New Yorker theater critic Cunningham wins Nathan Award

Conferred by the English department chairs at Cornell, Princeton University and Yale University, the Nathan Award is administered by Cornell’s Department of Literatures in English, in the College of Arts and Sciences.

The unexpected importance of the sea sponge in classical history

In the Society for the Humanities Invitational Lecture Feb. 15, art historian Verity Platt will present her research on the humble sea sponge.

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First-person histories reframe the past

Enzo Traverso critiques a new trend in historical writing, in which historians place themselves in their books, framing their accounts of history as first-person investigations and revealing emotional ties to their subjects.

A&S welcomes 10 new Klarman Fellows to expanded program

Ten exceptional early-career scholars will join the College of Arts and Sciences this year as recipients of Klarman Postdoctoral Fellowships, enabling them to pursue leading-edge research in the sciences, social sciences and humanities.

New York Times best-selling author Ross Gay to read Feb. 9

A poet and essayist, Gay will read from his most recent collection of essays, “Inciting Joy” and other works.

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Cornell-led telescope project completion in sight

The construction of the Fred Young Submillimeter Telescope being developed by CCAT Observatory Inc., an international consortium of universities led by Cornell, is drawing to a close.

Brann elected as Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America

In recognition of his distinguished scholarly contributions to medieval studies, Professor Ross Brann will be inducted during the academy’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 25.

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‘Bombing among friends’: Historian probes Allied raids on Italy

In new book, Matthew Evangelista, the President White Professor of History and Political Science in the Department of Government, examines why Allied bombing raids during World War II killed tens of thousands of Italian civilians after the armistice signed in September 1943, when Italy was no longer an enemy.

Morse ’96 named A&S Zubrow Distinguished Visiting Journalist

Prominent new media executive and veteran journalist Andrew Morse ’96 has been named the Zubrow Distinguished Visiting Journalist Fellow in the College of Arts and Sciences for spring 2023.