PCCW grant helps support diverse student entrepreneurs

A focus will be introducing the idea of entrepreneurship to students who have never thought about it before.

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Concealing sexual identity may have impeded mpox care for some men

Openly gay men were more likely than those who conceal their sexual orientation to seek care for mpox last year during a global outbreak that disproportionately affected their community, researchers from Cornell and the University of Toronto found.

Course on antisemitism and the law debuts in spring semester

The course is designed to give students the tools to be able to both recognize manifestations of antisemitism as well as other forms of bigotry and confront and counter them effectively.

Breaking silence: Speak up to honor MLK Jr., historian says

A Cornell historian says one of the most important aspects of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy was his insistence on speaking up against social and economic injustice.

‘Fatphobia’ a form of oppression, says philosopher Kate Manne

Fatphobia, says philosopher Kate Manne, has become a vital social justice issue. In her new book, “Unshrinking: How to Face Fatphobia,” Manne draws on personal experience as well as scientific research.

Digitized images illuminate U.S. colonial period in the Philippines

A Cornell graduate student partners with library experts to create an online collection of images of the Philippines during the early days of American annexation.

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Exploring girlhoods, Black scholars connect, imagine and heal

A new working group, co-founded by Cornell faculty, invites a community of Black scholars, educators and activists to reflect on their girlhoods – all in order to better serve the Black girls with whom they work.

Tracing Indian Ocean slavery through Iranian cinema

In a new book, Professor Parisa Vaziri explores how Iranian cinema preserves the legacy of Indian Ocean slavery. Vaziri said she wrote to “discard the tired clichés that have traditionally haunted the scholarly literature on Indian Ocean slavery.” 

Five minutes of mindfulness can help improve kids’ reading

Engaging middle-school students in brief mindfulness exercises could boost their reading performance – and could offer an effective intervention to help youth from historically minoritized backgrounds, according to a new Cornell study.