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Alum’s film to be available for online sneak peek Oct. 16

Director Robert H. Lieberman ’62 takes viewers on a journey into the vast and little-known country of Mongolia in his new film, “Echoes of the Empire: Beyond Genghis Khan.” A one-week online sneak peek begins Oct. 16.



‘Yeshiva Days’ records Lower East Side Jewish life

Professor Jonathan Boyarin studied at Mesiytha Tifereth Jerusalem, New York’s oldest institution of rabbinic learning. His new book describes his experiences in “Yeshiva Days: Learning on the Lower East Side.”

Filmmaker Jeff Palmer tells Native Americans’ untold stories

Emmy-nominated filmmaker Jeffrey Palmer, assistant professor of performing and media arts in the College of Arts and Sciences, tells Native Americans’ untold stories while pushing the limits of documentary film.

Site empowering student voters wins ‘Pitch for the People’

Voteology, a site helping students assess where their vote will have the most impact, won the inaugural Pitch for the People, a virtual competition focused on the humanities and social sciences.

Coors forum highlights free speech in age of ‘cancel culture’

Journalist Masha Gessen and linguist John McWhorter discussed free speech in the age of cancel culture as part of The Peter ’69 and Marilyn ’69 Coors Conversation Series, Oct. 1.

Dark Laboratory to amplify Black, Indigenous voices

Dark Laboratory, a “humanities incubator” for storytelling with a special focus on Black and Indigenous voices in the Ithaca area, will go public Oct. 12 with a virtual gathering and website launch.

Linguist links language to social change in ‘Words Matter’

“Words Matter: Meaning and Power” – in this book for a general audience, linguist Sally McConnell-Ginet encourages readers to think critically about the words in their world and about their linguistic practices, which are often tied to groups.

Boyce Davies, Kreps among latest endowed professors in A&S

The College of Arts and Sciences is celebrating gifts from alumni, many through the Winokur Future Faculty Initiative, which have allowed the college to create a number of new endowed professorships.


Gift supports A&S visiting journalist program, Cornell Tech

A $5 million gift from Jan Rock Zubrow ’77 and Barry Zubrow will support two vital university programs, one in the College of Arts and Sciences and the other at Cornell Tech in New York City.