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Provost announces School of Public Policy, superdepartments

The new school and superdepartments in economics, psychology and sociology are expected to elevate Cornell’s excellence and impact in the social sciences.

Things to Do, Feb. 28-March 6, 2020

Events this week include legendary guitarist Gary Lucas performing a live film score, the Cornell Symphony Orchestra in Bailey Hall, Locally Grown Dance at the Schwartz Center, and faculty talks on wild honeybees and legalizing cannabis.

NYC Visioning projects host cross-campus events

The four faculty teams that received funding support through the President’s Visioning Committee on Cornell in New York City have conducted cross-campus workshops, hosted interdisciplinary talks and expanded their outreach.

New chemo combo shows promise versus pancreatic cancer

The targeted drug palbociclib may boost the effectiveness of chemotherapy in pancreatic cancer if the two treatments are given in the right sequence, according to researchers from Weill Cornell Medicine.

Study: Infectious gut bacteria may predict UTI risk

Urinary tract infections in kidney transplant patients may be caused by bacteria that originate in the digestive tract, according to researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine.

Kotlikoff, Wolford give update on coronavirus guidelines

Provost Michael Kotlikoff and Vice Provost for International Affairs Wendy Wolford updated the Cornell community Feb. 27 on the university’s travel guidelines with regards to coronavirus.

Physicist illuminates Big Bang in spring Hans Bethe Lecture

Physicist Suzanne Staggs will talk about detecting radiation left over from the Big Bang, using the Atacama Cosmology Telescope, in the Spring Hans Bethe Lecture, March 11 in Rockefeller Hall.

Moog festival to feature talks, music, exhibition

To celebrate the opening of the Cornell University Library archive honoring synthesizer pioneer Robert Moog, Ph.D. ’65, the university is hosting “When Machines Rock: A Celebration of Robert Moog and Electronic Music,” March 5-7.

‘Dramas of desperation’: Book examines naked protest in Africa

In her new book “Naked Agency: Genital Cursing and Biopolitics,” Naminata Diabate seeks a nuanced analysis of incidents of naked protest, particularly by women in Africa.

English professor honored for book on black politics

Derrick R. Spires, associate professor of English, was awarded the St. Louis Mercantile Library Prize for his book “The Practice of Citizenship: Black Politics and Print Culture in the Early United States.”

Grant funds high-tech system to improve grapevine pruning

Researchers from Cornell and Pennsylvania State University are developing a high-tech, portable imaging system that will increase profits and yields by making winter grapevine pruning more efficient.

Fire safety event March 3 in Willard Straight Hall

Cornell and the American Red Cross are co-hosting a fire safety/smoke detector event, to be held March 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Memorial Room of Willard Straight Hall.

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