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Estefania Perez ’21 in front of the Supreme Court.
Estefania Perez ’21 in front of the Supreme Court.

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Pathways program graduates feel prepped for careers

The Pathways Internship Program helps first-generation students find summer opportunities through career guidance and financial support.
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Ghost Graffiti by Andrea Dezsö

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Society for the Humanities 'Afterlives' theme draws record interest

During 2020, Cornell’s Society for the Humanities chose “Afterlives” as its theme for 2021-22. Scholars from all over the world and all around the College of Arts and Sciences responded to the call, resulting in a record number of applications for the Society’s fellowships.
Book cover: Violence and Risk in Medieval Iceland

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‘Deeds rife with physical nastiness’: book examines violence in Icelandic sagas

Oren Falk considers the medieval Icelandic sagas as case studies, arguing that violence serves as a technique for dealing with uncertainty.
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Bilingual “Regio (Royal)” highlights lives of immigrant Latinx workers

“Regio (Royal),” a new theatre production that uses contemporary dance and puppetry to share stories about Latinx immigrant workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, premiers online May 21 and 23, produced by the Department of Performing and Media Arts, College of Arts and Sciences.
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Cornell poet’s play “Trap Door” opens an aperture into Ithaca history

“Trap Door,” a “headphone walking play” open May 20-30 in downtown Ithaca, invites audiences to notice the streets they travel, says lead writer Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon.
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Cornell poet, scholar receive 2021-2022 Rome Prize

Valzhyna Mort, assistant professor of literatures in English, received the Rome Prize in Literature for 2021-2022. Mary Jane Dempsey, graduate student in the Department of Romance Studies, received the Rome Prize in Modern Italian Studies.
 outline of two slaves carrying bundles

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NEA grants $30,000 to music dept. for ‘Freedom on the Move: Songs in Flight’

The National Endowment for the Arts has approved a $30,000 Grants for Arts Projects award to the Department of Music to support a musical response to Freedom on the Move (FOTM), a database housing digitized, searchable fugitive slave advertisements.
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Advising, teaching awards honor Arts and Sciences faculty

“During this challenging year, our faculty have demonstrated exemplary caring and commitment to our students."
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Bartels lecturer speaks out on rising threats to democracy

"Home may have become a dangerous place for democracy to flourish now," said Nobel prize–winning economist Amartya Sen, this year’s Bartels World Affairs Fellow. His May 5 lecture was hosted by the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies.
Wire up close; mosque in background
Old City Jerusalem

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De-escalation up to Israelis and Palestinians, but U.S. can help

Deadly clashes between Israelis and Palestinians are likely to continue this week, as the Israeli military deploys additional forces near the Gaza Strip. Uriel Abulof, a visiting professor in Cornell University’s government department and professor at Tel-Aviv University, gives perspective.
Red cylandar with wires
CCAT Observatory, Inc. Mod-Cam receiver for the Fred Young Submillimeter Telescope.

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Annual conference on new telescope moves science ahead

More than a hundred people gathered virtually at the end of April for the 2021 annual conference on the CCAT-prime project, which is building the Fred Young Submillimeter Telescope (FYST) in Chile. “First light” is scheduled for 2023.
girl in train station

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'Live an exaggerated life'

Paris Ghazi is a Literatures in English and biology major.
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Prison education alums work with undergrads on theater piece

Participants in a new class – designed to bring together formerly incarcerated and traditional Cornell students – have written, workshopped and performed an ensemble theatrical piece that will premiere online May 16.
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NASA/JPL/Provided In an artist's depiction, the Voyager 1 craft continues to cruise through interstellar space.

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In the emptiness of space, Voyager 1 detects plasma ‘hum’

As Voyager 1 – launched in 1977 – zips through interstellar space more than 14 billion miles away, it has detected the constant drone of plasma waves.
Joe Connolly ’72, left and Jay Branegan ’72, right
Joe Connolly ’72, left and Jay Branegan ’72, right

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New humanities prize honors Cornell friendships

The Joseph E. Connolly ’72 Memorial Prizes support students who want to look at the intersection of religion, politics and society.
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A year like no other: Meet the extraordinary class of 2021

Explore the extraordinary journeys of this year’s graduates in our annual feature.
Headshots of six of the MMUF students

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Senior Mellon Mays fellows reflect on their program experiences

The program aims to increase diversity in the ranks of faculty in academia.
Derek Chang

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Radio show features Derek Chang on anti-Asian/Pacific Islander bias

The May 4 episode of All Things Equal featured Derek Chang, Cornell Associate Professor of History and Asian American Studies. Chang discussed the context and history of the rise in anti-Asian/Pacific Islander bias during the past year.
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‘Who is guarding Facebook’s guardians?’ Lawmakers can step up oversight

Facebook’s Oversight Board voted to uphold the social media company’s suspension of former President Donald Trump on its platforms but insisted the company must review the suspension to determine an appropriate length of time and develop clearer policies to balance freedom of expression and public safety. Professor of government Sarah Kreps says that Facebook’s Oversight Board acts like a private firm without real accountability of its own and that its consequential decision making over Facebook’s policies require additional independent oversight.
Three children walk away down a path between tents

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Despite refugee boost and family reunification, Biden has ‘long road to go’

On Monday, the Biden administration announced a significant increase in the number of refugees allowed to enter the United States. The announcement comes as the administration also begins to reunite parents separated from their children under the Trump administration’s family separation policy. Maria Cristina Garcia, professor of history and Latino studies, and Chiara Galli, sociologist and Klarman Postdoctoral Fellow, comment.
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