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DC statehood represents ‘equal rights of citizenship,’ not politics

On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 51, a bill that would make the District of Columbia the 51st state. David Bateman, professor of government says that while much of the critique of H.R. 51 is political, the bill represents a decision about whether residents of DC merit equal rights of citizenship.
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Chauvin verdict first step in police reform, finding alternatives to policing

On Tuesday, Derek Chauvin was convicted by a jury of killing George Floyd in an act of police violence on May 25, 2020. Joe Margulies, professor of law and government, says the verdict in Chauvin’s case underscores that police should only respond to calls requiring an armed officer.  
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Event examines the ethics, politics and future of AI

Three leading Cornell scholars discussed governmental, social and moral ramifications of artificial intelligence in “Politics, Policy & Ethics of the Coming AI Revolution” on April 15, an Arts Unplugged event sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and moderated by Andrew Ross Sorkin ’99, of CNBC and The New York Times.
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Parham to deliver lecture on African American Digital Humanities

Parham’s Digital Humanities Lecture, set to take place online April 28, will discuss what might be made possible at the intersection between Black expressive traditions, digital humanities, and electronic literature, with an eye to describing the chain of interactions that link theory to practice.
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‘Emancipation’s Daughters’ celebrates five iconic Black women

In her new book, Riché Richardson examines iconic Black women leaders who have contested racial stereotypes and constructed new national narratives of Black womanhood in the United States.
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Githa Sowerby study illuminates women writers' struggle

In a new critical edition of three plays by Githa Sowerby (1876-1970) J. Ellen Gainor argues for the lasting merit of this writer's artistry and for recognition of women in theater.
Bryan K. Roby

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Talk to reflect on Afro-Asian Jewry in Israel

How and why Afro-Asian Jews in Israel became associated and engaged with Global Black thought throughout the 20th century will be explored in a virtual talk by Professor Bryan K. Roby on May 6.
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Mellon grant boosts collaborative projects for equity, social justice

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has approved a grant of $1.2 million to extend the Mellon Collaborative Studies in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities (AUH) interdisciplinary seminar series at Cornell for three years with a focus on social justice.
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Water crisis took toll on Flint adults’ physical, mental health

“If you don’t trust your water and you actively avoid it over persistent concerns on its safety, that’s a stark form of psychological trauma in and of itself.”
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Top science journalists explore challenges of covering COVID

Four science journalists leading the way in coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic will discuss their experiences in an upcoming College of Arts & Sciences virtual event April 28.
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XR is the future

Nonny de la Peña, one of pioneers of Extended Reality, or XR, and the founder of Emblematic Group, shared her story in a focus talk co-sponsored by the Milstein Program in Technology & Humanity on April 8.
Alex Townsend

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Eleven assistant professors win NSF early-career awards

Alex Townsend, Goenka Family Assistant Professor of mathematics, is among the 11 Cornell faculty members who have recently received National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Awards.
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Fear year: Pandemic politics made us anxious, but hardly safer

According to new research by government professor Uriel Abelof, the past year has seen a dramatic rise in existential fear, with people around the world thinking about death twice as often as before.
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Jennifer Griffin/Unsplash Chicago artist Mac Blackout's mural encouraging Americans to get out and vote.

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Business-GOP alliance fraying as CEOs oppose voting limits

On Wednesday, hundreds of companies’ executives joined in a new statement to call out Republican-sponsored voting bills that they say will curtail voting access in several American states. History professor Lawrence Glickman, an expert on consumer activism, comments
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Final ‘Racism in America’ webinar on April 27 to focus on our economic system

The webinar will feature four Cornell faculty experts looking at the past as well as present of the relationship of racism to capitalism and the unequal impact of COVID-19 on different sectors of the economy.
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Sweet rewards valued more, may contribute to obesity

Next time you reward a child with a treat, consider offering nuts instead of candy, a Cornell economist suggests.
Person receiving a post-vaccine bandage from a medical worker

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J&J vaccine pause a sign of ‘super cautious’ health agencies

Federal health agencies have recommended pausing the use of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine after six people developed blood clots within two weeks of receiving the one-shot vaccine. Government professors Sarah Kreps and Doug Kriner, who have surveyed nearly 2,000 American adults on issues regarding their willingness to get a vaccine, comment.
Archana Podury

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Alumna chosen for Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Archana Podury ’18, has been named a 2021 fellow in the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans program, a merit-based graduate school program for immigrants and children of immigrants.
Imaan Rahim ’22 in a blue shirt against a gorge background.
Imaan Rahim ’22

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Student researcher honored at AAS Chambliss Poster Awards

Undergraduate student Imaan Rahim '22 wins honorable mention at AAS Chambliss Poster Awards.
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Teaching assistant award winners encourage new perspectives on learning

Arts and Sciences doctoral student Giulia Andreoni is one of two honored by the Center for Teaching Innovation with the Cornelia Ye Outstanding Teaching Award.
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