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Lecturer featured in Amazon docuseries

Amazon Prime’s new docuseries, ‘‘The Luckiest Guys on the Lower East Side,” features Elissa Sampson, lecturer in the Jewish Studies Program.

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Two Cornell faculty receive Hartwell awards for biomedical research

Bethany Cummings, assistant professor of biomedical sciences at the College of Veterinary Medicine, and Dr. Lisa Roth, assistant professor of pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City, have each won a 2018 Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award.

Trailblazing lymphoma researcher Kristy Richards ’90 dies

Dr. Kristy Richards ’90, a groundbreaking cancer researcher and associate professor of biomedical sciences, died on March 30 in New York City. She was 50.

Milstein program celebrated as its students make first trip to Cornell Tech

The Milstein Program in Technology and Humanity, which offers selected undergraduates in the College of Arts and Sciences a specialized curriculum to prepare them as leaders in an increasingly digital world, was celebrated April 12 at a ribbon-cutting at Cornell Tech.

Weill-NASA study of Kelly twins yields new insights, DNA sequencing tools

Long-term spaceflight causes more changes to gene expression than shorter trips, according to research by Weill Cornell Medicine and NASA investigators as part of NASA’s Twins Study involving Mark and Scott Kelly.

Ketamine’s short-term relief of depression could be extended, researchers find

The temporary benefits of ketamine against depression might be extended if the new brain-cell connections it promotes could be preserved, according to a study by researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine.

‘Inside Congress’ series begins April 17 in NYC

The Institute of Politics and Global Affairs at Cornell will launch its “Inside Congress” series April 17 in New York City.

Blockchain conference gets ringing start on Nasdaq floor

The Cornell Blockchain Conference got off to a ringing start April 11 as students, professors and blockchain industry dignitaries rang the Nasdaq bell to signify the start of the trading day as well as the advent of the conference.

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Cornell Tech’s Teacher in Residence program to expand in NYC

Cornell Tech’s Teacher in Residence program, which provides coaching to help public school teachers incorporate computer science into the school day, will expand into four additional schools in New York City.