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Study abroad, travel opportunities ramping back up

“We are thrilled that study abroad opportunities around the world are once again available to our students."
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Doctoral student to speak in Soup & Hope series

Alex Nik Pasqualini will share their story of hope in a talk as part of the Soup & Hope series on Feb. 23.
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New York Times best-selling author Ross Gay to read Feb. 9

A poet and essayist, Gay will read from his most recent collection of essays, “Inciting Joy” and other works.
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Job hunting amid tech layoffs

Career Development is offering a free online session for students interested in the tech sector.
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A&S secures gifts, embarks on McGraw Hall renovation

The refurbishment and preservation of McGraw has become a top priority for the College of Arts & Sciences and the university.
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Cornell expert: Strike on Iran latest example of how drones are changing warfare

Scholar Paul Lushenko says this attack, which Iran blames on Israel, suggests that the ongoing proliferation of drones has resulted in distinct patterns of strikes.
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Brann elected as Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America

In recognition of his distinguished scholarly contributions to medieval studies, Brann will be inducted during the academy’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 25.
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It’s not just about Trump, it’s about content moderation standards

Meta will be reinstating former president Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts in the coming weeks; Cornell government scholar Alexandra Cirone weighs in on extremism and governing online content moderation.
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Oscars 2023: Meaningful diversity is not ‘finally here’

Professor Kristen Warner responds to the 11 awards nominations for “Everything Everywhere All at Once” with caution: "we are still on an incremental set of progressions that can still only favor one racial group at a time."
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Germany weighing decision to deliver modern battlefield tanks to Ukraine

Giving the Leopard 2 to Ukraine would give them a substantial quality advantage over the Russian army, says history professor David Silbey.
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Historian wins NEH grant for work on British-India empire building

Historian Robert Travers is taking a deeper look at the impeachment trial of Warren Hastings.
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Chemist wins National Academy of Science award

Geoffrey Coates’ discoveries have revolutionized polymer recycling, materials for green hydrogen generation, and the synthesis of sustainable plastics.
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New work by Prof. Roberto Sierra featured in Jan. 29 concert

The Sierra Duo – John Haines-Eitzen, cello, and Matthew Bengtson, piano – will Sierra’s “Cuatro Piezas para cello y piano” and other pieces Jan. 29.
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Traverso wins Italian literature award for nonfiction

“Rivoluzione 1789-1989” has also been published in English, French and Spanish, with translations to follow in German, Portuguese, Greek, Korean and other languages.
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First-years share their transformational journeys ... so far

"Welcoming students to campus and providing them with the opportunity to connect to faculty and each other is a joy."
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Causing reactions: Klarman Fellow develops new catalysts

Richard Kong is working to develop catalysts to guide chemical reactions, including some that could have a positive effect on the environment.
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Taylor retires from role leading A&S administration

“He is really a man of character and someone I’ve come to admire greatly over the years."
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Physicist receives DOE grant for particle accelerator research

With $410,000 Ivan Bazarov will research long lifetime spin-polarized electron sources in particle accelerators.
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‘Genetic Afterlives’ receives book prize

Anthropologist Noah Tamarkin has received the Jordan Schnitzer Book Award from the Association for Jewish Studies in the category of social science, anthropology, and folklore.
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Excavation uncovers 2K more artifacts at St. James church site

This semester’s work also featured an end-of-semester mini-field course for local children and youth presented by two Cornell students.
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Students enthused by COP27 reparations agreement

During COP27, Podpora and Fenningdorf helped with Cornell’s exhibit and other side events, as well as attended various sessions and workshops.
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Scholarship fund grows to help more A&S students

The Kiplinger family's affection for Cornell is reflected in numerous facets of the university.
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Wondering what to read in 2023? A&S faculty offer ideas

A&S faculty offer book and poetry recommendations for the new year.
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Grants help students with conferences, job-hunting expenses

Professional Development Grants are available thanks to generous alumni donations.
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Goldberg shares research at Russekoff lecture

The Mitzi Sutton Russekoff ’54 Lecture took place Nov. 15 at the Cornell Club in New York City.
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Students visit virtual world to learn research technique

Students experienced cryo-electron microscopy as part of a collaboration with Cornell’s Center for Teaching Innovation.
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Moderna scientist to speak about COVID vaccine development

Melissa Moore led early-stage research teams developing Moderna’s platform technologies in mRNA design and delivery.
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Professor wins award for book about middle class and democracy

Bryn Rosenfeld, assistant professor of government, won for her book, “The Autocratic Middle Class: How State Dependency Reduces the Demand for Democracy.”
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Klarman Fellow: How do past events affect political present?

Anil Menon is researching the political legacies of forced migration, which is on the rise globally due to climate change and conflict.
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Zhang, Klarman Fellow, named Schmidt Futures AI2050 Fellow

Zhang will work with the Center for New Democratic Processes to test whether public assemblies can be an effective method for increasing public participation in AI governance.
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Senior wins award from SETI Institute for planetary research

Ze-Wen Koh plans to pursue a doctorate in planetary science after graduation.
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Biden, Xi meeting a chance to ‘step back from the brink’ of conflict

Government professor Jessica Chen Weiss: "I hope that both leaders will come prepared to test the proposition that the two governments could begin a range of discussions in areas of shared concern and explore potential terms of coexistence.”
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Professor’s book wins American Historical Association prize

Judith Byfield's book "The Great Upheaval: Women and Nation in Postwar Nigeria" was awarded the Martin A. Klein Prize.
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Faculty members' film focuses on boarding school escape

The film by Jeffrey Palmer and Austin Bunn has been entered into five film festivals; they’ll hear word of acceptance soon.
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Latest U.S. drone transfer to Ukraine signals shift in ‘character of war’

Lieutenant Colonel Paul Lushenko, senior policy fellow at Cornell's Tech Policy Lab, comments on the announcement of the inclusion of the MQ-9 Reaper in a U.S. defense aid package to Ukraine
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Students can now choose new minor in data science

The minor is distinctive in including courses from many disciplines, from across Cornell’s schools and colleges.
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Nexus Scholar applications open for summer 2023

The program matches undergraduate students with summer opportunities to work side by side with faculty from across the College.
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Fear of election violence highlights how political landscape has changed

Concerns about violence are growing as Election Day in the U.S. nears, says scholar Mabel Berezin: “The expectation of violence at the polls this year signals how much has changed in the American electoral landscape since 2018."
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Undergrad publishes research on genetic information exchange

A study by Margaret Keymakh '23 and others in her lab was just published in PLOS Genetics.
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‘Fearmongering’ drives Netanyahu’s comeback in Israel

Government scholar Uriel Abulof comments that in Israel, Netanyahu’s comeback appears powered by politician Itamar Ben-Gvir and the far-right.  
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New research reveals how genes turn on and off

Yeast has revealed for Cornell researchers a key mechanism in how genes are controlled.
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$1.25M grant to advance control of 2D materials

The research will help give unprecedented insight into electron behavior and quantum phenomena.
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Scholar offers talk about Brazilian crackdowns and feminist response

Her talk is one of three in the African Diaspora Knowledge Exchange Series.
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Noted archaeologist to speak on new discoveries in Israel in Cornell lecture

Israeli archaeologist Mordechai Aviam and his colleagues made headlines by finding possible evidence, near the Sea of Galilee, of the house of St. Peter.
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As Kerry presses World Bank on climate, field staff drive global lending reform

Prof. Richard Clark comments on U.S. special climate envoy John Kerry's call for the World Bank and other multilateral institutions to expand financing for low-carbon projects in developing countries.
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Emr receives lifetime achievement award

Professor Scott Emr's work focuses on a pathway that's a key aspect of membrane biology.
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Asian American Studies celebrates 35th anniversary

The Asian American Studies Program will hold a symposium with second director Gary Okihiro and other events this year.
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Xi’s personalized, opaque rule eroding trust in Chinese economy

Prof. Jeremy Wallace comments on China's report that its third-quarter gross domestic product grew.
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Role of African Union scrutinized in Ethiopia, Tigray peace talks

Prof. Oumar Ba comments on the first formal peace talks between the Ethiopian government and Tigray forces since war broke out two years ago.
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Senior explores concept of space, representation in films

Madi Fulchiero is studying Spanish and English and focused her senior thesis on two Disney films.
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‘Words as battle axes’: A&S professors appear in Frederick Douglass film

Derrick Spires, Edward Baptist, and Gerard Aching help tell the story of the man born into slavery who became an advocate for African American freedom. 
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Klarman fellow’s research prompts Stanford to investigate its practices

An archive discovery by Cornell historian Charles Petersen reported in an August 2021 newsletter prompted Stanford University to establish a task force to investigate its admissions practices for Jewish students in the 1950s.
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Drones ‘arms race’ renews debate on global governance

The United States is calling for a United Nations Security Council briefing regarding news that Russia is using Iranian drones for its war on Ukraine. Paul Lushenko, doctoral student and co-editor of "Drones and Global Order: Implications of Remote Warfare for International Society,” comments.
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Juliana Hu Pegues wins ASA book prize for ‘Space-Time Colonialism’

The prize recognizes the best first book in American Studies released during 2021.
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Policy inconsistent with UK reality: Cornell experts available on Truss resignation

Britain’s Prime Minister Liz Truss has announced she will resign after 44 days in office. Cornell University professors discuss what’s next for the United Kingdom and the European Union.
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Crowd gathers to wish ‘happy birthday’ to Fuertes telescope

Partygoers enjoyed space-themed cupcakes, peered through the telescope and pored over a display of observatory instruments to celebrate Fuertes Observatory's 100th birthday.
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Junior explores possibilities of influencers in public health messaging

Wynne Williams-Ceci's research focuses on improving public health messaging for vaping.
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Grant supports language learning research

“Understanding the impact of Languages Across the Curriculum on all participants will allow us to build on its success and offer multilingual students more opportunities to engage with their disciplinary content in languages other than English."
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New podcast explores imaging technique cryo-EM

Co-host Liz Kellogg, assistant professor of molecular biology and genetics: "In every interview, we heard stories that we hadn’t expected and learned something new about each other and about the field."
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Sandeep Parmar, Zalaznick Distinguished Visiting Writer, to read Oct. 20

This year’s Richard Cleaveland Memorial Reading will include a conversation with poet Valzhyna Mort, associate professor of literatures in English.
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American Sign Language (ASL) Literature Series features ASL Poets/Storytellers

Six American Sign Language (ASL) poets and storytellers will visit Cornell between Oct. 12 and Nov. 28, in conjunction with this semester’s ASL Literature course.
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Conference explores the theme of “Repair” from multiple humanities disciplines

Friday’s concluding keynote will be delivered by Jonathan Flatley, a scholar of literature and the relationship between politics and aesthetics .
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Prestigious Buckley Prize awarded to physicist J.C. Séamus Davis

Quantum microscopes based on Davis designs have galvanized quantum materials visualization studies globally.
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Conference considers the Art & Science of Thinking Oct. 21-22

“We want to open a robust dialogue between humanists and scientists around the very notion of ‘thought’ and ‘thinking,."
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U.S. tech restrictions on China could backfire without ally support

The U.S. is increasingly seeing China as a significant military threat and seeking to maintain as large a lead as possible in its tech competition with China, says Sarah Kreps.
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Belarusian poet: Nobel Peace Prize win must galvanize support

Viasna, founded by activist Ales Bialiatski, was ‘liquidated’ by Lukashenka’s regime in 2003 but he has continued to fight for human rights in Belarus under the great pressure, says poet Valzhyna Mort.
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Alumni return to celebrate theatre troupe’s 30th anniversary

A series of special events, including visits from alumni involved in theatre, film and television, is being planned to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Teatrotaller, a theatre troupe formed to promote Spanish, Latin American and Latino culture.
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Doctor/musician alumnus takes stage in Van Cliburn competition

"At every point in your life, different music will speak to you in new ways."
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“The Janes” director: ‘I think we’re going way backwards.’

Tia Lessin '89 will be on campus Oct. 13 for a screening at Cornell Cinema.
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Two A&S postdocs receive Blavatnik awards in physics, chemistry

Xiaolong Liu, a postdoctoral researcher in physics, and Wen Zhang, a postdoctoral researcher in chemistry, stand out among young scientists in the tri-state area.
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What is ‘media?’ Klarman Fellow strives to define a capacious concept

Scholar, writer and crossword star Anna Shechtman bridges the academic study and the real-world practice of media.
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2022 Bethe Lectures: Harnessing quantum matter for future technologies

Physicist Charles Kane will explain how mysterious features of quantum mechanics can be harnessed for future technologies on Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m.
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What’s healthy? FDA tackles notoriously difficult definition

"Healthy is not a neutral one-size-fits-all concept," says Adrienne Bitar, an expert in the history and culture of American food.
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What’s next for Brazil: Cornell experts on economics, politics post-election

In the first round of Brazil’s elections Oct. 2, former leftist president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva face off against right-wing incumbent Jair Bolsonaro; Cornell government professors react.
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Acclaimed sports historian to speak on 'the NFL’s Most Important Game'

Louis Moore, history professor and co-host of The Black Athlete podcast, will give this semester’s Seymour Lecture in Sports History on Oct. 6.
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Hyster wins Fresenius Award for early-career excellence

New tools being developed by the Hyster lab can be applied in the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries.
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New faculty director takes helm of Office of Undergraduate Biology

Nicholson said her mission is to empower students and give them confidence.
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Cornell mathematician featured in Netflix film

“The main idea of the film involves an exploration of infinity from several perspectives: mathematical, physical, philosophical, theological."
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Chorale is back!’ says new director

“We welcome singers from any department of the university and from the community,” said Michael Poll, music director and Klarman Fellow.
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Fascism expert: Italy is next in the European nationalist movement, here is why.

The outcome of the Italian election on Sept. 25 could have dramatic effects on the country and European Union, says professor Mabel Berezin.
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Archaeological conference expands discussion beyond colonial roots

'We saw this conference as a way to expand the conversation beyond Cornell.'
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Poet Solmaz Sharif considered ‘literary citizenship’ at reading event

Her books of poetry are “Looks” and “Customs”; part of the Fall 2022 Barbara & David Zalaznick Reading Series for the Creative Writing Program.
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Klarman Fellow tracks impact of social bonds on animal health

“My focus is on how an animal’s mother can impact a wide range of outcomes: in childhood, adulthood, and even between generations."
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Rossiter honored for 'writing women back into the history of science'

Her major work, “Women Scientists in America,” has redrawn the historical landscape of women in science.
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Martial law anniversary marked by ‘historical revisionism’

This year’s anniversary of Philippine martial law is momentous, says professor Christine Bacareza Balance.
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Kellogg honored for insight into mechanics of biological systems

The 2023 Margaret Oakley Dayhoff Award is given each year to a woman who has achieved prominence while in the early stages of a career in biophysical research.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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$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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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."
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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."