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Looking for exoplanet life in all the right spectra

A Cornell senior has come up with a way to discern life on exoplanets loitering in other cosmic neighborhoods: a spectral field guide.

Book provides a map for reading boundary-challenging author

In “Framing Roberto Bolaño: Poetry, Fiction, Literary History, Politics,” Jonathan Monroe delivers one of the first full-length monographs devoted to the late Spanish-language author.

Certificate program develops understanding of beer selection

The School of Hotel Administration has launched a Beer Essentials certificate program, available online through eCornell, to help hospitality industry professionals establish an effective beer program.

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Pelosi meets Cornell students at UN climate change meeting

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited with Cornell students at the 25th annual United Nations’ Conference of the Parties climate change conference, Dec. 3 in Madrid, Spain.

Nina Acharya ’19 awarded Rhodes Scholarship

Medical student Nina Acharya ’19, one of 11 newly elected Rhodes Scholars from Canada, will go to Oxford University next fall to study children’s nutrition interventions in vulnerable communities.

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Intergroup Dialogue Project expands reach with new podcast

The Intergroup Dialogue Project has expanded its engagement with the Cornell community with workshops tailored to professional students and academic advisers, and a new podcast.

Young tree swallows carry environmental stress into adulthood

Cornell researchers have discovered a negative relationship between the temperature during tree swallows’ development and their hormonal response to stressors as adults. Specifically, they found that colder temperatures during the development stage had an effect on swallows later in life.

Benjamin Garcia, MFA ’11, wins National Poetry Series award

The National Poetry Series is sponsoring the publication of creative writing alumnus Benjamin Garcia’s first collection of poems in 2020.

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Pitch competition rewards new ‘way’ to pay restaurants

The Cornell Hospitality Pitch Deck Competition encouraged students to hone essential communications skills for entrepreneurs.

Cornell China Center fosters collaboration at Beijing events

On Nov. 18, Cornell leaders, faculty, alumni, collaborators and friends celebrated the university’s long history of collaboration with China with two events in Beijing: an academic symposium and a Cornell-China forum.

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Immunology workshop to demystify cutting-edge tech

An Immunoprofiling Workshop – sponsored by the Cornell Center for Immunology, Dec. 13 in Stocking Hall – will feature technology experts who will provide case studies and best practices on various core technologies.

Microcavities save organic semiconductors from going dark

Researchers are using tiny sandwich structures of mirrors, called microcavities, to trap light and force it to interact with a layer of molecules, forming a new hybrid state that mixes light and matter. This process could lead to brighter, more efficient LEDs.