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Wilson wins grant to explore rare earth element opportunities

Justin Wilson has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop more efficient methods of separating rare earth elements, which are found in wind turbines, liquid crystal displays, batteries, and portable electronics.
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Small molecule plays outsize role in controlling nanoparticle

A breakthrough imaging technique enabled Cornell researchers to gain new insights into how tiny ligands adsorb on the surface of nanoparticles and how they can tune a particle’s shape.
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Alumna encourages citizen involvement in space science

Amy Kaminski '98 is the editor of a new book about space science and public engagement and has a career that’s dedicated to helping people become involved in science research in a meaningful way.
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NASA/JPL Maat Mons, a large volcano on Venus, is shown in this 1991 simulated-color radar image from NASA’s Magellan spacecraft mission.

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Trace gas phosphine points to volcanic activity on Venus

Cornell astronomers say the detection of phosphine in the atmosphere of Venus shows evidence of explosive volcanoes on the mysterious planet.
Book cover: Hijacking the Agenda

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Money talks: Wealthy ‘hijack’ agenda to gain policy influence

Analyzing more than 20 years of floor speeches by members of Congress, a new book co-authored by Peter K. Enns, professor in the Department of Government, explains why corporate and wealthy interests dominate the national economic agenda.
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Provided The 7th-century Armenian church of Vankasar in Azerbaijan. In April, Caucasus Heritage Watch reported a possible threat to the church due to satellite detection of heavy machinery in the area.

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Satellite monitoring documents cultural heritage at risk

Cornell researchers are using satellite imagery to protect endangered and damaged cultural heritage in the South Caucasus, where an ethnic conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan has raged for decades.
Gabe Godines

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Navy veteran/student tackles problem of recidivism

Gabe Godines ’23 hopes to use the Warrior Scholar Project model to help formerly incarcerated individuals pursue college degrees.
Lingzi Zhuang

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Student Spotlight: Lingzi Zhuang

Lingzi Zhuang is a doctoral candidate in linguistics with a minor in cognitive science from Maanshan, a small city in Anhui, China, and Shanghai. He chose to pursue further study at Cornell due to the linguistics program, program offerings, and feeling of community.
Reika Tei

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Student Spotlight: Reika Tei

Reika Tei is a doctoral candidate in chemistry and chemical biology from Kyushu island in Japan. She chose to pursue further study at Cornell for the supportive environment, enthusiastic professors, and beauty of campus.
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Machine learning tool sorts the nuances of quantum data

An interdisciplinary team of Cornell and Harvard University researchers developed a machine learning tool to parse quantum matter and make crucial distinctions in the data, an approach that will help scientists unravel the most confounding phenomena in the subatomic realm.
Derrick R. Spires

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July Fourth and early Black Americans: It’s complicated

Black people in early America used July Fourth to argue that they should be freed from enslavement and had as much right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” as white people.
Peter K. Enns

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Peter Enns Named Director of Cornell Center for Social Sciences

Peter K. Enns, professor in the Brooks School of Public Policy and in the Department of Government, has been named the Robert S. Harrison Director of the Cornell Center for Social Sciences. Enns’ three-year appointment began July 1.
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Report: Ithaca economy shouldn’t return to business as usual

Economist Michèle Belot and the ILR School’s Ithaca Co-Lab recommend workforce strategies to reduce racial disparities, remove barriers to work and prioritize living-wage jobs.
Valzhyna Mort

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A&S poet wins 2021 Griffin Poetry Prize

Valzhyna Mort, assistant professor of literatures in English, won the 2021 Griffin Poetry Prize in the international category for her 2020 book, “Music for the Dead and Resurrected.”
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New faculty directors to support research and training at Cornell Atkinson

Cornell Atkinson welcomes new faculty directors to advance research efforts, strengthen cross-college collaborations, and guide development of new programs.
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Moscow's city center with a view of the Kremlin

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The Kremlin has a new toolkit for shutting down independent news media

Bryn Rosenfeld, assistant professor of government, writes in an op-ed in the Washington Post that the Russian government is making operations difficult for independent media outlets – even those that don’t criticize the Kremlin.
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Lewis, Michener honored for diversity contributions

Jamila Michener, associate professor of government, and Mark E. Lewis, director of the School of Operations Research and Information Engineering, are the recipients of this year’s Faculty Award for Excellence in Research, Teaching and Service through Diversity.
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Danish children struggle to learn their vowel-filled language – and this changes how adult Danes interact

Why is the Danish language so complicated? Morten Christiansen explains in an op-ed in The Conversation.
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Collection A porcelain plate in the "Service des Departments" series by Sèvres

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A fragmented France depicted on dessert plates

In a new essay, Kelly Presutti describes the ultimate failure of a set of Sèvres porcelain dessert plates, 1824-32, to represent all of France.
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Davis lab/provided This composite image shows where the selenium atoms reside in the crystal of niobium diselenide, a transition metal dichalcogenide, using conventional scanned tunneling microscopy (left, in grey) and where the electron pairs are observed using scanned Josephson tunneling microscopy (right, in blue).

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Electron-pair discovery advances field of quantum materials

Physicist Séamus Davis and his team have found an exotic state of quantum matter.
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