Athena Kirk's new book, “Ancient Greek Lists: Catalogue and Inventory Across Genres,” argues that the list form was the ancient mode of expressing value through text, examining the ways in which lists can “stand in for objects, create value, act as methods of control, and approximate the infinite.”
A new Univision News poll in partnership with UnidosUS found that Hispanics in areas with non-traditional Latino communities report more problems due to Covid-19, Garcia-Rios reports, while President Joe Biden's approval among Hispanics overall is nearly 80%, and almost 9 in every 10 approve of the latest economic stimulus package.
A constellation of scientists, technologists and businesses will offer a glimpse into how space will be explored in the years to come during the inaugural Space Tech Industry Day, a virtual symposium hosted by Cornell on April 23.
J. Robert Lennon, who teaches fiction in Cornell’s Creative Writing Program, published two new books on April 6: “Subdivision,” a fantastical novel about memory and trauma; and “Let me Think,” 71 short stories collected from years of observing and chronicling the American absurd in fiction.
“Asiamnesia,” being presented online April 15-17 by the Department of Performing and Media Arts, explores the stereotypes that plague Asian/Asian American actresses throughout their careers, but also celebrates their versatility and endurance.
The Renaissance Society of America has given William J. Kennedy its Paul Oskar Kristeller Lifetime Achievement Award, honoring “a lifetime of uncompromising devotion to the highest standard of scholarship accompanied by exceptional achievement in Renaissance studies.”
Gregor-Fausto Siegmund, a doctoral student in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, was recently awarded the Ecological Society of America’s Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award.
During the “Racism in America: Health” webinar on March 29, four Cornell faculty members elaborated on ways the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed race-based discrepancies in health care and health outcomes under the American health care system.
Writer, activist and political analyst Nanjala Nyabola will discuss her upcoming book, Travelling while Black: Essays Inspired by a Life on the Move, as part of Global Cornell’s Race and Racism Across Borders webinar on April 12.
In “Feral Ornamentals,” Literatures in English senior lecturer Charlie Green finds whimsy in uncertainty and humor in the “terrifying,” creating new poems with a fact-based look at the natural world and a sense of exploration through process.
Salah Hassan, Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences in Africana Studies, has been elected as the 2021 Distinguished Scholar by the College Art Association for his scholarship and curatorial work, which have been deeply formative in bringing recognition to the study of modern and contemporary African and African diaspora art.
Since 2018, Kapil Longani ’97 has served as chief counsel to New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio. Since the start of the pandemic, Longani has helped shape the city’s plans for reopening schools, creating outdoor dining protocols, and thinking through legal issues around COVID testing and vaccine distribution.
The College of Arts & Sciences will welcome a new director of human resources, Taylor Shuler, beginning on April 1. Shuler, senior HR business partner in the Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science and Cornell Engineering HR Service Center, will take over for Sara Bloxsom, who’s worked in the dean’s office for more than 36 years, 27 of those directing the college’s human resources efforts and who is retiring this year.