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Award recipient builds Migrations community at Cornell

Migrations postdoctoral fellow Eleanor Paynter received the International Studies Association’s 2021 Lynne Rienner Publishers Award for Best Dissertation in Human Rights. Since arriving at Cornell last summer, Paynter has raised Migrations’ visibility on campus and beyond.

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Atmospheric travel: Scientists find microplastic everywhere

By sea or by land, microscopic shards of plastic are more ubiquitous than science had known, according to a new study led by researchers at Cornell and Utah State University.

Plantationocene conference to examine plantations’ legacies

In a virtual conference on April 15–16, scholars, activists and practitioners from around the world will meet to explore plantations’ deep-rooted legacies, including racial inequality, dispossession and climate change.

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Library service interruptions and updates

Cornell University Library urges patrons to plan ahead of upcoming, temporary service interruptions.

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Nyabola to speak at Race and Racism Across Borders event

Writer, activist and political analyst Nanjala Nyabola will discuss her upcoming book as part of Global Cornell’s Race and Racism across Borders webinar on April 12 at 11:00 a.m. Following the dialogue, Cornell students will present their original prose, poems and visual art.

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Climate change has cost 7 years of ag productivity growth

Despite agricultural advancements, a Cornell-led study shows that global farming productivity is 21% lower since the 1960s than it could have been without climate change.

Egesi earns biotechnology honors for food security efforts in Nigeria

Chiedozie Egesi earned the Fellowship Award from the Biotechnology Society of Nigeria for his work bolstering food security efforts in Africa.

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Service, connection, leadership: Cornellians in the Peace Corps

Like thousands of other Cornellians who have volunteered for the Peace Corps, Amanda Freund ’06 and Janet Smith, M.S. ’19, share common ground: learning from the people they served.

Webinar explores issues for Southeast Asian refugee communities in U.S.

A webinar organized by Cornell Asian American Studies Program will bring together three scholars of refugee studies to explore humanitarian and other efforts that have formed following U.S. wars in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.

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