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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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Students have eye-opening experiences on Cuba trip

Eleven Cornell students traveled to Cuba over winter break, getting a glimpse of the island nation from the inside.

Two alumnae named 2019 Schwarzman scholars

An-Chi “Angela” Dai ’15 and Kelly McClure ’16 have been selected to join the third class of Schwarzman Scholars, a program that sends young leaders to Beijing for a year of master’s degree study.

Oceanic plastic trash conveys disease to coral reefs

An international research group led by Cornell University has found that plastic trash – ubiquitous throughout the world’s oceans – intensifies disease for coral, adding to reef peril.