To kick off the 2023 First Generation Celebration Week, Student and Campus Life gathered insights and advice from first-gen students, alumni and staff.
A&S faculty are among twenty-five faculty and academic staff from nine Cornell colleges and units are Engaged Faculty Fellows for the 2023-24 academic year.
"Emancipation's Daughters" earned the 2022 C. Hugh Holman Award from the Society for Southern Literature.
The performance will feature singer-songwriter Rokia Traoré, who wrote the music for the original production.
Our 34 new faculty will enrich the College of Arts & Sciences with creative ideas in a vast array of topics.
Dr. Xavier Picket, Africana Studies
Ambre Dromgoole, Africana Studies
Cornell's collection is the largest hip-hop collection in the world.
Climate justice will be a priority across the Einaudi Center this year.
"I was most influenced by having black professors, as this allowed me to feel comfortable in the classroom"
Jalen Knight is an Africana Studies Major and an Inequality Studies Minor
Rachel Bean, the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor in the Department of Astronomy and senior associate dean for math and science, has been named interim A&S dean.
The Falling Walls Science Summit 2023, set for November 7-9 in Berlin, will explore the forefront of scientific trends that shape the world.
The professorships are possible because of generous gifts from alumni, parents and friends.
"The Africana Department provides amazing faculty and an incredibly wide range of subjects approached from varying schools of thought and perspectives."
Flora Leopoldine Lechtreck is a Philosophy major and Africana Studies and German Studies minor.
Keziah Smallhorne is a Psychology major with a concentration in Behavioral and Evolutionary Neuroscience and a Biology and Africana Studies minor.
"I decided to pursue a minor in Africana studies, envisioning it as a means to establish a solid historical and educational foundation on Africa"
Harmela Anteneh is an Industrial and Labor Relations major and Africana Studies and International Relations minor.
Aliyah Kilpatrick is an Industrial Labor Relations major and Africana Studies, Inequality Studies, and American Studies minor.
This summer, 101 students in the College of Arts and Sciences will take part in groundbreaking research on campus with 61 faculty as part of the Nexus Scholars Program.
Gabrielle Hill is an Africana studies & environment and sustainability major.
The U.S. Senate is set to vote today on a measure that could allow the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to be added to the U.S. Constitution, a century after its introduction.
A trio of short films showing the pleasures – and perils – of rural life for LGBTQ+ people will show April 26 as part of the Rural Humanities Initiative in the College of Arts and Sciences.
“Precious Scraps” showcases quilters and fabric artists from across the country, as well as from Cornell -- including Africana Prof. Riché Richardson.
Vincent Brown, the Charles Warren Professor of American History and Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University, will deliver this year’s Reuben A. and Cheryl Casselberry Munday Distinguished Lecture April 17.
Sophie Lewis will offer a deep dive into the history of radical movements and explore family abolition, which she characterizes as a turning away from the privatization of care.
King’s historic visit on Nov. 13, 1960, and a second, on April 14, 1961, came during a period when he was honing ideas that would take center stage at the March on Washington in 1963
This semester’s work also featured an end-of-semester mini-field course for local children and youth presented by two Cornell students.
Grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Mellon Foundation will help make humanities research more accessible to scholars and the public.
Salah Hassan co-curates African modernist artist Kamala Ibrahim Ishag’s exhibition at the Serpentine, London
Kamala Ibrahim Ishag has forged a unique and expansive practice that is not defined by a singular style or movement.
Extending her research on writing by Black women around the world, Carole Boyce Davies examines the stories of Black women political leaders in Africa and in the global African Diaspora.
The minor is distinctive in including courses from many disciplines, from across Cornell’s schools and colleges.
The program matches undergraduate students with summer opportunities to work side by side with faculty from across the College.
Her talk is one of three in the African Diaspora Knowledge Exchange Series.
Derrick Spires, Edward Baptist, and Gerard Aching help tell the story of the man born into slavery who became an advocate for African American freedom.
This year, 15 new faculty are bringing innovative ideas in a wide range of topics to the College of Arts & Sciences’ nexus of discovery and impact, including climate change, astronomy, identity studies and the economy.
Michell Chresfield, Africana Studies
"Taiwo thinks that we must recognize that the accumulated thought of humankind is part of our shared heritage."
Klarman Fellows pursue research in any discipline in the College, including natural sciences, social sciences, humanities and the creative arts as well as cross-disciplinary fields. The application deadline is October 14.
James Turner, the founding director of Cornell’s Africana Studies and Research Center and a pioneer of the multidisciplinary approach to exploring the African diaspora, died Aug. 6 in Ithaca.
In an extended essay, Grant Farred focuses on actor-turned-wartime president, examining the intersection of pop culture and politics.
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Three dozen elementary, middle, and high school teachers from across central New York traveled to Cornell’s Ithaca campus on June 28 for this year’s International Summer Studies Institute (ISSI), hosted by the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies.
This year’s Academic Venture Fund (AVF) seed grants for research support equitable and sustainable development, offshore wind energy, and improved indoor air quality.
The holiday reminds professor Riché Richardson of exciting celebrations of her youth, but also of obstacles that stand in the way of fully achieving Black freedom.
A&S faculty will lead many courses on campus and join educational vacations as part of Cornell Adult University.
"Eight years ago this spring, unelected bureaucrats in Flint, Mich., switched the city’s municipal water source from Lake Huron to the Flint River. The sting of the decision persists to this day."
Migrations: A Global Grand Challenge, part of Global Cornell, has awarded grants totaling more than $500,000 to support faculty research addressing wide-ranging questions around domestic and global migration.
A number of special events are planned in the College of Arts & Sciences to celebrate Reunion 2022.
On 5/27 and 5/28, Kristen Wright's one act play A PURSUIT will be performed in person at The Cherry Arts in Ithaca at 7:30 pm on both nights. If you will be in the Ithaca area at that time, please come out!
Seed grants, student travel grants and internships totaling $355,000 in the 2021–22 academic year supported international work done by many A&S faculty and students.
The attitude of African states to the Ukraine war is ambivalent. Political scientist Siba Grovogui explains why this is the case and why he also blames the West.