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Carol Anne Barsody, a master’s student in archaeology, is working with electrical and computer engineering student Jack Defay ’22 to create a 3D model of a mummified bird from Cornell’s Anthropology Collections – one of several interdisciplinary collaborations that Barsody has undertaken to research this ancient artifact. Read the article in the Cornell Chronicle.

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Gilmore D. Clarke and Michael Rapuano’s “impact on American space, primarily the New York metro area but by example, cities throughout the United States, was every bit as profound as the impact of Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, if not more so,” says Thomas J. Campanella, professor of city & regional planning who is writing a book about the pair.  

“Their relationship with Russia is defined by mistrust,” says Cristina Florea, assistant professor of history. 

“This conversation is happening all over the country — when one store closes, then all of a sudden people are left again without anything, and that is the problem. We need a full ecosystem within Black communities that’s diverse enough to withstand one store closing,” says Angela Odoms-Young, associate professor of nutritional science. 

“The farther you are away from the immigration experience, the more likely you are to be removed from immigration issues and maybe even agree with Republicans’ messaging on race and immigration,” says Sergio Garcia-Rios, assistant professor of government and Latino studies. “Latinos in Republican states especially are likely to embrace Republican views and remove themselves from the groups being attacked.” 

“I honestly don’t know if Elon wants to buy Twitter,” says Drew Pascarella, senior lecturer of finance. “At first, I thought he wasn’t serious. Then he paired with banks and financiers and came up with a legitimate acquisition plan. Now he’s called a timeout about an issue that is both well-known and should have no bearing on his future plan for the company. If it’s attention he’s seeking, he has it. But does he want to own Twitter? Did he ever?” 

Glenn Altschuler, professor of American studies, and David Wippman, president of Hamilton College, write this opinion piece about how American education’s lack of emphasis on bilingualism is a disadvantage for U.S. students.