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Ground broken in Chile for alum-backed telescope

The groundbreaking for the Fred Young Submillimeter Telescope took place in Chile on Nov. 27.

Food scientists mentor international COVID-19 task force

Food businesses and consumers coping with COVID-19 impacts in five countries in Asia and Africa now have access to customized resources, and experts mentored by the Institute for Food Safety at Cornell University.

Cornell Atkinson seeks nominations for Earthshot Prize

Cornell Atkinson is soliciting nominations for The Earthshot Prize, a new global award supported by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to tackle the world’s biggest environmental challenges.

South Asia, Latin America ‘flashpoints’ of global care markets

South Asia and Latin America share a commonality as two epicenters of migrant care work and the globalized reproductive market, according to scholars Anindita Banerjee and Debra Castillo.

Two alumni named Schwarzman Scholars

Alexander Li ’20 and Haotian (Roger) Cui ’19 were elected to join the sixth cohort of Schwarzman Scholars, a program that nurtures future global leaders.

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Studies offer tips on lessening spaceflight-related risk

Space travel, illnesses like COVID-19 and climbing Mount Everest can trigger the body’s stress response systems in similar ways, according to new studies by Weill Cornell Medicine, space agencies and other investigators.

Scientists map soils’ potential to combat climate change

Two Cornell soil scientists have helped develop a powerful new tool that will help researchers and policymakers map the global potential for carbon sequestration.

Goffe co-founds journal on indenture with Einaudi support

Tao Leigh Goffe, assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, is one of the co-founders of the Journal of Indentureship and its Legacies, a new peer-reviewed publication set to debut in May 2021.

Democracy 20/20 series to close with post-election debrief

On Dec. 4, the final installment of the Democracy 20/20 webinar series will assess the state of American democracy in the wake of the contentious 2020 presidential election.