Faculty from the College of Arts & Sciences will be leading many courses on campus, as well as teaching during educational vacations far from campus as part of Cornell Adult University this summer and fall. Alumni can also take part in special trips curated especially for them through Cornell Alumni Travel.
From cruising the Nile to discovering the universe, faculty in the College will be sharing their research and expertise through Cornell Adult University programs.
Weeklong classes are returning in person this summer on campus, from July 10-23. Participants can stay in Toni Morrison Hall, a new residence hall on North Campus with its own dining hall. Three courses are open to both teenagers 13 years or older and adults and children 4-14 can attend Cornell's CUBS Camp, which offers summer programming from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Various pricing options are available based on whether participants stay on campus, eat meals here, etc. Find out more about enrolling.
Courses being taught by A&S faculty from July 10-16 include:
- Discovering the Universe, taught by Martha Haynes, distinguished professor of Arts & Sciences in Astronomy
- Jews in Films: Visible and Invisible, taught by Elliot Shapiro, senior lecturer in the Knight Institute and the Knight Foundation Director of the Writing in the Majors program
- Cornell, Collections & Conflict, co-taught by Corey Earle, visiting lecturer in the American Studies Program, and Evan Earle, University Archivist
July 17-23 course offerings taught by A&S faculty include:
- The Politics of Public Policy , taught by Jamila Michener, associate professor in the Department of Government and co-director of the Cornell Center for Health Equity
- Cages & Creativity: The Arts and Incarceration, taught by Bruce Levitt, professor of Performing & Media Arts
- Uncensored New Hollywood of the ’60s and ’70s, taught by Jonathan Kirshner, the Stephen and Barbara Friedman Professor of International Political Economy Emeritus
- The Underground Railroad in Central New York, taught by Gerard Aching, professor of Africana studies and Romance studies
- Unpacking Poetry, taught by Charlie Green, senior lecturer in English
Educational vacations involving A&S faculty include:
- Switzerland: Einstein, Art & a Visit to CERN, with Jim Alexander, professor in the Department of Physics and director of the Laboratory for Elementary-Particle Physics, Aug. 27-Sept. 3, 2022
- New Paltz, N.Y.: The 2022 Election, with Alexandra Cirone, assistant professor in the Department of Government and faculty fellow at Cornell’s Institute of Politics and Global Affairs; Steve Israel, professor of practice in the Department of Government and director of Cornell’s Institute of Politics and Global Affairs; and Sarah Kreps, the John L. Wetherill Professor in the Department of Government and director of the Cornell Tech Policy Lab, Oct. 28-30, 2022
- Egypt: A Cruise up the Nile , with Deborah Starr, professor of modern Arabic and Hebrew literature and film in the Department of Near Eastern Studies and director of the Jewish Studies Program, Dec. 31, 2022-Jan. 13, 2023
Visit the Cornell Adult University Education Vacations website for details on all of these opportunities.
Cornell Alumni Travel offers various trips across the U.S. and around the world. These adventures do not include guidance from a Cornell faculty member, but they may include Cornell staff from the Alumni Affairs & Development office and they are led by expert tour directors from travel partners. Destinations range from New Orleans to Toronto to Tanzania to the Galapagos Islands. Visit the Alumni Travel page for a complete calendar and information about signing up.