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Soup & Hope returns Jan. 16

The 13th annual Soup & Hope speaker series, which features speakers and stories of hope, with free soup and rolls provided by Cornell Dining, kicks off Jan. 16, 2020, at noon in Sage Chapel.

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Cornell’s town-gown awards honor ‘community treasures’

To nurture cooperation between Ithaca’s community groups and Cornell campus organizations, the ninth Cornell Town-Gown Awards recognized key partnerships at a ceremony held Dec. 7 at Ithaca High School.

Saara Kumar ’17 named Schwarzman Scholar

Saara Shanti Kumar '17 has been selected for the 2021 class of Schwarzman Scholars, joining a worldwide network of talented young leaders.

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Grants seed social science research, conferences

The Cornell Center for Social Sciences has funded 14 faculty research projects and conferences in the Fall 2019 round of its Small Grants Program.

George Hutchinson’s ‘Facing the Abyss’ cited by MLA

Professor George Hutchinson has been recognized by the Modern Language Association of America for his book “Facing the Abyss: American Literature and Culture in the 1940s.”

Applications open for community-engaged learning grants

The Office of Engagement Initiatives is accepting applications for grants to fund faculty, staff and students who are launching, advancing or participating in community-engaged learning at Cornell.

Things to Do, Dec. 6-13, 2019

Events at Cornell this week include Lessons and Carols at Sage Chapel; an indoor bouldering event for climbers and an outdoor gear sale; a United Way celebration and Quentin Tarantino’s Hollywood story.

Graduate School dean wins national leadership award

Barbara A. Knuth, dean of Cornell’s Graduate School, is the 2019 recipient of the Debra W. Stewart Award for Outstanding Leadership in Graduate Education, given by the Council of Graduate Schools.

Historian and medievalist Brian Tierney dies at 97

Professor Emeritus Brian Tierney, a leading scholar who taught medieval history at Cornell for 33 years, died Nov. 30 in Syracuse. He was 97.