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A $1 million gift from Robert ’92 and Carola Jain to the College of Arts and Sciences will support Black A&S students with demonstrated need, and others who enhance Cornell’s diversity, equity and inclusion.

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Greg Page’s fascination with nature has informed his 40-year career as an artist and associate professor of art. Prints made with plants he’s collected from around the world make up his final faculty show.

The library has started offering services such as contactless curbside pickup and scanning and is planning other services and a possible phased reopening, in sync with the university community.

Five doctoral candidates were inducted into the Cornell chapter of the Bouchet Graduate Honor Society, which recognizes outstanding scholarly achievement and promotes diversity and excellence in doctoral education.

Classics professor Astrid van Oyen's new book is an archaeological study of Roman socio-economics, and how storage could make or break farmers and empires alike in the pre-industrial world.

Virtual events and resources at Cornell include a panel discussion on protests and democracy, a series of staff forums, virtual tours of Cornell Botanic Gardens and the Fall Creek gorge, and a new online gallery of art students' senior thesis projects.

Lara Fresko Madra, a doctoral candidate in the history of art, archaeology and visual studies, was recently selected as one of 23 recipients of the 2020-21 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship.

Cornell University Library has acquired the archives of Shannon Engineering, Inc., a now-defunct company that specialized in noise-reduction technology and provided airplane parts for Boeing and others.

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“The Hidden Life of Rosa Parks,” a new TED-Ed animated video written by Riché Richardson, explores Parks’ work with the NAACP, bus boycotts, and her lifelong fight against racial inequality.