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April 28, 2017

Bill McQuay with equipment

Video and audio tech brings Manhattan in year 1609 to life

A virtual reality project, co-created by Bill McQuay, an audio producer at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, replaces the sounds of today's urban Manhattan with scientifically accurate audio representations of four locations on the island, re-creating what Henry Hudson might have heard when he first arrived.
At NYC makeathon, students change lives with technology
student holds sign
More than 200 soggy students champion science at D.C. march
student in Harlem
Cornellians' green thumbs help Harlem Grown's garden thrive
art project
'Healing through the arts' refugee project premieres April 29
Black bear population in Southern Tier of New York is growing
New Border

In the Blog:
Essentials Volunteer for Slope Day, May 11
Students, staff, groups win sustainability awards
Feed young minds - and your gardens

On CornellCast:
Video Africana faculty profile: N'Dri Assié-Lumumba
Peter Coors '69 delivers Durland lecture
ILR celebrates collaboration with University College Dublin

Upcoming Events:
Events 'Baltimore' confronts racial tensions on college campuses
Historian to unpack class-based injustice in America May 4
Things to Do, April 28-May 5

Cornell Big Red:
Sports Women's rowing welcomes Dartmouth on Senior Day
Sailing to host America Trophy Conference Championship
Track's Big Red Invitational set for April 30


New Border

"If you don't get this advanced permission, known as advance parole, then by leaving the country you have effectively abandoned your DACA status. If you return, you are returning illegally and therefore you can be subject to deportation proceedings." Stephen Yale-Loehr, professor of immigration law practice at Cornell Law School, in an article on President Donald Trump's quiet reversal on deporting young undocumented immigrants. The Atlantic - April 27

"Clearly there's a religious left, and by a religious left I mean people who are led to politically liberal conclusions on the basis of their faith. But are secularists ready to follow ministers? I would say generally not." Steven Shiffrin, the Charles Frank Reavis Sr. Professor of Law Emeritus at Cornell Law School, on how clergy tend to be less influential among Democrats than Republicans, and how the association of Christianity with the religious right has made liberals increasingly hostile toward religion. The Washington Post - April 26

"Politics is definitely a part of economic evaluations, but politics may not be explaining the differences between men and women." Peter Enns, executive director of the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research and associate professor of government, on why men have, for nearly every month since the late 1970s, viewed the economy more favorably than have women. Marketplace - April 25

"A rise in the dollar would be a double whammy for countries that have significant current-account deficits and significant amounts of dollar-denominated corporate debt." Eswar Prasad, the Tolani Senior Professor of Trade Policy in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, on how the flood of dollar debt could come back to haunt emerging economies. The Wall Street Journal - April 23

"One often hears the perspective that getting large amounts of diverse inputs is the way to go for training AI [artificial intelligence] models. This is often a good general guideline, but when it comes to ethical judgments it is also known that there are significant ingrained biases in most groups." Bart Selman, professor of computer science, on how subtle effects from a human trainer's work environment could result in poor machine learning. Wired - April 21

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Editors Picks
Opioid abuse drops when doctors check patients' drug history

Cassava is genetically decaying, putting staple crop at risk

Stabilizing molecule could pave way for lithium-air fuel cell

What makes a vegetarian? It's not what's on the plate

Sidebar Border President Pollack stops by Student Assembly for a Q&A

Pollack endorses AAU statement on federal research support

Showcase celebrates Cornell students' public engagement

Rawlings scholars navigate to senior research success

Office professionals recognized for their caring, contributions

New partnership in Human Ecology connects retirees to conservation

Alumni gift endows Picket Family Chair of English

Museum upgrades climate controls, reduces energy use

A&S holds student forum on new curriculum proposal

Alumna Joanne Restivo Jensen wins ILR's Alpern Award

HumEc's natural dye garden promotes a greener fashion supply chain

Cornell Library manages records of Queers for Economic Justice group

Freshmen, middle school students find common ground through writing

Languages, dance, dessert celebrate National Poetry Month

Robert Hughes, professor emeritus of chemistry, dies at 92

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