After his family was forced to flee a government crackdown in Turkey, Florida State University sociologist Azat Gündoğan found a "lifeline" at Cornell as an International Institute of Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund fellow.
A few times a week, songs from Ukraine can be heard coming from a classroom in Goldwin Smith Hall, as Cornell’s Ukrainian program brings the country’s culture to campus through language learning, folk tradition and history.
Applications are open for Rare and Distinctive Language Fellowships, which offer students intensive summer study in modern languages that are not commonly taught, including Zulu, Finnish, Yiddish, Sinhala, Tibetan and Burmese.
For its work supporting international scholars whose work puts them at risk in their home countries, Cornell has been awarded the Institute of International Education’s Centennial Medal. It was presented to Provost Michael I. Kotlikoff on Oct. 30.