So many students attended the semester’s first Wednesday Lunch Series on Aug. 29, sponsored by the Asian American Studies Program (AASP) and the Asian and Asian American Center, that some of them ended up standing.
Numerous artists have been launched into chart-topping, award-winning careers by Mathew Knowles, including both his daughters, Beyoncé and Solange. On Thursday, Sept. 27, Knowles will discuss his first two books, “The DNA of Achievers” and “Racism From the Eyes of a Child,” in a panel at 4:30 p.m. in the Africana Studies and Research Center. A reception will follow. The event is free, and the public is invited.
Linguist and A.D. White Professor-at-Large John Rickford will address race, class and speech in a series of campus events Sept. 17-21 that include public talks and a screening of his 2017 film, “Talking Black in America.”
Niankai Fu, a postdoctoral researcher in organic chemistry, has been recognized for his “transformative” work by the New York Academy of Sciences and the Blavatnik Family Foundation as a finalist for the 2018 Blavatnik Regional Awards.
Timothy Campbell, professor of Romance studies, has been awarded the 2017 American Association for Italian Studies (AAIS) prize in film and other media studies for his recent book, “Technē of Giving: Cinema and the Generous Form of Life.”
Some research just has to be done on-site, said historian Mostafa Minawi, and he should know.
Thanks to an ANAMED fellowship, he spent seven months in Sudan, Turkey, the United Kingdom, Somalia and Djibouti, tracking down details for his new book on Ottoman/European/Ethiopian competition over the coast of Somalia. The most surprising thing he found, he said, was how alive that history still is in some areas.
The South has shaped America in subtle, surprising ways. In a new book, “Southern Nation: Congress and White Supremacy After Reconstruction,” three political scientists reveal the influence of Southern white supremacists on national public policy and Congressional procedures, from Reconstruction to the New Deal, and the impact that continues today.
A new technique that combines electricity and chemistry offers a way for pharmaceuticals – including many of the top prescribed medications – to be manufactured in a scalable and sustainable way. The procedure for this technique is outlined in a new paper published Aug. 2 in Nature Protocols.
The impact of technology on modernity has been a worldwide phenomenon, but Western art historians tend to ignore the “global south” – less developed countries – as María Fernández explores in her new edited work, “Latin American Modernisms and Technology.”
In a light-filled classroom in Klarman Hall, the students don’t seem to notice the verdant courtyard just outside the window, so focused are they on exploring the ties between literary criticism and media studies.
On July 26, astronomer Steve Squyres will explain the exciting science behind the proposed Comet Astrobiology Exploration Sample Return (CAESAR) mission. His talk, at 7 pm in Klarman Hall’s Rhodes-Rawling Auditiorium on the Cornell campus, is free and the public is invited.