Cornell, SUNY students show off contributions that help others

Students from Cornell, Binghamton and Stony Brook universities came together to celebrate the contributions they made to improve local, regional and international communities during a showcase event on April 19 in the College of Human Ecology’s Commons.

Inclusive Excellence Summit promotes connection

More than 400 Cornell employees and community members attended the fifth annual Inclusive Excellence Summit, gathering virtually and in-person to show their commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.   

Award-winning author Jeff Chang visits campus

Award-winning writer and cultural organizer Jeff Chang returned to Cornell on April 16 to deliver a keynote presentation and workshop for nearly 60 professionals from higher education institutions nationwide during the 2024 IVY Plus EEO/AA Annual Meeting.  

Around Cornell

Collaboration reimagines shopping mall as wellness hub

Faculty and students joined community members, nonprofit leaders and Cayuga Health System representatives April 12-13 to explore a new vision for The Shops at Ithaca Mall focused on health equity.

The Inclusive Excellence Podcast: “Wherever I Go, I Want It to Matter That I Was There” with Cal Walker

In the season finale of the Inclusive Excellence Podcast, Erin Sember-Chase and Toral Patel are joined by Cal Walker, a retiree of Cornell and longstanding citizen of Ithaca for nearly 50 years. Walker shares his journey from Civil Rights-era Alabama to New York, arriving in Ithaca in 1977 and wasting no time to make a difference in the community.

Around Cornell

Burmese journalist wins Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Journalist Kyaw Hsan Hlaing, who exposed the realities of violence perpetrated by the military in his native Myanmar, has been awarded a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans to support his work toward a Ph.D. in political science at Cornell. 

‘Not her first rodeo’: Beyoncé scholar weighs in on ‘Cowboy Carter’

Professor of Africana studies Riché Richardson says reclaiming country music for the Black community and rebranding the genre as an inclusive space are triumphs of Beyoncé’s new album, “Cowboy Carter.”

Paying a price to speak out, dissident writers help preserve freedoms

Speakers at “Dissident Writers: A Conversation” explored how writers keep freedoms open for others by taking risks to criticize governments or societies in environments where there is a cost.

Student group adapts toys, devices for kids with disabilities

The Big Red Adaptive Play and Design Initiative has brought independence and joy to local children with disabilities – and has created space for the engineering of assistive technologies at Cornell.