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Samantha Sheppard
Samantha Sheppard

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PMA professor named Academy Film Scholar

Samantha N. Sheppard, associate professor of performing and media arts, has been named a 2021 Academy Film Scholar by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
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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.
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.
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Claude Truong-Ngoc /Wikimedia Commons Marine Le Pen

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Trends favor Le Pen victory, ‘somersaults’ in French politics

Mabel Berezin, professor of sociology, says that regional elections in France on June 20 could serve as an early indicator of what may come in the 2022 presidential election.
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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.
 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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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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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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Alumnus, professor team creates data insight company

Reality Check Insights delivers data insights related to people’s attitudes, preferences and behaviors.
Estefania Perez ’21 in front of the Supreme Court.
Estefania Perez ’21 in front of the Supreme Court.

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Pathways program graduates feel prepped for careers

The Pathways Internship Program helps first-generation students find summer opportunities through career guidance and financial support.
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Cornell poet, scholar receive 2021-2022 Rome Prize

Valzhyna Mort, assistant professor of literatures in English, received the Rome Prize in Literature for 2021-2022. Mary Jane Dempsey, graduate student in the Department of Romance Studies, received the Rome Prize in Modern Italian Studies.
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Old City Jerusalem

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De-escalation up to Israelis and Palestinians, but U.S. can help

Deadly clashes between Israelis and Palestinians are likely to continue this week, as the Israeli military deploys additional forces near the Gaza Strip. Uriel Abulof, a visiting professor in Cornell University’s government department and professor at Tel-Aviv University, gives perspective.
Joe Connolly ’72, left and Jay Branegan ’72, right
Joe Connolly ’72, left and Jay Branegan ’72, right

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New humanities prize honors Cornell friendships

The Joseph E. Connolly ’72 Memorial Prizes support students who want to look at the intersection of religion, politics and society.
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A year like no other: Meet the extraordinary class of 2021

Explore the extraordinary journeys of this year’s graduates in our annual feature.
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Senior Mellon Mays fellows reflect on their program experiences

The program aims to increase diversity in the ranks of faculty in academia.
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‘Who is guarding Facebook’s guardians?’ Lawmakers can step up oversight

Facebook’s Oversight Board voted to uphold the social media company’s suspension of former President Donald Trump on its platforms but insisted the company must review the suspension to determine an appropriate length of time and develop clearer policies to balance freedom of expression and public safety. Professor of government Sarah Kreps says that Facebook’s Oversight Board acts like a private firm without real accountability of its own and that its consequential decision making over Facebook’s policies require additional independent oversight.
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Despite refugee boost and family reunification, Biden has ‘long road to go’

On Monday, the Biden administration announced a significant increase in the number of refugees allowed to enter the United States. The announcement comes as the administration also begins to reunite parents separated from their children under the Trump administration’s family separation policy. Maria Cristina Garcia, professor of history and Latino studies, and Chiara Galli, sociologist and Klarman Postdoctoral Fellow, comment.
Artwork showing a woman in a blue dress looking into a mirror.
Mirror, Mirror II by Alison Saar

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Online exhibit marks women’s suffrage centennial

Students investigated women’s engagement in politics and researched images of their choice in the history of art course.
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Science journalists on the pandemic: ‘We couldn’t trust our regular sources’

The April 28 event was part of the College's Distinguished Visiting Journalist Program, featuring journalists from the New York Times, Bloomberg, NPR and Science.
 A.D. White House, home of the Society for the Humanities

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Humanities students share wide variety of research in spring event

More than 30 students who have conducted research will present their work in a virtual conference May 6-7. One panel investigates the ideas of Goldwin Smith, while other presentations focus on migrant workers in Singapore, political violence in Africa and other topics.
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