How security crises can spur state-building in Latin America

Taxes on elites earmarked for public safety have provided windows of opportunity in Latin America and a blueprint for state-building efforts across the developing world, Gustavo Flores-Macías argues in a new book.

Weiss teaching award honors eight exceptional faculty

President Martha E. Pollack announced the faculty members honored with the Stephen H. Weiss Awards, which recognize excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring.

Global Cornell awards support new international courses

Global Cornell has awarded five International Cornell Curriculum (ICC) grants totaling $114,000 to support faculty developing courses that feature international experiences for students.

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Herrero to bolster global dietary report with food system modeling

Mario Herrero, a professor in the Department of Global Development and a Cornell Atkinson Scholar, has been appointed to the EAT-Lancet 2.0 leadership team to spearhead the modeling workstream.

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Panelists: War in Ukraine reshapes world political order

At the event, “Aftershocks: Geopolitics Since the Ukraine invasion,” a panel of faculty and experts raised concerns about worldwide consequences stemming from the ongoing conflict that began with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Talk to describe conserving centuries-old Chinese encyclopedia

The public will hear about the Library of Congress’ efforts to conserve and digitize 41 volumes of Chinese knowledge in its collection in a talk by curator Dan Paterson, at noon on Sept. 27, sponsored by Cornell University Library Conservation.

Archaeological conference expands discussion beyond colonial roots

Organizers added a strikethrough to the conference name this year, recognizing that the word “frontier” is rooted in a history of white-settler colonialism.

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Arts and Sciences welcomes new faculty for 2022-23

Fifteen new faculty are bringing innovative ideas in a wide range of topics to the College of Arts & Sciences’ nexus of discovery and impact, including climate change, astronomy, identity studies and the economy.

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Dissident critics living in exile speak out on Sept. 23

Four dissident critics now living in exile in the United States will share their experiences at Dissidence: Exiled Writers on Resistance and Risk, a reading and reception on Friday, September 23.

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