Cornell, SUNY students show off contributions that help others

Students from Cornell, Binghamton and Stony Brook universities came together to celebrate the contributions they made to improve local, regional and international communities during a showcase event on April 19 in the College of Human Ecology’s Commons.

An endless conversation: the art and practice of Mendi + Keith Obadike

Cornell faculty and husband-and-wife creative team Mendi and Keith Obadike have worked for decades across music, text, and visual art to explore complex histories and social tensions. The resulting pieces invite the audience into a conversation with both the artists and their material.

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Summer Session Spotlight: Dr. Chip Gagnon on “Making Sense of World Politics”

GOVT 1817 Making Sense of World Politics will be taught online this summer by Dr. Chip Gagnon from June 24-July 12. The three-credit class will examine ways to think critically about global politics and develop informed ways of discussing them.

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Community event will showcase trans philosophy and scholarship

Organized by trans Cornellians, the event will address issues and harms facing the community from a trans perspective.

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NPR’s David Folkenflik ’91 talks ‘Freedom of Expression’

Reflecting on his time on campus as this year's Zubrow Distinguished Visiting Journalist during the university's Freedom of Expression theme year, David Folkenflik '91 says "freedom of expression isn't at its most potent as an issue or principle when it's easy. In some ways, it matters most when it’s hard."

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‘Not her first rodeo’: Beyoncé scholar weighs in on ‘Cowboy Carter’

Professor of Africana studies Riché Richardson says reclaiming country music for the Black community and rebranding the genre as an inclusive space are triumphs of Beyoncé’s new album, “Cowboy Carter.”

Chen, Ryan, Wolfner elected to arts and sciences academy

Professors Peng Chen, Mariana Wolfner ’74 and Timothy A. Ryan, M.S. ’86, Ph.D. ’89, have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the academy announced on April 24.

Paying a price to speak out, dissident writers help preserve freedoms

Speakers at “Dissident Writers: A Conversation” explored how writers keep freedoms open for others by taking risks to criticize governments or societies in environments where there is a cost.

‘Adventurous’ classical scholar Pietro Pucci dies at 96

Pietro (Piero) Pucci, an influential classical scholar who spent more than 50 years in the Department of Classics in the College of Arts and Sciences, died in Paris on April 7. He was 96.