“Words Matter: Meaning and Power” – in this book for a general audience, linguist Sally McConnell-Ginet encourages readers to think critically about the words in their world and about their linguistic practices, which are often tied to groups.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.