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Ghosh named director of new Humanities Scholar Program

Durba Ghosh, professor of history and director of the feminist, gender and sexuality studies program in the College of Arts & Sciences, has been named the director of the College’s new

 Milstein students at work on summer projects


Video features Milstein students' summer project

Community-engaged learning is a core part of the Milstein Program for Technology & Humanity, where students apply their skills to address specific problems with community partners. A new video highlights one collaboration that’s helping to redistribute furniture to people in need.

 Central campus at dusk


Racker Lecture Series welcomes Richard Lifton Nov. 22

This year’s Racker lecture series, sponsored by the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, will feature Dr. Richard P. Lifton, president of Rockefeller University, where he is also Carson Family Professor and head of the Laboratory of Human Genetics and Genomics.

photo from space


Faculty appointed to Astro2020 survey

Three Cornell astronomers have been appointed to panel membership for the Decadal Survey on Astronomy and Astrophysics, Astro2020: Nikole Lewis assistant professor and deputy director of the Carl Sagan Institute, Professor Gordon Stacey and Professor

 a brain scan representing Nilay Yapici's research


Neurobiology professor receives grant for research on hunger

Nilay Yapici, assistant professor in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior in The College of Arts & Sciences and a Nancy and Peter Meinig Family Investigator, recently received a $2 million grant to fund her research on taste perception and hunger in the neural system.


Student embarks on 30 days of service

Alex Quian's '20 projects ranged from packaging meals for the homeless to organizing large scale workshops.
 Tom Gilovich


Gilovich honored for lifetime of research

Social psychology researcher and professor Thomas Gilovich, the Irene Blecker Rosenfeld Chair of Psychology, was recently awarded The Society for Personality and Social Psychology’s Donald T. Campbell Award.
 Uris Hall


NYU prof. shares insight on game theory economics

The economics department will welcome Ariel Rubinstein for its annual George Staller Lecture Oct. 28. 

“Ariel Rubinstein is one of the world’s most prominent economic theorists, with seminal work in game theory,” said Kaushik Basu, C. Marks Professor of International Studies and Professor of Economics. “What makes him special is the philosopher’s touch that he brings to his writings.” 

 Alternative Breaks trip


A&S students named Engaged Cornell Ambassadors

Five Arts & Sciences students have been named 2019-2020 Engaged Ambassadors through Engaged Cornell, a program that allows students to be mentors to other students participating in the Certificate in Engaged Leadership program.
 Kyle Lancaster in lab


Prof wins national chemistry award

Associate Professor of Chemistry Kyle Lancaster was recently honored with the National Fresenius Award from Phi Lambda Upsilon.
 Alejandro Madrid


Madrid receives American Musicological Society award

Professor of musicology and ethnomusicology Alejandro L Madrid recently received the American Musicological Society’s 2018 Philip Brett Award for his article, “Secreto a Voces: Excess, Performance, and Jotería in Juan Gabriel’s Vocality.

 Barbara McClintock


Prof's work on women in science featured in Smithsonian

History of Science professor Margaret Rossiter was recently featured in Smithsonian Magazine discussing her 2012 book, "Women Scientists in America: Forging a New World Since 1972."
 Jamila Michener


Government prof honored with best book award

Assistant Professor of government Jamila Michener’s book, “Fragmented Democracy: Medicaid, Federalism, and Unequal Politics” has been named the winner of the 2019 Virgina Gray Best Book Award.
 Strogatz book cover


Strogatz named finalist for Royal Society prize

A book by Steven Strogatz, the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Applied Mathematics, has been shortlisted for the 2019 Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize.  

 Anna Haskins


Haskins wins William T. Grant Foundation research grant

Anna Haskins, an assistant professor of sociology in the College of Arts & Sciences, recently received a research grant of $350,000 from the William T. Grant Foundation Scholars Program for her work on parental involvement in education.

 Andrew Rosenblatt


Student to discuss antibiotic resistance at TEDxCornell

Every year TEDxCornellUniversity hosts an annual conference on campus that celebrates the mantra of “spreading ideas that matter.” The event is completely student run, the culmination of all year planning to foster an environment where speakers teach, inspire and entertain the community. The conference will be held in Statler Auditorium on April 28 from 2-4:30 p.m.

 Image of Titan's surface


Cornell to offer new astronomy minors

Beginning in Fall 2019, students will have two new minors to choose from in astronomy: astrobiology and data science.
 Sammy Gluck


Jewish Studies lecturer featured in Amazon docuseries

Amazon Prime’s new docuseries, ‘‘The Luckiest Guys on the Lower East Side,” features Elissa Sampson, lecturer in the Jewish Studies Program, in Episode 2. Sampson is also credited with helping location scout for the film. 

 Ryan Hearn and Joseph Rhyne


Linguistics students create language for ground-breaking Marvel movie

Doctoral students Ryan Hearn and Joseph Rhyne created the alien language Torfan, used in the new "Captain Marvel" film.
 Joshua Berman talking student


Alumnus balances public and private sectors of law

Joshua Berman '91 visited campus Feb. 8 for a career conversation hosted by Arts & Sciences Career Development.
 Oskar Eustis


Milstein program brings 'Hamilton' producer, design thinking expert to campus for public talks

The program "hopes to stimulate conversation across the campus about technology, visionary thinking and education.”
 Goldwin Smith Hall, home of the English department


Two win Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prizes

The 2018 winners of the Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature have been announced by Abdilatif Abdalla, chair of the prize’s board of trustees.

The fiction prize winner is Tanzanian writer Zainab Alwi Baharoon, for "Mungu Hakopeshwi." The poetry category winner is Kenyan author Jacob Ngumbau Julius, for “Moto wa Kifuu.”

Baharoon and Julius will each receive $5,000 awards. The prizes will be awarded in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on Feb. 15.

 Student in New York for an internship


A&S Career Development staff offer students ‘Road Trips to the Real World’

Through Cornell’s participation in a regional career development organization, students have the opportunity to travel to company headquarters and gain first-hand experience in career fields, network with top professionals, and explore job opportunities through Cornell’s involvement with the Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers.
 Students at an alumni networking event


A&S students can network with alums over winter break

A series of events for Arts & Sciences students this winter break offer the chance to connect and network with alumni in finance, healthcare, government and policy, law, and media.
 Carol Rose-Little and Vazquez Martinez


Linguistics grad student partners with Mayan speaker for preservation research

Cornell PhD candidate Carol-Rose Little has had a long-standing fascination with languages of other cultures. “I've had an interest in languages since I knew other languages existed in the world,” Little said. “During my undergraduate time (at McGill University), I started working with a community out in Eastern Canada and that's what really opened my eyes to how my love of language can be beneficial to communities that are trying to preserve their language.”
 Deblina Datta


Alumna fights to eradicate polio

Deblina Datta '90 visited campus Oct. 19 for a career conversation hosted by the Arts & Sciences Career Development Center.
 Jazz students Cosimo L. Fabrizio and Colin Hancock


The Hill is alive with the sound of (jazz) music

Two students who specialize in jazz have received recent honors for their blend of passion, performance and academics.
 New York City


Consortium offers NYC connections for A&S undergrads

The colleges of Arts & Sciences and Human Ecology will offer upperclassmen an opportunity to interview with potential employers through the annual New York Recruiting Consortium on January 11th.
 Alexander Kluge


Alexander Kluge: New Perspectives on Creative Arts and Critical Practice

The German Studies Department will host a three-day international conference Oct. 11-13 discussing the works and theoretical contributions of German multimedial artist and storyteller Alexander Kluge.
 Georgene Huang


'Fairygodboss' founder tackles workplace inequality

Georgene Huang '01 created an online, data-focused community of professional women who evaluate companies’ employment practices.
 Jordan Turkewitz


Managing partner at Zelnick Media Capital visits campus

Jordan Turkewitz ‘92, managing partner at Zelnick Media Capital, will visit campus Sept. 21 as part of a Career Conversation event offered by the Arts & Sciences Career Development Center.
 Glenn C. Altschuler and Gretchen Ritter profile pictures


A&S profs to offer take on midterm elections during CAU seminar

Arts & Sciences professors Gretchen Ritter and Glenn Altschuler will offer their insight on this historic time during a Cornell Adult University re-election seminar Nov. 2-4 at the Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, N.Y. Cornell Adult University (CAU) offers acclaimed education vacations designed and led by Cornell faculty.