Auburn student prisoners debate team of future lawyers

In the Auburn Correctional Facility's gray stone chapel, incarcerated students and prison staff waited alongside Cornell faculty and staff April 26, eager to hear the results of who won a debate between inmates and law students.

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Pollack endorses AAU statement on federal research support

Cornell President Martha E. Pollack attended the spring meeting of the presidents and chancellors of the AAU member universities this week and supports the statement they released on federal support of research funding.

Cornell heads to D.C. for Science March, sustainability summit

Faculty will share ideas on climate change April 21-23 at the Smithsonian's Earth Optimism Summit, while students ascend Capitol Hill on April 21, and then walk in the national Science March on April 22.

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Four faculty elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Cornell faculty members Stephen Coate, María Cristina García, Suzanne Mettler and Fred Schneider have been elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Historian chronicles islanders' fight for environmental justice

Mary X. Mitchell, a historian of science and technology and a postdoctoral fellow, describes how a former nuclear test site became a proving ground for a new legal definition of environmental impact.

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Grants enable graduate student travel to 47 nations

Ninety-eight Cornell graduate and professional students will travel to 47 countries over the next year with support from the Einaudi Center's International Travel Grant Program.

A 'stronger, more holistic' impact

Cornell's Ithaca campus and its iconic upstate setting may be what many envision when they think of the university, but Cornell has long had a presence on the cosmopolitan stages of New York City.

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Rawlings, Pollack voice support for Central European University

Interim President Hunter Rawlings and President-elect Martha E. Pollack have added their voices and strong statements of support in solidarity with Central European University in response to legislation passed by the Hungarian government that could close the university.

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Social networks on Capitol Hill influence legislation, funding

Research by economists Marco Battaglini and Eleonora Patacchini show that even the amount of campaign contributions received by legislators is linked to their social networks in Congress.