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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.


Newly discovered letters reveal professor’s impact on Ginsburg

Correspondences from late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ’54 to Milton Konvitz, Ph.D. ’33, a founding faculty member at the ILR School who also served on the Cornell Law School faculty, have been found.

Coors forum to explore free speech and ‘cancel culture’

The tension between free speech and “cancel culture” will be explored in the next installment of the Peter ’69 and Marilyn ’69 Coors Conversation Series. The Oct. 1 forum will feature journalist Masha Gessen and linguist John McWhorter.

Multimedia piece honoring Floyd, others premieres Sept. 27

Violinist Ariana Kim, associate professor of music, has collaborated on a multimedia piece for solo violin and spoken word, How Many Breaths? – In Memory of George Floyd and Countless Others,” which premieres online Sept. 27.

‘Sporting Blackness’ examines race and representation in film

Sports films make important cultural statements, according to Samantha Sheppard, the Mary Armstrong Meduski ’80 Assistant Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, in her book, “Sporting Blackness.”

Authors, scholars celebrate Morrison in ‘Bluest Eye’ reading

Noted authors, scholars and poets will celebrate Toni Morrison, M.A. ’55, as the College of Arts and Sciences hosts a livestreamed reading of her first novel “The Bluest Eye,” celebrating the 50th anniversary of its release.

Artifacts from upstate Indigenous towns digitized, repatriated

Unearthed, digitized and soon to be repatriated, artifacts from two Native American towns are beginning to share their rich stories online thanks to a collaborative project by anthropologists, librarians and Indigenous community members.

Book profiles Jewish director as a leader in Egyptian cinema

In her new book, “Togo Mizrahi and the Making of Egyptian Cinema,” professor Deborah Starr reintroduces Mizrahi’s films and career, arguing that he and his work deserve a prominent place in Egyptian cinema history.

Health, economy in pandemic topic of debate series debut

The Program on Ethics & Public Life in the Department of Philosophy is sponsoring a public debate series, which kicks off Oct. 1 with “Health vs. Economy in the Pandemic Control: What is the Right Balance?”