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New podcast episode traces roots of educational inequities

“Segregated Education,” a new episode of the “What Makes Us Human?” podcast series from the College of Arts and Sciences, explains the history of educational inequities in the U.S.

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Students go all in at robotics competition

More than 100 engineering students let off some end-of-semester steam and tried not to blow any gaskets at the annual Robotics Day competition, held Dec. 10 in Duffield Hall atrium.

Students’ hot new ice cream offers pinch of cayenne

Sweet meets heat in “We Cayenne Change the World,” a rich, velvety chocolate ice cream, with a burst of cayenne pepper. Get an extra scoop, as it won Cornell’s annual Food Science 1101 final project.

Bill Macaulay, Lab of Ornithology benefactor, dies at 74

William E. “Bill” Macaulay, longtime benefactor of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and passionate supporter of higher education, died Nov. 26 at the age of 74.

Bartels Awards honor custodians for teamwork, excellence

Six custodial and housekeeping workers were honored with Bartels Awards for Custodial Service Excellence at an annual ceremony, held Dec. 10 in Bartels Hall.

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Brainerd elected to Society of Experimental Psychologists

Charles Brainerd, professor of human development and human neuroscience in the College of Human Ecology, has been elected to the Society of Experimental Psychologists.

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How Cornell Law earned a Supreme Court victory

Curtis Flowers, a Mississippi death row inmate, had been tried six times for four murders he says he did not commit. In June 2019, a Cornell Law School team convinced the U.S. Supreme Court that he had been the victim of racial bias.

Cornell wildlife hospital treats wayward one-eyed pelican

An American white pelican made College of Veterinary Medicine history this fall as the first patient of its species at Cornell’s Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Hospital.

Einaudi program promotes nuclear freeze movement’s legacy

Disarmament advocate Randall Caroline Watson Forsberg’s dissertation is among the works being released under the Einaudi Center’s Cornell Global Perspectives imprint with Cornell University Press.

Soup & Hope returns Jan. 16

The 13th annual Soup & Hope speaker series, which features speakers and stories of hope, with free soup and rolls provided by Cornell Dining, kicks off Jan. 16, 2020, at noon in Sage Chapel.

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Two computer science faculty named ACM fellows

Kavita Bala, professor and chair of computer science, and Claire Cardie, professor of computer science and of information science, have been named 2019 fellows of the Association for Computing Machinery.

Cornell’s town-gown awards honor ‘community treasures’

To nurture cooperation between Ithaca’s community groups and Cornell campus organizations, the ninth Cornell Town-Gown Awards recognized key partnerships at a ceremony held Dec. 7 at Ithaca High School.