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Perkins Prize, new awards celebrate learning across difference

About 80 Cornell students, faculty, staff and trustees gathered for dinner at the Willard Straight Memorial Room April 17 to recognize recipients of the Perkins Prize and new diversity and inclusion awards.

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Civil discourse: ‘All Things Equal’ to air 600th episode

Celebrating its 600th episode April 23, radio program “All Things Equal” on WHCU draws on the diversity of Tompkins County’s communities and campuses to respond to intolerance with dialogue.

Law alumna Rep. Sharice Davids receives LGBTQ award

Recently elected congresswoman Sharice Davids, J.D. ’10, received the Steven W. Siegel ’68 Award from Cornell’s LGBT Alumni Association.

Africana Center to honor founder at 50th anniversary symposium

The Africana Studies and Research Center kicks off a year-long commemoration of the 50th anniversary of its founding with a two-day symposium honoring its founder, James Turner.

Author to unpack history of racist ideas in Krieger Lecture

Ibram X. Kendi, professor of history at American University and National Book Award-winning author for his 2016 “Stamped From the Beginning,” will give the American Studies Program’s Krieger Lecture April 15.

Vigil honors victims of the New Zealand mosque shootings

Yasin Ahmed, Cornell’s Muslim chaplain, led a vigil March 18 on Ho Plaza to remember the 50 people killed in the March 15 shootings at two mosques in New Zealand.

Essentials

Lean into uncertainty, AVP Winfield says at Soup & Hope

Speaking March 14 to an audience of more than 100 in Sage Chapel in the latest installment of Soup & Hope, Winfield said she learned that leaning into uncertainty unleashes the power of possibility.

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Diversity Preview Weekend gives glimpse of grad programs

The third annual Diversity Preview Weekend, held March 7-10, brought underrepresented minority students to Cornell to learn about the university and gain confidence to apply to graduate school.

Cornell launches institute for women’s entrepreneurship

The Bank of America Institute for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Cornell offers a free, 12-week online business certificate program, which gives entrepreneurs the skills, knowledge and resources to build their own businesses.