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 Austin Bunn


PMA prof named new director of Milstein Program

Austin Bunn, associate professor and Koenig Jacobson Sesquicentennial Fellow in the Department of Performing & Media Arts, will take over leadership of the Milstein Program in Technology and Humanity July 1.

The program, launched in 2017, offers a unique multidisciplinary curriculum to a cohort of 100 students, 25 in each class.

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Recent grads start program to help high schoolers explore the humanities

"It’s a perfect time to start this because college grads have been left with canceled jobs and high school students are trying to figure out what to do when school is out.”
 Carol Rattray


Careers staff coordinate virtual career conversations this summer

Students can also meet with alumni through virtual networking events being planned by the Arts & Sciences Career Connections Committee.
 Matthew Velasco


Anthropology faculty member awarded Wilson Fellowship

Matthew Velasco studies human skeletal remains from archaeological sites to reconstruct the lives and deaths of ancient peoples.
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Summer practicum begins for first rural humanities student cohort

Students will focus on questions of the rural as well as theories, methods and practices of public humanities and community-engaged scholarship.
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Music, language, gaming help students during time away from campus

While they’d all rather be on campus with their friends celebrating the last days of the semester, students have found fun and challenging ways to make the best of their situation of remote learning.

 Students work in the Milstein Program offices in Rockefeller Hall.


Milstein program pivots to offer Cornell Tech summer online

Sophomores in the Milstein Program in Technology and Humanity were supposed to be spending the summer of 2020 living in the House on Roosevelt Island in New York City and taking  a special set of classes at Cornell Tech.

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Students find creative ways to retool summer plans

Destiny Malloy ’21 had a sweet internship lined up this summer near New York City, working in data analytics at L’Oreal. After COVID-19, it was converted to unpaid and remote.

Adam Spaulding-Astudillo ’20 was in interviews for a job using his degree in ecology and evolutionary biology, but companies stopped hiring.

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Senior helps track COVID cases in Florida hometown

As a college senior stuck home during quarantine with an interest in infectious diseases and past experience with the World Health Organization (WHO), Dalton Price ’20 thought it was completely obvious that he would sign up to help in any way he could during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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First cohort of Humanities Scholars chosen by Arts & Sciences

The students come from three colleges and are majoring in 20 different disciplines.
 Thomas Nolan in Georgia


Senior wins Fulbright to teach in country of Georgia

Along with teaching English, Thomas Nolan hopes to form an American a cappella group with university students in Georgia.
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Choral groups join in virtual listening sessions

The more than 200 members of Cornell’s choral groups may not be able to sing together each week, but they are still spending time listening and sharing their love of music virtually, with a host of guest visitors this semester.

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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.

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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.