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July Fourth and early Black Americans: It’s complicated

Black citizens in early America confronted a "national double-speak" in which white Americans celebrated freedom while supporting the enslavement of Black people.

Library acquires Irene Castle collection

The archives of silent film icon Irene Castle have found a home in Cornell University Library's rare and distinctive collections.

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Software tool breathes life into post-COVID office airflow

As offices spring back to life, interior space designers and architects will soon have an easy planning tool to efficiently diagram workplace airflow.

ILR School curriculum changes to begin in fall ’22

In the fall of 2022, the New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations plans to implement its most substantive undergraduate curriculum changes in over 30 years.

Peter Enns Named Director of Cornell Center for Social Sciences

Peter K. Enns, professor in the Brooks School of Public Policy and in the Department of Government, has been named the Robert S. Harrison Director of the Cornell Center for Social Sciences. Enns’ three-year appointment began July 1.

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International development scholar Phil McMichael retires

Phil McMichael, whose decades of research into equitable, sustainable, and just food systems reshaped development thinking, will become emeritus professor of global development on July 1.

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Pandemic hero Frank Cantone wins George Peter Award

Frank Cantone, former director of Cornell’s Office of Emergency Management, won the 2021 George Peter Award for Dedicated Service.  

A&S poet wins 2021 Griffin Poetry Prize

Valzhyna Mort, assistant professor of literatures in English, won the 2021 Griffin Poetry Prize in the international category for her 2020 book, “Music for the Dead and Resurrected.”

Report: Ithaca economy shouldn’t return to business as usual

In a report for Tompkins County, the ILR School’s Ithaca Co-Lab recommends workforce strategies to reduce racial disparities, remove barriers to work and prioritize living-wage jobs.

From small beginnings, grad TAs & postdocs have big impact on inclusive learning

This spring witnessed many projects to make Cornell’s learning spaces more inclusive, but what does it take to put great ideas into action for change? On June 25, over 45 participants from across campus gathered to hear from a panel of innovative graduate students and postdocs.

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Bridging worlds

Caroline O'Donnell, Cornell AAP's incoming architecture chair, on the discipline's unique ability to shape-shift as design interfaces with environmental conditions, performance, and modes of communication.

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Cornell AAP welcomes new faculty

Cornell AAP announces twelve incoming faculty in the departments of architecture, art, and planning, including one who will take on the role of department chair in art.

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