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Valzhyna Mort

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A&S poet wins 2021 Griffin Poetry Prize

Valzhyna Mort, assistant professor of literatures in English, won the 2021 Griffin Poetry Prize in the international category for her 2020 book, “Music for the Dead and Resurrected.”
Campus buildings seen from above, in evening light

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New faculty directors to support research and training at Cornell Atkinson

Cornell Atkinson welcomes new faculty directors to advance research efforts, strengthen cross-college collaborations, and guide development of new programs.
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Moscow's city center with a view of the Kremlin

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The Kremlin has a new toolkit for shutting down independent news media

Bryn Rosenfeld, assistant professor of government, writes in an op-ed in the Washington Post that the Russian government is making operations difficult for independent media outlets – even those that don’t criticize the Kremlin.
Campus buildings, blue sky with clouds

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Lewis, Michener honored for diversity contributions

Jamila Michener, associate professor of government, and Mark E. Lewis, director of the School of Operations Research and Information Engineering, are the recipients of this year’s Faculty Award for Excellence in Research, Teaching and Service through Diversity.
Orange building with bicycles parked in front

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Danish children struggle to learn their vowel-filled language – and this changes how adult Danes interact

Why is the Danish language so complicated? Morten Christiansen explains in an op-ed in The Conversation.
Porcelain plate painted with a landscape
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Collection A porcelain plate in the "Service des Departments" series by Sèvres

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A fragmented France depicted on dessert plates

In a new essay, Kelly Presutti describes the ultimate failure of a set of Sèvres porcelain dessert plates, 1824-32, to represent all of France.
pixelated image of grey and blue texture
Davis lab/provided This composite image shows where the selenium atoms reside in the crystal of niobium diselenide, a transition metal dichalcogenide, using conventional scanned tunneling microscopy (left, in grey) and where the electron pairs are observed using scanned Josephson tunneling microscopy (right, in blue).

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Electron-pair discovery advances field of quantum materials

Physicist Séamus Davis and his team have found an exotic state of quantum matter.
Kaushik Basu

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Kaushik Basu receives Humboldt Research Award

Basu plans to use the Humboldt Research Award for economics to work on moral philosophy and game theory, and on law and economics.
Enormous structure made of yellow hexagons; tiny people in clean suits
NASA A view of the James Webb Space Telescope in 2017, from the NASA Goddard cleanroom observation window.

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Could alien astronomers have spotted Earth?

In an op-ed on CNN, Lisa Kaltenegger explains how she and other astronomers look for life beyond Earth – and how technologically advanced extraterrestrials might look for us.
Blue oblong shapes (bacteria magnified)

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Moonlighting proteins

Brianna Johnson ’21, who has had her own battles with diseases caused by microscopic organisms, found a passion for trying to understand their impacts and intricacies through biological sciences research.
A planet with stars and a dark sky in the background
OpenSpace/American Museum of Natural History Artistic view of the Earth and sun from thousands of miles above our planet, showing that stars can enter and exit a position to see Earth transiting the sun.

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Exoplanets get a cosmic front-row seat to find backlit Earth

Astronomers have identified 2,034 nearby star-systems – within 326 light-years – that could find life on Earth by watching our pale blue dot cross our sun.
Cover art for The Humanities Pod

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Podcast episode explores creation: medieval poems to Thai temples

A new episode of “The Humanities Pod” explores the language and materiality of belief through literary and anthropological methods of humanities research.
Campus buildings, blue sky with clouds

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Two doctoral students receive Ford Fellowships

Doctoral students Monique Pipkin and Ama Bemma Adwetewa-Badu have been selected to receive 2021 Ford Foundation Fellowships. Honorable mentions were awarded to nine additional Cornell graduate students.
Francesco Sgarlata

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Klarman postdoc tackles ‘theory of everything’ with first principles

Physicist Francesco Sgarlata is taking a bottom-up approach to finding a theory of quantum gravity.
Books in a display case; colored cloth background

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There’s no syllabus for this

Supporting community-engaged learning at Cornell, Amber Haywood ’21 found a way to put her values into action.
Marine Le Pen
Claude Truong-Ngoc /Wikimedia Commons Marine Le Pen

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Trends favor Le Pen victory, ‘somersaults’ in French politics

Mabel Berezin, professor of sociology, says that regional elections in France on June 20 could serve as an early indicator of what may come in the 2022 presidential election.
Crowd of people holding signs

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Reunion panel steers racism conversation toward action

The panel suggested listening to scholarly experts, implementing new initiatives and engaging students and faculty in organizations beyond the university.
Margaret Washington

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Radio interview discusses Juneteenth

On June 15, the "All Things Equal" podcast featured Cornell Arts & Sciences Professor of American History Margaret Washington for a discussion of Juneteenth.
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