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Two juniors each win $30K Truman scholarships

For their academic excellence and the likelihood of 'making a difference,' Simon Boehme '14 and Samuel Ritholtz '14 have won the award, given to juniors planning a career in public service.

Things to Do, April 19-26

Events on campus this week include an African development conference, a modern farce at the Schwartz Center, new exhibitions at the Johnson Museum, and M.F.A. writers collaborating with artificial intelligence programs.

Fajans examines food, comfort, connection in Brazil

In her new book, anthropology professor Jane Fajans samples regional differences in the role of food in Brazilian culture and family life.

Big Idea finalists deliver public pitches April 19

From a new delivery method for vaccines to an energy bar for busy college students, finalists in the undergraduate Big Idea competition are prepping their pitches for the April 19 finals.

CIIFAD to showcase student international projects April 18

‪The Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development will showcase multidisciplinary student programs in international development April 18.

Panel to examine immigration reform April 19

Immigration Reform Debate – a University Perspective, a panel discussion, will be held April 19. President David Skorton speak about economic and educational issues related to STEM graduate degree holders.

Logevall wins Pulitzer Prize for 'Embers of War'

Historian Fredrik Logevall, the John S. Knight Professor of International Studies and director of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, won the Pulitzer Prize April 15 for his acclaimed 2012 book, 'Embers of War.'

Panama president to students: 'Fight another round'

Part motivational speech, part socio-economic update, Ricardo Martinelli's April 11 talk wove personal anecdotes with statistics demonstrating the positive changes his administration has effected.

Micro transistor prototypes made at Cornell map the mind

Mind mapping: Building on prototypes developed at the Cornell NanoScale Facility, French scientists have produced the world's first microscopic transistors that can amplify signals from within the brain.