Members of Cornell’s Professional Academic Advising Community recognized two of their own for their commitment to providing helpful guidance and sincere care to undergraduates.

From a sociologist accused of treason to a political cartoonist to an Afghan artist, displaced scholars fleeing conflicts in their home countries have found refuge at Cornell, which has hosted more Institute of International Education scholar and artist fellows than any other university in the world. 

During a May 3 talk, Jennifer King, the first Black woman to coach full time in the NFL, touched on topics ranging from the importance of diversity and representation to the growing opportunities for women in athletics.

A recently piloted bilateral exchange course is providing new engaged learning opportunities for students from Ithaca, New York to Quito, Ecuador. The partnership between Cornell University and the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), Cornell’s Global Hubs partner in Ecuador, is fusing collaboration in the classroom and in the field.

Researchers from the Brooks School combined DMV suspension records with drivers’ ZIP code data and found that drivers from marginalized communities were disproportionately impacted by both nonpayment and noncompliance suspensions.

Afghan visual artist Elja Sharifi, currently a visiting scholar at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, sees her escape from the Taliban as a call to action. She will enter Cornell’s PhD program in art history next fall.

Students from Cornell, Binghamton and Stony Brook universities came together to celebrate the contributions they made to improve local, regional and international communities during a showcase event on April 19 in the College of Human Ecology’s Commons.

More than 400 Cornell employees and community members attended the fifth annual Inclusive Excellence Summit, gathering virtually and in-person to show their commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.   

Faculty and students joined community members, nonprofit leaders and Cayuga Health System representatives April 12-13 to explore a new vision for The Shops at Ithaca Mall focused on health equity.

Award-winning writer and cultural organizer Jeff Chang returned to Cornell on April 16 to deliver a keynote presentation and workshop for nearly 60 professionals from higher education institutions nationwide during the 2024 IVY Plus EEO/AA Annual Meeting.