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Cornell psychology conference 2018


Undergrads to present psychology research at May 9 conference

The 2019 Cornell Undergraduate Psychology (CUP) Conference will bring together undergraduate students with diverse interests to share their research, meet other students and faculty and learn about the various kinds of psychological research being conducted across the Cornell campus. The conference will be held May 9 in the Physical Sciences Building Atrium from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Allyson Evans


Biology student wins fellowship from National Science Foundation

Allyson Evans '19 will use her grant to fund research expeditions to South America to observe and collect knifefish.
Samantha N. Sheppard, Mary Armstrong Meduski '80 Assistant Professor of Performing and Media Arts


Samantha Sheppard chosen as Woodrow Wilson Fellow

Samantha N. Sheppard, the Mary Armstrong Meduski ‘80 Assistant Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, has been chosen as a Career Enhancement Fellow for 2019-2020 by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

Juli Wade


Arts & Sciences alum named dean at UConn

Like many new Cornell students, Juli Wade ‘87 was unsure of her career path when she initially arrived on campus, but her experience working in the lab of Professor Elizabeth Adkins Regan, professor emerita of psychology and neurobiology and behavior in the College of Arts & Sciences influenced her decision to pursue psychology.

Rivers shown from above


Spring event allows students to explore new Environmental & Sustainability Sciences major

The Environment & Sustainability Program, home of the new cross-college undergraduate major in Environmental & Sustainability Sciences (ESS), is hosting a spring gathering of humanities faculty and current and prospective majors April 10 in Room 401 of the Physical Sciences Building from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Animation for Patricia Polar Bear, a script written by one of Levine's students


Students explore climate change through scripts

Image credit: Lela Brown

Although climate change has become an increasingly prominent and important issue, finding ways to persuade people about the catastrophic dangers of further environmental degradation has proven to be challenging.

Shin Hwang


Doctoral student selected as finalist in international piano competition

Doctoral student Shin Hwang was selected as one of five finalists in the Sfzp International Fortepiano competition by the American Classical Orchestra.

The top two prize winners will be selected after a final round of performances March 9 in New York City.



Biology students teach STEM curriculum in Colombia

Eight Arts & Sciences students spent winter break in Colombia, collaborating with Colombian undergraduate students from the University of Magdalena to teach students at a public school in the coastal city of Santa Marta. The students spent their time carrying out STEM enrichment projects in the school, which primarily serves students from disadvantaged communities.

Ibrahim-El-Salahi artwork


Institute for Comparative Modernities partners with Tate Modern for conference

Cornell’s the Institute for Comparative Modernities will partner with the Hyundai Tate Research Centre: Transnational and the Africa Institute, Sharjah, to host “Axis of Solidarity: Landmarks, Platforms, Futures,” a conference at the Tate Modern in London from Feb. 23-25.

Post-Truth Politics


Class explores the global phenomenon of 'fake news'

Fake news is nothing new. Ben Franklin was notorious for fabricating stories, countries throughout the world have repeatedly engaged in propaganda campaigns, and the current president of the United States has used the term frequently to describe the media.

Andrew Hicks, associate professor of music


Musicologist Andrew Hicks receives awards for book

Andrew Hicks, associate professor of music and medieval studies, has been recognized with two awards for his recent book, “Composing the World: Harmony in the Medieval Platonic Cosmos,” published by Oxford University Press.

Science fiction landscape


Book presents alternative cultural history of science fiction

Conventional wisdom about science fiction is that it has followed the same diffusionist patterns as the advancement of industrial capitalism. Anindita Banerjee challenges that notion in her new anthology.
Hector Abruña


Abruña honored by Electrochemical Society

Héctor Abruña, the Emile M. Chamot Professor of Chemistry, was named the recipient of the Allen J. Bard Medal for 2019, one of the highest honors of the Electrochemical Society.

George Staller Lecture Series poster


Political economist to discuss immigration as part of Oct 31 lecture

Political economist Alberto Alesina will discuss "Immigration and Redistribution: Perceptions Versus Reality” at an Oct. 31 lecture as part of the George Staller Lecture series.

Alumnus recognized as one of Chemical and Engineering News “Talented 12” young chemists


Alumnus recognized as one of Chemical and Engineering News “Talented 12” young chemists

Cathy Mulzer Ph.D ‘15 was honored last month as one of Chemical and Engineering News’ “Talented 12” honorees for 2019.

Bottles of wine


Historians to discuss role of alcohol consumption in Muslim communities at Oct. 18 lecture

Historians Febe Armanios and Bogac Ergene will discuss the role of alcohol consumption in Muslim communities since early Islamic times during a public lecture Oct 18.

Statler Auditorium


Panel of recruiters answer student questions at Recruiting Confidential event

What are the main qualities recruiters look for in resumes and how do they determine who to select? Do cover letters actually matter? How important is GPA? These questions and more were answered Sept. 5 by a panel of campus recruiters at “Recruiting Confidential: Questions You Always Wanted to Ask,” a panel hosted by the Arts & Sciences Career Development Center.

Wynton Marsais


Video captures impact of week-long visit from jazz musician Wynton Marsalis

“Improvisation, swing, and the blues. If those three elements are present, you have Jazz.” A new video highlights the profound impact of jazz musician Wynton Marsalis on students, faculty, and the public during his weeklong visit to campus last spring.


Summer events connect students, alumni

Students can connect with alumni in New York City and Washington D.C. in the fields of law, healthcare, media, finance and government/policy.
Jelani Cobb


Jelani Cobb to address questions of policing and racial justice in Krieger Lecture

The escalating tensions between police and the black community in the United States will be the subject of the 2018 Krieger Lecture in American Political Culture, delivered by historian Jelani Cobb. The event will include a screening of Cobb’s PBS Frontline documentary “Policing the Police,” followed by a conversation with Russell Rickford, associate professor of history in the College of Arts & Sciences.

filiz garip


Sociology professor Filiz Garip wins Komarovsky Best Book Award

Filiz Garip, professor of sociology, was awarded the Mirra Komarovsky Best Book Award for her work, “On the Move: Changing Mechanisms of Mexico-US Migration.” The award, given by the Eastern Sociological Society, honors the memory of Mirra Komarovsky, a pioneer in the sociology of gender.


Performance studies professor visits for Society for Humanities lecture

Fred Moten, professor of performance studies at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and professor at the University of California-Riverside, will deliver the 2018 Invited Society Scholar Lecture at 4:30 p.m. March 21 in Lewis Auditorium in Goldwin Smith Hall. The subject of Moten’s lecture will be “The Gift of Corruption.” The lecture is free and open to the public.



Summer grants can support student research, travel

Through departments or the college, A&S students can find various ways to fund their summer adventures.


Dave Zirin to deliver 2018 Kops Freedom of the Press Lecture

Professional athletes have recently faced increasing criticism when they engage in political discourse, even though athletes have long had a history of political engagement. Dave Zirin, award winning sports editor for The Nation, will deliver the Daniel W. Kops Freedom of the Press Lecture on “The History of the Activist Athlete” March 22 at 4:45 p.m. in Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium in Goldwin Smith Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public.



Historian to deliver Seymour Lecture on political activism of athletes

When NBA star Lebron James criticized President Trump on ESPN, Fox News host Laura Ingraham told him to “shut up and dribble.” Historian Amy Bass will discuss what happens when professional athletes speak publicly about political issues, in this year’s Harold Seymour Lecture in Sports History, "Listen to Athletes for a Change: Race, Politics, and Sports," March 8 at 4:30 pm in Lewis Auditorium in Goldwin Smith Hall.

former NBA player


Former NBA player to discuss athletes and activism in Feb. 27 lecture

Social activism efforts of professional athletes such as Chris Long, who recently donated his entire $2.25 million salary to support educational equality efforts, will be the focus of a Feb. 27 visit by former NBA player Etan Thomas. Thomas, author of “We Matter: Athletes and Activism,” will also discuss his new book at the free lecture at 4:30 p.m. in Kauffmann Auditorium in Goldwin Smith Hall.

Lincoln Hall


Ensembles premiere work from undergraduate composers

Both undergraduate musicians say they've been composing music since middle school.
Faculty at a table


Arts & Sciences faculty offer summer adventures

Nine current or former Arts & Sciences faculty members have designed and will lead on-campus seminars or workshops this summer through Cornell’s Adult University (CAU).
Students on train


Doctoral student works to empower NYC high schoolers

Each Wednesday Ellen Abrams, a Ph.D candidate in science & technology studies, leads a class of high school students in New York City through workshops and discussions about writing, history and current events, as she works to introduce them to the landscape of higher education.


New collaborative theatre course focuses on climate change in the Finger Lakes

Climate science, theater, and civic engagement come together in an interdisciplinary setting in a new performing and media arts course that culminates in a multimedia performance this week.

Steven Stucky


Music professor releases chamber music disc

The project, “Steven Stucky: Chamber Music,” honors Stucky, who passed away in 2016.
Roger Moseley


Moseley wins musicological book award

Roger Moseley, associate professor of music, has been presented with the Otto Kinkeldey Award of the American Musicological Society (AMS) for his 2016 book “Keys to Play: Music as a Ludic Medium from Apollo to Nintendo.”
J. Robert Lennon


Lennon shares ideas on 'some important third people'

J. Robert Lennon, professor of English, will argue for the benefits of the third person point of view during a Nov. 15 talk as part of the “In a Word” series from the Department of English and the creative writing program.

Hosts Estefani Maria Romano ’19 and Irving Torres-Lopez ‘18


Students, faculty, staff celebrate at 25th Latino Unity Dinner

"We are stronger together as a single community."
Vikram Gadagkar MS ’10, PhD ‘13


Postdoc receives NIH Pathway to Independence award

Vikram Gadagkar MS ’10, PhD ‘13 was recently awarded a prestigious five-year Pathway to Independence Award from the National Institutes of Health.
Carlos Andrés Gómez,


Award-winning poet, actor, activist to visit Nov. 2

Carlos Andrés Gómez, an award winning poet, actor, speaker, and writer from New York City, will be visiting Cornell for a public performance sponsored by the Latina/o Studies Program, at 5:30 p.m., Nov. 2, in Hollis E. Cornell Auditorum (132 Goldwin Smith Hall).

City skyline


Consortium connects Arts and Sciences students to potential employers

A&S students can set up interviews in fields such as law, communications, marketing or scientific research.
Educator helping student work on computer


New lecture series addresses connections between language, inequality

An Oct. 20 lecture will kick off a new series on language and inequality co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Inequality and the departments of linguistics and sociology.

Latin inscriptions on wall


New club offers opportunity for students to practice speaking Latin

Sodalicium Loquentium Latine, Cornell’s new spoken latin club, held their inaugural meeting in September, bringing together individuals interested in learning and practicing speaking Latin. They discussed Ovid’s “Amores” in Latin and English.
Fireworks over the Crescent


Homecoming Roundup 2017

Arts & Sciences faculty, staff and students will gather for networking and celebrate discovery, writing and mathematics during weekend events.
Book cover of Boy on a unicycle'


McCall memoir will be the focus of Oct. 23 reading

Dan McCall, a beloved Cornell professor of American studies and creative writing, passed away in 2012, but his son Steven has just published his father’s memoir, “Boy on a Unicycle,” and will visit for a reading Oct. 23.

Saida Hodzic


Anthropology professor wins feminist scholarship award for book

Saida Hodžić, associate professor of anthropology and feminist, gender, and sexuality studies, was awarded the 2017 Michelle Z. Rosaldo Prize for her book, “The Twilight of Cutting: African Activism and Life after NGOs.”
Julia Adolphe


Alum receives young composer award

Julia Adolphe ‘10 is one of 19 recipients of the 2017 ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards. The awards are given to concert music composers up to 30 years of age whose works are selected through a national competition.
Roald Hoffmann


Hoffmann awarded prize by German, Italian chemical societies

Roald Hoffmann, Frank H.T Rhodes Professor Emeritus of Humane Letters, was awarded the inaugural Primo Levi Prize from the German Chemical Society and the Italian Chemical Society in Berlin, Germany Sept. 10.  

Morten Christiansen


Christiansen elected fellow of Cognitive Science Society

Morten Christiansen, professor of psychology, was recently elected as a Society Fellow by the Cognitive Science Society.
student directing play


Students work around the clock at Festival 24

More than 45 students came together to produce four plays and a dance in 24 hours during the Festival 24 event.
Russell Rickford


History professor wins national book award

Russell Rickford, associate professor of history, was awarded the 2016 Hooks National Book award for his book “We Are an African People: Independent Education, Black Power, and the Radical Imagination.”
Cornell Cinema


3D capabilities highlight Cornell Cinema’s diverse fall schedule

The fall schedule includes a 3D movie extravaganza, four documentary premieres and a pioneering non-verbal film.


Arts & Sciences alum wins Pulitzer for reporting

Chivers' piece details the story of a Marine Corps veteran diagnosed with PTSD.
person behind a table


Anthropology graduate students awarded Engaged Cornell grants

Three graduate students in the Department of Anthropology were recently named recipients of Engaged Graduate Student Grants for 2017. The grants were awarded to 16 graduate students across the Cornell community in various disciplines.

Nick Admussen


Professor awarded grant for literary translation

Nick Admussen, assistant professor in the Department of Asian Studies, has been named one of 15 recipients of the 2017 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant for his translation of “Floral Mutter."