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PMA professor named Academy Film Scholar

Samantha N. Sheppard, associate professor of performing and media arts, has been named a 2021 Academy Film Scholar by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 

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From Kenya to Cornell, writer Mukoma ranges across genres

Mukoma Wa Ngugi, associate professor in the Department of Literatures in English, channeled his fascination with a traditional Ethiopian song called the Tizita into a new novel, “Unbury Our Dead With Song.”

Following the ‘wisdom of crowds’ can stifle diversity

Coordination can be essential, but moral progress requires room for people to hold minority views, finds new research by Shaun Nichols, professor in the Sage School of Philosophy.

Stan Bowman (1934–2021), an artist on the leading creative edge

Photographer, sculptor, painter, and Professor Emeritus Stan Bowman immersed his teaching and creative practice in the digital revolution, bringing a spirit of experimentation and curiosity to his work.

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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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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.”

How do we make a public?

Internationally recognized social practice artist Paul Ramírez Jonas, Cornell AAP's incoming faculty and chair of the Department of Art, on art practice, public exchange, and pedagogy. 

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Gifts boost photography teaching, collecting

Gifts from retired banking executive Nancy Sukenik will boost the study and appreciation of photography at Cornell through the establishment of a curatorship at Cornell University Library, and a teaching gallery at the Johnson Museum of Art.