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Search committee set for policy school’s founding dean

The university has launched a search for the founding dean of the School of Public Policy, building excitement about the fledgling school that could formally start operations as soon as this fall.
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Farmers in a field in Vietnam

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System of Rice Intensification recognized for climate policy impact

The System of Rice Intensification (SRI) has been named as a 2020 climate policy "breakthrough" for government initiatives in Vietnam to increase agricultural production there while reducing methane emissions from rice paddies. According to Norman Uphoff, professor emeritus of government, "SRI is one of many forms of agroecological practice."
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Pioneering philosopher Richard Boyd dies at 78

Richard Newell Boyd, the Susan Linn Sage Professor of Philosophy and Humane Letters Emeritus, died in his sleep in Cleveland, Ohio on Feb. 20. He was 78.
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Indian MP Rahul Gandhi to speak on democracy March 2

Indian Member of Parliament Rahul Gandhi will join economics professor Kaushik Basu on March 2 for a conversation about democracy, development and life in politics in India and the world.
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John Munson/Cornell University A photo of Hall of Fame musician Lou Reed and artist Andy Warhol, in Cornell Library's Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections

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Fellowship will fund study of Warhol’s impact on ’70s music

Judith Peraino, professor of music in the College of Arts and Sciences, won a 12-month fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to research artist Andy Warhol’s influence on pop and rock musicians in the 1970s.
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Higher-income people take more COVID-19 safety precautions

Individuals in a higher income bracket have made the most health-related changes to stay safe during COVID-19, according to a new study co-authored by Cornell economist Michèle Belot. The researchers examine the role of socioeconomic differences in explaining self-protective behavior.
Katherine A. Tschida

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Agarwal, Rush, Tschida, Udell win Sloan Fellowships

Katherine A. Tschida, assistant professor of psychology, is among four Cornell faculty who have won 2021 Sloan Research Fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The fellowships support early-career faculty members’ original research and education related to science, technology, mathematics and economics.
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Author, journalist Ijeoma Oluo to give annual MLK Lecture

Seattle-based writer Ijeoma Oluo will give the 2021 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Lecture at Cornell, in a virtual forum on March 1. This year’s event will be a conversation between Oluo and Edward Baptist, professor of history and author of “The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism."
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NASA/JPL-Caltech/Provided Illustration of the spacecraft containing NASA’s Perseverance rover

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Raring to rove: Perseverance lands on Mars

Cornell researchers spent the eight months since launch preparing for the craft's landing Feb. 18.
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Arts and Sciences welcomes eight new Klarman Fellows

The incoming cohort of fellows will explore subjects ranging from the evolution of primate lifespans to urban public art in China to the effects of uncertainty and debt on financial decision-making.
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New ‘Humanities Pod’ a virtual space for ideas

A podcast launched this semester by the Society for the Humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences, provides a space for humanities scholars to share ideas virtually, keeping cross-disciplinary dialogue going even during pandemic conditions and extending the reach of these conversations beyond Cornell.
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Provided Brianna Johnson ’21, a student researcher on a Cornell team working to increase food security for local residents.

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New research grants support Ithaca-area communities

Cornell faculty and students are teaming up with community partners in Tompkins County to address opioid use, increase food security, build a greener construction industry and share stories of Ithaca’s Black history pioneers. The four teams received Engaged Research Grants, totaling more than $192,000, from the Office of Engagement Initiatives (OEI).
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NEH grants Cornell $750K to develop ‘Freedom’ database

Ed Baptist, professor of history in the College of Arts and Sciences, has received a $750,000 digital infrastructure grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support the development of the Freedom on the Move (FOTM) database. Launched in 2014, the database collects and compiles fugitive slave advertisements from 18th- and 19th-century U.S. newspapers.
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CRISPR improves method for studying gene functions

A new paper describes a technique that helps biologists understand the roles that individual genes play.
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Manne to give Society for the Humanities talk on male entitlement

Kate Manne, associate professor of philosophy, will give a talk titled “He Said, She Listened: Mansplaining, Gaslighting, and Epistemic Entitlement.”
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Prolonged immaturity an evolutionary plus for human babies

Human infants use that time to begin to acquire complex social skills, including language, empathy, morality and theory of mind.
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Center for Social Sciences announces 2021-22 faculty fellows

Political polarization, environmental justice and inclusion in higher education are a few of big issues faculty members—including several from the College of Arts and Sciences—will tackle in the next academic year as fellows at the Cornell Center for Social Sciences (CCSS).
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New lab studies role of gender in security forces

“Women who enter into occupations that are traditionally masculine spaces such as in the security sector or politics face many barriers that prevent them from succeeding in the profession."
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Book: Thai poet uses Buddhist principles to “re-enchant” the modern world

In “Teardrops of Time,” Arnika Fuhrmann places Thai poet Angkarn Kallayanapong among the most significant of the 20th century.
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Library’s A&S digitization program seeking applications

Cornell University Library’s Grants Program for Digital Collections in Arts and Sciences is seeking applications to create online collections that will support teaching and scholarship at Cornell and beyond.
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