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Cornell psychology conference 2018


Undergrads to present psychology research at May 9 conference

The 2019 Cornell Undergraduate Psychology (CUP) Conference will bring together undergraduate students with diverse interests to share their research, meet other students and faculty and learn about the various kinds of psychological research being conducted across the Cornell campus. The conference will be held May 9 in the Physical Sciences Building Atrium from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Allyson Evans


Biology student wins fellowship from National Science Foundation

Allyson Evans '19 will use her grant to fund research expeditions to South America to observe and collect knifefish.
Samantha N. Sheppard, Mary Armstrong Meduski '80 Assistant Professor of Performing and Media Arts


Samantha Sheppard chosen as Woodrow Wilson Fellow

Samantha N. Sheppard, the Mary Armstrong Meduski ‘80 Assistant Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, has been chosen as a Career Enhancement Fellow for 2019-2020 by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

Juli Wade


Arts & Sciences alum named dean at UConn

Like many new Cornell students, Juli Wade ‘87 was unsure of her career path when she initially arrived on campus, but her experience working in the lab of Professor Elizabeth Adkins Regan, professor emerita of psychology and neurobiology and behavior in the College of Arts & Sciences influenced her decision to pursue psychology.

Rivers shown from above


Spring event allows students to explore new Environmental & Sustainability Sciences major

The Environment & Sustainability Program, home of the new cross-college undergraduate major in Environmental & Sustainability Sciences (ESS), is hosting a spring gathering of humanities faculty and current and prospective majors April 10 in Room 401 of the Physical Sciences Building from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Animation for Patricia Polar Bear, a script written by one of Levine's students


Students explore climate change through scripts

Image credit: Lela Brown

Although climate change has become an increasingly prominent and important issue, finding ways to persuade people about the catastrophic dangers of further environmental degradation has proven to be challenging.

Shin Hwang


Doctoral student selected as finalist in international piano competition

Doctoral student Shin Hwang was selected as one of five finalists in the Sfzp International Fortepiano competition by the American Classical Orchestra.

The top two prize winners will be selected after a final round of performances March 9 in New York City.



Biology students teach STEM curriculum in Colombia

Eight Arts & Sciences students spent winter break in Colombia, collaborating with Colombian undergraduate students from the University of Magdalena to teach students at a public school in the coastal city of Santa Marta. The students spent their time carrying out STEM enrichment projects in the school, which primarily serves students from disadvantaged communities.

Ibrahim-El-Salahi artwork


Institute for Comparative Modernities partners with Tate Modern for conference

Cornell’s the Institute for Comparative Modernities will partner with the Hyundai Tate Research Centre: Transnational and the Africa Institute, Sharjah, to host “Axis of Solidarity: Landmarks, Platforms, Futures,” a conference at the Tate Modern in London from Feb. 23-25.

Post-Truth Politics


Class explores the global phenomenon of 'fake news'

Fake news is nothing new. Ben Franklin was notorious for fabricating stories, countries throughout the world have repeatedly engaged in propaganda campaigns, and the current president of the United States has used the term frequently to describe the media.

Andrew Hicks, associate professor of music


Musicologist Andrew Hicks receives awards for book

Andrew Hicks, associate professor of music and medieval studies, has been recognized with two awards for his recent book, “Composing the World: Harmony in the Medieval Platonic Cosmos,” published by Oxford University Press.

Science fiction landscape


Book presents alternative cultural history of science fiction

Conventional wisdom about science fiction is that it has followed the same diffusionist patterns as the advancement of industrial capitalism. Anindita Banerjee challenges that notion in her new anthology.
Hector Abruña


Abruña honored by Electrochemical Society

Héctor Abruña, the Emile M. Chamot Professor of Chemistry, was named the recipient of the Allen J. Bard Medal for 2019, one of the highest honors of the Electrochemical Society.

George Staller Lecture Series poster


Political economist to discuss immigration as part of Oct 31 lecture

Political economist Alberto Alesina will discuss "Immigration and Redistribution: Perceptions Versus Reality” at an Oct. 31 lecture as part of the George Staller Lecture series.

Alumnus recognized as one of Chemical and Engineering News “Talented 12” young chemists


Alumnus recognized as one of Chemical and Engineering News “Talented 12” young chemists

Cathy Mulzer Ph.D ‘15 was honored last month as one of Chemical and Engineering News’ “Talented 12” honorees for 2019.

Bottles of wine


Historians to discuss role of alcohol consumption in Muslim communities at Oct. 18 lecture

Historians Febe Armanios and Bogac Ergene will discuss the role of alcohol consumption in Muslim communities since early Islamic times during a public lecture Oct 18.

Statler Auditorium


Panel of recruiters answer student questions at Recruiting Confidential event

What are the main qualities recruiters look for in resumes and how do they determine who to select? Do cover letters actually matter? How important is GPA? These questions and more were answered Sept. 5 by a panel of campus recruiters at “Recruiting Confidential: Questions You Always Wanted to Ask,” a panel hosted by the Arts & Sciences Career Development Center.

Wynton Marsais


Video captures impact of week-long visit from jazz musician Wynton Marsalis

“Improvisation, swing, and the blues. If those three elements are present, you have Jazz.” A new video highlights the profound impact of jazz musician Wynton Marsalis on students, faculty, and the public during his weeklong visit to campus last spring.


Summer events connect students, alumni

Students can connect with alumni in New York City and Washington D.C. in the fields of law, healthcare, media, finance and government/policy.
Jelani Cobb


Jelani Cobb to address questions of policing and racial justice in Krieger Lecture

The escalating tensions between police and the black community in the United States will be the subject of the 2018 Krieger Lecture in American Political Culture, delivered by historian Jelani Cobb. The event will include a screening of Cobb’s PBS Frontline documentary “Policing the Police,” followed by a conversation with Russell Rickford, associate professor of history in the College of Arts & Sciences.