Book Breaks” discussion, hosted Jan. 31 by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in New York City.
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Cross-campus team probes gene-environment interactions

The new method will help researchers studying genetic and environmental interactions and how they influence disease risk.
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Students win State Department Pickering Fellowships

The fellowships support students who are interested in working in the U.S. Foreign Service.
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NY Times theater critic wins 2019-20 Nathan Award

Alexis Soloski’s articles about theater during the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic “transcended the limits of traditional reviews," the award committee said.
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