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Grad students honor three A&S professors with awards

Two A&S professors — Jenny Mann, associate professor of English, and Jolene Rickard, associate professor of American studies and history of art and visual studies — were honored recently by the  Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (GPSA) with Faculty Teaching, Advising and Mentorship awards. Michael Niemack, assistant professor of physics, received an honorable mention. Faculty members are nominated by current graduate students or alumni.

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A&S honors grad students with 2019 teaching awards

The awards recognize innovative teaching, student counseling, classroom presence, preparation, administration and the development of new courses.
 Malte Ziewitz

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A&S professor honored with NSF Early Career award

Malte Ziewitz, assistant professor of Science & Technology Studies and a Mills Family Faculty Fellow, was recently honored with a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Program award, which will help him to investigate how ordinary citizens cope with being rated, scored and ranked by algorithmic systems.

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Romance studies grad student to publish new book

Francisco Díaz Klaassen, who started writing when he was 12, is the author of five novels.
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Junior awarded Goldwater Scholarship

The scholarship supports students pursuing graduate study and careers in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering.
 Peng Chen

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Chemistry professor finalist for Chemical Pioneer Award

Peng Chen, the Peter J. W. Debye Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, is among three finalists for the American Institute of Chemists’ 2019 Chemical Pioneer Award.

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Two mathematics professors honored with 2019 Simons Fellowships

The Simons Foundation’s Mathematics and Physical Sciences (MPS) division recently honored mathematics professors Irena Peeva and Yuri Berest with Simons Fellowships in mathematics.

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Africana hosts talk on climate change and its impact in Africa

While future effects of climate change are often in the news, an April 30 event will discuss how the problem is already affecting communities around the world, particularly in Africa.

The Africana Studies and Research Center is hosting, “Disaster: Cyclone Idai, Climate Change & Climate Migration,” a talk that will discuss impacts of climate change, climate migration and food scarcity and takes place at 4:30 pm in Lewis Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall.

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‘Pathways to Art History’ addresses gaps in art history education

While students from affluent school districts are often treated to field trips to museums or AP courses in art history, the same experiences aren’t always available to youth from low-income districts. This unequal access has prompted a new initiative developed by Ananda Cohen-Aponte, associate professor in the history of art department in the College of Arts & Sciences.

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Poetry night explores ideas of citizenship

Who has the power to dream and to detain? What constitutes culture and national identity? What is citizenship?

These are some of the questions that members of Marginalia, an undergraduate poetry review society, grappled with during an April 18 poetry open mic night called “Radiant Voices: Citizenship.”

 George Yancy

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Philosophy professor to address ‘White Backlash’ in Mellon Mays talk

How does one “deploy love” in the process of critically engaging whiteness? George Yancy, the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows’ 2019 distinguished guest speaker, will examine this question in “A Letter of love: An Encounter with White Backlash.” He will also address what it means for whiteness to be in crisis, which he argues is a positive way of beginning to undo it. The talk will take place on Friday, April 26, at 4.30 p.m. in HEC Auditorium (GSH 132).
 

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Africana Center to honor founder at 50th anniversary symposium

The symposium – focusing on Turner’s activism and impact in shaping the black student movement – will be held from April 12-13 at the Africana Center, 310 Triphammer Road. The keynote address, scheduled for 11 a.m. April 13, will be given by John Bracey, professor in the W.E.B. du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

 Eliot Kang

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Alum to discuss state department work related to nonproliferation

Eliot Kang ‘84, the principal deputy assistant secretary in the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation (ISN), will talk about his work and career path April 18 as the 2019 Arts & Sciences Career Development Center’s Munschauer Speaker.

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Grant to honor Sandy Berger '67 supports student summer experiences

The Berger Summer Internship Fund is again available to support undergraduate students in the College of Arts & Sciences pursuing unpaid or minimally paid summer internships.
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Alumni gifts expand funding for A&S student summer experiences

While students in some fields easily find paid summer positions, others interested in non-profits, health care, government or other areas often need to take internships or summer positions that provide valuable summer career experiences but don't offer much in terms of a paycheck.

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Sophomore reflects on opportunities to do research

From visiting the Galapagos Islands to being immersed in the study of evolutionary biology to traveling to work in a lab in Kenya, Kelsie Lopez ‘21, a biological sciences major from Lindenhurst, New York has been busy during her first two years at Cornell.

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English professor surprised with Windham-Campbell Prize

Ishion Hutchinson, associate professor of English Language and Literature, was honored March 13 as one of eight winners of the annual Donald Windham-Sandy M.Campbell Literature Prize. The award offers $165,000 prizes in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and drama. Hutchinson, along with poet Kwame Dawes, received the prize for outstanding work in poetry.  

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Historian to unpack history of racist ideas in Krieger Lecture

Ibram X. Kendi, professor of history and international relations and the founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University, will deliver the Krieger Lecture in American Political Culture April 15. His book, “Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America,” provides a complex background and exploration of the notions of racial superiority. The event will take place at 4:45 p.m. in the Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium.

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Chemistry professor honored with scholar award

Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA) recently honored Justin Wilson, assistant professor of chemistry & chemical biology, as one of 24 recipients of the 2019 Cottrell Scholar Awards for his research, “Capturing the Heavy Alkaline Earth Elements: Ligand Design to Sequester Radioactive Strontium, Barium, and Radium.”

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New College Scholars explore interdisciplinary studies

"The College Scholar Program is the pinnacle of the liberal arts experience at Cornell...it allows students to leverage all of the expertise across all the departments in the College of Arts & Sciences and beyond."
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