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Instrumental music faculty get creative in light of pandemic

“My goal was to engage as many students as possible. If they’re not making music, their skills can disappear so quickly.”
 Illustration featuring Toni Morrison and the text "The Bluest Eye"


Authors, poets, scholars celebrate Morrison in ‘Bluest Eye’ reading & teach-in

The Oct. 8 event is the fourth in the College of Arts & Sciences’ Arts Unplugged series, which brings artistic, scientific and creative works into the public sphere for discussion and inspiration.
 kathleen Gemmell


Gemmell honored for years of work in A&S dean’s office

"I have had such good friendships with faculty and staff and have been universally impressed by the caliber of people I’ve had the chance to work with,” said Katherine Gemmell.
 Bluest Eye book cover


Considerations about language and presenting ‘The Bluest Eye:’ A critical discussion

Faculty members planning this year’s Cornell Celebrates Toni Morrison series have spent considerable time discussing how to handle, for a general audience, the brutal language of racism and scenes of sexual violence in “The Bluest Eye.”

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30 Arts & Sciences faculty honored with endowed professorships

The College is able to bestow these honors to outstanding faculty thanks to generous gifts from alumni, parents and friends.
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Pandemic, international politics highlight Ethics and Public Life debate series

The series kicks off Oct. 1 with “Health vs. Economy in the Pandemic Control: What is the Right Balance?”
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How our current times are changing the curriculum

Professors throughout A&S are discussing the impacts of the pandemic and campaigns for racial justice in classes this fall.
 Chunlu Li on campus


Student researchers focus on cancer, obesity prevention

… affect mood and exhibit as ADHD.” Li, who is majoring in statistical science on the premed track with an interest in childhood … various features. Although she’s taken classes on computer science and machine learning, the methods Li is using this …
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Cornell brothers tackle hunger in Puerto Rico

“The youth hold the island deep within their hearts and can’t stand to see it suffer."
 Klarman Hall


Applications open for Klarman fellowships

The three-year fellowships are available to early-career scholars conducting leading-edge research in any of the College’s discipline areas.
 Student at archeological dig site


Smithsonian dream comes true for A&S student

Harper Tooch ’21 combined her interests in anthropology, archaeology and art history to study the culture of Armenia.
 David Jansen


PMA student helps contribute to PBS American Portrait project

Visit the PBS American Portrait website, and you’ll likely see submissions that David Jansen helped gather from participants across the country. Jansen, ’22, is a performing and media arts major who’s working remotely as an intern for the show this summer.

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Summer conversation sessions keep language skills sharp

Cornell’s Language Resource Center is hosting online conversation groups this summer for the first time, helping students practice their skills in four languages.

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PMA professor earns Emmy nod for ‘Words from a Bear’

Jeffrey Palmer, assistant professor of performing and media arts, is celebrating the Emmy® nomination this week for his film “N. Scott Momaday: Words from a Bear,” as a part of PBS’ American Masters series.

The PBS show was nominated July 28 in the category of “Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series.”

 Kemi Adewalure


Students manage remote internships found through Pathways program

Many in-person internships were cancelled this summer, but eight Arts & Sciences students are still working remotely through the Pathways Internship Program.
 The Veritas telescope


Grad student helps combine old technique, modern tech to bring details to stars

An incoming Cornell graduate student in astronomy is involved in recently-published work that may reinvigorate an older method of measuring the angular size of stars, using new technology and computing capability.

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Students provide tutoring for Weill Cornell Medicine employee kids

Seventy Cornell students and recent graduates are volunteering this summer to tutor the children of Weill Cornell Medicine employees in subjects ranging from writing to physics.
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Chemistry students offer summer session for peers

A group of undergraduates is running a summer program to help fellow students prepare for the rigors of organic chemistry.
 Students at a DACA rally on campus


DACA decision greeted with cautious optimism

While they say more needs to be done to secure permanent protected status for “Dreamers,” some Cornell faculty say they’re hopeful about the recent Supreme Court ruling, which ruled that the Trump administration’s move to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in 2017 was unlawful.

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Government grad students honored with fellowships

Two doctoral students in the field of government recently won fellowships for their research.

Angie Torres, a second-year student, won a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. The five-year fellowship includes three years of financial support including an annual stipend of $34,000.