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Afghan women scholars find safe haven at Cornell

The nine undergrads will be arriving on campus through December, thanks to robust international and cross-campus collaborations. Cornell has pledged support until they graduate.

A 'freedom church' unearths its Underground Railroad history

Cornell researchers and students are collaborating with community members to shed light on the role St. James A.M.E. Zion Church played in the abolitionist movement of the 1800s.

Students reflect on Marsalis visit: ‘He really touched my soul’

Jazz great Wynton Marsalis visited campus as an A.D. White Professor-at-Large, teaching students, giving public talks and playing with Cornell musicians in Bailey Hall.

Trading coal cars for e-bikes, rail trail promotes sustainability

With support from Cornell, the Dryden Rail Trail is a step closer to connecting Ithaca and several nearby communities with a corridor that enables off-street commuting and expands access to natural areas.

Farid Ferdows ’21: ‘For those who dream, Cornell is your place’

Ferdows, who served as an Afghan interpreter for the U.S. Army, says Cornell welcomed him with academic support, financial aid and camaraderie with other veteran students.

50 years at Cornell: Women’s studies looks back, forward

Faculty and alumni from the early days of the program are remembering the barriers they hurdled and the support they received. A series of events are planned for the year.

Nicaraguan cartoonist finds refuge at Einaudi Center

Political cartoonist Pedro X. Molina fled his country in 2018 as the government came down hard on critics, killing more than 300 people and imprisoning hundreds more, including many journalists. Molina is now an Artist Protection Fund fellow in residence and visiting critic at Cornell.

Schmidt: Exploring Earth’s oceans to reach Europa

To prep for missions to Jupiter’s icy moon Europa, Britney Schmidt, associate professor of astronomy and earth and atmospheric sciences, is studying Antarctica’s ice and oceans.

A storyteller makes ancient Native American tales new again

Perry Ground ’91 travels around the world performing Haudenosaunee stories, adapting them to the present while keeping their traditional spirit alive.