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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
“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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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).
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.
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 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 ‘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, 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.
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.”
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.