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Ulfar Erlingsson and Nonny de la Pena

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Milstein program offers events on data privacy, virtual reality

The Milstein Program is hosting two events this semester open to the public
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Aurora Mu ’24, front, makes the most of a recent snowfall with friends

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First-year students make the best of a Zoom-filled year: ‘You’re a lot taller than I would have imagined’

In some ways, the Class of 2024 is managing better than many people might have expected.
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John Munson/Cornell University Nfamara Badjie (left) and Moustapha Diedhiou weed the fields at the Badjies' rice farm in Ulster Park, NY

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Black farming and food security topic of next Rural Humanities webinar

Rural Humanities will offer a webinar, “Black Land Matters: A Rural Humanities Webinar on Black Farming and Food Security,” on March 4, part of a conversation on Black land ownership, farming and food security.
Ryan McCullough and Lucy Fitz Gibbon

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Music duo contributes to new album

The talents of two Cornell music faculty members are featured on a newly-released recording, “Beauty Intolerable: Songs of Sheila Silver.”
Molly O'Toole
Molly O'Toole

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Pulitzer Prize winner named A&S Distinguished Visiting Journalist

Molly O’Toole ’09 is an immigration and security reporter with the Los Angeles Times.
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Biden immigration bill brings promise and peril

The Biden administration plans to unveil its comprehensive immigration bill on Thursday alongside Congressional leaders. The following Cornell University experts, including Gustavo Flores-Macias, professor of government and the former Director of Public Affairs in Mexico’s Consumer Protection Agency, speak about the bill.
Goldwin Smith Stairs

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Four A&S faculty honored with endowed professorships

The naming of these additional endowed professors continues the college’s priority to recognize faculty excellence and accomplishments.
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New series connects students, community with artists and scholars

A new initiative from the Department of Performing and Media Arts, the Asian American Studies Program, and the Latina/o Studies Program is inviting students and community members to engage in hands-on workshops and conversations with artists and arts/performance scholars. The next visit is Feb. 18.
John Kasich
John Kasich

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Gov. John Kasich to speak at forum on Feb. 17

Kasich will be in a virtual conversation with former Congressman Steve Israel, director of the Institute of Politics and Global Affairs and professor of practice in the Department of Government.
Mars rover approaches landing with jets blazing
NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA’s Perseverance rover fires up its descent stage engines as it nears the Martian surface in this illustration.

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Perseverance’s zoom cameras to take historic focus on Mars

NASA’s Perseverance rover has been on a journey to Mars since its launch in July 2020 and is set to land on the red planet on Feb. 18. Alex Hayes, professor of astronomy, is a co-investigator for Perseverance’s Mastcam-Z — a set of stereo cameras that will be the “eyes of the rover.”
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In limiting political content, Facebook risks advancing censorship narrative

Facebook announced on Wednesday that it will begin implementing changes to its algorithm to reduce political content on its users’ news feeds. Doing so, Facebook risks sowing more discord, says Sarah Kreps, professor of government.
Myanmar flag: white star on yellow, green and red background

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Backed by powerful allies, Myanmar generals take cues from U.S. events

Magnus Fiskesjö, professor of anthropology at Cornell University and expert on Southeast Asia, comments on continuing protesters in Myanmar against the military coup that reversed last November’s election.
Poster featuring photo of woman and police officer

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‘Racism in America’ webinar to examine protest movements

Moderated by Kat Stafford, national investigative writer at The Associated Press, the webinar will feature five Cornell faculty experts.
AD White House

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Humanities scholars begin first year undertaking diverse paths of discovery

Students in the program undertake their own independent, interdisciplinary undergraduate research in the humanities.
Illustration of Toni Morrison

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Cornell continues Morrison celebration with colloquium, reading, film

A panel of scholars will examine Morrison's life and work during a panel on the occasion of her 90th birthday.
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Jeff Fusco Pianist Michelle Cann playing Florence Price's Piano Concerto in One Movement with the Philadelphia Orchestra.

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ONEcomposer partners with Philadelphia Orchestra for Florence Price premiere

Cornell music faculty are working with the Philadelphia Orchestra to bring to light the works of a historically erased composer.
Goldwin Smith foyer

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Trustees approve new Department of Literatures in English name change

In a meeting last month, the Cornell Board of Trustees approved changing the name of the Department of English to the Department of Literatures in English, a change that faculty members say better reflects the world and the department’s diverse fields of study.
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Photo by Rabih Shasha on Unsplash

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Students win State Department Pickering Fellowships

The fellowships support students who are interested in working in the U.S. Foreign Service.
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A scene from "In the Mood for Love," part of the Wong Kar Wai series showing this semester at Cornell Cinema

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Cornell Cinema focuses on collaborations in new virtual world

After the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered movie theatres last spring, Cornell Cinema director Mary Fessenden had to move to a virtual model in order to offer films last Fall, but she wanted to continue to offer the cinema’s usual variety of films, as well as films with ties to courses. The Fall season did just that, and this spring semester, the Cinema will continue to offer a wide variety of films with course connections.
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Biden’s inaugural ‘theater of unity’ offers rebuke to violence

On Wednesday, former Senator and Vice President Joe Biden will be inaugurated as President of the United States. His inauguration takes place amid continued challenges presented by COVID-19 and the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

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