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Five faculty members elected as 2017 AAAS fellows

Five Cornell faculty members have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society.

Graduate students spark public interest in electricity

At the Science Cabaret Nov. 14 at Ithaca’s Coltivare restaurant, doctoral student Josue San Emeterio shared the mysteries of electricity.

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How duck confit can fit into your kitchen repertoire

Chef Justin Paterson removed fear from the recipe books when he taught restaurateurs, extension educators and foodies “Small Scale Charcuterie" in Stocking Hall Nov. 6.

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Myth of race still embedded in scientific research, scholar says

Dorothy Roberts, a scholar from the University of Pennsylvania, talked about race and racism and a more ethical way to study them Nov. 15 at the 2017 Institute for the Social Sciences' Annual Lecture.

Awards partner life science researchers with industries

Reducing antibiotic resistance in animals and developing a lubricating formula in joints for people suffering from arthritis are two of seven projects that received Center for Advanced Technology annual grants.

Olaf Larson, rural sociology research pioneer, dies at 107

Olaf F. Larson, a pioneer in rural sociology research in the 1930s and a Cornell faculty member for 71 years, died Nov. 14 in Mount Dora, Florida. He was 107 years old and had been Cornell’s oldest living emeritus professor.

Ault urges changes to proposed N.Y. climate change mitigation bill

Toby Ault, assistant professor of earth and atmospheric sciences, suggested strong carbon-tracking improvements be included in a proposed New York State Senate bill to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.

Software that keeps the faith wins pitch competition

Peter Cetale’s Religio software, which helps religious organizations boost engagement with their members, won first prize, $3,000 and bragging rights at the Hospitality Pitch Deck Competition Nov. 13 at Statler Hall.

We Are Weill Cornell Medicine: Dr. Fernando Martinez

Dr. Fernando Martinez seized opportunities the U.S. afforded him; he’s dedicated his career to helping others, and has inspired his children to do the same.

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Former State Department official talks cyber diplomacy in Bartels lecture

Christopher Painter ’80, former State Department coordinator for cyber issues, discussed internet threats and cyber diplomacy Nov. 15.

Conference examines criminalization of immigrants

“Criminalizing Immigrants: Border Controls, Enforcement and Resistance,” Nov. 9-10, brought researchers and academics from a range of disciplines together.

End in sight for phone service disruption

Due to an outage on fiber-optic lines, calls from outside have not been reaching campus phones since Nov. 15. Verizon estimates coverage will be restored by the morning of Nov. 17.