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Renowned architect I.M. Pei, who died May 16 at age 102, is remembered for his design of Cornell's Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art.

Toni Morrison, M.A. '55, and alumni architects J. Meejin Yoon and Eric Höweler are among new recipients of American Academy of Arts and Letters honors.

Esra Akcan, associate professor of architecture, will use the Frieda L. Miller Fellowship from Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute to explore the role of architecture in transitional justice. 

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A monument honoring Shirley Chisholm designed by two AAP instructors, both alumni, will soon rise in Brooklyn and is the first of five monuments that will honor women who’ve made an impact on New York City.

Oculi, a sculptural pavilion by architecture, art and engineering faculty at Cornell, will move this spring from New York City to Art Omi, an art organization in Ghent, New York.

Cornell undergraduates redesigned a Groton auxiliary classroom to inspire and support older elementary students in practicing intellectual, interpersonal and planetary responsibility.

Architecture student CoCo Tin ’19 is one of three recipients of this year’s Kohn Pedersen Fox Traveling Fellowship, given to students in their penultimate year at one of the firm’s 27 partner design schools. 

About three dozen Cornell seniors presented their undergraduate research at the 17th annual Hunter R. Rawlings III Research Scholars Senior Expo on April 17.

Cornell’s Media Studies Initiative has announced that radio producers Chris Hoff ’02 and Sam Harnett, co-creators of the 90-second public radio show and podcast, “The World According to Sound,” will be artists in residence in Fall 2019.