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Andy Strominger

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Hans Bethe Lecture to illuminate black hole paradox

This year's Hans Bethe Lecture, “Probing the Edges of the Universe: Black Holes, Horizons and Strings,” will be on Wed., Oct. 27 at 7:30 pm in the David Call Alumni Auditorium, Kennedy Hall.
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Attacks upon cultural heritage are 'attacks upon a people'

Cornell University researchers Adam Smith and Lori Khatchadourian, who have used high-resolution satellite imagery to monitor and document endangered and damaged cultural heritage in the South Caucasus, comment on the case currently before the Hague.
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Schmidt: Exploring Earth’s oceans to reach Europa

Britney Schmidt is in Antarctica through February 2022 with a small team of researchers to explore the confluence of glaciers, floating ice shelves and ocean using a submarine robot called Icefin
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Surviving a star’s demise: Discovery adds proof of planetary resilience

Astronomer Lisa Kaltenegger, director of the Carl Sagan Institute, comments on the discovery of MOA-2010-BLG-477Lb, a Jupiter-sized planet that survived its star’s death.
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New moral psychology minor takes on challenging questions

Students across the university can now minor in the growing field of moral psychology, with faculty approving the new area of study July 15.
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Grant to fund conference on climate change in South Asia

A Cornell-led international team of researchers has received a $65,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for its project, “The Next Monsoon: Climate Change and Contemporary Cultural Production in South Asia.”
James Oliver

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Event will honor suffragist and mathematician James Oliver

The life and work of James Edward Oliver, a passionate supporter of women’s suffrage and a nationally recognized mathematician, will be celebrated in an evening of talks on Oct. 14.
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Applications open for new humanities prize

Undergraduate students interested in the intersection of religion and politics or society can now apply for a new prize, to be given out next spring.
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History professor wins George Washington Prize

Mary Beth Norton has been awarded the George Washington Prize for her book, "1774: The Long Year of Revolution."
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Three A&S professors honored with national chemistry awards

Three faculty members in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology in the College of Arts & Sciences have been honored with national awards.
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Catholic Church ‘systemic abuse’ dates back to the beginning

Prof. Kim Haines-Eitzen comments on a new report that shows French clergy sexually abused more than 200,000 children over the past 70 years.
Donna Lynch-Cunningham

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College names Donna Lynch-Cunningham as new director of human resources

The College of Arts & Sciences will welcome a new director of human resources, Donna Lynch-Cunningham, beginning on Oct. 4. Cunningham was previously human resources divisional director for the James T. Laney School of Graduate Studies at Emory University in Atlanta.
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Author: World’s greatest ideas came from interdisciplinary teamwork

The collaborative nature of innovation was one of the key messages author Steven Johnson delivered during a campus visit Sept. 22, as a guest of the Milstein Program in Technology & Humanity.
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Germany election a ‘spectacular result’ for far-right party

Preliminary results of Germany’s federal election are in, and the left-leaning Social Democratic Party has narrowly won the largest share of parliamentary seats.
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A&S Dean featured in PBS/BBC documentary

Astronomer Ray Jayawardhana, the Harold Tanner Dean of Arts and Sciences, is featured in “Particles Unknown,” airing Oct. 6.
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Grant funds machine learning discovery in quantum physics

Physicist Eun-Ah Kim and collaborators are leading the way in the discovery of new quantum materials and the development of quantum computing.
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‘More inspired than ever:’ Cornell students start their journeys in law, med school

Cornell students successfully navigated the application process despite the COVID-19 pandemic and are headed to some of the country’s top professional schools this fall.
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Natalie Wolchover named A&S Zubrow Visiting Journalist for Spring 2022

The program brings accomplished journalists to Cornell each year to interact with faculty, researchers and students.
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Market grows for environmentally friendly dairy alternatives

“Plant-based and cultivated (or “lab-grown”) alternatives to animal products have moved well beyond the vegetarian aisle. "
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Students explore 9/11 from multiple perspectives in new class

This fall, 20 juniors are exploring that time period in a new class, “Introduction to the Humanities: Afterlives of 9-11.”
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