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Music department presents organ festival Oct. 20-23

The festival honors Dutch composer and keyboardist Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck.

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Combustion creates braille display for electronics

Researchers created a system that uses combustion to inflate silicone membrane “dots,” which could someday serve as a dynamic braille display for electronics.

Three A&S professors honored with national chemistry awards

Three faculty members in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology in the College of Arts & Sciences have been honored with national awards.

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Precollege scholarship recipient wants to change healthcare in the Philippines

Carlos Jay Espinosa was awarded the Dean’s Scholarship from Cornell University Precollege Studies to take a biology course with Cornell faculty and earn college credit. “As a first-generation student, and one who didn’t come from a well-off household, I always dreamt of attending international opportunities like this, since programs of this kind are scarce in my country,” Espinosa said. “I thought of that dream as something impossible.”

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Spectrum reveals extreme exoplanet is even more exotic

Considered an ultra-hot Jupiter – a place where iron gets vaporized, condenses on the night side and then falls from the sky like rain – the fiery, inferno-like WASP-76b exoplanet may be even more sizzling than scientists had realized.

Grants fund Cornell AES work to improve lives in NYS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded $3.9 million in funding to the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station to support 52 projects across three colleges.

Women indirectly hurt more by noncompete pacts

There are no references to gender in a typical noncompete agreement, but they still have a more deleterious effect on women entrepreneurs than they do on men, according to Dyson professor Matt Marx.

History professor wins George Washington Prize

Mary Beth Norton's book, "1774: The Long Year of Revolution," recounts the lead-up to the American Revolution.

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Seymour lecture focuses on Japan’s Olympic history

Historian Ken Ruoff will discuss the Japan that was on display during the Olympics in 1940 and 1965 at this year’s Harold Seymour Lecture in Sports History.

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Podcast episode explores resistance to slavery via newspaper ads

A new episode of The Humanities Pod podcast tells the stories of self-liberated fugitives from American slavery through the lens of 30,000 original documents.

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Koretzky named president of American Association of Immunologists

During his term as president of the American Association of Immunologists, Dr. Gary Koretzky '78, vice provost for academic integration at Cornell, aims to improve science advocacy, public outreach and more.

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Four from faculty receive Carpenter Advising Awards

Four Cornell faculty members have received Kendall S. Carpenter Memorial Advising Awards, which recognize sustained and distinguished contributions of professorial faculty and senior lecturers to undergraduate advising.