Two A&S professors — Jenny Mann, associate professor of English, and Jolene Rickard, associate professor of American studies and history of art and visual studies — were honored recently by the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (GPSA) with Faculty Teaching, Advising and Mentorship awards. Michael Niemack, assistant professor of physics, received an honorable mention. Faculty members are nominated by current graduate students or alumni.
Malte Ziewitz, assistant professor of Science & Technology Studies and a Mills Family Faculty Fellow, was recently honored with a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Program award, which will help him to investigate how ordinary citizens cope with being rated, scored and ranked by algorithmic systems.
While future effects of climate change are often in the news, an April 30 event will discuss how the problem is already affecting communities around the world, particularly in Africa.
The Africana Studies and Research Center is hosting, “Disaster: Cyclone Idai, Climate Change & Climate Migration,” a talk that will discuss impacts of climate change, climate migration and food scarcity and takes place at 4:30 pm in Lewis Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall.
While students from affluent school districts are often treated to field trips to museums or AP courses in art history, the same experiences aren’t always available to youth from low-income districts. This unequal access has prompted a new initiative developed by Ananda Cohen-Aponte, associate professor in the history of art department in the College of Arts & Sciences.
How does one “deploy love” in the process of critically engaging whiteness? George Yancy, the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows’ 2019 distinguished guest speaker, will examine this question in “A Letter of love: An Encounter with White Backlash.” He will also address what it means for whiteness to be in crisis, which he argues is a positive way of beginning to undo it. The talk will take place on Friday, April 26, at 4.30 p.m. in HEC Auditorium (GSH 132).
The symposium – focusing on Turner’s activism and impact in shaping the black student movement – will be held from April 12-13 at the Africana Center, 310 Triphammer Road. The keynote address, scheduled for 11 a.m. April 13, will be given by John Bracey, professor in the W.E.B. du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Eliot Kang ‘84, the principal deputy assistant secretary in the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation (ISN), will talk about his work and career path April 18 as the 2019 Arts & Sciences Career Development Center’s Munschauer Speaker.
While students in some fields easily find paid summer positions, others interested in non-profits, health care, government or other areas often need to take internships or summer positions that provide valuable summer career experiences but don't offer much in terms of a paycheck.
From visiting the Galapagos Islands to being immersed in the study of evolutionary biology to traveling to work in a lab in Kenya, Kelsie Lopez ‘21, a biological sciences major from Lindenhurst, New York has been busy during her first two years at Cornell.
Ishion Hutchinson, associate professor of English Language and Literature, was honored March 13 as one of eight winners of the annual Donald Windham-Sandy M.Campbell Literature Prize. The award offers $165,000 prizes in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and drama. Hutchinson, along with poet Kwame Dawes, received the prize for outstanding work in poetry.
Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA) recently honored Justin Wilson, assistant professor of chemistry & chemical biology, as one of 24 recipients of the 2019 Cottrell Scholar Awards for his research, “Capturing the Heavy Alkaline Earth Elements: Ligand Design to Sequester Radioactive Strontium, Barium, and Radium.”
Ibram X. Kendi, professor of history and international relations and the founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University, will deliver the Krieger Lecture in American Political Culture April 15. His book, “Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America,” provides a complex background and exploration of the notions of racial superiority. The event will take place at 4:45 p.m. in the Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium.
"The College Scholar Program is the pinnacle of the liberal arts experience at Cornell...it allows students to leverage all of the expertise across all the departments in the College of Arts & Sciences and beyond."
The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) recently honored Steven Strogatz, the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Applied Mathematics in the College of Arts & Sciences and Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow, as the 2019 recipient of the George Pólya Prize for Mathematical Exposition.
The Association of American Publishers (AAP) recently honored Kate Manne, assistant professor of philosophy, as one of four winners of the 2019 Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE Award) for her book “Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny.” The winners were announced Feb. 7 at the PROSE Award luncheon in Washington, D.C. during the 2019 AAP Professional and Scholarly Publishing Conference.
“I feel truly humbled by this recognition for my book,” Manne said.
A new season of podcasts from the Language Resource Center (LRC) celebrates 2019 as the United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages. The global celebration kicked off with a seminar in New York City Feb. 1, showcasing the world’s ancient tongues and highlighting the need to conserve, revitalize and promote them.
Maryame El Moutamid has been named an affiliate member of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS). Moutamid is a research associate at the Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science and an affiliate of the Carl Sagan Institute. Moutamid’s research concerns planetary ring dynamics and satellite orbital dynamics and their connections with giant planet interior structure.
Acclaimed poet Julia Kasdorf and award-winning documentary photographer Steven Rubin, co-authors of “Shale Play,” will be reading on Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. at Buffalo Street Books. This will be followed by the event, “F Word: Poems + Photographs of Witness from Pennsylvania’s Fracking Fields,” on Nov. 12 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in 122 Rockefeller Hall.
The ability to work in a team and communicate effectively are some of the valuable skills Sophia Beaudoin ‘20 learned by being part of the volleyball team. Beaudoin says she was able to bring these skills into her internship with Senator Mark Warner in Washington D.C.
Graduate students from the Department of Performing Media Arts have been honored with multiple fellowships and grants over the course of the year. Recipients of awards include Caitlin Kane, Jayme Kilburn, Rosalie Purvis, Elaigwu Ameh, Kristza Pozsonyi and Sam Blake.
These grants, which support research, creative pursuits and teaching, give grad students the opportunity for peer academic review, funds to carry out projects and finances for travel.
Novelist Alice McDermott, a three-time Pulitzer nominee, will read from her work at Cornell on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 4:30 p.m. The Eamon McEneaney Memorial Reading will take place at the Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium in Klarman Hall. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be followed by a catered reception and book signing in the English Lounge.
Noticing a plethora of recent cases where university officials resigned amid pressure from students and others, Naomi Li ’20 wanted to know more.
Li, an economics and sociology major, conducted research over the summer on the role of resignation in social narratives and social change to find out more about cases like Lou Anna Simon at Michigan State University or Tim Wolfe and R. Bowen Loftin at Missouri State University and the kind of justice activists hoped to achieve.
From attending a lecture by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to seeing the process of creating a bill, Simone Smith '20 was exposed to many different aspects of government while interning in Washington D.C this summer.
"Some of the issues I got to work on related to education, agriculture, labor and finance," said Smith, who interned with Senator Mark Warner (D-Va).
After taking a philosophy of mind seminar last year, Marlene Berke ‘19 began thinking about connecting her research to the philosophy of perception and epistemology.
“This course familiarized me with the current philosophical discussion about cognitive influences on perception, providing philosophical motivation for my studies about whether what we remember and expect might ‘leak’ into perception.”
Manufacturers often use silver nanoparticles in product packaging to keep out bacteria and insects, but there is little research so far about whether the particles are completely neutral in the context of our bodies.