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Students engage with Black ‘memory workers’ in NYC

An interdisciplinary seminar in the fall semester took students from Ithaca to New York City to explore African American heritage sites and the people whose work keeps this history alive.

MLK lecture to spotlight Black authors

Up-and-coming authors Danté Stewart and Cole Arthur Riley will give the 2022 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Lecture on Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. in Sage Chapel.

Heart monitor, ‘tinder for musicians’ win Big Ideas Competition

Four teams of undergraduate students were named winners of the Big Ideas Competition at Cornell, with ideas that help musicians connect, detect heart problems, train unemployed young adults and help with pollution issues in developing countries.

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$5.6 million gift expands debt-free scholarship funding for medical students

Building on their longtime commitment to social justice, equity and diversity, Louise and Leonard Riggio have made a $5.6 million gift to Weill Cornell Medicine to establish a scholarship for Black medical students with financial need.

New fellowship supports students from Francophone Africa

The new Bouriez Family Fellowship sponsors graduate students from French-speaking Africa as they pursue professional training in law or global development at Cornell. The fellowship is administered by the Einaudi Center's Institute for African Development.

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Examining the impact of drone warfare on world order

An upcoming book by a Cornell doctoral student explores a new field of study related to the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, typically referred to as drones, in warfare.

Cartoons about disability will educate children

The Northeast ADA Center, in collaboration with the ILR School’s Yang-Tang Institute, is developing a 10-episode cartoon series that teaches children, their families and educators about disability issues such as assisted technology, transportation, communication and service animals.

Rural humanities projects explore NYS past and present

Ethan Dickerman, a master’s student at the Cornell Institute for Archaeology & Material Studies, created the Tompkins County Rural Black Residents Project as part of a Rural Humanities Seminar, hosted by Cornell’s Society for the Humanities.

People with disabilities reach new heights at climbing wall

The Lindseth Climbing Center accommodates people with physical and neurological disabilities, with specialized equipment and programs that make rock climbing accessible to all.