Robinson-Appel Award recipients serve diverse local populations

Three Cornell undergraduates received Robinson-Appel Humanitarian Awards to honor their significant involvement in community engagement. Ariela Asllani ’26, David Ni’ 24 and Melody Welles ’27 each received a $2,500 prize towards projects that improve the lives of diverse local populations, including adopted and foster children, refugee students, and immigrants.

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Latina sorority awarded Perkins Prize for dedication to literacy

The Invincible Iota Chapter of Sigma Lambda Upsilon/ Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc. received the 28th annual James A. Perkins Prize for Interracial and Intercultural Peace and Harmony during a ceremony April 15 at Willard Straight Hall. 

Brooks School launches center to combat democratic decline

A new center housed at the Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy will bring together leading experts from across the university to tackle the fundamental questions facing democracy around the globe.

Art exhibition sheds light on invisible aspects of disability

Doctoral student Ria Gualano gives people with disabilities a platform to express unseen aspects of their identities and experiences in an exhibition that opens April 25.

CTI grant recipients build student confidence, connection

In 2023-2024 the Center for Teaching Innovation (CTI) awarded Innovative Teaching and Learning Grants to seven recipients. This year, two of those recipients' projects focus on building empathy into their courses to promote student learning.

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Entrepreneurship Celebration honors alumni, student innovators

More than 300 people joined in two days of campus activities celebrating Cornell entrepreneurs April 11-12, including events to honor Tim Barry ’93 as the 2024 Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year. 

Kumail Nanjiani to deliver Convocation address on May 23

Kumail Nanjiani, an actor, comedian, producer and Oscar-nominated screenwriter who’s starred in Marvel Studios’ “Eternals” and in the Hulu mini-series “Welcome to Chippendales,” will give the keynote address at Senior Convocation on May 23.

‘A place at the table’: Exploring free expression through dance

Student-artists will reimagine the Kiplinger Theater in a work titled “This table has been a house in the rain,” through choreography and improvisation, innovative staging and ties to other art forms.

Soup & Hope speaker series inspires with stories of perseverance

Celebrating its 17th year at Cornell, the 2024 Soup & Hope speaker series returned to Sage Chapel with stories of great struggles and great accomplishments.