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Six postdocs honored with achievement awards

Six postdoctoral scholars have been honored with Postdoc Achievement Awards, as part of Cornell’s celebration of National Postdoc Appreciation Week, celebrated Sept. 20-24.
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Germany election a ‘spectacular result’ for far-right party

Preliminary results of Germany’s federal election are in, and the left-leaning Social Democratic Party has narrowly won the largest share of parliamentary seats.
Blue circles and lines showing neutrino trail in bubble chamber

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A&S Dean featured in PBS/BBC documentary

Astronomer Ray Jayawardhana, the Harold Tanner Dean of Arts and Sciences, is featured in “Particles Unknown,” airing Oct. 6.
 New York City

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Center links economy and society to study changing world

The development of regional knowledge economies is one of several primary areas of research focus for the center’s Economic Sociology Lab, supported by graduate researchers and undergraduate assistants.
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“Feminist Theatre: Past and Present” kicks off with Sept. 30 event

The Sept. 30 event is the first in a three-part panel series that celebrates the 50th anniversary of Cornell University’s women’s studies program.
Eun-Ah Kim at whiteboard

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Grant funds machine learning discovery in quantum physics

Physicist Eun-Ah Kim and collaborators are leading the way in the discovery of new quantum materials and the development of quantum computing.
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What happens now to U.S. counterterrorism efforts in Afghanistan?

Sarah Kreps, professor of government, writes in this Washington Post piece that a lack of accountability for civilian casualties in drone strikes isn’t likely to change.
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New technique boosts cryo-electron microscopy clarity, safety

A new study published Sept. 7 in the journal of the International Union of Crystallography demonstrates that cryo-EM samples can be prepared with a safer and less expensive coolant – liquid nitrogen – and these samples can produce even sharper images than those prepared with ethane.
Juliana Hu Pegues

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Book explores connections of Alaska’s Native and Asian peoples

Juliana Hu Pegues often heard stories of Asian immigrants as she was growing up, but they never made it into the history books.
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Project celebrates the beauty of humpback whale songs

“The Whale Listening Project,” which runs Sept. 23-26, is a four-day immersion in the beauty of whale song and a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the best-selling 1970 album, “Songs of the Humpback Whale,” co-produced by pioneering bioacoustics researchers Roger Payne, Ph.D. ’61, and Katy Payne ’59, a retired research associate with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Bioacoustics Research Program.
man at microscope

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‘More inspired than ever:’ Cornell students start their journeys in law, med school

Cornell students successfully navigated the application process despite the COVID-19 pandemic and are headed to some of the country’s top professional schools this fall.
person in lab

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Center for Bright Beams awarded $22M in grant renewal

A collaboration of researchers led by Cornell has been awarded $22.5 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to continue gaining the fundamental understanding needed to transform the brightness of electron beams available to science, medicine and industry.
Natalie Wolchover wearing a blck shirt and earrings

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Natalie Wolchover named A&S Zubrow Visiting Journalist for Spring 2022

The program brings accomplished journalists to Cornell each year to interact with faculty, researchers and students.
Dean Colleen Barry with microphone in hand, speaking at podiumSchool of Public Policy

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Decades in making, public policy school now a reality

The Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy creates a home for policy-oriented faculty to study and teach, and for students to learn, about effective, thoughtful policymaking, analysis and management.
A slice of pizza being lifted up with cheese falling from it

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Market grows for environmentally friendly dairy alternatives

“Plant-based and cultivated (or “lab-grown”) alternatives to animal products have moved well beyond the vegetarian aisle. "
Houses of Kabul

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Cornell informs, takes action on Afghanistan

A&S faculty moderated two panels on Afghanistan hosted by Global Cornell.
Ngoc Truong sitting on a rock in front of a lake and a mountain with glacier

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Student Spotlight: Ngoc Truong

Ngoc Truong chose to study at Cornell because of its tradition of faculty/staff/student involvement with spacecraft missions and its many notable planetary scientists and astrophysicists such as Carl Sagan and Edwin Salpeter.
Colored three-dimensional scan of the hands and footprints

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Hand and footprint art dates to mid-Ice Age

To answer whether this could be the oldest art ever found, the team turned to A&S research scientist Thomas Urban.
St. James AME Zion Church

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Excavation to explore church’s role in Underground Railroad

A multidisciplinary team of Cornell students and faculty and local schoolchildren began an archeological dig Sept. 18 at St. James AME Zion church in Ithaca.
A woman standing with her fist upraised at a protest at the White House

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Should hatemongers and extremists have free speech rights? Cornell lecture

Hate speech is increasingly discouraged, even banned, by many institutions and media platforms. But allowing open forums for all speech -- including hate speech -- is essential to democracy.
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