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“TEXTURES” lecture celebrates the history and art of Black hair

Tameka Ellington presented on her new exhibition, which synthesizes research in history, fashion, art and visual culture to reassess the “hair story” of peoples of African descent. The lecture was part of the “Fashion & Social Justice” lecture series. 

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NYC food delivery workers face a ‘harrowing world’

New York City’s app-based delivery workers regularly face nonpayment or underpayment, unsanitary or unsafe working conditions and the risk of violence, according to a new ILR School report.

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.

Weaving inclusivity, style into wearable tech

Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao, assistant professor in the College of Human Ecology, uses knitting and weaving techniques to make on-skin devices that express the wearer’s personality.

Cornell celebrates 50 years of women’s athletics

All this academic year, Cornell Athletics is celebrating 50 years of women’s varsity sports, shining a spotlight on Big Red pioneers, great moments and alumnae whose experience in sports helped propel them to success after graduation and paved the way for future women athletes.

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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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.

Caribbean studies finds home at Einaudi Center

The newly renamed Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program is expanding its Caribbean focus – thanks to a collaboration with Caribbean undergraduates.