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Reading series finale to feature Black feminist scholars

Black feminist scholars will examine the current socio-political and cultural moment in “Triangle Breathing: A Conversation with Hortense Spillers and Alexis Pauline Gumbs,” the final Barbara & David Zalaznick Reading Series: At Home virtual event of the fall. The event, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m.

Dark Laboratory podcast debuts with ‘Get Free’

Dark Laboratory, a “humanities incubator” for digital storytelling with a special focus on Black and Indigenous voices in upstate New York, launched its crossover podcast, “Get Free” with a virtual listening event on Oct. 26.

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‘Racism in America’ webinar to examine education, housing

The College of Arts and Sciences’ yearlong webinar series, “Racism in America,” will examine past and present impacts of racism on education and housing in its next webinar, “Education and Housing,” Nov. 19 at 7 p.m.

IAD grant will support learning hubs in Ghana, Zambia

The Institute for African Development has been awarded a U.S. Department of Education grant to strengthen African studies and languages for Cornell undergraduates.

Wilkerson: US must reckon with ‘long shadow’ of caste system

Isabel Wilkerson, journalist and author of “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents,” on Oct. 21 delivered the Cornell Center for Social Sciences’ annual Distinguished Lecture in the Social Sciences.

Community honors Toni Morrison with ‘Bluest Eye’ reading

A total of 122 readers, plus a number of Cornell musicians, paid tribute to the late Toni Morrison, M.A. ’55, on Oct. 8 during a marathon reading of “The Bluest Eye,” her debut novel.

Faculty research university’s ties to Indigenous dispossession

A committee formed by the American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program is exploring Cornell’s history as a land-grant institution and the nation’s dispossession of Indigenous peoples.

Weill Cornell Medicine honored again for diversity, inclusion

For the third year in a row, Weill Cornell Medicine has been awarded the Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

Summer program helped bolster local indigent defense

The Cornell Defender Program virtually teamed undergraduates and law students with trial attorneys to support indigent defense in Tompkins County and a more diverse pipeline of students interested in law careers.