Noliwe Rooks, associate professor of Africana Studies, is leading a presidential committee of faculty./news/faculty-committee-tasked-envision-opportunities-new-york-city
On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with Dr. Noliwe Rooks, director of American Studies and associate professor of Africana Studies at Cornell University, and author of Cutting School: Privatization, Segregation and The End of Public Education. Listen to the interview./news/dr-noliwe-rooks-business-public-education
Three Cornell students won the creativity award for their architectural design of an eco-friendly school to be built in Ghana at a major NGO’s gala aimed to raise funds.With the recent finalization of their design, Voices of African Mothers’ vision of building the school came closer to reality, and brought the NGO closer to achieving its larger.../news/cornellians-win-award-architecture-work-ghana
Conceived as a multi-sited exhibition, Three Crossings brings together works of three artists, each installed in a different Amsterdam venue. The exhibition focuses on each artist's experimentation with the genre "the artist's book." It also includes, in the cases of El-Salahi and Brouwn, other relevant pieces that broaden our appreciation of.../news/prince-claus-fund-gallery-ibrahim-el-salahi-david-hammons-stanley-brouwn-three-crossings
Noliwe Rooks is the director of American studies at Cornell University and the author of Cutting School: Privatization, Segregation, and the End of Public Education. This is an edited transcript.Jennifer Berkshire: In your new book, Cutting School, you introduce a concept you call 'segrenomics.' It’s the combination of the segregation that.../news/segrenomics-cashing-our-unequal-education-system-goes-way-back
Connecting researchers to federal and state policymakers. Supporting children affected by the opioid epidemic. Sending students to the United Nations climate conference. Offering disaster workshops to regional animal shelters. Collaborating with cooperative businesses for experiential learning.
These are among the 22 projects that received fall 2017 Engaged Opportunity Grants.
Throughout the past semester, nearly 50 students have devoted their academic endeavors to studying one arguably revolutionary figure: Beyoncé.The instructor for the course, Prof. Riché Richardson, Africana studies, said Beyoncé Nation, a course cross-listed with the English, American Studies, Africana Studies, and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality.../news/how-does-beyonce-run-world-students-answer-after-semester-study
President Martha E. Pollack and more than a thousand others gathered to celebrate the museum and Cornell’s founding principles of inclusion and diversity./news/cornellians-gather-dcs-african-american-history-museum
The concept of “race” – the idea that humans are naturally divided into biologically distinct groups – has been definitively proven false. But the 21st century has seen a disturbing increase in scientists inaccurately presenting race as the reason for racial inequality, says an acclaimed scholar of race, gender and law.
Faculty in the College of Arts & Sciences are exploring questions about recent events in their research and scholarship, and students have the opportunity to engage with their expertise through numerous courses this Spring relevant to our current national climate./news/spring-2018-courses-address-current-events