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New Einaudi Center director launches book in Zambia

Rachel Beatty Riedl, director of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, launched her new book, “From Pews to Politics: Religious Sermons and Political Participation in Africa,” Dec. 11 at the University of Zambia.

New podcast episode explains inequalities of place

“ZIP Codes Matter,” a new episode of the “What Makes Us Human?” podcast series, shows how inequality can be tracked across America simply by looking at ZIP codes.

Essentials

Shelter medicine program takes veterinary care to rural area

Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at Cornell provided four one-day veterinary wellness clinics in 2019 to pets of low-income residents of Schuyler County, New York, thanks to an Engaged Opportunity Grant from the Office of Engagement Initiatives.

Einaudi minor sets students on international research path

Sophie Partington ’21 and Laura DeMassa ’21 have gone from friends in French class to research partners thanks to the Institute for European Studies, part of the Einaudi Center for International Studies.

Joy Zhang ’21 wins Cornell Concerto Competition

Joy Zhang ’21, a student in the College of Human Ecology, has won the Cornell Concerto Competition, held Dec. 15 in Barnes Hall. She performed Georges Hüe’s Fantaisie for Flute and Piano.

Certificate program teaches Python to working professionals

The new Software Development in Python certificate program, a six-course program offered through eCornell, will enable participants to master the foundational concepts of programming in Python.

Essentials

In global south, building sewers may spur health, economy

Cities in the “global south” – densely populated urban areas that are part of low-income countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America – should phase out pit latrines, septic tanks and other on-site methods of human waste management, according to a Cornell researcher.

President Pollack announces reforms for Greek life at Cornell

Cornell President Martha E. Pollack sent a message to the Ithaca campus community Dec. 18 outlining several reforms to Greek life in order to promote the health and safety of students.

Ombudsman office marks 50 years of serving campus

The Office of the University Ombudsman marked its 50th anniversary in 2019, serving as a sounding board for Cornell community members to come with issues large or small.

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Professor publishes Placentius’ pugnacious pig poem

Michael Fontaine, professor of classics in the College of Arts and Sciences, had fun publishing the first translation of 16th-century poet John Placentius’ playful “Pugna Porcorum” (“The Pig War”).

Organic crop practices affect long-term soil health

Prior organic farming practices and plantings can have lasting outcomes for future soil health, weeds and crop yields, according to Cornell research.

Good role models can help dairy farmers reduce antibiotic use

Researchers from Cornell and the University of Wageningen used a social psychology approach to understand how dairy farmers’ views impact how and when they use antibiotics to treat their cows.