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Florence Price


Yearlong series highlights sidelined composer

What began more than a year ago as an effort to celebrate a somewhat unknown female Black composer has grown into a collaboration between Cornell’s choral faculty, a major orchestra and musicians and faculty from across the country, who are participating in a host of initiatives to honor the works of Florence Price.

Toni Morrison at Cornell


Toni Morrison to be inducted into Women’s Hall of Fame

Morrison, M.A. '55, is one of six women to be honored Dec. 10.
Phillip Brian Harper


Alumnus takes leadership of Mellon Foundation’s higher education program

“I do think the humanities in general has not succeeded to the extent it ought to in reaching a broad constituency."
Girl outside mcGraw tower


A&S COVID ambassadors help spread message of safety

Students share how they've handled the challenges of this semester.
Critical moves poster


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 Thursday, Oct. 29.

Two students working on computers


Student business rapStudy uses pop music to increase learning

Their 150 songs are currently being used by teachers in 25 schools in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.
Three faculty readers


Cornell community honors Toni Morrison with “The Bluest Eye” reading

A total of 122 readers, plus a number of Cornell musicians, paid tribute to Toni Morrison M.A. ’55 Oct. 8 during a marathon reading of “The Bluest Eye.”

Workers with masks at Cayuga Medical Center


Lending a hand in the time of COVID

Rubin Smith ’21 started volunteering at Cayuga Medical Center (CMC) and the Ithaca Free Clinic way before the COVID-19 pandemic began, but he’s continued that work, spending time three days a week helping patients and visitors at both places.

Student playing the trumpet with his fellow classmates in the background


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.”

student on Arts Quad


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.
Mural of homeless man sleeping on building


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?”
Writing on the chalkboard


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

Students were awarded funding from the College’s Summer Experience Grant Program to help pay for living expenses.
Student delivering food


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.
languages written on a wall


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.