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Africana studies class produces political leaders podcast

For their final projects, students in Africana Studies professor Carole Boyce-Davies’ Black Women and Political Leadership course created a podcast featuring interviews with Black women in politics.

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Spires wins MLA award for ‘Practice of Citizenship’ book

Derrick R. Spires, associate professor of English in the College of Arts and Sciences, has won the Modern Language Association (MLA) Prize for a First Book for “The Practice of Citizenship: Black Politics and Print Culture in the Early United States.”

In the book, Spires examines the parallel development of early Black print culture and legal and cultural understandings of U.S. citizenship between 1787 and 1861.

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Native ironworkers’ tradition continues on North Campus

For six generations, Mohawk ironworkers have “walked the steel.”

Indigenous people began ironworking in the 19th century, when they were hired to build railroad bridges in Canada. They helped craft the New York City skyline, working on projects including the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building and the World Trade Center.

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Grad student receives funding for research on COVID-19, incarceration

Erin McCauley, a doctoral candidate in the fields of sociology and policy analysis and management, recently received funding from the National Institute for Drug Abuse to support her research analyzing the effects of COVID-19 on jails. 

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Researchers detect possible exoplanet radio emission

The team has already begun a campaign using multiple radio telescopes to follow up on the signal.
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ELSO Expands Services to All Multilingual Graduate Students

Cornell’s English Language Support Office (ELSO) has expanded to support all multilingual graduate students – both from the U.S. and abroad. Previously available only to international students for whom English was not their first language, now multilingual graduate and professional students from anywhere in the world can participate in ELSO programs, including tutoring, workshops, and classes.

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Cornell faculty featured on ‘The Academic Minute’

The program, airing on 70 stations, covers new and emerging topics in higher education.
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Cornell team seeks mercy for Lisa Montgomery

A team of Cornell faculty, graduate students and undergraduates is fighting to save Lisa Montgomery from federal execution next month, supporting her bid for clemency from courtrooms to recording studios to a social media campaign urging followers to #SaveLisa and consider #HerWholeTruth.

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COVID-19 healthcare issues reflect pre-existing inequalities

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the country, federal data shows more than a third of Americans live in areas where hospitals are running critically short on intensive care beds. The data has caused some panic about the possibility of health care rationing over the coming months.

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Students pitch business ideas to former Etsy CEO

Cornell student Ryan Tremblay ‘22 won first place in a student pitch competition Oct. 28, judged by Chad Dickerson, former CEO of Etsy and Cornell Tech fellow.

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‘Roaming’ molecular fragments captured in real time

Sometimes atoms, like pets and adventuresome hikers, slip loose and wander off into the wild. Their final destination isn’t known, and their trajectory can be all over the map. It’s not so easy to track their path.

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‘The devil is in the details’ for NYC solitary confinement ban

Today New York City Councilman Daniel Dromm is set to introduce a bill that prohibits solitary confinement as a means of punishment. On Friday, the New York City council will hold a hearing on the proposed bill, fast-tracking the process to stop the controversial practice.

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Ground broken in Chile for alum-backed telescope

The telescope itself will arrive in mid- to late 2022, with first light anticipated in 2023.
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Chorus and Glee Club present virtual Readings & Carols

Carrying on a beloved annual tradition, the Cornell University Chorus and Glee Club will offer a musical holiday celebration including singalong carols (featuring the virtually assembled choirs), seasonal poetry readings, and recordings from past Christmas services Dec. 16.

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Physics professor advances breakthrough research on black hole paradox

Tom Hartman has discovered a mathematical technique for calculating the physics of a black hole.
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New curriculum requirements bring host of new courses to A&S

As course enrollment opens up this week, students in the College of Arts & Sciences have access to dozens of new courses for spring 2021, thanks in part to the College’s new curriculum, which took effect this fall for students in the class of 2024.
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Cornell undergrads aid in prisoner’s release after 28 years

“They helped secure a man's liberty, which is one of the greatest accomplishments anyone can achieve.”
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Maduro election victory a clear sign of Trump's failure

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro claimed victory after congressional elections this week, consolidating power in the National Assembly, Venezuela’s last remaining independent political institution. Many influential opposition leaders boycotted the election.