Freedom on the Move, a database documenting the lives of fugitives from American slavery through newspaper ads placed by slave owners, has received a $150,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The Politics of Race, Immigration, Class and Ethnicity, a new initiative in the College of Arts and Sciences, will hold its first event, a webinar featuring discussion about the abolition of police, July 27 at 1 p.m.
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.
Engineering Professor Stephen Wicker chats with Dipayan Ghosh, Ph.D. ’13, who was an advisor at the White House and then a researcher at Facebook before writing a new book about digital privacy issues.
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.
The university launched its COVID-19 testing program for students July 16 as part of a multipronged public health effort. The initial focus is “arrival testing,” in which students are tested upon their return to the Ithaca area.
A $2.5 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is boosting a multi-institution initiative, which includes Cornell University Library, to develop ways to improve the sharing of catalog data among libraries.
A Cornell-led collaboration has used state-of-the-art computational tools to model the chaotic behavior of Planckian, or “strange,” metals. This behavior has long intrigued physicists, but they have not been able to simulate it down to the lowest possible temperature until now.
Two Lab of Ornithology staff members created a science project on birds with community leaders, teachers and students in the Peruvian Amazon. The result? A flowering of community interest beyond anything they could have imagined.