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Professor earns Emmy nod for ‘Words From a Bear’

Jeffrey Palmer, assistant professor of performing and media arts, has been nominated for an Emmy award for his film, “N. Scott Momaday: Words From a Bear,” as a part of PBS’ “American Masters” series.

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Literary scholar Jonathan Culler elected to British Academy

Jonathan Culler, the Class of 1916 Professor of English and Comparative Literature, has been elected to membership in the British Academy.

Senior lecturer featured on ‘Blackness at Cornell’ podcast

Peggy Odom-Reed, M.S. ’97, Ph.D. ’07, senior lecturer in the School of Hotel Administration, shares her story in the latest episode in the Inclusive Excellence podcast series, “Blackness at Cornell.”

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A&S dean delivers keynote at K-12 ed conference

Ray Jayawardhana, the Harold Tanner Dean of Arts and Sciences and professor of astronomy, delivered a keynote address to approximately 1,000 K-12 teachers at the National Math and Science Initiative virtual conference.

McLaughlin begins second stint as Dyson interim dean

Ed McLaughlin has been tapped again as the interim David J. Nolan Dean of the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. He began his second stint in the role on July 1.

Grant supports Cornell University Press open-access effort

A new grant awarded to Cornell University Press by the National Endowment for the Humanities will support open-access scholarly publication and help offset the impact of COVID-19 on nonprofit university press publishing.

Tudorita Tumbar receives Humboldt Research Award

Tudorita Tumbar, professor of molecular biology and genetics, has received a Humboldt Research Award in recognition of academic excellence in molecular biology.

Podcast examines ‘Blackness at Cornell’

The latest episode in the Inclusive Excellence podcast series, presented by the office of Diversity and Inclusion at Cornell, shares thoughts from faculty and staff on “Blackness at Cornell.”

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New book chronicles complexities of Roman storage

Classics professor Astrid van Oyen's new book is an archaeological study of Roman socio-economics, and how storage could make or break farmers and empires alike in the pre-industrial world.

(Virtual) Things to Do, June 26-July 31

Virtual events and resources at Cornell include a panel discussion on protests and democracy, a series of staff forums, virtual tours of Cornell Botanic Gardens and the Fall Creek gorge, and a new online gallery of art students' senior thesis projects.

Diacritics founder David Grossvogel dies at 94

David I. Grossvogel, the Goldwin Smith Professor of Comparative Literature and Romance Studies Emeritus and founder of the influential literary journal Diacritics, died June 14 at age 94. He taught at Cornell from 1960 to 2000.

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Burrow to take the reins at Bronfenbrenner Center

Anthony Burrow, associate professor of human development in the College of Human Ecology, has been named director of the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research.