MLK speakers: Embrace, occupy your Black stories

Speakers at the 2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture Feb. 3 spoke about topics including their writing, their families, Black history and literature, and what it means to be Black and American.

Naminata Diabate wins ASA book prize for ‘Naked Agency’

Diabate hopes her book will reframe the terms of the conversation on defiant disrobing by inviting readers to take seriously the circulation of women’s grievances and hopes and the (mis)use of their bodies’ images in our hyper-visual world.

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Freedom seekers speak on Underground Railroad website

The stories of fictional freedom seekers ring out on the new “Voices on the Underground Railroad” website, a collaborative effort between Cornell students and community members.

Cornell ReSounds presents play | pen symposium Feb. 4-5

Cornell ReSounds  welcomes an esteemed slate of musicians, composers, and instrument builders for a two-day virtual symposium.

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Black sports history topic of Cornell Seymour Lecture

The talk “Reframing Boobie Miles: Racial Iconicity and the Transmedia Black Athlete,” by Dr. Samantha N. Sheppard, will explore the meaning of the black athlete, using Boobie Miles, as portrayed in the multimedia franchise “Friday Night Lights,” as her case study.

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Kim Gallon to deliver lecture on Black pandemic deaths data

Kim Gallon, associate professor of history at Purdue University, will demonstrate how computational humanities offers an opportunity to redefine “crisis” through the Black American experience and turn it into a defining moment for the recovery and reimagination of Black humanity.

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Fahmy wins Urban History Association book prize

Ziad Fahmy won a 2021 book prize from the Urban History Association (UHA) for “Street Sounds: Listening to Everyday Life in Modern Egypt." Fahmy’s book was recognized for Best Book in Non-North American Urban History.

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New piano joins historic instrument collection

A new Silbermann piano has joined the instrument collection at the Cornell Center for Historical Keyboards.

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Cornell Reading Series features writers with diverse artistic range

Beginning Feb. 24, the Spring 2022 Barbara & David Zalaznick Reading Series will feature a wide range of artistic styles and voices from around the world.

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