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Cornell program helps staffer overcome body image

Brenna Fitzgerald, communications and outreach coordinator for the Cornell Southeast Asia Program, explains how Body Positive Cornell improves body acceptance.

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Things to Do, Feb. 1-8, 2019

This week's events include screenings of "The Hate U Give" at Cornell Cinema; a different take on a Bach standard; and a concert featuring mid-20th century art songs reflecting on exile, war and community.

Good vibrations: New display shows Earth’s quakes, quivers

An LED display on the first floor of Snee Hall offers a modern way to monitor all of Earth’s quakes and continental gurgles – in real time.

Fight or flight: Serotonin neurons prompt brain to make the right call

Known for its role in relieving depression, the neurochemical serotonin may help the brain execute instant, appropriate behaviors in emergency situations, according to a new Cornell study Feb. 1 in Science.

‘Deep tech’ innovations require industry partnerships

Creating new opportunities for industry partnerships and increasing engagement with the world beyond the lab could help researchers make a broader impact and meet grand challenges, said speakers at the “Deep Tech Eats Social Media for Lunch” panel, held Jan. 28 in the Upson Hall lounge.

Institute of Politics and Global Affairs to open at Cornell

A new Cornell institute focusing on politics and global affairs – to be directed by former Congressman Steve Israel (D-NY) – will launch in the 2019-20 academic year.

Psychologists solve mystery of songbird learning

Zebra finches’ ability to detect subtle, quick movements from their mothers helps them learn effective singing, according to research led by associate professor of psychology Michael Goldstein.

Morgan, Quiñónez kick off spring reading series Feb. 7

Department of English faculty authors Robert Morgan and Ernesto Quiñónez will read from their work Feb. 7 in Klarman Hall. The free event begins the spring Barbara and David Zalaznick Creative Writing Reading Series.

Cornell Police’s Zoner to leave Cornell March 4

After 27 years of service with Cornell Police and nearly a decade serving as Cornell University’s chief of police, Kathy Zoner will step down from that role March 4.

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Ars longa: Rembrandt catalog receives three honors

A 2017 catalog of Rembrandt etchings, produced by the Johnson Museum, has received multiple honors, including the 2019 Alfred H. Barr Jr. Book Award for small collections.

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Botanical illustration pioneer goes from obscurity to online

More than 190 years after her death, botanical illustrator Mary Kingsbury Wollstonecraft is finally getting her due thanks to digitization by Cornell's Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections.

Once-abundant sea stars imperiled by disease along West Coast

Warming oceans and an infectious wasting disease has devastated populations of large sunflower sea stars once abundant along the West Coast of North America, according to new research in Science Advances.