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Sydney Shoemaker

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Sydney Shoemaker, leading figure of Cornell philosophy, dies at 90

Remembered as a powerful thinker and brilliant teacher, Shoemaker contributed to the outstanding reputation of Cornell philosophy during the second half of the twentieth century,
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At global turning point, economists take stock of 100 years of development

Major figures in world economics will gather in Ithaca Sept. 15-17 to re-think the foundations of economics and the nature of regulation – with particular care for the environment.
Wearing a tiara with matching shiney necklace, a sash and medals, the white haired queen looks unsmilingly at the camera.

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King Charles III must quickly determine his path as ruler

Cornell faculty reflect on what will happen after the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
Héctor D. Abruña

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$8.3M award boosts chemistry research into fuel cells, batteries

The funding supports research, as well as the establishment of a small fleet of fuel-cell and battery powered (EV) cars at Cornell.
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New Jewish studies major approved in College of Arts & Sciences

“These efforts recognize the critical questions Jewishness raises and its place as part of a shared heritage.”
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Eminent physicist Kurt Gottfried, co-founder of Union of Concerned Scientists, dies at 93

Gottfried was also the author of a classic text on quantum mechanics and numerous scholarly articles on missile defense, space weapons, nuclear weapons and cooperative security.
Spiral galaxy

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UVEX NASA mission advances with Cornell astronomers on team

Cornell astronomers Anna Y. Q. Ho and Shrinivas R. Kulkarni are part of the mission team for the UltraViolet Explorer (UVEX) mission, which has advanced toward a 2028 launch with NASA.
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Frank Drake ’51, astronomy pioneer, dies at 92

“Frank Drake was a pioneer of radio astronomy and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence using radio telescopes."
Book cover: Organic Chemistry

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McMurry makes bestselling chemistry text free in memory of son

Starting fall 2023, the 10th edition of McMurry’s Organic Chemistry will be available an open educational resource (OER) through OpenStax.
Hilary Beckles

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A.D. White Professors are named; fall visits announced

An acclaimed historian of the Caribbean and a multidisciplinary professor of the built environment have been appointed the newest A.D. White Professors-at-Large.
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Student’s research focuses on Indigenous agriculture system

The movement involves not only re-establishing heritage foods, but also bolstering the systems that sustain them: irrigation and land access, for instance.
Arts Unplugged, Aftershocks, geopolitics since the Ukraine invasion, image of world with warplanes and ripples

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Journalists join A&S professors to discuss global impacts of war in Ukraine

Ann Simmons, Moscow bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal, and Mark Landler, London bureau chief for the New York Times, join Professors Peter Katzenstein and Jessica Chen Weiss for the Sept. 22 Arts Unplugged event.
Khadija Monis

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Afghan students – now Cornellians – look to future

Nine Afghan undergraduates from Bangladesh-based Asian University for Women fled their country after the Taliban took control in August 2021, arriving in Ithaca four months later.
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The College Welcomes New Faculty for 2022-23

This year, 15 new faculty are bringing innovative ideas in a wide range of topics to the College of Arts & Sciences’ nexus of discovery and impact, including climate change, astronomy, identity studies and the economy.
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NASA releases first Webb Telescope image of exoplanet

Observation team member Eileen Gonzales, 51 Pegasi b Postdoctoral Fellow, says this is just the beginning.
Mayer Juni

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New Faculty: Mayer Juni

Mayer Juni, History and Jewish Studies
Historic photo from 1873, of a young woman

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Lectures to unearth stories ‘that don’t get told’ in classical scholarship

Oxford scholar Constanze Güthenke will bring to light untold stories of classical scholarship during the 2022 Townsend Lectures Sept. 7, 9, and 12.
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Community read launches Society for the Humanities’ ‘Repair’ theme

"The Society for the Humanities thought there is no better way to kick off the year of Repair, than to begin at home."
Milena Djourelova

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New Faculty: Milena Djourelova

Milena Djourelova, Economics
Anna Ho

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New Faculty: Anna Ho

Anna Ho, Astronomy