Cornell's commitment to diversity and inclusiveness includes areas protected by federal and state law, such as race, religion, sex, disability, veteran status and age, as well as areas protected under local law, such as sexual orientation and ex-offender status.
Issues of reproductive rights and violence against women take the spotlight in a national conference, 'Bodies, Boundaries and Beyond: The Impact of the Law on Women,' to be held April 4 through 6 at the Cornell Law School.
William Julius Wilson was the opening speaker Oct. 19 at a symposium titled "American Society: Diversity and Consensus," honoring another heavyweight sociologist, Cornell's Robin M. Williams Jr., the Henry Scarborough Professor of Social Sciences Emeritus.
James E. Turner, the founding director of Cornell's Africana Studies and Research Center, was reappointed to the post for a five-year term by the provost, effective July 1. A professor of Africana Studies whose first stint as director lasted 17 years, Turner is a political sociologist specializing in African-American social movements and is a leading expert on Malcolm X.