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Plant breeding student wins Three Minute Thesis contest

Graduate student Teddy Yesudasan’s presentation, “What Makes a Red Potato Red?” earned him first place and $1,500 in the fifth annual Three Minute Thesis contest, March 20 in Call Auditorium.

Law professor argues death penalty case before Supreme Court

Law School professor Sheri Lynn Johnson argued at the Supreme Court on behalf of a man from Mississippi who spent 22 years in prison, much of it on death row, for four murders he says he did not commit.

Alum shares how he balances public, private sectors of law practice

Joshua Berman ’91, a former pre-med student turned government major and lawyer, visited campus in February for a career conversation hosted by College of Arts and Sciences Career Development.


College Scholar named Carnegie Endowment junior fellow

Samuel Barnett ’19 has been named one of 11 junior fellows by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Economics pioneer Krueger ’83 dies at 58

Alan Krueger ’83, one of the world’s most influential labor economists and an advisor to presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, died at his home March 16. He was 58.

How hawkish is the Chinese public?

China’s citizens support greater reliance on the military and increased defense spending, according to a new study by Jessica Chen Weiss, associate professor of government. But this is not necessarily cause for concern, she says.

Why politicians choose re-election over climate change

Why do the world’s politicians keep signing weak environmental treaties? Because it helps them get re-elected, according to a new study by economist Marco Battaglini and a colleague.

Digital Ag Hackathon tackles pressing agricultural problems

Cornell’s first Digital Agriculture Hackathon saw students from a variety of disciplines come together to develop ways of addressing some of the world’s most pressing agricultural challenges.

Einaudi Center funds Cornell dissertations with global impact

Twelve graduate students will spend this year refining their dissertation plans and testing the waters of global research with help from the Einaudi-SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Program.