Twelve doctoral candidates lobby on Capitol Hill

Twelve doctoral candidates traveled from the Ithaca campus and Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City to Capitol Hill April 17 for the annual Cornell Ph.D. Student Advocacy Day.

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Two seniors chosen as fellows by Carnegie Endowment

McKenzie Carrier ’24 and Margot Treadwell, ’24 will spend next year conducting research with the organization in Washington, D.C.

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Accuracy ‘nudges’ decrease misinformation-sharing on left, right

A collaboration between two research teams with opposing views found that, despite claims to the contrary, simply reminding people about the concept of accuracy improves the quality of information-sharing on both sides of the political aisle.

Mars Sample Return a top scientific priority, Lunine testifies

Samples of Martian rock and soil could be stranded if Congress doesn't adequately fund a NASA mission to retrieve them, Astronomy Chair Jonathan Lunine told a U.S. House subcommittee on March 21.

Students in DC examine antisemitism, Islamophobia

Students from the Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy’s Cornell in Washington program will have an opportunity to observe in person how policymakers contend with Islamophobia and antisemitism at a White House briefing on March 14.

Poverty is a political choice, Michener tells NYS Senate

On Dec. 12, Jamila Michener offered expert testimony during a New York State Senate committee hearing focused on the causes and effects of poverty in the state’s small and midsized cities.

Computer scientists awarded $3M to bolster cybersecurity

A team of Cornell computer scientists has been awarded a $3 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to leverage reinforcement learning to make computer networks stronger, dynamic and more secure.

National Mall installation invites public to ‘let freedom ring’

An interactive bell tower designed by Paul Ramírez Jonas is one of six artworks featured in “Beyond Granite: Pulling Together,” which aims to create a more inclusive commemorative landscape on the mall.

Cornell alumna to lead CDC in pivotal era

Dr. Mandy Cohen ’00, the new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is a Cornell graduate whose path to public service was shaped in part by her major in policy analysis and management, and a semester in Washington, D.C.