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Trailblazing polo star’s odyssey began with a wrong turn

Shariah Harris ’20 has been called “trailblazer” and “barrier-breaker,” and the Cornell women’s polo star and animal science major does embody those labels. But she doesn’t let them define her.

Downturn looms, but may not swing election

Steven Kyle, associate professor of applied economics and management, offered his annual national forecast Jan. 17 at the Dyson School's 2020 Agricultural and Food Business Outlook Conference.

Summer program aims to boost underrepresented CS majors

An all-expenses-paid four-week course for rising Cornell sophomores aims to increase the number of underrepresented minorities majoring in computer science.

Things to Do, Jan. 24-31, 2020

Cornell events this week include a talk with actress Vanessa Bayer; an impeachment law panel discussion; "Some Like It Hot" in a classic American cinema series; and a community concert with the Glee Club and Chorus.

Alum turns College Scholar honors thesis into debut novel

Scott Mooney ’11, a writer, improviser and director, recently released his debut young adult novel “Pricked” through Bleeding Ink publishing.

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Expert: Nation must improve patent diversity

Andrea Ippolito ’06, M.Eng. ’07, offered the U.S. House Committee on Small Business policy recommendations during a Jan. 15 hearing on how to enhance patent diversity.

Pollack keynote kicks off Mentoring Month at Weill Cornell

Cornell President Martha E. Pollack recounted her experiences as both a mentee and a mentor as the keynote speaker Jan. 15 for Weill Cornell Medicine’s inaugural Mentoring Month.

Atlantic Philanthropies archives open with first batch of files

A treasure trove for scholars of philanthropy and social change is now available at Cornell University Library’s Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections as the archive of The Atlantic Philanthropies has gone public.

PMA assistant professor wins fellowship from NEA

The National Endowment for the Arts has honored Rebekah Maggor, assistant professor in the Department of Performing and Media Arts, with a Literature Fellowship in Translation.

Architecture faculty’s firm wins unbuilt design award

Dasha Khapalova of the College of Architecture, Art and Planning has been honored by the Architect’s Newspaper for a proposal to transform the space near the Holland Tunnel Exit Plaza in lower Manhattan.

Celebration of first female Cabinet member to screen Jan. 23

Frances Perkins, the pioneering New Deal-era U.S. labor secretary who joined the ILR School faculty in the 1950s, will be featured in a PBS film premiering at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 23 in 105 Ives Hall.

Essentials

Podcast explores the inner life of scientists

Steven Strogatz, the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Applied Mathematics, hosts a new podcast series for Quanta Magazine called “The Joy of x” in which he interviews scientists and mathematicians about their lives and work.