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A new summer course taught by Dr. Ella Street investigates what it means to be free

GOVT 3796: Freedom, taught by Dr. Ella Street, runs June 3-21, 2024. The three-credit class is open to both undergraduates and adults though Summer Session and high school students through Cornell's Precollege Studies.

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Learning to lead: ILR institute trains the next generation of union organizers

Ka’jeem Hill is one of 32 labor professionals who will graduate from the AFL-CIO/Cornell-ILR Union Leadership Institute, which prepares them to advance workers’ rights in New York state.

Latina sorority awarded Perkins Prize for dedication to literacy

The Invincible Iota Chapter of Sigma Lambda Upsilon received the 28th annual James A. Perkins Prize for Interracial and Intercultural Peace and Harmony during a ceremony April 15 at Willard Straight Hall. 

Faculty awarded for creative, innovative community engagement

Thirteen Cornell faculty members have received Community-Engaged Practice and Innovation Awards from the Einhorn Center for Community Engagement. The awards recognize faculty who have recently developed community-engaged learning, leadership or research activities that create opportunities for students.

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Three faculty members elected AAAS fellows

Cornell faculty members Ailong Ke, David Shmoys and Martin T. Wells have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society.

Brooks School launches center to combat democratic decline

A new center housed at the Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy will bring together leading experts from across the university to tackle the fundamental questions facing democracy around the globe.

Art exhibition sheds light on invisible aspects of disability

Doctoral student Ria Gualano gives people with disabilities a platform to express unseen aspects of their identities and experiences in an exhibition that opens April 25.

CTI grant recipients build student confidence, connection

In 2023-2024 the Center for Teaching Innovation (CTI) awarded Innovative Teaching and Learning Grants to seven recipients. This year, two of those recipients' projects focus on building empathy into their courses to promote student learning.

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Einhorn Center honors Rebecca Morgenstern Brenner with 2024 Kaplan Fellowship

Cornell’s Einhorn Center for Community Engagement named Rebecca Morgenstern Brenner, senior lecturer at the Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy, recipient of the 2024 Kaplan Family Distinguished Faculty Fellowship.

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Maribel Garcia awardee honored for conservation efforts in Central Africa

Doctoral candidate Ivonne Kienast received the 2024 Maribel Garcia Community Spirit Award from the Einhorn Center for Community Engagement for her commitment to wildlife conservation and education in Africa.

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In partnership: supporting informal settlement upgrading from within

This April, the Cornell Mui Ho Center for Cities welcomes Joseph Kimani, Executive Director of Slum Dwellers International–Kenya, to campus to share conversation and learning as both organizations seek to support informal settlement residents in their efforts to achieve increased housing security and equitable access to urban services.

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Billie Faircloth to join Cornell faculty in January 2025

Celebrated designer and pioneer in transdisciplinary, practice-based research, Faircloth, FAIA, will join Cornell as Associate Professor in AAP’s Department of Architecture and as a Cornell Atkinson Scholar and Senior Faculty Fellow at the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability.

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