Two recent College of Arts and Sciences’ doctoral graduates, Sadia Shirazi PhD ‘21 and Dexter Lee Thomas PhD ’20, have been named Emerging Voices Fellows by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). Cornell will also be hosting an ACLS post-doctoral fellow in the Department of History.
New York Times best-selling science and technology writer Steven Johnson will visit campus Sept. 22 to meet with students and faculty and offer a talk to the Cornell community, “20,000 More Days: How We Doubled Global Life Expectancy in Just 100 years.”
Faculty, staff, students and alumni are planning a series of events to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Cornell’s women’s studies program, now Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies (FGSS), as well as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) activism and advocacy on campus.
The Resounds Festival kicks off a yearlong project focused on innovation in acoustic instruments and includes installations at the Johnson Museum and concerts each day beginning at 4 p.m. that take listeners on a pilgrimage to various locations around the Arts Quad.
Summer experiences for 151 students in the College of Arts & Sciences were supported by Summer Experience Grants. The grants, which come from alumni donations and a grant from the Student Assembly, help students who have unpaid or minimally-paid positions to pay for summer living expenses.
Elizaveta Zabelina '24 is spending the summer helping to photograph and regulate the 17 historical pianos, harpsichords and clavichords in the collection of the Cornell Center for Historical Keyboards.