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Derek Chang

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Radio show features Derek Chang on anti-Asian/Pacific Islander bias

The May 4 episode of All Things Equal featured Derek Chang, Cornell Associate Professor of History and Asian American Studies. Chang discussed the context and history of the rise in anti-Asian/Pacific Islander bias during the past year.
Book cover: Iberian Moorings

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‘Iberian Moorings’ compares Muslim and Jewish golden ages

In his new book “Iberian Moorings,” professor Ross Brann compares the histories of the Jewish and Muslim traditions in the Iberian Peninsula between the tenth and thirteenth centuries, tracing how Islamic al-Andalus and Jewish Sefarad were invested with special political, cultural and historical significance across the Middle Ages.
Red ink magazine cover from 1931

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In honor of May Day, ‘Di Linke’ conference videos available online

The archives of the Jewish Peoples Fraternal Order (JPFO), which flourished for two decades before the Cold War, are now housed at Cornell’s Kheel Center, Catherwood Library. Videos from a December 2020 conference focused on the archives are now available online.
View between two library shelves full of books

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Grants advance social sciences research, collaboration

The Cornell Center for Social Sciences has awarded spring grants supporting research and conferences involving more than 30 faculty and researchers across campus, including collaborations within new and expanded superdepartments.
bottles labeled 'coronavirus vaccine'

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Skipping the second shot could prolong pandemic, study finds

Many Americans remain confused about when COVID-19 vaccines provide strong protection and the need for continued public health precautions, according to new Cornell research.
City buildings

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Panel: Pandemic and protests laid economic injustices bare

Four faculty members and a Washington Post reporter discussed the ways racism shapes economic policies, and how economic policies shape inequality in America – historically and today.
Dark space, interrupted by two black holes
Aurore Simonnet/LIGO-Caltech-MIT-Sonoma State An artist’s conception shows two merging black holes similar to those detected by LIGO.

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Black hole spin finding could shed light on relativity, stars

Klarman Fellow Vijay Varma applied a new method of studying binary black holes to analyze data gathered by the LIGO and Virgo gravitational wave detectors.
Satellite view of a canal
Ursa Space/provided Dozens of oil tankers and commercial cargo ships line up at Great Bitter Lake to enter the Suez Canal in this early April satellite image

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Cosmos unveils space-tech business, science opportunities

More than a dozen space industry leaders, capital investors, startup entrepreneurs, a Jet Propulsions Lab manager and Cornell professors gathered virtually for Cornell’s first Space Tech Industry Day/K.K. Wang Day symposium on April 23 – featuring this year’s event theme, “New Opportunities in Space Technology.”
Amartya Sen

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Nobel laureate Sen to lecture on protecting democracy

Amartya Sen, professor of economics and philosophy at Harvard University and recipient of the 1998 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, will give the annual Bartels World Affairs Lecture on May 5. His talk, “Attacks on Democracy,” is Hosted by the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies; this year’s virtual lecture is part of the center’s democratic resilience global research priority.
Book cover: Rational Rules

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‘Rational Rules’ book examines how we learn morals

In his new book, “Rational Rules: Towards a Theory of Moral Learning,” philosophy professor Shaun Nichols argues that we can explain many of the features of moral systems and how humans form them in terms of rational learning from evidence.
Carolyn Forché

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'Poet of witness' Carolyn Forché to read on April 29

The Spring 2021 Zalaznick Reading Series culminates with a reading by poet, memoirist, translator, and human rights advocate Carolyn Forché on Thursday, April 29.
Person writing in a notebook

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Time and sanctuary: Writing program shapes promising voices

Cornell’s Creative Writing Program gives promising fiction writers and poets the time, space and mentoring they need to find their voices, develop their art and produce important work at a time when the world needs insight from artistic voices.
Interior of a self-driving car, looking out at palm trees

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Event examines the ethics, politics and future of AI

Three leading Cornell scholars discussed governmental, social and moral ramifications of artificial intelligence in “Politics, Policy & Ethics of the Coming AI Revolution” on April 15, an Arts Unplugged event sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and moderated by Andrew Ross Sorkin ’99, of CNBC and The New York Times.
Marisa Parham

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Parham to deliver lecture on African American Digital Humanities

Parham’s Digital Humanities Lecture, set to take place online April 28, will discuss what might be made possible at the intersection between Black expressive traditions, digital humanities, and electronic literature, with an eye to describing the chain of interactions that link theory to practice.
Book cover: Emancipation's Daughters

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‘Emancipation’s Daughters’ celebrates five iconic Black women

In her new book, Riché Richardson examines iconic Black women leaders who have contested racial stereotypes and constructed new national narratives of Black womanhood in the United States.
Book cover: Githa Sowerby, Three Plays

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Githa Sowerby study illuminates women writers' struggle

In a new critical edition of three plays by Githa Sowerby (1876-1970) J. Ellen Gainor argues for the lasting merit of this writer's artistry and for recognition of women in theater.
Bryan K. Roby

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Talk to reflect on Afro-Asian Jewry in Israel

How and why Afro-Asian Jews in Israel became associated and engaged with Global Black thought throughout the 20th century will be explored in a virtual talk by Professor Bryan K. Roby on May 6.
Klarman Hall exterior

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Mellon grant boosts collaborative projects for equity, social justice

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has approved a grant of $1.2 million to extend the Mellon Collaborative Studies in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities (AUH) interdisciplinary seminar series at Cornell for three years with a focus on social justice.
Water faucet

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Water crisis took toll on Flint adults’ physical, mental health

New research from Cornell and the University of Michigan offers the first comprehensive evidence that Flint's adult residents suffered a range of adverse physical and mental health symptoms potentially linked to the crisis in the years during and following it, with Black residents affected disproportionately.
Alex Townsend

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Eleven assistant professors win NSF early-career awards

Alex Townsend, Goenka Family Assistant Professor of mathematics, is among the 11 Cornell faculty members who have recently received National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Awards.
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