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Dr. Ella Street


A new summer course taught by Dr. Ella Street investigates what it means to be free

New on the Summer Session roster this year is the online course GOVT 3796 Freedom taught by Dr. Ella Street, which runs June 3-21, 2024.
Collage of three people -- hip hop performers


Catherine Appert on Planet Rap: Where hip-hop came from and where it's going

During this Winter Session course offering, Dr. Appert will survey the vast musical and cultural impact rap has had on the world since its inception in New York City during the 1970s.
Five women standing in the snow


Registration for Winter Session 2024 is now open

Beginning October 16, students can enroll in a wide range of online courses taught by Cornell faculty.
ASL professor Matilda Prestano performing sign language


Students can learn ASL during summer, winter sessions

Interest in ASL is growing, prompting Cornell to increase opportunities for students to explore the language.
two women students outside in the snow


Registration opens Oct. 17 for Winter Session Online

Enrollment is open to anyone interested in taking a class.
Thitirat Boonyanuphong


Part-time study helps employees, visiting students boost careers

When Thitirat Boonyanuphong isn’t on her housekeeping rounds at the Statler Hotel or teaching conversational Thai at Cornell’s Language Resource Center, the 43-year-old can be found in a classroom on campus earning college credits.
Three women singing


Popular Music Course Makes its Winter Session Debut

Cornell’s Winter Session has always been a great way for students to earn credits, but many may not realize that some popular courses, often closed out during the spring and fall semesters, are also available during the winter.
 Autumn trees, people walking up a hill


Cornell’s Adult University hosting 2020 election seminar

Cornell’s Adult University (CAU) is hosting free and pay-to-view live online seminars open to the public this fall, beginning with “The 2020 Presidential Election – an Online Seminar,” Oct. 30 and 31 and Nov. 7.

Registration is open for all offerings at CAU, which is part of the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions.

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Adult University goes virtual with free ‘education vacations’

For decades, Cornell’s Adult University (CAU) has hosted Cornell alumni, their families and friends on the Ithaca campus for faculty-led programs for adults and youth during the summer months. COVID-19 made these weeklong “education vacations” impossible this year.

 Student reading outside


A&S faculty offer Summer Session courses

Students can stay on track, get ahead or learn something new this summer during Cornell’s Summer Session, which will be held entirely online for the first time.

Students can earn up to 15 credits by taking regular Cornell courses taught online by university faculty. Courses are offered in three-, six- and eight-week sessions between June 1 and Aug. 4.

 Aeolus Quartet


Free events feature music, speakers, performing artists

The 2019 Free Summer Events Series at Cornell features a diverse lineup of local and international musicians, speakers and performers on campus every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from June 28 through Aug. 2. All events are at 7 p.m. and are open to the public.