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Babies learn power of voice through experimentation

Cornell researchers have found that babies learn their prelinguistic vocalizations – coos, grunts and vowel sounds – change the behaviors of other people, a key building block of communication.
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Sustainability and spirituality in the garden

A group of students, including some Nexus Scholars, is learning practical skills related to sustainability and connecting them to community behaviors.
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Don’t Stress: Maternal Stress Affects Child’s Diet

Maternal exposure to stress during pregnancy could have long term detrimental effects on children’s diets, finds Michele Belot.
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Cornell Atkinson awards $1.4 million to new sustainability projects

This year’s Academic Venture Fund (AVF) seed grants for research support equitable and sustainable development, offshore wind energy, and improved indoor air quality.
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Student Spotlight: Daniel Reza Sabzghabaei

The doctoral candidate in music from Denton, Texas studies music composition with a focus on time malleability.
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NATO decision on Finland, Sweden strong on paper, future unclear

With NATO formally inviting Finland and Sweden to join its alliance after Turkey dropped its objections, classics and history professor Barry Strauss comments that history is full of alliances that amounted to little.
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‘Follow your dreams,’ writes astronomer Martha Haynes

“The Sky Is for Everyone” is a collection of autobiographical essays by “women who broke down barriers and changed the face of modern astronomy.”
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Recipients of inaugural undergraduate academic advising awards named

Catherine “Cat” Ramirez Foss, Advising Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences, receives one of the two awards, which recognize the critical work of front-line academic advisors.
Fernando Santiago

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Rochester lawyer receives NYS Hometown Alumni Award

Fernando Santiago ’86, the first person in his family to go to college, majored in government in the College of Arts & Sciences.
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When Will Texas Stop Executing People Whose Death Sentences Are Unconstitutional?

In commentary in Slate, Joseph Margulies, writes that the Supreme Court refused last week to hear an appeal from Terence Andrus, a prisoner on Texas’ death row.
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Researchers consider invisible hurdles in digital ag design

Enabling farmers to tinker with their own systems and involving them early in the design process could better translate technology from the lab to the field.
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Think twice before founding that free-market utopia

In a new book, Raymond Craib writes that libertarian attempts to escape regulation and build communities structured entirely through market transactions often have calamitous consequences for local populations.
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Ancient Jewish text preserves real-world remedies

The Babylonian Talmud, a collection of rabbinic writings produced in ancient Persia, contains a great deal of medical knowledge, according to a recent book by the new director of the Jewish Studies Program.
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Overlooked, undervalued: Cornell research seeks to elevate home care workers

Madeline Sterling '08, an Arts & Sciences alum, is part of a team launching a research program to elevate the value of home care workers.
Riché Richardson

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Juneteenth marks emancipation’s progress and delay

The holiday reminds professor Riché Richardson of exciting celebrations of her youth, but also of obstacles that stand in the way of fully achieving Black freedom.
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Pulitzer Prize winner Alison Lurie to be celebrated in July 1 memorial

The service and reception honoring the acclaimed writer's life and work are open to the public.
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How Herman Melville can help us cope with dark times

Prof. Aaron Sachs’ new book tells the stories of two American writers, who he says show us how history can offer hope.
Yongjian Tang

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Student Spotlight: Yongjian Tang

A doctoral candidate in physics from Guangdong, China, Yongjian Tang is a recipient of a 2022 Wu Scholarship.
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Harnessing machine learning to analyze quantum material

Prof. Eun-Ah Kim's research, using a machine learning technique developed with Cornell computer scientists, sets the stage for insights into new phases of matter.
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New book documents lives of unaccompanied minors

For six years, Klarman Fellow Chaira Galli helped youths from Central America navigate the United States’ labyrinthine asylum process while doing an ethnographic study.
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