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Soup & Hope speaker series returns Feb. 4

The 14th annual Soup & Hope speaker series – this year on Zoom – is open to the public and features speakers and stories of hope. The series’ six talks will be on Thursdays through April 8, all beginning at 12:15 p.m.

Office of the Dean of Students announces three new leaders

The Office of the Dean of Students has announced three new staff members, two joining the Diversity and Inclusion team and one joining the Care and Crisis Services team, to better support Cornell students.

Three projects receive Belonging at Cornell innovation grants

As part of its mission to make Cornell a more diverse and inclusive environment for faculty, staff and students, the Presidential Advisors on Diversity and Equity have awarded three grants of $15,000 apiece for 2021 programming.

Physics without fear: a course for students across disciplines

Assistant professor Natasha Holmes redesigned her course Physics of the Heavens and Earth with innovative active learning activities so that non-majors could better understand the concepts.

Spires wins MLA award for ‘Practice of Citizenship’ book

Derrick Spires has won the Modern Language Association (MLA) Prized for a First Book for “The Practice of Citizenship: Black Politics and Print Culture in the Early United States.”

CTI Innovation Awards spur new learning opportunities

Each year, the Center for Teaching Innovation grants funding through the Innovative Teaching & Learning Awards to help faculty explore new strategies and tools for enhancing student learning.

‘Tasting Qualities’: what a good cup of tea tells us

In “Tasting Qualities: The Past and Future of Tea,” author Sarah Besky from the ILR School addresses the role of quality in contemporary capitalism and how quality is judged in a product as ordinary as a bag of tea.

Cornell faculty featured on ‘The Academic Minute’

Episodes of the “Academic Minute” radio program from the week of Dec. 7 featured five faculty members from Cornell’s College of Arts and Sciences sharing insights from their research.

FAQ: Student Code of Conduct revision process

Here are answers to frequently asked questions to help the Cornell community understand the content of the new Student Code of Conduct and Procedures, as well as the process that led its adoption.

Middle class actually enables autocrats in post-Soviet countries

In “The Autocratic Middle Class: How State Dependency Reduces the Demand for Democracy,” author Bryn Rosenfeld connects rapidly growing middle classes in post-Soviet countries with growing authoritarianism in those countries.

Mildred Warner honored by planning schools association

Mildred Warner has received the ACSP Margarita McCoy Faculty Award for the advancement of women in planning in higher education through service, teaching and research.

Biathlon e-book aims for insight

A Cornell administrator’s e-book includes anecdotes about biathlon training, how-to tips for new biathletes and a recounting of how he grappled with the death of a family friend.