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Hip-hop and basketball icon shows documentary at Cornell

Bobbito Garcia's autobiographical documentary “Rock Rubber 45s” played Nov. 6 in the Africana Studies and Research Center auditorium.

Experts on gender and plant breeding at Nov. 10 symposium

Experts in gender and research will gather at Cornell to Nov. 10 to address how gains from new plant breeding tools can be linked to more equitable outcomes for men and women.

Faculty member places first in Apple Bake-off fundraiser

Assistant Professor Jillian Goldfarb won first place in both judges’ and people’s choice categories with “Two-bite Temptations,” at Cornell’s inaugural Apple Bake-off, held Nov. 3 to benefit the United Way of Tompkins County.

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Youth, authority figures at odds in 'The Awakening of Spring'

“The Awakening of Spring,” Nov. 9-17 at the Schwartz Center, examines the complicated relationships between young people and adults, historically and in the modern world.

Thanks, statistics! A faster way to improve mobile apps

Cornell statistician Shawn Mankad and his colleagues have found a faster way to improve mobile apps, with a new text-mining method that aggregates and parses customer reviews in one step.

ILR interns explore ways autistic students can move from college to work

Two ILR School students worked this summer to smooth the transition for autistic students moving from college into the workforce.

New pedestrian signs connect campus

Cornell Botanic Gardens recently completed a project designed to make Cornell’s large and complex campus easier to navigate.

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Forum to examine sustainability and nonhuman primates

In “Apes and Sustainability,” a forum on Nov. 15, activists, scholars, scientists and humanists will explore new perspectives on preserving nonhuman great apes in sustainable ways.

Five alumni to serve in the 116th Congress

Five Cornell alumni won Congressional races in the Nov. 6 midterm election, including Sharice Davids, J.D. ’10, Democrat, who won in Kansas’ 3rd District.

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Defining 'the people,' expanding the vote

A new book by David Bateman, associate professor of government, offers the first cross-national account of the simultaneous expansion and restriction of voting rights in 19th-century France, United States and the United Kingdom.

Cornell Farm Ops sets up NYS veterans for success

Cornell’s Farm Ops program has changed the lives of thousands of veterans across New York by providing education, experts and resources to achieve success in agriculture.

Podcast explores love of place

“Topophilia,” a new episode of the “What Makes Us Human” podcast series, examines what motivates people to care for Earth’s creatures and its places.

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