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.
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.
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.