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International group of playwrights, actors combine for livestream

An Ithaca theatre company is creating a live-streamed performance of a new work from six international playwrights, including a Cornell professor. The piece will premiere May 1.

 Jane Wang


Physics professor awarded Simons Fellowship

Jane Wang, professor of physics, has been awarded a fellowship from the Simons Foundation for 2020.

The fellowships are given to outstanding mathematicians and theoretical physicists to extend academic leaves from one term to a full year, enabling recipients to focus solely on research for the long periods often necessary for significant advances.

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Asian studies professor honored by ACLS

Ding Xiang Warner, professor of Chinese literature in the Department of Asian Studies, was honored April 10 with a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies.

 Tyler Cross near EMT squad sign


First-year student continues work on N.J. emergency squad

"We have this chronic anxiety about having enough supplies and equipment."
 Clara Liao's video


COVID video: ‘Things are a little less scary when you know more about them’

The video by Clara Liao '17 explains the basics of the virus, how it spreads and the importance of preventive measures.
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Students create site to foster connection during quarantine

The matching tool site encourages diversity, so people can connect with others from a different part of the world, different culture or with new interests and insights.
 Sara Warner


PMA prof. offers extra technology help for faculty, students

Last month, as Cornell faculty learned they needed to move quickly to remote instruction, Sara Warner, director of LGBT Studies and associate professor in the Department of Performing and Media Arts, realized she had more technical skills than some of her peers.

“In our department, it’s hard to translate what we do to online teaching, especially the live, embodied participant experience,” she said. “I could see the look of concern on some of our faculty members’ faces.”

 David Feldshuh in scrubs


Professor, physician continues urgent care routine

Theatre professor and doctor David Feldshuh is continuing his work at Cayuga Medical Center.
 Kevin Davis and Souvik Basu, two students in the Arabic class


Arabic teaching experience inspires students

Students grow language skills by teaching at the Auburn Correctional Facility.
 Students in an advising seminar


Advising seminars, other supports, help first-year students adjust

When Ray Thompson ’21 was a freshman coming to Cornell from Alabama, he couldn’t wait to be in a quad with a bunch of roommates — he and his siblings all had their own rooms at home. But, Thompson ended up in a single room in Clara Dickson Hall and worried a bit about making friends.

 Student Thomas Nolan and friends


Summer grants can support student research, expenses

Alumni gifts have helped to create a fund for students to pay for domestic summer experiences.
 Joshua Johnson and a classical statue


A&S junior combines love of Classics, Africana for unique research project

Joshua Johnson’s ’21 senior research project won’t be just on paper – he envisions kids walking through his senior project: a museum that helps them think more broadly about the term “classical civilizations.”

 students on the arts quad


Support Arts & Sciences students on Giving Day March 12

The College of Arts & Sciences is gearing up for Giving Day on Thursday, March 12 and we hope you'll join in the fun!

Your gifts to our annual fund, undergraduate scholarship fund or any of our departments and programs help our faculty and students reach their full potential.

 Lee Rosenthal at Paramount


Paramount exec can manufacture explosions, but says story still makes the movie

Lee Rosenthal ’87 fell in love with filmmaking as an English major at Cornell.
 Marc Lacey


First visiting journalist shares world of the NYT with students, faculty

Marc Lacey '87 offered advice to students, visited classes and learned about faculty research.
 Kim Weeden


NYC panel discusses changing expectations for success

Professors from the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Human Ecology and Cornell's Institute of Politics and Global Affairs shared their thoughts during “The State of the American Dream,” Feb. 6 in New York City.
 A scene from "Charlie Says" movie showing Charles Manson


Faculty, cinema collaborate to show films on Manson murders, gardens, Japanese pop culture

When Mary Fessenden, Cornell Cinema director, sits down to think about what films to show each semester, she has lots of movies in mind, but she also works closely with professors to find ties to the classes they’re offering.

 students walk across the arts quad in winter


Four new minors now available to A&S students

The new minors are offered in public service studies, media studies, migration studies and science communication and public engagement.
 Ben Anderson


Professor wins art history book prize

Benjamin Anderson's monograph “Cosmos and Community in Early Medieval Art” has been awarded the 2020 Karen Gould Prize in Art History from the Medieval Academy of America, an award given each year for a distinguished book in the field of medieval art history. 

 Ithaca Sounding poster


Ithaca Sounding celebrates homegrown modernist, experimental work

Cornell’s Department of Music is collaborating with performers from Ithaca College and the community to offer Ithaca Sounding 2020, a multi-day, multi-venue event Jan. 30-Feb. 2.

The festival and symposium will feature concerts, workshops, talks, presentations and readings focused on modernist and experimental concert music by Ithacans past and present, including keyboard composers Julius Eastman, Sarah Hennies, Robert Palmer, Ann Silsbee and David Borden.