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Provided A Cornell team sought to explore the properties of monolayer iron selenide because, as a high-temperature superconductor, it has the potential to help researchers create novel electrical devices that conduct with zero resistance and, therefore, much greater efficiency.

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Monolayer superconductor exhibits unusual behavior

Cornell researchers have discovered a rare “pseudogap” phenomenon that helps explain how the superconducting transition temperature can be greatly boosted in a single monolayer of iron selenide, and how it might be applied to other superconducting materials.
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Gift endows, names Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy

The major gift from the Brooks family, whose Cornell roots span three generations, provides an early boost to help the university’s newest school achieve world-class excellence.
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New impact grants expand humanities research

The Society for the Humanities added to its grant offerings in 2021, awarding Humanities Impact Grants to humanities projects that “engage in broader public conversations with social impact in mind.”
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Margulies receives Levy faculty engagement award

Joseph Margulies, professor of the practice of law and government, has been awarded the 2021 George D. Levy Faculty Award for his work to break down barriers for previously incarcerated people in Tompkins County.
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Ministry of Culture - Italy The Noceto Vasca Votiva’s lower and upper tanks, dated to 1444 and 1432 B.C., respectively.

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Researchers link ancient wooden structure to water ritual

Cornell researchers used dendrochronology and a form of radiocarbon dating to identify the ancient origins of the structure in Northern Italy.
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New Global Asia minor expands study options for undergrads

Students throughout the university can now minor in Global Asia Studies, with faculty approving the new area of study in May.
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Employers are Begging for Workers. Maybe That's a Good Thing.

Jamila Michener, associate professor of government, discusses employer panic, America's poverty addiction and the messy politics of work on the Ezra Klein Show.
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A Supreme Court Case Poses a Threat to L.G.B.T.Q. Foster Kids

In a New York Times op-ed, Stephen Vider considers the possible repercussions of the Supreme Court's decision, expected this month, on Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, a case that asks whether the city of Philadelphia can bar Catholic Social Services from screening future foster parents.
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Face value? Attractiveness biases financial decisions

… of being hired, evaluated positively or given a lighter criminal sentence. Most studies, however, have focused on …
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New A&S faculty bring Indigenous studies expertise

Two new faculty members who specialize in Native American and Indigenous literatures will join the Department of Literatures in English for the fall of 2021.
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Maya Cutforth ’20, her father Nick, and her sister Asia hiking Colorado’s Mount Flora in July 2020

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Class of 2020: Learning to let it flow

Eight members of the Class of 2020 share candid reflections on their lives over this past year.
Scott Emr

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Emr wins $1.2M Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine

Scott Emr's landmark discoveries focus on complexes that are central to life, health and disease.
 Cornell undergraduate students diagnosing wine grape diseases in a plant pathology laboratory in Chile.

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Best practice for instructional labs

Physicist Natasha Holmes and her co-author describe how undergraduate labs that encourage investigation and decision-making are more positive for students – and are more effective -- than those that focus on verification of concepts in textbooks.
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One object in the digital archive connected to the online game “Found in the Archive” is a Spanish postcard advertising a play from 1909, containing text that, characteristic of the time and genre, discriminates against disabled men.

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Online game replicates frustrations of research and disability

With a grant from the Society for the Humanities, Julia Chang has developed an online game with an undergrad computer science researcher, based on her research on disability in modern Spain. The game will launch during an online event June 2 at 2 p.m.
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EU lacks leverage in pushing privacy standards on Amazon, Microsoft

The European Union’s privacy watchdog, the European Data Protection Supervisor has opened two investigations into EU institutions’ use of cloud computing services offered by Amazon and Microsoft. Sarah Kreps, professor of government, says the EU is in a difficult position when it comes to privacy and cloud storage.
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Elizabeth Bundschuh

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Persistence and a little bit of luck: Finding a job during the pandemic

Members of the Class of 2021 are showing their resilience, graduating with exciting offers and embracing the next part of their journey.
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Dennis Schroeder/National Renewable Energy Laboratory A solar cell made with perovskite, shown here, show promise as an energy-efficient, scalable and longer-lasting way to create solar panels.

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Thermal analysis guides future design of 2D hybrid materials

Cornell engineers are the first to study thermal transport in 2D hybrid perovskites – a new class of materials with promising applications for photovoltaics and thermoelectronics.
Baobao Zhang

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Klarman Fellow Zhang named CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar

As a CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar, Baobao Zhang, Klarman Postdoctoral Fellow in government, will investigate challenges governments face when addressing public perceptions of inequalities brought about by new technologies.
Ekaterina Landgren
Sue Longhini Ekaterina Landgren

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Applied math/astronomy student receives Zonta Amelia Earhart Fellowship

Ph.D. student Ekaterina Landgren has received a 2021 Zonta Amelia Earhart Fellowship. The program recognizes women pursuing doctoral degrees in aerospace engineering and space sciences.
Estefania Perez
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AMST 2001 bridges the gap between Cornell and Cornellians

First-person essay from the spring 2021 undergraduate teaching assistant for course “The First American University” (AMST 2001) about how the class has allowed her to see Cornell as more than merely an institution.
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