MLK lecture: Encourage democracy, fight suppression

Kimberlé Crenshaw ’81, a legal scholar, reflected on the ways Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s influence shaped her personal, academic and professional journey.

Book Talk introduces "Myron Taylor, The Man Nobody Knew"

C. Evan Stewart ’77, a fourth-generation Cornellian, loves to teach, is passionate about history and just completed a book about Myron Taylor.

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Cornell Center for Social Sciences awards 11 faculty fellowships

The 2024-2025 Cornell Center for Social Sciences (CCSS) faculty fellows represent seven Cornell schools and colleges. Fellows will tackle urgent social issues such as online misinformation, pay transparency laws and the impact of government support on clean energy innovation.

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Scholar to speak on intersectional justice at annual MLK lecture

This year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Lecture on Feb. 19 will focus on the importance of understanding and addressing systems of oppression and their impact on multiple identities, including race and gender.

NYS agricultural assessment cultivates climate crisis solutions

While New York’s farmers face more extreme weather events, they are learning to adapt, says a new statewide climate impacts assessment, led and written by two Cornell researchers.  

Performance, book honor first Black American law graduate

At the height of the Civil War, 9-year-old George W. Fields made a daring escape to freedom with his family. He’d go on to become a member of Cornell Law School’s first graduating class, in 1890.

Vaping labels challenge: Encouraging adults, dissuading kids

In a recent study published in Social Science and Medicine, a multidisciplinary team sought to deepen regulators’ understanding of how both adults and teens respond to warning labels on e-cigarettes.

Pollack thanks staff for advancing Cornell’s mission

In her annual Address to Staff on Jan. 11 – Ezra Cornell’s 216th birthday – President Martha E. Pollack highlighted achievements that are helping to sustain and re-imagine the university’s founding “… any person … any study” vision.

Course on antisemitism and the law debuts in spring semester

The course is designed to give students the tools to be able to both recognize manifestations of antisemitism as well as other forms of bigotry and confront and counter them effectively.