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Kheel Center undergraduate award celebrated

Sukhmani Kaur, A&S ’21, is the winner of the Kheel Center’s Undergraduate Research Award of $500. The prize is awarded annually to a researcher using Cornell University Library archives. “Sukhmani's paper met all of our criteria for a winning paper,” said Steven Calco, senior assistant archivist, during this morning’s award presentation, held via Zoom.

Library immersions deepen student research

A doctoral student researching Black life in the U.S. after the abolition of slavery, Victoria Baugh was fascinated by the hundreds of studio portraits in the Loewentheil Collection of African-American Photography at Cornell University Library.

Working as an archivist is ‘a dream’ for ILR’s Steven Calco

Kheel Center Research Archivist Steven Calco comes from a family of farmers, railroad and construction workers, and garment makers. When he thinks of their experiences in Italy and America, he says, “I’m reminded of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s words ‘So often we overlook the work and the significance of those who are not in professional jobs [but] whenever you are engaged in work that serves humanity and is for the building of humanity, it has dignity, and it has worth.’” 

Student Spotlight: Lyrianne González

Lyrianne González is a doctoral student in history from Los Angeles, California. After attending California State University, Northridge as an undergraduate, she chose to pursue further study at Cornell for the opportunity to work alongside her mentors and the flexibility of the field of history. What is your area of research and why is it important?

Student Spotlight: Hannah Cole

Hannah Cole is a doctoral candidate in comparative literature from Glastonbury, Connecticut. After attending Brown University as an undergraduate, she chose to pursue further study at Cornell due to the freedom to explore interdisciplinary interests through the comparative literature program as well as its faculty. What is your area of research and why is it important?

Library marks advising milestone

Introducing students to Cornell University Library’s wealth of resources for learning and research, librarians have been vital to the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) advising seminars program, which pairs students with faculty advisors in the college and connects them with campus resources essential to their well-being and academic success.

Exhibit explores landscapes of letting go

Inspired by the geomorphology of the Finger Lakes region, June B. W. Szabo’s exhibit “Landscape Sculptures: Conversations with Land and Water” features wood-and-copper sculptures exploring themes of loss, the temporal nature of place, and decay as a means of renewal. The exhibit runs through January 2022 at Cornell University’s Mann Library gallery.

Students explore 9/11 from multiple perspectives in new class

“I was born five days after September 11.” “I was just a month old when the attacks happened.” “My mom has told me stories of carrying me around the house while we were watching the news.” Most of the members of Cornell’s Class of 2023 were infants when the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 occurred. This fall, 20 of them are exploring that time period in a new class, “Introduction to the Humanities: Afterlives of 9-11.”

‘Visions of Dante’ exhibition opens at the Johnson Museum

A new exhibition on the Ithaca campus celebrates the enduring legacy of the Italian poet Dante Alighieri (1265–1321) and showcases one of the most significant collections on the writer in the United States.

Student Spotlight: Samantha Wesner

Samantha Wesner is a doctoral candidate in history from Dallas, Texas. After attending Harvard University as an undergraduate, she chose to pursue further study at Cornell due to the field of history’s reputation as well as the library’s resources. What is your area of research and why is it important?