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What 9/11 taught us about the president, Congress and who makes war and peace

In this op-ed, Prof. Douglas Kriner reflects on the lessons learned about war powers in the U.S. since 9/11.
Samantha Wesner

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Student spotlight: Samantha Wesner

Samantha Wesner is a doctoral candidate in history from Dallas, Texas. After attending Harvard University as an undergraduate, she chose to pursue further study at Cornell due to the field of history’s reputation as well as the library’s resources.
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Students explore 9/11 from multiple perspectives in new class

This fall, 20 juniors are exploring that time period in a new class, “Introduction to the Humanities: Afterlives of 9-11.”
Steve Johnson

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Best-selling science writer to talk about epidemics, life expectancy, innovation

New York Times best-selling science and technology writer Steven Johnson will visit campus Sept. 22 to meet with students and faculty and offer a talk to the Cornell community, “20,000 More Days: How We Doubled Global Life Expectancy in Just 100 years.”
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New Fellowships support diverse scholars in the humanities

Two recent A&S doctoral graduates are new ACLS Emerging Voices Fellows and Cornell will also be hosting an ACLS post-doctoral fellow in the Department of History.
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Freeze! Researchers develop new protein crystallography tool

Combining state-of-the-art X-ray technology and cryogenics, Cornell physics researchers have developed a new method for analyzing proteins in action, a breakthrough that will enable the study of far more proteins than is possible with current methods.
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Tech/Law Colloquium features privacy, COVID and incarceration

The Technology and Law Colloquium – a hybrid Cornell University course and public lecture series – will return this semester with talks from 13 leading scholars who study the legal and ethical questions surrounding technology’s impact in areas like privacy, sex and gender, data collection, and policing.
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FGSS/LGBT programs plan yearlong anniversary celebration

Faculty, staff, students and alumni are planning a series of events to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Cornell’s women’s studies program, now Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies (FGSS), as well as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) activism and advocacy on campus.
Nikole Hannah-Jones

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Creator of 1619 Project to give Kops Lecture

Nikole Hannah-Jones, the Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of the 1619 Project and a staff writer at The New York Times Magazine, will give the Daniel W. Kops Freedom of the Press Lecture on Sept. 9 at 5 p.m.
Lyrianne González

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Student spotlight: Lyrianne González

Lyrianne González is a doctoral student in history from Los Angeles, California. After attending California State University, Northridge as an undergraduate, she chose to pursue further study at Cornell for the opportunity to work alongside her mentors and the flexibility of the field of history.
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Caribbean studies finds home at Einaudi Center

In addition to changing its name, the program – celebrating its 60th year – has renewed and expanded its commitment to the study of the Caribbean cultures, places and people.
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Scientists harness machine learning to lower solar energy cost

A Cornell-led collaboration received a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to use machine learning to accelerate the creation of low-cost materials for solar energy.
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Lonely mice more vocal, more social after isolation

Female mice exhibit a strong drive to socialize with other females following periods of acute isolation.
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Academic Integration efforts lead to $33M in grants

Bringing researchers together – not only across disciplines but across the 200-plus miles separating Ithaca from New York City – is the aim of academic integration, which promotes, builds and enhances collaborative research across Cornell’s campuses.
Juliana Hu Pegues

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New Faculty: Juliana Hu Pegues

Juliana Hu Pegues, Literatures in English
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‘Already part of a great community’

Four career connections events this summer helped students meet alumni for advice as they navigate their journey.
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Kabul bombings indicate fragile American position in Afghanistan

Historian David Silbey comments on the situation in Afghanistan; he is the author of “The Other Face of Battle: America's Forgotten Wars and the Experience of Combat."
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Students’ satellite mission explores earliest universe

This new program provides undergraduates, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers with hands-on experience in developing innovative small spacecraft missions in high-priority areas of space science.
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Four assistant professors win early-career awards

Two professors in the Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology have received Early Career Awards to further their research.
Miriam Shearing

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Alumna broke ground for women as Nevada Supreme Court Justice

Miriam Shearing '56 pushed for justice for all litigants, but especially for women, children and people of color in a justice system that is sometimes biased against them.
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