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Polarization research in Ecuador underscores risks to U.S. democracy

When political parties stoke partisan conflicts – often by contesting formal state institutions, like systems for managing elections – actual democratic capacity may take a hit as public opinion polarizes.
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New research reveals how genes turn on and off

Yeast has revealed for Cornell researchers a key mechanism in how genes are controlled.
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$1.25M grant to advance control of 2D materials

The research will help give unprecedented insight into electron behavior and quantum phenomena.
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Scholar offers talk about Brazilian crackdowns and feminist response

Her talk is one of three in the African Diaspora Knowledge Exchange Series.
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Morrison, Ginsburg to be honored with U.S. postage stamps

Both Morrison and Ginsburg graduated from the College of Arts & Sciences.
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Cornell joins Schmidt AI in Science postdoc research initiative

Cornell, including A&S, will recruit and train a cohort of up to 100 postdoctoral fellows in the fields of natural sciences and engineering. 
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Noted archaeologist to speak on new discoveries in Israel in Cornell lecture

Israeli archaeologist Mordechai Aviam and his colleagues made headlines by finding possible evidence, near the Sea of Galilee, of the house of St. Peter.
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Student group, Women of Color Athletics, creates space

A new group provides female athletes of color at Cornell with a community of women who understand their challenges.
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As Kerry presses World Bank on climate, field staff drive global lending reform

Prof. Richard Clark comments on U.S. special climate envoy John Kerry's call for the World Bank and other multilateral institutions to expand financing for low-carbon projects in developing countries.
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Emr receives lifetime achievement award

Professor Scott Emr's work focuses on a pathway that's a key aspect of membrane biology.
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Asian American Studies celebrates 35th anniversary

The Asian American Studies Program will hold a symposium with second director Gary Okihiro and other events this year.
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Xi’s personalized, opaque rule eroding trust in Chinese economy

Prof. Jeremy Wallace comments on China's report that its third-quarter gross domestic product grew.
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Role of African Union scrutinized in Ethiopia, Tigray peace talks

Prof. Oumar Ba comments on the first formal peace talks between the Ethiopian government and Tigray forces since war broke out two years ago.
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Senior explores concept of space, representation in films

Madi Fulchiero is studying Spanish and English and focused her senior thesis on two Disney films.
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eLab announces record cohort of student startups

Student founders from any field across Cornell may apply; once accepted, participants engage in entrepreneurship bootcamps, conduct customer discovery, refine their business plans and gain access to a network of successful Cornell alumni, all while earning college credit.
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AI is changing scientists’ understanding of language learning

And it is also raising questions about innate grammar.
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‘Words as battle axes’: A&S professors appear in Frederick Douglass film

Derrick Spires, Edward Baptist, and Gerard Aching help tell the story of the man born into slavery who became an advocate for African American freedom. 
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Klarman fellow’s research prompts Stanford to investigate its practices

An archive discovery by Cornell historian Charles Petersen reported in an August 2021 newsletter prompted Stanford University to establish a task force to investigate its admissions practices for Jewish students in the 1950s.
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Drones ‘arms race’ renews debate on global governance

The United States is calling for a United Nations Security Council briefing regarding news that Russia is using Iranian drones for its war on Ukraine. Paul Lushenko, doctoral student and co-editor of "Drones and Global Order: Implications of Remote Warfare for International Society,” comments.
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Juliana Hu Pegues wins ASA book prize for ‘Space-Time Colonialism’

The prize recognizes the best first book in American Studies released during 2021.