Soup & Hope speaker series returns Jan. 12

Celebrating its 16th year at Cornell, the Soup & Hope speaker series returns to Sage Chapel on Jan. 12 with stories that connect to the university’s new commitment as a health-promoting campus – a theme that resonates with participants as dedicated work continues in support of mental health and wellness at Cornell.

Mellon grants $1M to deepen and improve Freedom on the Move

Freedom on the Move is a collective digital history archive of “runaway slave” advertisements published in North American newspapers in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Pandemic put more parenting stress on mothers

A first-of-its-kind study of parents’ work arrangements during the pandemic shows that mothers working from home increased their supervisory parenting fully two hours more than fathers did, and women were also more likely to adapt their work schedules to new parenting demands.

Freedom on the Move project inspires music performances

A Cornell-based database of “runaway ads” placed by enslavers in 18th- and 19th-century U.S. newspapers was the starting point for a new song cycle entitled “Songs in Flight” that will premiere Jan. 12 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Winter Session 2023 introduces a new world poetry course

Cornell students have until January 3 to enroll in Winter Session's newest offering: Introduction to World Poetry. The online course is led by Alan Scott Weber, a professor of English who teaches humanities at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar. Winter Session Online runs January 3 –20. 2023.

Around Cornell

Alum brings contemporary Indigenous art into the mainstream

David Kimelberg, J.D. ’98, a member of the Seneca Nation, is helping Indigenous artists from around the world achieve recognition through his gallery in Buffalo, New York.

‘Doggles,’ booties keep student’s service dog safe in the lab

Multiple faculty and staff collaborated with Genesis Contreras ’24 to allow her service dog, Nugget, to work alongside her in the lab. 

Pollack establishes Task Force on Undergraduate Admissions

President Martha E. Pollack has established a task force to interrogate all aspects of the undergraduate admissions process and to recommend a universitywide admissions policy and best practices that will be guided by Cornell’s founding mission and can be adapted by the admissions offices of each school and college.

U.S. academia won’t achieve faculty diversity at current pace

Researchers from the Department of Communication state that at the current rate of diversification, U.S. colleges and universities will never achieve racial parity that’s on par with the rest of the country, but that steps can be taken to make it happen.

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