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David I. Grossvogel, the Goldwin Smith Professor of Comparative Literature and Romance Studies Emeritus and founder of the influential literary journal Diacritics, died June 14 at age 94. He taught at Cornell from 1960 to 2000.

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David I. Grossvogel, the Goldwin Smith Professor of Comparative Literature and Romance Studies Emeritus and founder of the influential literary journal Diacritics, died June 14 at age 94. He taught at Cornell from 1960 to 2000.

The Cornell University Glee Club and Chorus perform on a new CD of works composed by Roberto Sierra, the Old Dominion Foundation Professor in the Humanities.

In a new book, Asian studies professor Chiara Formichi explores the ways Islam and Asia have shaped each other’s histories, societies and cultures from the seventh century to today.

Virtual events at Cornell include a Russian conversation series; trainings on racism and allyship; a Congressional Black Caucus panel; a COVID-19 bereavement support group and live Alliance for Science talks.

COVID-19 may challenge established power structures and compel people to reconsider borders, N’Dri Thérèse Assié-Lumumba, professor of Africana studies, said May 13 during a United Nations online forum.

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New Cornell-led research analyzes the notion of “swing” voters and develops a more general approach to identifying “pivotal components,” which are applicable to a wide range of systems.

An online exhibit showcases the work of students in Ernesto Bassi’s Atlantic Travelers course, who researched the experiences of travelers who crossed the Atlantic Ocean between 1492 and the 19th century.

Two undergraduate students and six graduate students began studies and projects June 2 as part of the first summer practicum in the Rural Humanities scholarly initiative funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.