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The University Chorus Makes Beautiful Music

Originally known as the Women’s Glee Club, the group will celebrate its centennial at Reunion ’22.
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Peering through alien atmospheres

Jonathan Barrientos is exploring the possibility of life on Earth-like planets beyond our solar system, called exoplanets.
 Ray Jayawardhana

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Jayawardhana reappointed A&S dean, named Bethe professor

“Dean Jayawardhana has been an exceptional leader of the university’s most academically diverse college,” Provost Michael Kotlikoff said.
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First class of Milstein students heads toward graduation

Twenty Milstein Program seniors will graduate this year with degrees in everything from biology to linguistics to computer science to physics.
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Instrument-building festival challenges, inspires

Hosted by the Cornell ReSounds Project, the FutureSounds Festival featured guest builders and performers as well as newly designed instruments and compositions by Cornell students.
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Discovery offers starting point for better gene-editing tools

“Transposons are specialized genetic hitchhikers, integrating into and splicing out of our genomes all the time...by defining these enzymes in high resolution, we can tap into their powers.”
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Cornell celebrates bumper crop of Fulbright students

Seven 2021 graduates and recent Cornell alumni accepted Fulbright U.S. Student awards to research, study or teach English during the 2021-22 academic year, 15 were chosen for 2022-23.
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Mong fellowship advances neuroimaging collaboration

Their work could have future implications for human health, setting a path for research into understanding brain function.
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Artificial cilia could someday power diagnostic devices

The technology could enable low-cost, portable diagnostic devices for testing blood samples, manipulating cells or assisting in microfabrication processes.
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Student Spotlight: Tessy Schlosser

Tessy Schlosser is a doctoral candidate in government from Mexico City, Mexico.
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Students tackle community projects in moral psychology course

Students spent the semester working with local non-profits addressing issues from migrant family justice to food insecurity to sustainable agriculture.
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Where red and blue meet: cancel culture, fair elections

A new survey of American voters finds glimmers of hope that Democrats and Republicans can agree on steps needed to shore up an increasingly shaky democracy.
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The catastrophic success of China’s zero-COVID policy

In this op-ed, Prof. Jeremy Wallace explains the pitfalls of China's approach to the pandemic.
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Reunion 2022 features host of A&S events

A number of special events are planned in the College of Arts & Sciences to celebrate Reunion 2022.
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Students want some online learning features in ‘new normal’

“Almost everyone has enjoyed being back in person and having that sense of community, but Zoom and other technologies are still powerful tools in our arsenal.”
An African man's head with a ray-like collar above the face of a roaring lion with other artwork from the Sculpture Shoppe exhibition in the background.

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Contemporary and ancient art exhibit enlivens Ithaca Mall

The “Sculpture Shoppe” exhibition displays selections from Cornell’s plaster cast collection of Greco-Roman sculptures alongside – and sometimes within – contemporary artists’ responses to cast culture and classical art.
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Digital focus of Asia trade plan will help U.S. companies, allies

Prof. Sarah Kreps comments on Pres. Biden's proposed Indo-Pacific Economic Framework.
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Twenty-five receive awards recognizing inclusive excellence

The awards recognize the excellence represented within the graduate community and celebrates students for their accomplishments.
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Spongy material captures carbon dioxide in cavities

The materials are made from sugar and low-cost alkali metal salts, so they would be inexpensive enough for large-scale deployment.
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Humanities students present diverse research projects

Humanities students studying an array of topics presented their work at the A.D. White House.
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