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 Song Lin


Chemistry professor receives young investigator award from Navy

Cornell assistant professor Song Lin, a Howard Milstein Faculty Fellow, was among  25 scientists selected from more than 260 applicants to receive Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program (YIP) awards, which support early-career academic scientists and engineers.

 College Scholar senior Darby Tarlow


College Scholars study AI, jury decisions, fake news and sonic meditations

One of the true treasures of the college experience is the freedom to follow your curiosity and see where it takes you. In no major is this more encouraged than for College Scholars in the College of Arts & Sciences, who, as sophomores, propose a project that combines their varied interests and craft their college curriculum to follow those pathways.

 Statue of LIberty torch in new museum


History prof plays role in new Statue of Liberty Museum

As a child, Maria Cristina Garcia’s family left Cuba for the United States to enjoy new freedoms that were lacking there. One of her first road trips as a new American was to see the Statue of Liberty and many of her photos from that trip show the statue in the background.

 Mitchell Baker


Mozilla co-founder shares vision for a cooperative future for tech

Open source software, a web of connections, a tool for meaningful collaborations, a powerhouse research tool — when Mitchell Baker thinks of the things that the internet gets right, those are at the top of the list.

 Student presenting her art project


New class contemplates media from cross-campus perspectives

Over the course of the semester, “Thinking Media” drew on Cornell’s rich holdings in media and material culture.
 Student works on Love Knows No Bounds website


Milstein students create websites, computer curriculum as spring service projects

The projects are part of the Milstein “Collab” class, which combines academic modules (on journalism, citizen science, data collection, privacy issues and so on) with co-curricular exploration.
 Photo of lake in Argentina


A&S Dean Ray Jayawardhana to lead Argentine study tour to see eclipse

Ready to cross a few items off your bucket list? If so, you might want to visit the list of upcoming trips planed by Cornell Adult University, many led by faculty in Arts & Sciences.
 Oskar Eustis


NYC’s Public Theater director: “Use theater to cross boundaries”

Oskar Eustis believes that theatre can help people learn what it’s like to be a true citizen in a democracy – not what our country is experiencing right now, but in a true democracy — where people have conflicts, try to understand each other, compromise, empathize and come up with solutions.

 Odyssey student reader


‘The Odyssey in Ithaca’ captivates audience during daylong community reading

"Our cultural treasures are to be shared with everyone," said Alexa Saylan '22.
 Spider man showing in 3D at Cornell Cinema


Cornell Cinema plans new all-access passes, receives five-year funding

The cinema has kept pace with technology by adding a digital cinema package in 2013 and a 3D system in 2017, but what makes the cinema unique is its capability to still show 35mm films.
 Dr. Leonard Schleifer ’73, the 2019 Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year


Entrepreneur of the Year shows power of persistence

"Somehow it just seems like failure is part of the research game, just as it’s part of life,” Dr. Leonard Schleifer ’73 said during a campus talk.
 Poster for Odyssey in Ithaca event


Daylong ‘Odyssey’ event to feature community, campus readers

“Arts Unplugged,” a new series of events sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, will kick off April 26 with “The Odyssey in Ithaca,” a daylong community reading of a new translation of Homer’s “Odyssey” featuring campus and community members.
 University building towers against a blue sky


New English faculty add to strength of African-American literature

"They will build new networks, new collaborations, new kinds of publications, new digital practices."
 students in advising seminar


A&S expands advising seminars to all first-year students

Faculty focus on topics such as time management, making the most of the liberal arts curriculum and navigating Cornell and all of its resources.
 Goldwin Smith Hall


Arts & Sciences names new director of admissions

The college of Arts & Sciences has named Irene Lessmeister MA ‘09, PHD ’12, its new director of admissions.

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 Cynthia Beall


New lecture series honors EEB professor

The series will engage faculty and students from diverse disciplines to help foster the growth of the study of human evolution.
 Alex Jazz Thomas '17


Alumni share career paths after FGSS degree

"The knowledge you have at this age will be so relevant in your future."
 Kamla Arshad, left, and Estefania Perez, center, talk with career counselor Ana Adinolfi.


Pathways program guides students through internship process

The program is one of several new initiatives to support first-generation students.
 Richard Schuler


Economist Richard Schuler dies at age 81

Richard Schuler, professor emeritus in the Department of Economics in the College of Arts & Sciences and professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering in the  College of Engineering, passed away Feb. 13 at the age of 81. Services were held Feb. 18 at Saint Catherine’s of Sienna Church in Ithaca.

 Students working on a project in a classroom


A&S groups begin work to implement new curriculum

The new curriculum focuses on the theme of exploration and reaffirms the college’s commitment to a liberal arts and sciences education.