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West, George defend academic freedom in Coors forum

Scholars Cornel West and Robert P. George discussed “Truth-Seeking, Democracy, and Freedom of Thought and Expression” Sept. 9 in the fourth meeting of Civil Discourse: The Peter ’69 and Marilyn ’69 Coors Conversation Series.

Hand and footprint art dates to mid-Ice Age

An international collaboration has identified what may be the world's oldest work of art, a sequence of hand and footprints that date back to the middle of the Pleistocene era, on the Tibetan Plateau. 

Best-selling science writer to talk about epidemics, life expectancy, innovation

New York Times best-selling science and technology writer Steven Johnson will visit campus Sept. 22 and offer a talk to the Cornell community, “20,000 More Days: How We Doubled Global Life Expectancy in Just 100 years.”

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Excavation to explore church’s role in Underground Railroad

Cornell researchers and students are poised to help shed light on the history of St. James A.M.E. Zion Church, the world’s oldest active A.M.E. Zion Church.

New fellowships support diverse scholars in the humanities

Recent doctoral graduates Sadia Shirazi, Ph.D. ’21, and Dexter Lee Thomas, Ph.D. ’20, have been named Emerging Voices Fellows by the American Council of Learned Societies.

Students explore 9/11 from multiple perspectives in new class

Most of the members of Cornell’s Class of 2023 were infants when the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 occurred. This fall, 20 of them are exploring that time period in a new class, “Afterlives of 9-11.”

FGSS/LGBT programs plan yearlong anniversary celebration

A yearlong celebration of Cornell's women’s studies program, now Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies (FGSS), as well as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) activism and advocacy on campus is planned "to stimulate intellectual debate in a manner that advances social change."

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Coors forum will explore truth and freedom of expression

The first event of the 2021 Peter ’69 and Marilyn ’69 Coors Conversation Series will feature Princeton’s Robert P. George and Union Theological Seminary’s Cornel West.

Creator of 1619 Project to give Kops Lecture

Nikole Hannah-Jones, the Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of the 1619 Project and a staff writer at The New York Times Magazine, will give the Daniel W. Kops Freedom of the Press Lecture on Sept. 9 at 5 pm.