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Ginsparg, Ph.D. ’81, arXiv founder, receives physics award

Paul Ginsparg, Ph.D. ’81, professor of physics and information science, is the recipient of the American Institute of Physics 2020 Karl Taylor Compton Medal for Leadership in Physics.

Live webcast to explore pros, cons of machine learning

Kilian Weinberger, CIS associate professor, will present a live webcast, “Machine Learning: Advancements, Opportunities and Dangers,” Jan. 9 at 1 p.m. The event will be hosted by eCornell.

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December graduates depart with degrees, reading list

At Cornell’s largest-ever winter graduate recognition ceremony, President Martha E. Pollack congratulated more than 540 graduates and encouraged them to continue to explore different perspectives through reading.

Listening sessions inform public policy recommendation

After hosting nearly 20 listening sessions, a faculty committee exploring how best to elevate public policy at Cornell plans to submit its final report in January.

Certificate program teaches Python to working professionals

The new Software Development in Python certificate program, a six-course program offered through eCornell, will enable participants to master the foundational concepts of programming in Python.

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Students’ hot new ice cream offers pinch of cayenne

Sweet meets heat in “We Cayenne Change the World,” a rich, velvety chocolate ice cream, with a burst of cayenne pepper. Get an extra scoop, as it won Cornell’s annual Food Science 1101 final project.

Two computer science faculty named ACM fellows

Kavita Bala, professor and chair of computer science, and Claire Cardie, professor of computer science and of information science, have been named 2019 fellows of the Association for Computing Machinery.

Are hiring algorithms fair? They’re too opaque to tell, study finds

New research from a team of Computing and Information Science scholars raises questions about hiring algorithms and the tech companies who develop and use them.

Roundtables to explore 2020 Biennial theme 'Swarm'

The Cornell Council for the Arts is holding lunchtime roundtables Nov. 18, 21 and 25, in preparation for the 2020 Cornell Biennial, on the theme "Swarm: Ecology, Digitality, Sociality."

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