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 Thodoris Lykouris


Doctoral student receives Google Fellowship

Thodoris Lykouris, a doctoral student in the Department of Computer Science, has been selected as a recipient of the 2018 Google PhD Fellowship.
College Scholars


College Scholars explore Japanese cultural property to tech design

The College Scholar program allows students to design their own interdisciplinary majors.
 A poster for the last Zalaznick reading event, with photos of each speaker


Creative Writing Program to host talk on TRANS*forming literature

On Thursday, April 26, the Spring 2018 Barbara & David Zalaznick Reading Series will present its final event, “TRANS*forming Literature.”
 Yuhua Ding in front of her exhibition


Graduate student curates exhibit at the Johnson Museum

Yuhua Ding, a doctoral candidate in history of art, has curated an exhibition currently on view at the Johnson Museum of Art entitled “Debating Art: Chinese Intellectuals at the Crossroads.”
 Rebecca Clark


New College Scholars explore intellectual niches from Japanese cultural property to technology design

Eighteen students from the Class of 2020 are creating unique paths of study through the College Scholar program.
 Justin Langfan


Student hopes to kickstart movement dedicated to “Shaping the Future”

A&S junior Justin Langfan is spending his time kickstarting a political movement and writing an entrepreneurship themed newsletter called "The Bold."


Math Awareness Month speaker to examine card games, patterns, computation

Which patterns in data are meaningful, and which are inevitable due to the size of the dataset?

 Robin D. G. Kelley


Undercover: UCLA Historian to Speak about the Secret Life of Journalist Grace Halsell

Historian Robin R. G. Kelley will visit campus April 16-18 for three lectures as part of the 2018 Carl Becker Lecture Series.
 Professor Timothy Campbell


Colloquia explore Italian art, culture, literature, philosophy

This spring, the Italian program within the College of Arts & Sciences is hosting the Italian Studies Colloquium, a series of lectures bringing together enthusiasts of Italian art, culture, literature and philosophy.
 Sam Naimi


Alumnus helps celebrities navigate the spotlight

Alum Sam Naimi '17, who double majored in feminist, gender, & sexuality studies, and English literature, talks about his experience working full time in the entertainment industry.
 Cover art for the memoir of Gavriel Shapiro


Gavriel Shapiro memoir chronicles leaving the Soviet Union

"Recollections of a Personal Passover" recounts Shapiro's struggle to immigrate to Israel – including arrests, job loss, imprisonment and trial – as he risked everything for freedom.
 Beth Howland


New director of Undergraduate Biology looks forward to advising students

"I love sitting with students and talking about where they currently are, where they aspire to go and who they want to be."
 Wall paintings saying 'stop police violence'


Students broaden their perspective of ‘Caribbean Urbanisms’ through NYC excursion

From September 8-10, students taking a new Spanish literature course traveled to New York City to examine its identity as a Latinx Caribbean diasporic city.
 Chase Palmer


Chase Palmer, screenwriter of “It,” talks about pursuing a career in film

Screenwriter Chase Palmer met with students Sept. 21 as part of the Professional Directions Series hosted by Austin Bunn, associate professor in the the Department of Performing and Media Arts (PMA) and talked about the importance of networking and taking the time to write.

 A&S student that won the Fulbright Award


A&S graduate awarded Fulbright grant

A&S graduate awarded Fulbright Award to examine LGBTQ education in the Netherlands
 Nina Terrero


From a career in law to a career in journalism: Alumna Nina Terrero shares her story

Terrero advises students not to worry too much about their career paths, but instead take the time to appreciate their fellow Cornellians.

 Roberto Sierra


Roberto Sierra releases musical works in Spain

Congratulations to Roberto Sierra, Old Dominion Foundation Professor in the Humanities and professor of music, on the international release of his new CD “Boleros & Montunos” in Madrid, Spain.

 Elisha Cohn


Elisha Cohn publishes book on theories of the aesthetic in Victorian literature

This past December, Assistant Professor of English Elisha Cohn published her new book Still Life: Suspended Development in the Victorian Novel (Oxford University Press), an extension of her research on Victorian novels and theories of the aesthetic.

 OADI staff meeting with students


Third Posse group thriving at Cornell

This semester, the College of Arts & Sciences, together with the Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives (OADI) welcomed the third cohort of Posse Program students to Cornell.

And for the first time, OADI sponsored visits for First Year Parents Weekend, welcoming parents of this freshman group to visit their children, meet with other Posse families and explore Ithaca.

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 N'Dri T. Assié-Lumumba


Prof. releases edited volume on impact of Millennium Development Goals on Africa


N'Dri T. Assié-Lumumba, professor of Africana Studies, together with Nathan Andrews (University of Alberta, Canada) and Nene Ernest Khalema (Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa), has released the edited volume "Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Retrospect: Africa's Development Beyond 2015" (Springer, 2015).

 Cornell Splash! sticker


Cornell Splash! holds day of learning for local youth

Cornell students hosted more than 180 middle schoolers and high schoolers for a recent day of classes.

 Udai Tambar '97


Chief of Staff to NYC deputy mayor says liberal arts made him a 'critical thinker'

During his time at Cornell, Udai Tambar '97 conducted research on nutritional science, played intramural sports and majored in both chemistry and Asian studies.  Today, he plays an instrumental role in shaping New York City’s public policies as chief of staff to the deputy mayor for health and human services.