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 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 working on project


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.
NY Times journalist Marc Lacey speaking with students


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.

 Students present during Design Thinking Workshop for the Milstein Program


Milstein program offers workshops on design thinking

April speakers will focus on an off-grid residential project in the Mojave Desert.
 Steve Hindy in front of brewing equipment


Brooklyn Brewery co-founder named Entrepreneur of the Year

“I’ve always been very proud of having gone to Cornell," says Steve Hindy ’71, MAT ’73.
 rebekkah maggor


PMA Professor and Palestinian Playwright Win NEA Literature Translation Fellowship

The National Endowment for the Arts has honored Rebekah Maggor, translator, theatre director, and assistant professor in the Department of Performing & Media Arts, with a Literature Fellowship in Translation. Her project is a collaboration with Mas’ud Hamdan, playwright, poet, and professor of Arabic literature and theatre at the University of Haifa.

 College Scholars program students


New College Scholars study death, food, migration

Students in the program design a plan for their own interdisciplinary curriculum around a topic that doesn’t fit into a traditional major.
 Times Square street scene


Students have multiple opportunities for career exploration over break

Alumni offered advice at networking sessions and students tuned in virtually to gain insights related to internships and job searches.
 Joe Brown


Popular Science editor tells students to 'find your own way'

Even though Joe Brown '02 had a meandering academic journey, he said Cornell always welcomed him back.