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Book explores connections of Alaska’s Native and Asian peoples

In her new book, Juliana Hu Pegues explores the often overlooked connections between Alaska Native peoples and Asian American immigrants.

Project celebrates the beauty of humpback whale songs

“The Whale Listening Project,” which runs Sept. 23-26, is a four-day immersion in the beauty of whale song and a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the best-selling 1970 album, “Songs of the Humpback Whale,” co-produced by Roger Payne, Ph.D. ’61, and Katy Payne ’59.

Wolchover named A&S Zubrow Visiting Journalist

Natalie Wolchover, an award-winning science writer with Quanta Magazine, has been named the Zubrow Distinguished Visiting Journalist Fellow in the College of Arts and Sciences for spring 2022.

“TEXTURES” lecture celebrates the history and art of Black hair

Tameka Ellington presented on her new exhibition, which synthesizes research in history, fashion, art and visual culture to reassess the “hair story” of peoples of African descent. The lecture was part of the “Fashion & Social Justice” lecture series. 

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‘Visions of Dante’ exhibition opens at the Johnson Museum

The new show celebrates the enduring legacy of the Italian poet and showcases Cornell’s Fiske Dante Collection, one of the most significant collections of its kind in the U.S.

West, George defend academic freedom in Coors forum

Scholars Cornel West and Robert P. George discussed “Truth-Seeking, Democracy, and Freedom of Thought and Expression” Sept. 9 in the fourth meeting of Civil Discourse: The Peter ’69 and Marilyn ’69 Coors Conversation Series.

Hand and footprint art dates to mid-Ice Age

An international collaboration has identified what may be the world's oldest work of art, a sequence of hand and footprints that date back to the middle of the Pleistocene era, on the Tibetan Plateau. 

Best-selling science writer to talk about epidemics, life expectancy, innovation

New York Times best-selling science and technology writer Steven Johnson will visit campus Sept. 22 and offer a talk to the Cornell community, “20,000 More Days: How We Doubled Global Life Expectancy in Just 100 years.”

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Excavation to explore church’s role in Underground Railroad

Cornell researchers and students are poised to help shed light on the history of St. James A.M.E. Zion Church, the world’s oldest active A.M.E. Zion Church.