Art and community: Africana Library exhibits quilts

Cornell University Library has launched a new exhibit that celebrates the African American tradition of quilt making as expressions of artistry, history and community.

Students can sign up for minor in public history

Students interested in the way history is reflected in monuments, memorials, museum exhibitions, oral histories and in other ways can now sign up to minor in public history.

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Innovation award recipients look to the future of student learning

In 2022-2023, the Center for Teaching Innovation awarded five Innovative Teaching & Learning Awards to Cornell faculty. With a goal of facilitating vibrant, challenging, and reflective learning experiences at Cornell, these awards sponsor projects across the colleges that explore new tools and emerging technologies, approaches, and teaching strategies. CTI is now accepting pre-applications for the 2023-2024 Innovative Teaching and Learning Awards – the deadline is April 17.

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New Beebe Lake seating area honors Hu Shih

While a student at Cornell, Hu Shih 1914 imagined and later led a literary movement resulting in the adoption of a common, accessible language in China. The language reforms that emerged with Hu Shih at Cornell went on to change an entire nation. A stone bench and interpretive sign invite community members to the northwest corner of Beebe Lake, where they can learn more about Hu Shih.

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Book examines the mainline Christian ‘Worship Wars’

Ethnomusicologist Deborah Justice analyzes how White American mainline Protestants used  internal musical controversies to negotiate their shifting position within a diversifying nation.

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Understanding history of anti-semitism can help us today

Scholar David Nirenberg is a historian of Christians, Jews and Muslims in medieval Europe and the Mediterranean.

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Chinese state used parent-child relationships to serve political goals

Mara Yue Du will talk about “State and Family in China: Filial Piety and its Modern Reform” on April 13 at 4 p.m. in Olin Library.

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Panel to explore political polarization and media

In “Transcending the Echo Chamber: Polarization and the Media,” distinguished alumni and Cornell faculty will explore the media’s role in the country's polarization, and what can be done. 

Alumni producers offer peek inside film careers

Visiting alumni filmmakers, Scott Ferguson ’82 and Michael Kantor ’83, told stories from their time at Cornell and their careers in film and television production and gave tips to students interested in entertainment careers.