The May 4 episode of All Things Equal featured Derek Chang, Cornell Associate Professor of History and Asian American Studies. Chang discussed the context and history of the rise in anti-Asian/Pacific Islander bias during the past year.
In his new book “Iberian Moorings,” professor Ross Brann compares the histories of the Jewish and Muslim traditions in the Iberian Peninsula between the tenth and thirteenth centuries, tracing how Islamic al-Andalus and Jewish Sefarad were invested with special political, cultural and historical significance across the Middle Ages.
The archives of the Jewish Peoples Fraternal Order (JPFO), which flourished for two decades before the Cold War, are now housed at Cornell’s Kheel Center, Catherwood Library. Videos from a December 2020 conference focused on the archives are now available online.
The Cornell Center for Social Sciences has awarded spring grants supporting research and conferences involving more than 30 faculty and researchers across campus, including collaborations within new and expanded superdepartments.
More than a dozen space industry leaders, capital investors, startup entrepreneurs, a Jet Propulsions Lab manager and Cornell professors gathered virtually for Cornell’s first Space Tech Industry Day/K.K. Wang Day symposium on April 23 – featuring this year’s event theme, “New Opportunities in Space Technology.”
Amartya Sen, professor of economics and philosophy at Harvard University and recipient of the 1998 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, will give the annual Bartels World Affairs Lecture on May 5. His talk, “Attacks on Democracy,” is Hosted by the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies; this year’s virtual lecture is part of the center’s democratic resilience global research priority.
In his new book, “Rational Rules: Towards a Theory of Moral Learning,” philosophy professor Shaun Nichols argues that we can explain many of the features of moral systems and how humans form them in terms of rational learning from evidence.
Cornell’s Creative Writing Program gives promising fiction writers and poets the time, space and mentoring they need to find their voices, develop their art and produce important work at a time when the world needs insight from artistic voices.
Three leading Cornell scholars discussed governmental, social and moral ramifications of artificial intelligence in “Politics, Policy & Ethics of the Coming AI Revolution” on April 15, an Arts Unplugged event sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and moderated by Andrew Ross Sorkin ’99, of CNBC and The New York Times.
Parham’s Digital Humanities Lecture, set to take place online April 28, will discuss what might be made possible at the intersection between Black expressive traditions, digital humanities, and electronic literature, with an eye to describing the chain of interactions that link theory to practice.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has approved a grant of $1.2 million to extend the Mellon Collaborative Studies in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities (AUH) interdisciplinary seminar series at Cornell for three years with a focus on social justice.
New research from Cornell and the University of Michigan offers the first comprehensive evidence that Flint's adult residents suffered a range of adverse physical and mental health symptoms potentially linked to the crisis in the years during and following it, with Black residents affected disproportionately.