A team led by Natasha Holmes, the Ann S. Bowers Assistant Professor, set out to interview and survey physics undergraduates to see what role their preferences play in the well-documented gender disparities in physics lab courses.
The family of Hans Bethe recently donated his Nobel Prize medal, earned for his theory on the energy production of stars, to the archives of Cornell University Library. The medal now holds a special place among the physicist's papers from his 60-year teaching career at Cornell.
The intimacy of domestic space was a crucial aspect of LGBTQ life in the postwar era, according to historian Stephen Vider, who explores that history in his new book, “The Queerness of Home: Gender, Sexuality, and the Politics of Domesticity after World War II.”
Economic sanctions have long been considered a nonviolent deterrent, but ironically they have become a tool of modern warfare, according to a new book by Nicholas Mulder, assistant professor of history.
From teaching food science at the Ithaca Farmers Market to researching how youth feel about their race and ethnicity, this year’s Engaged Faculty Fellows are demonstrating the range of work that’s possible through community-engaged learning and research. The 2021-22 cohorts include 15 faculty from eight Cornell schools and colleges.
The research-sharing platform is a free resource for scholars around the world in fields including physics, math and computer science, who use the service to share their own cutting-edge research and read work submitted by others.
Four teams of undergraduate students were named winners of the Big Ideas Competition at Cornell, with ideas that help musicians connect, detect heart problems, train unemployed young adults and help with pollution issues in developing countries.
Marilyn Migiel, professor of Romance studies, has won the Modern Language Association’s Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Publication Award for “Veronica Franco in Dialogue,” forthcoming from the University of Toronto Press in spring 2022.
Trevor Pinch, Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences in Science and Technology Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, who helped found multiple areas of study related to science, technology and sound, died Dec. 16.
Several Arts & Sciences students were among the designers presenting dozens of projects from three Cornell Ann S. Bowers College Department Information Science courses in Duffield Hall Dec. 9 as part of a semester-end showcase.
Four projects have been selected for Cornell Library’s annual Grants Program for Digital Collections in Arts and Sciences, which boosts the collaboration of scholars and library specialists to transform physical materials into lasting online resources for teaching and research.