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Estefania Perez ’21 in front of the Supreme Court.


Pathways program graduates feel prepped for careers

The Pathways Internship Program helps first-generation students find summer opportunities through career guidance and financial support.
Headshots of six of the MMUF students


Senior Mellon Mays fellows reflect on their program experiences

The program aims to increase diversity in the ranks of faculty in academia.
Artwork showing a woman in a blue dress looking into a mirror.
Mirror, Mirror II by Alison Saar


Online exhibit marks women’s suffrage centennial

Students investigated women’s engagement in politics and researched images of their choice in the history of art course.
Imaan Rahim ’22 in a blue shirt against a gorge background.
Imaan Rahim ’22


Student researcher honored at AAS Chambliss Poster Awards

Undergraduate student Imaan Rahim '22 wins honorable mention at AAS Chambliss Poster Awards.
girl at dig
Harper Tooch


Summer experience grant removes barriers of access for students

Students can receive financial support for their remote and in-person summer work opportunities.
 A poster image of Democrat Shirley Chisholm


Africana studies class produces political leaders podcast

For their final projects, students in Africana Studies professor Carole Boyce-Davies’ Black Women and Political Leadership course created a podcast featuring interviews with Black women in politics.

 AD White house


Humanities Scholars Program kicks off series with Cornell leaders

Undergraduates in the new Humanities Scholars Program in the College of Arts & Sciences heard from top Cornell leaders this semester about their college experiences and the impact of humanities education on their career paths.

 Artwork featuring tree roots that look like a basket weave with words floating across them.


Students' creative work on climate change, COVID chosen for journal

“The main takeaway that I got from this class was how interconnected we are with the Earth."
 Poster shows a black and white photo of Shirley Chisholm with the words “Shirley for President. Unbought and unbossed 1972.”


Africana Studies course explores Black women leaders through podcasts

When Africana Studies professor Carole Boyce-Davies developed her Black Women and Political Leadership course in 2017, she knew she was expanding into relatively untouched territory. 

 Chloe Kalani in front of a wood background, wearing a white blouse with her long hair down.


An A&S education: Taking time to explore then finding your path

Back in high school, Chloe Kalani ’23 was a science nerd — into every science and engineering fair and a member of the science club. But she also loved the humanities. When she came to Cornell, she thought she’d continue on the scientific path, majoring in chemistry and Asian studies and planning to become a technical translator.

 Wonder Woman mug on white table


Learning Where You Live course empowers students

“The course changed how I think about my future. It made me realize that success has many definitions as all of us live different lives.”
 Scott Mooney headshot.


Alumnus turns College Scholar honors thesis into debut novel

"Pricked" chronicles the adventures of 22-year-old Briar Pryce in a magical, fairy-tale world hidden within modern-day Manhattan.
 Jeff Palmer headshot in a blue shirt before a window.


PMA film professor releases two short films

Jeff Palmer, assistant professor in the Department of Performing & Media Arts, has released two new short films that continue his mission to capture untold stories.

 Potrait photo of Nafissa Thompson-Spires wearing a blue blouse.


English professor receives Hurston/Wright Legacy Award

Nafissa Thompson-Spires was honored for her debut short-story collection “Heads of the Colored People.”
 Munday lecture poster


MIT prof. visits to talk about slavery, education

Craig Steven Wilder, professor of history at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Columbia University Medal of Excellence recipient, will be the keynote speaker for the annual Reuben A. and Cheryl Casselberry Munday Distinguished lecture on Oct. 22.

The annual lectureship was established in 2014 and hosts groundbreaking scholars of African and African American studies through the Africana Studies and Research Center every fall.

 Illustration for the screening of the N. Scott Momaday: Words From a Bear documentary


Arts Unplugged event features Sundance film screening, masterclass

The second Arts Unplugged celebrates indigenous culture with talks, film, food and more. Thursday, Oct. 17 at 5 p.m. in the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts.