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Professor chases plastic all the way to Ultimate Hall of Fame

For more than two decades, Vivian Zayas '94, associate professor of psychology, chased Ultimate Frisbee from Cornell’s campus to international championships on the semi-pro club circuit, all the way to the Ultimate Hall of Fame, which inducted her in October. 

Africana studies class produces political leaders podcast

For their final projects, students in Africana Studies professor Carole Boyce-Davies’ Black Women and Political Leadership course created a podcast featuring interviews with Black women in politics.


Spires wins MLA award for ‘Practice of Citizenship’ book

Derrick Spires has won the Modern Language Association (MLA) Prized for a First Book for “The Practice of Citizenship: Black Politics and Print Culture in the Early United States.”

CTI Innovation Awards spur new learning opportunities

Each year, the Center for Teaching Innovation grants funding through the Innovative Teaching & Learning Awards to help faculty explore new strategies and tools for enhancing student learning.

Cornell faculty featured on ‘The Academic Minute’

Episodes of the “Academic Minute” radio program from the week of Dec. 7 featured five faculty members from Cornell’s College of Arts and Sciences sharing insights from their research.

PMA students, faculty tell stories of life during pandemic

Students working with faculty and staff in the Department of Performing and Media Arts have created nine short films exploring life at Cornell in the time of COVID-19. “Off-Campus/On Screen” will be shown online Dec. 18-20.

Pulitzer-winning writer and professor Alison Lurie dies at 94

Professor Emerita of English Alison Lurie, the award-winning and critically acclaimed writer who set some of her fiction on a campus with a striking similarity to Cornell’s, died Dec. 3 in Ithaca. She was 94.

Cornellians near and far build community through Minecraft

CornellCraft, a stunning virtual replica of Cornell’s Ithaca campus built in the “sandbox” gaming series Minecraft, has attracted more than 1,000 builders and players from around the globe since it launched earlier this year.

‘Di Linke’ webinar series explores history of Jewish Left

The Jewish Studies Program will host “Di Linke: The Yiddish Immigrant Left from Popular Front to Cold War,” a six-webinar conference exploring the complex history of the Jewish People’s Fraternal Order.