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Students win State Department Pickering Fellowships

The fellowships support students who are interested in working in the U.S. Foreign Service.
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A scene from "In the Mood for Love," part of the Wong Kar Wai series showing this semester at Cornell Cinema


Cornell Cinema focuses on collaborations in new virtual world

After the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered movie theatres last spring, Cornell Cinema director Mary Fessenden had to move to a virtual model in order to offer films last Fall, but she wanted to continue to offer the cinema’s usual variety of films, as well as films with ties to courses. The Fall season did just that, and this spring semester, the Cinema will continue to offer a wide variety of films with course connections.
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Cornell chorale, high school collaborate on commission

“You are human. You are meant to make mistakes. You are meant to be happy. You are deserving. Stay amazing.”

These lyrics, inspired by students at Cornell and at Longmeadow High School in Longmeadow, Mass., are part of an online choral/video project the students created in partnership with composer LJ White.

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A&S selects 24 sophomores for College Scholar program

The scholars design their own interdisciplinary major, organized around a question or issue of interest.
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Lovevery co-founder named Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year

Entrepreneurship at Cornell has named Jessica Rolph ’97, MBA ’04, co-founder and CEO of early childhood development startup Lovevery, its 2021 Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year.

Rolph will be honored at the Entrepreneurship at Cornell Eclectic Convergence conference, Nov. 12 in New York City.

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“Off-Campus/On Screen" films have encore presentation Jan. 24

Morales is excited to be a first-year student at Cornell, but she’s experiencing her first semester online from her apartment in the Bronx. Her parents have lost their jobs, so she and her sister are working part-time to support the family. And she’s tired of hearing other students say “we’re all in the same boat,” because, frankly, her boat seems a lot less seaworthy than many of her classmates.’

 Ray Kim


Ray Kim named new director of advising in A&S

Kim looks forward to leading the advising staff as they work to support students during this challenging time.
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Students petition for refugee’s release from detention center

A group of Cornell students have launched a campaign to free a Salvadoran woman in a detention center whom they befriended through a class focused on refugees and immigration.

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A&S students compete in December business competitions

A total of 17 entrepreneurial students from the College of Arts & Sciences were part of teams who shared plans for new businesses in two online December events — the Big Idea Competition and eLab Early Stage Pitch event.

 McGraw Tower in spring


New curriculum requirements bring host of new courses to A&S

… Ethics and the Mind; Social Sciences; Global Citizenship; Statistics and Data Science; Historical Analysis; and …
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Cornell undergrads aid in prisoner’s release after 28 years

“They helped secure a man's liberty, which is one of the greatest accomplishments anyone can achieve.”


Pandemic pivots: Students find ways to continue research projects

"Being able to delve into my project has made me feel more powerful."
 Florence Price


Yearlong series highlights sidelined composer

What began more than a year ago as an effort to celebrate a somewhat unknown female Black composer has grown into a collaboration between Cornell’s choral faculty, a major orchestra and musicians and faculty from across the country, who are participating in a host of initiatives to honor the works of Florence Price.

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Toni Morrison to be inducted into Women’s Hall of Fame

Morrison, M.A. '55, is one of six women to be honored Dec. 10.
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Alumnus takes leadership of Mellon Foundation’s higher education program

“I do think the humanities in general has not succeeded to the extent it ought to in reaching a broad constituency."
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A&S COVID ambassadors help spread message of safety

Students share how they've handled the challenges of this semester.
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New series connects students, community with artists and scholars

A new initiative from the Department of Performing and Media Arts, the Asian American Studies Program, and the Latina/o Studies Program is inviting students and community members to engage in hands-on workshops and conversations with artists  and arts/performance scholars. The next visit is Thursday, Oct. 29.

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Student business rapStudy uses pop music to increase learning

Their 150 songs are currently being used by teachers in 25 schools in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.
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Cornell community honors Toni Morrison with “The Bluest Eye” reading

A total of 122 readers, plus a number of Cornell musicians, paid tribute to Toni Morrison M.A. ’55 Oct. 8 during a marathon reading of “The Bluest Eye.”

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Lending a hand in the time of COVID

Rubin Smith ’21 started volunteering at Cayuga Medical Center (CMC) and the Ithaca Free Clinic way before the COVID-19 pandemic began, but he’s continued that work, spending time three days a week helping patients and visitors at both places.