Success did not come easy to Sonia Sotomayor. She knows how much pain there is in life. But hard work, a determination to fight for her beliefs and an “innate optimism” helped propel her from a childhood in a Bronx housing project to her role as associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Events this week include music for experimental instruments, whales and chimes; architect and A.D. White professor Brinda Somaya; artist and fashion designer Ruby Chishti; and author Viet Thanh Nguyen.
A new guide to gender transitioning and affirmation in the workplace is available online for Cornell’s transgender employees. The guide also is useful for human resource professionals, managers, hiring managers, allies and others.
Cornell’s mobile communication lab, one of a handful in the country, is changing the face social sciences research. It enables scholars to study the socio-economic, racial and geographic groups hardest hit by society’s problems.