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Mann Award winner searches for HIV's Achilles' heel

Yi Wen, a fifth-year doctoral student in the field of biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, won the 2018 Harry and Samuel Mann Outstanding Graduate Student Award.

Wendy Wolford appointed vice provost for international affairs

Wendy Wolford has been named Cornell vice provost for international affairs, Provost Michael Kotlikoff has announced.

‘Arabic Movie’ explores Israeli cultural phenomenon

Israel and Egypt were at war in 1968, but every Friday night families across Israel gathered in their homes to watch Arabic-language Egyptian movies.

Infant skull binding may have conveyed privilege in ancient Andes

In a new study, Matthew Velasco, assistant professor of anthropology, explores how head-shaping practices in Peru hundreds of years ago may have enabled political solidarity while furthering social inequality in the region.

Einaudi Center, Keio University join forces on cyber research

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies and Keio University in Tokyo has signed an agreement to work on cybersecurity together.

Prince Charles gives Cornell reef research a royal shout-out

Research on how plastics adversely affect coral reefs received a royal shout-out from the Prince of Wales.

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New website helps students ‘experience’ Cornell

The Cornell Student Experience Initiative aims to connect students with thousands of opportunities beyond the classroom. A new website will help them easily find programs for international study, research, fellowships, community-engaged classes and more.

New funding supports cassava development in Africa

Cornell will expand efforts to deliver improved varieties of cassava to smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa with $35 million in new funding.

Pop-up portal preview coming March 7

An inflatable portal offering immersive conversations with other portal users all over the world will be on campus March 7 in the Biotech atrium.

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