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Award recipient builds Migrations community at Cornell

Migrations postdoctoral fellow Eleanor Paynter received the International Studies Association’s 2021 Lynne Rienner Publishers Award for Best Dissertation in Human Rights. Since arriving at Cornell last summer, Paynter has raised Migrations’ visibility on campus and beyond.

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Susan Choi, National Book Award winner, to read on April 22

Novelist Susan Choi, MFA ’95, whose novel "Trust Fall" won the 2019 National Book Award, will read from her New Yorker story "Flashlight" during a virtual event on April 22.

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‘Asiamnesia’ tackles racial stereotypes in entertainment industry

“Asiamnesia,” being presented online April 15-17 by the Department of Performing and Media Arts, explores the stereotypes that plague Asian/Asian American actresses throughout their careers, but also celebrates their versatility and endurance.

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Lennon publishes doubleheader of new fantastical fiction

J. Robert Lennon, professor of Literatures in English, has written a fantastical novel about memory and trauma, and a collection of short stories that explores the absurd side of life.

Kennedy recognized by Renaissance Society of America

The Renaissance Society of America has given William J. Kennedy its Paul Oskar Kristeller Lifetime Achievement Award, honoring “a lifetime of uncompromising devotion to the highest standard of scholarship accompanied by exceptional achievement in Renaissance studies.”

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Klarman fellow bridges divide between math and philosophy

James Walsh will spend three years tapping into Cornell’s robust resources in the field of logic, combining the precision and methods of math with the interests of philosophy.

Summer experience grant removes barriers of access for students

The Summer Experience Grant offered by Arts & Sciences Career Development exists to ensure that students can take meaningful summer research or internship opportunities, regardless of economic factors. Applications are open until April 19.

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Hassan honored for elevating the study of global modern art

Salah Hassan, Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences in Africana Studies, has been elected as the 2021 Distinguished Scholar by the College Art Association for his scholarship and curatorial work, which have been deeply formative in bringing recognition to the study of modern and contemporary African and African diaspora art.

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Alumnus shares public health messages through comic illustrations

What began as a class project exploring a fraught period of Ithaca history has transformed into a COVID-related comic, “Reflections," telling the story of Ithaca’s typhoid epidemic of 1903, that Leo Levy ’20, hopes can reach people with a lesson from the past and an accessible message about public health.

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