Muawia Barazangi, ‘soul’ of geological sciences, dies at 80

Muawia Barazangi, professor emeritus of earth and atmospheric sciences, died March 30 in Ithaca at the age of 80.

Cornelia Ye award winners engage students with interdisciplinary teaching

The Center for Teaching Innovation selected doctoral students Zach Grobe (English language and literatures) and Janani Hariharan (soil and crop sciences) as recipients of the 2021-22 Cornelia Ye outstanding teaching assistant award.

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Cornell lacrosse legend Moran remembered for warmth

Moran, who died April 24 after a long illness at age 85, is credited with creating the friendly culture within the sport that’s still evident today.

For dissident writer, the fight for Russia’s future is personal

Dmitry Bykov, one of Russia’s best-known public intellectuals, is a visiting critic in the Institute for European Studies, and will be engaging with Cornell faculty and students and completing several writing projects. His satirical poems and political commentaries often take aim at President Vladimir Putin, and have gotten him in trouble.

Three faculty inducted into Association of American Physicians

Three distinguished Weill Cornell Medicine physician-scientists, Dr. Joseph J. Fins, Dr. Rainu Kaushal and Dr. Shahin Rafii, have been elected to the Association of American Physicians.

Michener testifies to House on role of universal health insurance

Cornell professor Jamila Michener testified March 29 before a congressional committee that universal health insurance coverage would not only address health inequities among people of color, but strengthen the U.S. democracy.

Colanzi book wins Ribera del Duero prize

A book by Liliana Colanzi, assistant professor of Romance studies, has won the Ribera del Duero prize, honoring the best short stories in Latin America and Spain.

Women want to work, despite workforce precarity

Despite persistent gaps in workforce participation, when it comes to wanting to work, the gender gap has all but disappeared over the last 45 years, according to Cornell sociologist Landon Schnabel.

Radical Collaboration initiative adds AI, quantum, design tech

Artificial Intelligence, Design + Technology and Quantum Science and Technology will become part of “Radical Collaboration Drives Discovery,” bringing to 10 the number of initiatives in the provost office’s five-year-old program.

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