Indigenous-Cornell partnership publishes Gayogo̱hó:nǫ’ history

The Tompkins County Historical Commission will release a short book written by Cornell Professor Kurt Jordan with the help of Gayogo̱hó:nǫʔ community members, titled “The Gayogo̱hó:nǫʔ People in the Cayuga Lake Region: A Brief History.”

Water crisis increased Flint children’s lead exposure

As many as one in four children in Flint, Michigan – far above the national average – may have experienced elevated blood lead levels after the city’s 2014 water crisis, finds new research by Jerel Ezell, assistant professor in the Africana Studies and Research Center.

A Collegetown mural memorializes loved ones lost to illness

Yerkezhan Abuova ’23 memorialized her grandmothers in a Collegetown mural, painting them surrounded by animals, tulips and waterlilies. She hopes it will comfort viewers who grieve.

Fear of majority-minority changes perceptions of race

The threat of demographic change may alter who white Americans perceive as racial minorities, potentially making more people vulnerable to discrimination, suggests new Cornell psychology research.

Paid home care workers go well beyond standard duties

A study also revealed that expanded duties, particularly emotional care, resulted in a higher perceived value of the workers’ contributions, which could help boost pay for home care workers.

Students engage with Black ‘memory workers’ in NYC

An interdisciplinary seminar in the fall semester took students from Ithaca to New York City to explore African American heritage sites and the people whose work keeps this history alive.

MLK lecture to spotlight Black authors

Up-and-coming authors Danté Stewart and Cole Arthur Riley will give the 2022 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Lecture on Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. in Sage Chapel.

Heart monitor, ‘tinder for musicians’ win Big Ideas Competition

Four teams of undergraduate students were named winners of the Big Ideas Competition at Cornell, with ideas that help musicians connect, detect heart problems, train unemployed young adults and help with pollution issues in developing countries.

Around Cornell

$5.6 million gift expands debt-free scholarship funding for medical students

Building on their longtime commitment to social justice, equity and diversity, Louise and Leonard Riggio have made a $5.6 million gift to Weill Cornell Medicine to establish a scholarship for Black medical students with financial need.