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Oral delivery a possibility for silica-based C’Dots

New research has shown that ultrasmall Cornell Prime Dots, or C’Dots, which are among the nanocarriers for therapeutics once thought to be viable only by injection, have the potential to be administered orally.
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Cornell student creates alternative remedy to relieve period pain

Jamshidi, a computer science major and College Scholar, founded Aunt Flo’s Kitchen and is a new member of eLab.
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The OpenAI meltdown will only accelerate the artificial intelligence race

Optimists and ‘doomers’ are fighting over the direction of AI research – and those who want speed may have won this round, Sarah Kreps writes in an op-ed in The Guardian.
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Conference celebrates 40 years of Andean studies at Cornell

“Since its founding, the NCAAE has grown into a vibrant intellectual community encompassing multiple research institutions and independent scholars in the Northeast, and beyond.”
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Technology Repair Fair helps people doctor their devices, not dump them

Volunteers saved 10 desktop computers, seven laptops, 14 monitors, countless cords and chargers, and one electronic cat toy from becoming e-waste at the first Technology Repair Fair, held in the lobby of Gates Hall on Oct. 13.
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Mathematician Steven Strogatz receives national award for science communication

Strogatz’s work, along with that of communications professor Neil Lewis Jr. (CALS), was selected for the awards from among 500 entries published or aired in 2023.
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OpenAI board may have won the battle – but lost the war

Differences of opinion about OpenAI’s “benefit of humanity” vision became more evident over recent months, says Sarah Kreps, professor of government and director of the Tech Policy Institute.
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Cornell expert: Milei’s platform ‘important driver’ of significant change

Argentines have voted to elect Javier Milei, economist and former TV pundit, as their next president, and Gustavo Flores-Macías weighs in.
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Talk explores connections of antisemitism, Islamophobia, racism

Professor Ross Brann discussed how racist depictions of the behavior and appearance of Jews and Muslims encouraged ancient peoples to view them as others in a talk held Nov. 16 in the Alice Statler Auditorium in Statler Hall.
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Martin Shefter, professor of government, dies at 79

Martin Shefter ’64, professor of government emeritus in the College of Arts and Sciences, died Nov. 3 in Ithaca. He was 79.
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Catherine Appert on Planet Rap: Where hip-hop came from and where it's going

During this Winter Session course offering, Dr. Appert will survey the vast musical and cultural impact rap has had on the world since its inception in New York City during the 1970s.
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From pages to pixels: Writers offer literary take on video games

In “Critical Hits,” a new essay anthology co-edited by J. Robert Lennon, writers explore their own experiences with video games, and how those simulated worlds connect to real life.
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Panelists: Democracy depends on a free, healthy press

Journalists find themselves challenged by mistrust and polarization from both sources and audiences, according to experts at a recent panel as part of Cornell’s Freedom of Expression theme year.
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Peace is possible for Israel and Gaza—if their leaders want it

This may be a once-in-a-century opportunity for peace, writes Uriel Abulof, visiting professor of government in the College of Arts and Sciences, in a Time opinion piece.
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Cornell expert: Don’t expect big breakthroughs from Biden-Xi meeting

With President Joe Biden meeting face-to-face with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, on Wednesday, government professor Allen Carlson says a key factor will be how much the two heads of state are able to publicly agree to disagree. 
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Einaudi fellowships support students learning uncommon languages

Now in her third year as a doctoral student in government, Frances Cayton believes that growing her skills in Ukrainian is key to her dissertation in comparative politics
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Talk on arts and sciences and why they matter, Nov. 30

Christopher S. Celenza will suggest some answers that arise from considering the history of the liberal arts, medieval and early modern universities, and the rise of the arts and sciences in the modern era.
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Klarman Fellow’s mission: Break cycles of poverty through fact-based policy

Neil Cholli studies labor and public economics with a goal of helping to shape social policy in the U.S.
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Banerjee named Mellon Fellow in diversity network

Banerjee will participate in a two-year academic leadership and governance fellowship.
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Louis Hand, pioneer of high-energy physics, dies at 90

Colleagues remember Hand as a scientist devoted to discovery, both in his field of expertise and beyond.
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Panel offers advice for students interested in public affairs internships

Students interested in public service and government can learn more about their futures in the field at an event on November 15.
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Alumna explores impact of Asian American Hollywood icon

Shirley Lim's ’90 research into Hollywood icon Anna May Wong is receiving lots of attention as Wong is pictured on a new set of U.S. quarters.
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Employee Excellence awards honor staff achievements

Seventeen individuals and three teams of Cornell employees received President's Awards for Employee Excellence in seven categories, highlighting the achievements of staff and faculty who excel in their roles.
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Remembering the Triangle

About 2,000 people gathered in October in Greenwich Village for the Triangle Fire Memorial dedication. The 1911 workplace disaster became a catalyst for worker protections and a defining moment for the nation.
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Alum’s book gleans inspiration from Black American trailblazers

From Oprah and the Obamas to lesser-known heroes, Joseph Holland ’78, MA ’79 finds words to live by.
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Cornell chemists image basic blocks of synthetic polymers

Cornell chemists have developed a technique that allows them to image polymerization catalysis reactions at single-monomer resolution, key in discovering the molecular composition of a synthetic polymer.
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Community spotlight: 2023 First Generation Celebration Week

To kick off the 2023 First Generation Celebration Week, Student and Campus Life gathered insights and advice from first-gen students, alumni and staff.
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Cornell’s military veterans share their histories

A current student veteran has been exploring the stories of Cornell's military veterans through a collection of interviews and memorabilia.
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Exhibit, symposium consider art ‘Between Performance and Documentation’

Live events Nov. 16-17 will illuminate questions about performance, photograph and video – and the complex relationship between the three – posed in a current Johnson Museum exhibition.
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Einhorn Center announces new Engaged Faculty Fellows

A&S faculty are among twenty-five faculty and academic staff from nine Cornell colleges and units are Engaged Faculty Fellows for the 2023-24 academic year.
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Talk to consider roots of antisemitism, racism, Islamophobia

A Nov. 16 talk sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the College of Arts and Sciences will shed light on the history of hate movements in the U.S.
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Looking ahead: State elections ‘not always great predictors’ of what’s to come

Virginia voters flipped the House of Delegates to Democratic control, but this is not necessarily an indication of what’s to come nationally in 2024, says David Bateman.
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Riché Richardson receives literary society award

"Emancipation's Daughters" earned the 2022 C. Hugh Holman Award from the Society for Southern Literature.
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Cornell Cinema still lights up the silver screen

After more than a half-century in the Straight, the Hill’s iconic movie venue remains a film fan’s delight.
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Struggling with sarcasm: Cornell expert on why Musk’s Grok chatbot isn’t funny

The key to funny sarcasm is found in empathy, says professor David Shoemaker, who studies the moral psychology of humor.
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Rediscovering self-fulfillment during a leave

Through hosting a talk show and traveling around the Middle East, An Le ‘25 relearned the value of passion, exemplifying that the path to success is not homogenous.
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Book reexamines scholarship, teaching in the era of COVID-19

Three years after the disruptions of 2020, teaching and research continue to be immensely different from pre-pandemic times, according to scholar Debra Castillo.
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Jurassic worlds might be easier to spot than modern Earth

Telescopes could better detect potential chemical signatures of life in the atmosphere of an Earth-like exoplanet more closely resembling the age the dinosaurs inhabited than the one we know today, Cornell astronomers find.
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Weiss teaching awards honor exceptional faculty

Three A&S faculty members are recipients of 2023 Stephen H. Weiss Teaching Awards, which honor a sustained commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduate students.
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A. R. Ammons Reading Series: Reviving a beloved tradition

Over two decades since Ammons’s passing, an open mic tradition is being revived thanks to a gift from his student Beverly Tanenhaus ’70.
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Brains! Collection is a (slightly spooky) artifact of an earlier era

Now overseen by the psychology department, the vintage cerebra draw many a visitor to the second floor of Uris Hall.
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James John, medieval historian, dies at 95

A specialist in the study of Latin manuscripts and the history of universities, John was a part of the Cornell community for more than 50 years, teaching medieval intellectual history, historiography and paleography – the study of historical writing systems and manuscripts.
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Bethe Lecture: Testing space propulsion on Earth

On Nov. 15, physicist and engineer John Foster will discuss the challenge of testing high power electric propulsion on the ground.
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Meshri family funds Baker 200 restoration project

The Meshri Family Auditorium opened this fall, after a $6 million renovation.
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Apocalypse debate set for Nov. 9

Five professors will argue for the importance of their disciplines during the Logos Philosophy Debate Club’s annual debate.
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Humanists have the power and the tools to fight climate change

Humanities scholars have an important role to play in the current political struggle to stave off environmental collapse, Caroline Levine argues in her new book.
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Underwater robot updates understanding of ice shelf crevasses

Crevasses play an important role in circulating seawater beneath Antarctic ice shelves, potentially influencing their stability, finds Cornell-led research based on first-of-its-kind exploration by an underwater robot.
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Tiny networks intertwine to mimic design of bird colors

The resulting materials could prove useful in a variety of applications, from making sustainable pigments to energy storage and filtration.
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Role of women in early Christianity informs Catholic present

“As Roman Catholic Church leaders meet this month for the Synod on Synodality, some women—both nuns and laypeople—have been invited to join the workshop," says Kim Haines-Eitzen.
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Argentina’s run-off to be decided by Patricia Bullrich supporters

Which candidate can capture the votes of supporters of Patricia Bullrich, the mainstream conservative candidate?