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Student’s Hawaii experience reinforces environmental classwork

Carl Beach '22 wasn't giving up on a semester abroad -- he decided to take a semester off to work on an organic lettuce farm and learn more of what he's been studying in his environmental education classes.
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Cornell University Walter F. LaFeber, the Andrew H. and James S. Tisch Distinguished University Professor Emeritus in the Department of History.


New professorship honors Walter LaFeber

Tom Pepinsky will be the inaugural Walter F. LaFeber Professor.
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College Scholar graduate takes position in local DA’s office

Ariana Marmora ’11 was a College Scholar with interests in government, philosophy, intellectual history, comparative literature and public service.
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Russekoff lecture focuses on U.S.-China relations

Jessica Chen Weiss, associate professor of government, will be the featured speaker for this year’s Mitzi Sutton Russekoff ’54 Lecture, hosted by the College of Arts & Sciences on March 16.
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Milstein program offers events on data privacy, virtual reality

The Milstein Program is hosting two events this semester open to the public
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Aurora Mu ’24, front, makes the most of a recent snowfall with friends


First-year students make the best of a Zoom-filled year: ‘You’re a lot taller than I would have imagined’

In some ways, the Class of 2024 is managing better than many people might have expected.
Ryan McCullough and Lucy Fitz Gibbon


Music duo contributes to new album

The talents of two Cornell music faculty members are featured on a newly-released recording, “Beauty Intolerable: Songs of Sheila Silver.”
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Molly O'Toole


Pulitzer Prize winner named A&S Distinguished Visiting Journalist

Molly O’Toole ’09 is an immigration and security reporter with the Los Angeles Times.
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Four A&S faculty honored with endowed professorships

The naming of these additional endowed professors continues the college’s priority to recognize faculty excellence and accomplishments.
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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 Feb. 18.
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Humanities scholars begin first year undertaking diverse paths of discovery

Students in the program undertake their own independent, interdisciplinary undergraduate research in the humanities.
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Cornell continues Morrison celebration with colloquium, reading, film

A panel of scholars will examine Morrison's life and work during a panel on the occasion of her 90th birthday.
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Jeff Fusco Pianist Michelle Cann playing Florence Price's Piano Concerto in One Movement with the Philadelphia Orchestra.


ONEcomposer partners with Philadelphia Orchestra for Florence Price premiere

Cornell music faculty are working with the Philadelphia Orchestra to bring to light the works of a historically erased composer.
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Trustees approve new Department of Literatures in English name change

Faculty members say the change from the Department of English to the Department of Literatures in English better reflects the world and the department’s diverse fields of study.
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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.’