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High body fat increases breast cancer risk for women with normal BMI

Postmenopausal women with higher levels of body fat have a significantly increased risk of developing breast cancer even if they have a normal body mass index, according to a new study.

New study upends timeline of Iroquoian history

New research by an international team raises questions about the timing and nature of early interactions between indigenous peoples and Europeans in North America.

Documentarian: Take down paywalls, open access to scholarship

Academic publishing is a $25 billion-a-year industry dominated by a handful of publishers with unfair business practices, a documentary filmmaker visiting campus said.

Book investigates resilience in the face of chronic poverty

A new book, “The Economics of Poverty Traps,” co-edited by Cornell agricultural and development economist Chris Barrett, highlights cutting-edge research on the mechanisms that keep people entrenched in poverty.

Gift funds new music professorship, supports wind symphony

Barbara and Richard T. Silver ’50, MD ’53 Professorship in the Department of Music and the Barbara and Richard T. Silver ’50, MD ’53 Wind Symphony are recent gifts.

Six on faculty receive Einaudi Center grants for international work

The Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies awarded grants to faculty to support new collaborative research on international topics and fund workshops or other activities.

Agnes Morris recognized with George Peter Award

Agnes Morris, technical assistant for the radiation safety section of Environmental Health and Safety, was recognized by her colleagues, friends and family with the George Peter Award for Dedicated Service Nov. 29.

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Cornellians’ creativity contributes to public art mosaic

Cornell-affiliated people and organizations helped create an eight feet tall, 180 feet long mural set with thousands of sparkling mirror tiles in Ithaca.

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