From Kenya to Cornell, writer Mukoma ranges across genres

Mukoma Wa Ngugi, associate professor in the Department of Literatures in English, channeled his fascination with a traditional Ethiopian song called the Tizita into a new novel, “Unbury Our Dead With Song.”

July Fourth and early Black Americans: It’s complicated

Black citizens in early America confronted a "national double-speak" in which white Americans celebrated freedom while supporting the enslavement of Black people.

‘Go-getter’ director nurtures McGovern incubator to maturity

When Lou Walcer ’74 stepped into the new business incubator in Weill Hall 10 years ago, he saw opportunity. Now, the center has enjoyed a decade of success.

AAP explores ‘How will we live together?’ at Venice Biennale

The College of Architecture, Art and Planning is represented in several pavilions and events at the prestigious, six-month exhibition, which seeks “a new spatial contract.”

Juneteenth reverberates with triumph, pain, past and present

The holiday celebrates the day enslaved people gained their freedom. But they lacked political power then, as Black people too often do today, says associate professor Jamila Michener.

Regional partnership takes a chance on New York chickpeas

A Schuyler County-Cornell pilot project could help New York farmers diversify their crops and give regional food manufacturers a cost-effective source for the popular legume.

COVID-19 takes the life of a Harlem veterinarian

Dr. Julie Butler, D.V.M. ’83, cared for Harlem and its pets for 30 years. Her death due to COVID-19 inspired the College of Veterinary Medicine to establish a scholarship in her name.

West Campus house professor reflects on immersive six years

When associate professor Steven Jackson’s six-year tenure as professor-dean of West Campus’ Keeton House ends this month, he will leave a different person from the one who moved in.

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PolyForm celebrates mission, spirit of Human Ecology

Featuring color-shifting walls and folded stainless-steel modules, the permanent pavilion designed by Jenny Sabin (AAP) and her practice serves as a new gateway to – and symbol of – the interdisciplinary college.