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Religion: less ‘opiate,’ more suppressant, study finds

Rather than making people less political, religion shapes people’s political ideas, suppressing important group differences and progressive political positions, according to sociologist Landon Schnabel.

Michael Morley, emeritus professor of math, dies at 90

Winner of the Leroy P. Steele Prize for Seminal Contribution to Research for his advances in mathematical logic and model theory, Michael Morley was also a devoted advisor of Cornell students. He died Oct. 11.

Wilkerson to discuss ‘Racial Moment of Truth’ in CCSS lecture

Isabel Wilkerson, author of “The Warmth of Other Suns” and “Caste,” will deliver the Cornell Center for Social Sciences’ annual Distinguished Lecture in the Social Sciences at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21.

New Jeep ad supports Carl Sagan Institute initiative

The Carl Sagan Institute is getting a boost from an unexpected source: Fiat Chrysler Automotive. The company’s ad for its new Wrangler 4XE plug-in hybrid features the late astronomer Carl Sagan’s famous “Pale Blue Dot” monologue and images.

Grants fund community-engaged learning curricula

The Office of Engagement Initiatives recently awarded Engaged Curriculum Grants to 19 teams of faculty and community partners that are developing community-engaged learning courses, majors and minors across the university.

Professor offers alphabetical guide to human nature

In his new book “Life, Death and Other Inconvenient Truths: A Realist’s View of the Human Condition,” Shimon Edelman offers a reference guide to human nature and human experience.

Community honors Toni Morrison with ‘Bluest Eye’ reading

A total of 122 readers, plus a number of Cornell musicians, paid tribute to the late Toni Morrison, M.A. ’55, on Oct. 8 during a marathon reading of “The Bluest Eye,” her debut novel.

Faculty research university’s ties to Indigenous dispossession

A committee formed by the American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program is exploring Cornell’s history as a land-grant institution and the nation’s dispossession of Indigenous peoples.

Alum’s film to be available for online sneak peek Oct. 16

Director Robert H. Lieberman ’62 takes viewers on a journey into the vast and little-known country of Mongolia in his new film, “Echoes of the Empire: Beyond Genghis Khan.” A one-week online sneak peek begins Oct. 16.

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