The College of Arts and Sciences has awarded 14 New Frontier Grants totaling nearly $2 million to faculty members pursuing research projects ranging from the physics of quantum computing to the design of new musical instruments.
During 2020, Cornell’s Society for the Humanities chose “Afterlives” as its theme for 2021-22. Scholars from all over the world and all around the College of Arts and Sciences responded to the call, resulting in a record number of applications for the Society’s fellowships.
“Regio (Royal),” a new theatre production that uses contemporary dance and puppetry to share stories about Latinx immigrant workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, premiers online May 21 and 23, produced by the Department of Performing and Media Arts, College of Arts and Sciences.
In “Violence and Risk in Medieval Iceland: This Spattered Isle,” Oren Falk considers the medieval Icelandic sagas as case studies, arguing that violence serves as a technique for dealing with uncertainty.
The National Endowment for the Arts has approved a $30,000 Grants for Arts Projects award to the Department of Music to support a musical response to Freedom on the Move (FOTM), a database housing digitized, searchable fugitive slave advertisements.
The College of Arts & Sciences recognizes excellence in teaching and advising this year, honoring Samantha Sheppard, recipient of the 2021 Robert and Helen Appel Fellowship for Humanists and Social Scientists; and Jun “Kelly” Liu and Phillip Milner, recipients of the 2021 Robert A. and Donna B. Paul Academic Advising Award, among others.