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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.

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PMA professor earns Emmy nod for ‘Words from a Bear’

Jeffrey Palmer, assistant professor of performing and media arts, is celebrating the Emmy® nomination this week for his film “N. Scott Momaday: Words from a Bear,” as a part of PBS’ American Masters series.

The PBS show was nominated July 28 in the category of “Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series.”

Kemi Adewalure


Students manage remote internships found through Pathways program

Many in-person internships were cancelled this summer, but eight Arts & Sciences students are still working remotely through the Pathways Internship Program.
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Grad student helps combine old technique, modern tech to bring details to stars

An incoming Cornell graduate student in astronomy is involved in recently-published work that may reinvigorate an older method of measuring the angular size of stars, using new technology and computing capability.

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Students provide tutoring for Weill Cornell Medicine employee kids

Seventy Cornell students and recent graduates are volunteering this summer to tutor the children of Weill Cornell Medicine employees in subjects ranging from writing to physics.
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Chemistry students offer summer session for peers

A group of undergraduates is running a summer program to help fellow students prepare for the rigors of organic chemistry.
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DACA decision greeted with cautious optimism

While they say more needs to be done to secure permanent protected status for “Dreamers,” some Cornell faculty say they’re hopeful about the recent Supreme Court ruling, which ruled that the Trump administration’s move to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in 2017 was unlawful.

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Government grad students honored with fellowships

Two doctoral students in the field of government recently won fellowships for their research.

Angie Torres, a second-year student, won a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. The five-year fellowship includes three years of financial support including an annual stipend of $34,000.

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.