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1. Roundtable weighs Chinese political developments

Cornell faculty members and community members discussed the Chinese government's apparent crackdown on civil liberties and its causes in a panel discussion on campus Feb. 4.

2. Dexter Kozen earns computer science achievement award

Dexter Kozen, the Joseph Newton Pew Jr. Professor in Engineering, is the 2016 recipient of the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATSC) Award.

3. App that helps students write advances in contest

A Cornell student entry will compete in the Pearson Coding Contest to develop educational software.

4. Black Lives Matter organizers discuss 21st-century activism

Black Lives Matter co-founders and organizers described the movement and what inspired it and helped it grow, at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture Feb. 3 in Sage Chapel.

5. Panelists review Paris climate summit at Ithaca event

Six panelists, including Cornell faculty, provided a review Feb. 3 of proceedings from the COP21 climate change summit in Paris, before a spirited audience at the Tompkins County Public Library.

6. Things to Do, Feb. 5-12, 2016

Events this week include actress Marlee Matlin, Darwin Days, a Breaking Bread discussion of race, religion and campus climate, and Oscar-nominated shorts and films featuring cats at Cornell Cinema.

7. Graduate stipends to increase 2 percent for 2016-17

The Cornell Board of Trustees has approved an increase in the minimum stipend rates for graduate teaching and research assistants and graduate fellowship holders.

8. Genome research explains human migration, evolution

New research from Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City and Qatar finds that indigenous Arabs descended of humans who migrated out of Africa before others continued on to colonize Europe and Asia.

9. Transformative Action center honored for innovation

Cornell University and its Center for Transformative Action will received a 2016 Ashoka U-Cordes Innovation Award recognizing top higher education approaches to social entrepreneurship.

10. 'Business college of the future' will retain schools' identities

Each of the three schools that will comprise the College of Business will retain their unique academic cultures. “This is the strength of this emerging business school, said Provost Michael Kotlikoff.