College of Arts and Sciences

How is Democracy Doing?

Fukuyama Poster

A distinguished panel, with keynote speaker Francis Fukuyama, will discuss how it is likely to fare in the years to come, and whether it will reign triumphant, or find itself increasingly under siege across much of the world.

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Cornellians to Anatolia

Dancing in the Streets

Blizzards, bad roads and "unsettled" country: nothing daunted three Cornellians on an archaeological expedition to Anatolia in 1908. But their courageous story has been lost to Cornell history – until now.

Explore with them.

The Vietnam War on Campus, Revisited

Vietnam: The War At Cornell

In the mid-1960s, Cornell students were caught up in the cataclysmic movements and events surrounding the growing resistance to the Vietnam War.

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Dancing in the Streets and 149 More Stellar Events

Dancing in the Streets

Surprising venues and inventive performances are behind the 150 events created to celebrate Cornell's colorful history.

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Celebrating 50 Years of 'Sensational' Discourse

Sensational Humanities

The Society for the Humanities' Fall conference featured former fellows who made a lasting impact on the development of emerging humanities traditions and discourses at Cornell.

50 Years of Discourse

Day Hall Takeover Revisited

Andy Bass

21 years ago, an Arts Quad exhibit sparked a student revolution. Exhibit curator Chon Noriega will look back and reflect on the role of art as a catalyst for change.

Cornell on Trial: The University and the Creative Arts, Revisited

Why Do Animals Do That?

Andy Bass

Fifty years ago, Cornell faculty created a new department–combining for the first time anywhere, the study of behavior typically done in zoology and psychology departments with the study of neurobiology.

Learn About Their Discoveries

Percolation, Activism and Hyperbolic Crocheting

Hyperbolic Crocheting

Known throughout the world for its stimulating atmosphere, the Department of Math covers a broad spectrum of research. Learn about the department's rich history, pioneering research and distinguished faculty.

See How It All Adds Up.

Uncovering Mysteries and Solving World Problems

Former students of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology who now work for organizations ranging from NOAA to the Nature Conservancy to universities and the New York Times are coming to campus to tell their stories.

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Prized Collection Embraced, Defaced, and Dethroned


In the 1890s, 19th century casts of ancient Greek, Roman, Near Eastern, Egyptian, medieval and Renaissance pieces were collected and used as a way to facilitate education about these historic relics. Since then, many became lost, abandoned, reviled and sometimes even violently destroyed.

What's Next for the Casts?

Cornell Helped Shape Ginsburg's Road to U.S. Supreme Court


From demanding European literature professor Nabokov to research about McCarthy-era "blacklists," Ruth Bader Ginsburg reminisced about how her diverse undergraduate education provided strong roots for her career.

Read Her Inspiring Story

Literary Theory at Cornell: A Celebration


For a quarter of Cornell's 150-year existence, Jonathan Culler has helped shape the study of literary theory. His legacy includes the profound impact he's had on his students and colleagues.

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Claudia Goldin: Path to Gender Equality


What has to change to achieve equality between men and women in the labor market? Renowned scholar Claudia Goldin '67 explains in her talk, "A Grand Gender Convergence: Its Last Chapter."

Path to Gender Equality