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Jonathan Culler


Literary scholar Jonathan Culler elected to British Academy

Literary scholar Jonathan D. Culler, the Class of 1916 Professor of English and Comparative Literature in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been elected to membership in the British Academy.

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Luce award will boost Southeast Asia grad studies

Cornell’s Southeast Asia Program (SEAP) has received a $275,000 Luce Foundation award to strengthen graduate education in Southeast Asian studies by developing new mechanisms for sharing expertise and resources among major Southeast Asia centers across the United States.

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New book echoes conference on classics, media theory

A new edited volume, “Classics and Media Theory,” features participants from a Cornell media studies conference exploring the interactions between media and antiquity.

Book cover: The Socio-Economics of Roman Storage


New book chronicles complexities of Roman storage

Storage in the preindustrial world of ancient Rome could make or break small farmers and giant empires alike.
David Grossvogel


Diacritics founder David Grossvogel dies at 94

Influential scholar, writer and editor David I. Grossvogel, the Goldwin Smith Professor of Comparative Literature and Romance Studies Emeritus and member of the Cornell faculty since 1960, died June 14 in Chicago. He was 94.

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Recorded on tour, singers bring Sierra’s music home

The Cornell University Glee Club and Chorus perform on a new CD of works composed by Roberto Sierra, the Old Dominion Foundation Professor in the Humanities.

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New book explores intertwined histories of Islam and Asia

Covering 1,300 years, the book documents the historical moments when active contributions of knowledge and practice flowed between regions and cultures.
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16 faculty, staff members receive SUNY Chancellor's Awards

Sixteen faculty and professional staff members in three state contract colleges at Cornell have been selected for the 2019-20 State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence.

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‘Bending’ to create homemade musical instruments

Students in an innovative class this spring made their homes not only classrooms, but also studio and laboratory spaces as they imagined and created unique musical instruments out of materials close at hand.

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Lepage, Pepinsky honored with Tisch professorships

G. Peter Lepage, the Goldwin Smith Professor of Physics, and Thomas Pepinsky, professor of government, both in the College of Arts and Sciences, have received two of Cornell’s highest honors for faculty members.

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Students, faculty make art in the time of coronavirus

Making art addresses “the emotions of the times,” said Helena Maria Viramontes, director of the Creative Writing Program. “We should ‘speak, so that we can heal.’”
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Students reflect on engaged experiences, leadership

Twenty students recently completed a leadership program that gave them a chance to reflect and build on their community-engaged learning experiences.

David Bathrick


Professor Emeritus David Bathrick dies in Germany at 84

Beloved emeritus professor and scholar David Bathrick, who taught theater arts, German studies and Jewish studies at Cornell for 20 years, died April 30 at his home in Bremen, Germany. He was 84.

Bathrick taught and inspired countless students and colleagues over a colorful and successful career in his chosen fields.

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Department of Music shares performances online

The department is sharing a variety of faculty and student projects on a new Quarantunes page.
Victor Nee


Victor Nee elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Nee is among 276 newly elected fellows honored for individual achievements in academia, the arts, business, government and public affairs.
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Sierra, Stucky concertos featured on radio program

Two 21st-century works for recorder and orchestra by Cornell faculty composers are included in a recent feature by New York City classical radio station WQXR.

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Book on ’60s film has insight on work in modern times

"What is the dividing line between work and life?”
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Snail mail to Wi-Fi: Cornell’s history of remote instruction

Generations before Cornell’s shift to online classes this semester due to the coronavirus pandemic, the university was making strides in remote instruction – including some of the earliest, and one of the largest, distance learning programs in the United States.

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Book retrieval effort gives grad student welcome relief

You’ve been working on your dissertation for what seems like forever, doing research abroad when you’re not teaching or holed up in the library, and making great progress – until one day, the library is closed indefinitely with your books still inside.

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Cornell celebrates electronic music pioneer Robert Moog

Cornell and the Ithaca community celebrated the life, work and influence of synthesizer inventor Robert Moog, Ph.D. ’65, with three days of events March 5-7.

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‘First, but never alone’: Cornell joins first-generation initiative

Cornell has been recognized for its commitment to improving experiences and advancing outcomes for its first-generation students.

Iroquoian longhouse interior, reconstructed


Maize, not metal, key to native settlements’ history in NY

The focus was on the period from the late 15th to the early 17th century, he said, or “the long 16th century of change in the northeast.”

New research is producing a more accurate historical timeline for the occupation of Native American sites in upstate New York, based on radiocarbon dating of organic materials and statistical modeling.

Yusef Salaam speaks to students


Salaam promotes value of resilience, faith in MLK Lecture

Criminal justice activist Yusef Salaam, one of “The Exonerated Five” wrongly accused and convicted in the Central Park jogger case in New York City three decades ago, offered wisdom and hope to students and community members in the 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture, Feb. 17 in Sage Chapel.

Book cover of "1774: The Long Year of Revolution"


Norton chronicles road to American Revolution in new book, ‘1774’

The book is the first in-depth recounting of 1774 as a critical “long year” for revolutionary change.
Thought-action figures of Ruth Bader-Ginsburg and Sid Vicious


‘Thought-action figures,’ new media inform research, learning

Jon McKenzie, professor of practice in the Department of English, is working with area school teachers and their students to address issues meaningful to them and their communities, using strategic storytelling, a variety of media-making and participatory research.
Joy Zhang playing the flute


Joy Zhang ’21 wins Cornell Concerto Competition

The Cornell Symphony Orchestra's principal flautist performed Georges Hüe’s Fantaisie for Flute and Piano.
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George Hutchinson’s ‘Facing the Abyss’ cited by MLA

Professor George Hutchinson has been recognized by the Modern Language Association (MLA) of America in the competition for its fourth annual Matei Calinescu Prize, with an honorable mention for his book “Facing the Abyss: American Literature and Culture in the 1940s” (Columbia University Press).
Brian Tierney


Historian and medievalist Brian Tierney dies at 97

Professor Emeritus Brian Tierney, who taught medieval history at Cornell for 33 years and was recognized as a leading authority on medieval church law and political thought, died Nov. 30 in Syracuse. He was 97.

Tierney taught in the Department of History from 1959 until his retirement in 1992 as the Bryce and Edith M. Bowmar Professor in Humanistic Studies.

James McConkey, professor of English, with dogs.


Writer, emeritus professor James McConkey dies at 98

Acclaimed writer James McConkey, the Goldwin Smith Professor of English Literature Emeritus and mentor to young writers at Cornell for nearly four decades, died Oct. 24, 2019 at his home in Enfield. He was 98.

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Experimental band Henry Cow challenged itself, audiences

Cornell professor Benjamin Piekut’s latest book is an exhaustive study of an experimental British group that blurred the lines between genres as it created captivating music.​


Harold Bloom ’51, literary critic of influence, dies at 89

Harold Bloom ’51, a bestselling literary critic and a friend to many of Cornell’s English faculty over the years, died Oct. 14 in New Haven, Connecticut. A longtime professor of English at Yale University, Bloom was 89.
Robert Morgan


Influential writer, teacher Robert Morgan celebrated Oct. 3

Robert Morgan, an influential American writer and one of Cornell’s most beloved professors, will be honored at a celebration on campus on the occasion of his 75th birthday.



Three at Cornell receive NEH grants

Cornell faculty and staff are the recipients of three National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grants totaling more than $300,000, to fund research and preservation projects.
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Cornell welcomes talented Class of 2023

The 3,218 first-year students arriving on campus Aug. 23-24 bring a diversity of experiences, backgrounds and accomplishments to Cornell.
Students in the Warriors Scholars Program


Warrior-Scholar Project helps veterans adapt to demands of the classroom

Thirteen students came to campus July 20-28 for The Warrior-Scholar Project (WSP), an immersive college preparation experience for current and former enlisted service members.
Edward David Intemann


Ed Intemann, lecturer, Schwartz Center lighting designer, dies at 60

E.D. (Ed) Intemann, M.F.A. ’84, a senior lecturer in the Department of Performing and Media Arts and resident lighting designer at the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts for more than two decades, died Feb. 21 at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse. He was 60.

Students work together in Introduction to Evolutionary Biology and Diversity, an Active Learning Initiative course.


Active Learning Initiative funds nine projects

In all, 70 faculty members will work on substantially changing the way they teach in more than 40 courses to over 4,500 students.
Rachana Kamtekar


NEH supports faculty research, preservation projects

Faculty members Denise N. Green ’07 and Rachana Kamtekar have received grants for preservation and research projects from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The awards were announced Dec. 12 by the National Humanities Alliance (NHA).

Aizuri Quartet, featuring Ariana Kim, far left.


Ariana Kim’s quartet earns Grammy nomination

The album, “Blueprinting,” features recordings of new works written for the quartet by five contemporary American composers.
Aditya Deshpande


Aditya Deshpande ’22 wins Cornell Concerto Competition

Aditya Deshpande ’22 performed Franz Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major to win the 16th Cornell Concerto Competition, held Dec. 9 in Barnes Hall. He will perform the concerto with the Cornell Symphony Orchestra at a concert on campus in March.

Goldwin Smith Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Kelly Zamudio


Eight faculty honored with Weiss teaching awards

Cornell has recognized eight faculty members for excellence in their teaching of undergraduate students and contributions to undergraduate education.

Featured CCA Biennial artist Carrie Mae Weems discusses her Arts Quad installation “Heave”


CCA Biennial launches with art projects across campus

The 2018 Cornell Council for the Arts (CCA) Biennial launched with a tour of outdoor projects on campus Sept. 28 and artist panels at a conference Sept. 29. The Biennial features Cornell and invited artists, such as Carrie Mae Weems and Xu Bing, with 18 project installations and performances on the theme “Duration: Passage, Persistence, Survival,” curated by CCA director Timothy Murray.


$1.7 million Mellon grant fortifies prison education

The Cornell Prison Education Program (CPEP) has received a grant for $1.7 million to ensure the success of ongoing efforts to accelerate degree completion for incarcerated college students, to look at the benefits of college-in-prison in the broader society, and facilitate Cornell students’ education and engagement in criminal justice reform.
A photo from “A Meditation on Tongues,” conceived and directed by guest artist Ni’Ja Whitson


Dance, multimedia performance to open 2018 CCA Biennial

The 2018 Cornell Council for the Arts (CCA) Biennial kicks off Sept. 14-15 at 8 p.m. at the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts with “A Meditation on Tongues,” conceived and directed by guest artist Ni’Ja Whitson and performed by The NWA Project.

Whitson’s dance and multimedia adaptation of Marlon T. Riggs’ 1989 video portrait of black gay identity, “Tongues Untied,” opens a series of fall performances on the Biennial theme, “Duration: Passage, Persistence, Survival.”

Isaac Kramnick and R. Laurence Moore


Moore, Kramnick explore atheism in America in new book

Did America’s founders intend it as “one nation under God?” Does the First Amendment’s guarantee of freedom of religion extend to freedom from religion?
Ruth Bader Ginsburg photo from her Cornell days


Cornell Cinema hosts 'RBG' screening with discussion

Cornell  Cinema will host a special screening of “RBG,” a multidimensional portrait of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ’54, at 7 p.m. Sept. 17 in Willard Straight Theatre, which will include an introduction by Government Professor Gretchen Ritter, who will also lead a post-screening discussion.

Joel Sibley


Joel Silbey, emeritus professor of history, dies at 84

Historian Joel H. Silbey, the President White Professor of History Emeritus and a member of the Cornell faculty since 1966, died Aug. 7. He was 84.

Silbey was a prolific scholar of American history and political behavior, with a particular focus on the 19th century, and his teaching and scholarly interests included the Jacksonian era, sectional controversy, the Civil War and Reconstruction, and quantitative methods in history.

Prison education program graduates 16 at Five Points


Prison education program graduates 16 at Five Points

The first graduating class of Five Points Correctional Facility inmates in the Cornell Prison Education Program (CPEP) received their degrees to congratulations and cheers at a recent ceremony.

Researcher with tree


New radiocarbon cycle research may alter history

“We went looking to test the assumption behind the whole field of radiocarbon dating.”
Fulbright scholar


Fulbright scholar engages with indigenous communities

As a Fulbright scholar at Cornell this year, Rebecca Macklin deepened her research through engagement with Native American communities, including joining Cornell students in educational outreach to indigenous high school students.

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2018 Biennial on 'Duration' to feature major artists

Internationally known artists Carrie Mae Weems and Xu Bing will join participants from across the university this fall in the Cornell Council for the Arts (CCA) 2018 Biennial.

the Aizuri quartet


Ariana Kim, Aizuri Quartet win prestigious M-Prize

The New York-based quartet will receive $100,000, concert engagements, artist representation and a recording deal.
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Students curate Johnson Museum exhibit

A new student-organized exhibition at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art surveys American artists’ use of landscape as the country expanded between the middle of the 19th and 20th centuries.


Mukoma explores African literacy tradition in new book

The book restores a missing foundational period to the African literary tradition.
A.R. Ammons and colleagues


Colleagues celebrate A.R. Ammons in Temple of Zeus

Renowned poet and legendary Cornell faculty member A.R. Ammons – “Archie” to all who knew him – was remembered by colleagues and friends at an informal reception April 9 in Klarman Hall.
Anthony Bretscher


Bretscher, Lord elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Professor of cell biology Anthony P. Bretscher has been elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, along with Catherine Lord, professor of psychology in pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City.
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History, music faculty earn Guggenheim fellowships

Two faculty members have been named among 175 scholars, artists, writers and scientists receiving Guggenheim fellowships this year.


New grant program seeks innovative teaching and learning projects

The Center for Teaching Innovation (CTI) is offering funding for the Cornell teaching community to implement new projects that will facilitate challenging, vibrant and reflective learning experiences for undergraduates.

All faculty and full-time instructors engaged in teaching at Cornell are invited to submit proposals exploring new and emerging tools and technologies, approaches and teaching strategies.

Wynton Marsalis showing a middle school student how to blow a trumpet


Students, faculty reflect on lessons from Wynton Marsalis' visit

All week long, Marsalis sat in on rehearsals and visited classes, interacted with the community, lectured and answered questions.
John Hsu


Professor emeritus, musician and scholar John Hsu dies

John Hsu, the Old Dominion Foundation Professor Emeritus in the Humanities, died March 24 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He was 86.

Hsu joined the Department of Music in 1955 and was a member of the Cornell faculty for 50 years, retiring in 2005. He served as department chair from 1966 to 1971 and was named the Old Dominion Foundation Professor in 1976.



Locally Grown Dance performances showcase improvisation, discipline

The Department of Performing and Media Arts (PMA) will present the 2018 Locally Grown Dance concert March 1-3 at the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts on the Kiplinger Theatre mainstage. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. nightly.
McGraw Hall


Inaugural Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows selected

The program encompasses research-based disciplines in Ithaca, at Cornell Tech in New York City and at the Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva.


Cornelia Ye Award recognizes teaching assistants Aguillon, Natarajan

Graduate teaching assistants Stepfanie Aguillon and Aravind Natarajan have received the 2017-18 Cornelia Ye Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award.

The awards were presented by Julia Thom-Levy, vice provost for academic innovation, Jan. 22 at the Eighth Annual Celebration of Teaching Excellence hosted by the Center for Teaching Innovation (CTI).



Zamudio to study effects of active learning as Menschel Teaching Fellow

Kelly Zamudio, the Goldwin Smith Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, will analyze the effects of activity modules on classroom learning goals as the 2017-18 Menschel Distinguished Teaching Fellow at Cornell.

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Museum course dives into artistic, literary connections

Graduate students explored texts and artworks with themes of movement, escape and water and curated a related gallery installation as part of a fall course at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art.

Sagar Chapagain


December graduates set out to make a difference

For Sagar Chapagain ’17, his interdisciplinary studies degree from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences completes another step toward a career in medicine and health policy.

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Faculty committee tasked to envision opportunities in New York City

Noliwe Rooks, associate professor of Africana Studies, is leading a presidential committee of faculty.
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Andy Sheng ’20 wins Cornell Concerto Competition

Pianist Andy Sheng ’20 is the winner of the 14th annual Cornell Concerto Competition, held Dec. 10 in Barnes Hall Auditorium. He performed the first movement of Beethoven’s Concerto No. 4 and will perform the piece as a featured soloist with the Cornell Symphony Orchestra in a concert March 11, 2018, in Bailey Hall.

Michael Fontaine


Nishii, Fontaine appointed to academic leadership

Classics professor Michael Fontaine has been named associate vice provost.
Students in  a new two-credit Learning Where You Live (LWYL) course


West Campus course fosters dialogue on race, campus climate

A new two-credit Learning Where You Live (LWYL) course this semester on West Campus, ENGL 1605: North/West Campus Dialogue on Race, “gives students the opportunity to learn from and with each other about issues of racial conflict … in an atmosphere of openness, mutual engagement and respect,”
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Six faculty honored with Weiss teaching awards

Six Cornell faculty members — including four in the College of Arts & Sciences — have been recognized by the university for excellence in their teaching of undergraduate students and contributions to undergraduate education.

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Exhibition, research project highlight learning from Rembrandt’s art

Rembrandt van Rijn’s art and artistic practice have fascinated scholars and collectors for centuries. His printmaking methods, and prints from across hiscareer, are revealed as an inspirational resource for research and teaching in a new exhibition of his etchings at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art.

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Cornell Council for the Arts supports 35 new projects

The Cornell Council for the Arts (CCA) is supporting 35 projects that will be presented on campus this academic year. Through its Individual Grant Program, the CCA awarded 15 grants of $2,500 each to Cornell faculty, departments and programs, and 20 grants of $1,000 each to undergraduate and graduate students and student organizations. Recipients were selected by a panel of faculty in the arts.

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García book explores history, complexities of U.S. refugee policy

“Now more than ever, Americans must advocate on behalf of populations that are in dire need of humanitarian assistance.”
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Schwartz Plaza Reopens August 26th

The Department of Performing and Media Arts (PMA) celebrates the reopening of Schwartz Plaza, Aug. 26 at noon in front of the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts.

McNair Scholar students


McNair scholars advocate on Capitol Hill for TRIO programs

Thirteen students participating in federally funded TRIO programs at Cornell, including two in the College of Arts & Sciencs, went to Capitol Hill June 28-29 and met with their members of Congress and legislative staff to advocate for the programs.

Researchers from the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source


Out of the blue: Medieval fragments yield surprises

Analyzing pigments in medieval illuminated manuscript pages at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source(CHESS) is opening up some new areas of research bridging the arts and sciences.

Faculty experts on the stage


Faculty panelists discuss immigration reform in America

Faculty experts looked at current and historical migration and refugee issues from local, national and international perspectives, and the impacts for Cornell from potential immigration policy changes, at a forum June 10 in Statler Auditorium as part of Cornell Reunion 2017.

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Linguist, architect named A.D. White Professors-at-Large

Vernacular language scholar John Rickford and Indian architect and educator Brinda Somaya have been named Andrew Dickson White Professors-at-Large for six-year terms effective July 1.

The appointments were approved by President Martha E. Pollack and the Cornell University Board of Trustees at their May meeting. Faculty members nominate candidates, and a faculty selection committee reviews and recommends the appointments.

Man playing a French horn on a hill


Orchestra members forge cultural bonds on Argentina trip

Cornell Orchestra members traveled to central Argentina over spring break to collaborate with musicians in Neuquén in northern Patagonia, tackling one of the most challenging works in classical music.

Ella Maria Diaz


Diaz's study of art collective journeys into Chicano/a culture

Assistant professor of English and Latino/a studies Ella Maria Diaz had never heard of the Royal Chicano Air Force (RCAF) arts collective before she realized she had been walking past their work for years.

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Class gathers oral histories of Caribbean residents in Brooklyn

The oral history project and field trip were supported by an Engaged Opportunity Grant.
Kim and refugees playing music in a field


'Healing through the arts': Kim presents refugee project

Violinist and Assistant Professor of Music Ariana Kim found inspiration last year among a group of refugees and asylum-seekers in Italy.
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Scholars, artists convene to discuss black girls, women

In politics and activism, popular culture and social media, “black girls and women are hyper-visible,” according to associate professor of Africana studies Oneka LaBennett. They are portrayed “as ‘at risk’ and as cultural trendsetters, yet simultaneously rendered invisible in public policy discourses.”
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Four faculty elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Stephen Coate, María Cristina García, Suzanne Mettler and Fred Schneider will be honored at an Oct. 7 ceremony.
Ichion Hutchinson


Hutchinson wins National Book Critics Circle poetry award

'House of Lords and Commons' explores the landscape of Jamaica and Hutchinson’s memories of growing up there in Port Antonio.
Image from a medieval manuscript, woman and letter


Images of cosmos inform study of medieval cultures

Astronomical imagery, a motif central to the study of art history, took on a variety of different meanings and functions among the dominant cultures of the early medieval period.

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Students re-create music, vibe from jazz's earliest days

Five student musicians, calling themselves The Original Cornell Syncopators, are celebrating the centennial of the first jazz record's release by recreating the historic recording session. 

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CU Winds completes tour of Haiti, Dominican Republic

Fifty student musicians traveled to Haiti and the Dominican Republic on a tour that was “genuinely transformative."

Students in a library in Rome


Cornell in Rome program to celebrate 30 years in March

Cornell in Rome will celebrate its 30th anniversary with an event featuring tours, receptions, lunches, and panels on art, architecture and the humanities.

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Mellon grant extends collaborative seminar series

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has approved $1.1 million to extend the Mellon Collaborative Studies in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities (AUH) interdisciplinary seminar series at Cornell for four years.

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CCA 2016 Biennial to focus on empathy

The Cornell Council for the Arts (CCA) 2016 Biennial, “Abject/Object Empathies,” will feature 12 new projects by invited artists, Cornell faculty members and students. Most of the works will be presented on campus between Sept. 15 and Dec. 22, all on the theme of the cultural production of empathy.

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Summer School in Theory holds first session in Shanghai

Faculty from more than 40 East Asian universities attended the inaugural one-week session of the East China Normal University (ECNU)/Cornell Summer School in Theory (ECSST) in Shanghai.

ECSST provides an opportunity for select humanities and arts faculty to interact and explore contemporary international debates in media, literary and visual studies; art and philosophy.

Ajay Chaudhary


NYC institute builds community with liberal arts courses

The nonprofit Brooklyn Institute for Social Research (BISR), co-founded in 2012 by Ajay Chaudhary ’03, offers deep subject matter outside of traditional institutional walls, giving the local community access to liberal-arts education.

The Waršama Palace site at Kültepe, where some wood-samples were collected for research.


Cornell-led research resolves long-debated Mesopotamia timeline

For decades, scholars have debated about the chronology of this period, sometime being as much as 150 years or more apart.

Professor Emerita of English, Carol Kaske


Renaissance scholar Carol Kaske dies at 83

Professor Emerita of English Carol V. Kaske, who taught at Cornell for 40 years, died June 15 at Cayuga Medical Center. She was 83.

A respected and influential scholar, she specialized in English literature of the late Middle Ages and Renaissance. She first taught at Cornell in 1963, was named a full professor in 1992 and retired in 2003.


Klarman Hall feted as 'place of community, intersection'

"The space itself is a perfect expression of our commitment to the humanities," says Dean Gretchen Ritter '83.
Students working with a local community member in Jamaica


Impact of service learning in Jamaica 'goes both ways'

Students worked with community members to build sidewalks, renovate playgrounds and help in schools and community centers.

Bruce Levitt with a group of students


Bruce Levitt awarded inaugural Engaged Scholar Prize

Professor of performing and media arts Bruce Levitt is the inaugural recipient of Cornell’s Engaged Scholar Prize, Vice Provost Judith Appleton announced May 11.

Cambodian ruins


Cambodia experience sows seeds for future scholars

An intensive field course teaches students to gather, analyze and interpret facts.