Law School portrait honors first Black graduate, Class of 1890

At age 36, George Washington Fields graduated as a member of the first class of Cornell Law School, the school’s first Black graduate and the only formerly enslaved person to graduate from Cornell.

Cornell awarded $15M to lead NSF I-Corps Hub

Cornell has been awarded a $15 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation to lead a newly established Innovation Corps Hub that will support science and technology entrepreneurship in rural regions.

Afghan students – now Cornellians – look to future

Nine Afghan undergraduates from Bangladesh-based Asian University for Women, who fled their country after the Taliban took control in August 2021, have been admitted as Cornell students with full financial aid.

Student’s research focuses on Indigenous agriculture system

The movement involves not only re-establishing heritage foods, but also bolstering the systems that sustain them: irrigation and land access, for instance.

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Community read launches Society for the Humanities’ ‘Repair’ theme

Cornell’s Society for the Humanities will kick off its 2022-23 theme of “Repair” with a community read of “The Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫɁ People in the Cayuga Lake Region. A Brief History” by Kurt Jordan, associate professor of anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Three projects awarded Belonging at Cornell innovation grants

The Presidential Advisors on Diversity and Equity have awarded three Belonging at Cornell innovation grants for 2022 programming, for projects addressing a range of topics involving diversity, equity and inclusion on all of Cornell’s campuses.

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Bigger and better: CSMore continues growing to meet goal of diversifying tech

Now in its third year, CSMore has grown into a rigorous one-month program for potential CS majors, complete with course prep, faculty research talks, a full slate of social activities, and networking opportunities with major companies.

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When immersed in sexual harassment, workers can’t identify it

New research from the ILR School suggests that people who work in industries with high levels of sexual harassment have a harder time identifying inappropriate workplace behavior.

Peer mentor program advances equality, belonging

A new peer mentor program offered by the Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives aims to help first-year or transfer students from underrepresented or underserved groups navigate Cornell, find community and opportunities, and succeed academically.