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Gender bias in lab groups not rooted in personal preference

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.
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‘Lab on a chip’ can measure protein-DNA interactions

New nanophotonic tweezers developed by Cornell researchers can stretch and unzip DNA molecules as well as disrupt and map protein-DNA interactions, paving the way for commercial availability.
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Hans Bethe’s Nobel Prize medal given to library

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.
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Watercolor views advanced the British empire

Watercolor 'views' of enemy coastline, commissioned by the eighteenth century British Royal Navy, are both art and navigational tool, writes Kelly Presutti.
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Historian delves into LGBTQ life and the American home

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.”
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Fear of majority-minority changes perceptions of race

The threat of demographic change may alter who white Americans perceive as racial minorities, potentially making more people vulnerable to discrimination, suggests new Cornell psychology research.
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Economic sanctions evolved into tool of modern war

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.
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Semiconductor demonstrates elusive quantum physics model

With a little twist and the turn of a voltage knob, Cornell researchers have shown that a single material system can toggle between two of the wildest states in condensed matter physics.
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Faculty build network of community-engaged teachers, scholars

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.
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Lymphoma cell metabolism may provide new cancer target

A new study uncovers a critical metabolic vulnerability in lymphomas that can be exploited to trick these cancers into starving themselves.
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arXiv hits 2M submissions

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.
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3D semiconductor particles offer 2D properties

Cornell researchers have found that 3D semiconductor particles have 2D properties, which can be leveraged for photoelectrochemical processes that boost solar energy conversion technologies.
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Heart monitor, ‘tinder for musicians’ win Big Ideas Competition

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.
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Robert Strichartz, math analyst, dies at 78

Robert Strichartz, professor of mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences, died on December 19 after a long illness. He was 78.
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Marilyn Migiel wins MLA prize for book on ‘proto-feminist’ poet

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.
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Pioneering professor Trevor Pinch dies at 69

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.
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Wearables, robotics highlight Information Science student showcase

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.
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Library boosts new digitization projects

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.
Kemi Adewalure

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Students completing their studies eye the future

Some of the 1,450 students who graduated in December share their transformational Cornell experiences.
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Three Cornellians named Schwarzman Scholars

Shaheer (Shawn) Haq ‘21, Daniel James II ’22 and Xiaochen (Brian) Ren ‘22 were elected to join the seventh cohort of Schwarzman Scholars, a program that nurtures a network of future global leaders.
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