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Sierra symphony highlights Caribbean culture

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra will launch its 2021-22 season on Oct. 14 with the world premiere of “Symphony No. 6,” composed by Roberto Sierra, the Old Dominion Foundation Professor in the Humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences.

History, music, physics harmonize in keyboard project

An undergraduate, Elizaveta Zabelina ’24, is teaming up with a music department faculty member to create an illustrated catalog and guide to the instruments that are part of Cornell's historical keyboard collection.

Human Ecology welcomes eight new faculty members

The College of Human Ecology welcomes eight new faculty members this year whose work addresses race, ethnicity, and the nature, persistence and consequences of inequality – under a college-wide faculty cohort hiring initiative called Pathways to Social Justice.

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Book explores historical queerness of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe

In her new book, “The Queer Nuyorican: Racialized Sexualities and Aesthetics in Loisaida,” assistant professor Karen Jaime ’97 highlights the important contributions made by queer and transgender artists of color at the famed Nuyorican Poets Cafe.

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.