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Bree Newsome to give MLK commemorative lecture Feb. 11

Activist Bree Newsome, who removed the Confederate battle flag at the South Carolina State House in 2015, will speak at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration on campus Feb. 11.

Program advances art of team building around the world

The Cornell Alliance for Science’s Global Leadership Fellows program teaches teams how to function across differences, so that workers can thrive in a culture of trust and respect.

Ken Clarke to discuss MLK on ‘All Things Equal’ Jan. 21

Rev. Kenneth Clarke, director of the Tompkins County Office of Human Rights, will discuss two iconic speeches by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy on a special Martin Luther King Jr. Day edition of “All Things Equal” Jan. 21.

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Ithaca College president opens Soup & Hope series Jan. 17

Shirley Collado, Ithaca College president, will kick off the 2018 Soup and Hope series of talks Jan. 17 in Sage Chapel.

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Avery August is building a pipeline for faculty diversity

Avery August, Ph.D. ’94, is a professor of immunology in the College of Veterinary Medicine, the university’s vice provost for academic affairs and co-director of the Cornell Center for Health Equity, which spans the Ithaca campus and Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Kessler Scholars Program innovates on first-gen experience

Beginning in fall 2019, the Kessler Scholars Program will identify 20 academically talented, community-focused undergraduates each year to participate in a system of support, community and financial aid.

Cornell brings sounds of Middle East to local K-12 teachers

The Near Eastern Studies course “Listening to the Middle East” explored Quranic recitation and other soundscapes as a professional learning opportunity for local teachers.

Ibrahim named Weill Cornell Medicine dean for diversity and inclusion

Dr. Said Ibrahim has been appointed the inaugural senior associate dean for diversity and inclusion at Weill Cornell Medicine, effective Jan. 2.