Tracing Indian Ocean slavery through Iranian cinema

In a new book, Professor Parisa Vaziri explores how Iranian cinema preserves the legacy of Indian Ocean slavery. Vaziri said she wrote to “discard the tired clichés that have traditionally haunted the scholarly literature on Indian Ocean slavery.” 

More than a postcard experience: Rome at the margins

This semester's Cornell in Rome students expanded their understanding of the city through collaborative classwork that invited them to investigate life and culture at its peripheries.

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In India, computer typists embody ‘fuzzy’ nature of state borders

In a new study, anthropologist Natasha Raheja explores how borders between countries are much more blurred than the hard lines on the map.

Five minutes of mindfulness can help improve kids’ reading

Engaging middle-school students in brief mindfulness exercises could boost their reading performance – and could offer an effective intervention to help youth from historically minoritized backgrounds, according to a new Cornell study.

Undergraduates celebrate Latinx history through Rockefeller Hall exhibition

Students in Cornell’s Introduction to Latinx Studies course celebrated Latino/a roots through an exhibit of collaborative mixed media projects.

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Long-lost Moog synthesizer finally makes it to the stage

A piece of synthesizer history has been given an unexpected second life at Cornell, after eight months of meticulous and often confounding work by a group of synthesizer builders.

Class explores Nabokov as writer and ‘butterfly man’

Writer Vladimir Nabokov’s deep interest in and connection to the natural world and his cross-pollinating interests in the sciences and the arts were the focus of a new seminar, “Nabokov, Naturally,” taught in fall 2023.

CALS event explores freedom of expression, disinformation

A symposium led by the Department of Communication brought together more than 100 scholars, students and community members to discuss topics such as histories of media and propaganda, content moderation on social media, public opinion as freedom of expression, and how freedom of expression relates to our other core values and responsibilities as a university.

Winter Session spotlight: A&S prof Kristen Warner on "Black Cult Media"

Kristen J. Warner, an associate professor in the Department of Performing and Media Arts, says movies with predominately Black casts and zealous fanbases aren’t often considered to be a part of the cult canon, but should be.

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