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Fine Arts Library service to be interrupted May 20-Aug. 5

In preparation for the Aug. 5 opening of the Mui Ho Fine Arts Library, selected fine arts materials will not be available from May 20 to Aug. 5. Library patrons are asked to plan ahead and borrow needed materials in advance of this service interruption.

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Perkins Prize, new awards celebrate learning across difference

About 80 Cornell students, faculty, staff and trustees gathered for dinner at the Willard Straight Memorial Room April 17 to recognize recipients of the Perkins Prize and new diversity and inclusion awards.

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Things to Do, April 19-26, 2019

Events include a screening of “On the Basis of Sex” by Cornell Cinema, a free estate planning clinic, an exhibition of work by a student artist at the Seneca Place office building downtown, a panel discussion as part of the Cornell University Press sesquicentennial celebration, and a “Chats in the Stacks” book talk with English professor Daniel Schwarz.

Students showcase their community engagement work

Cornell students shared their global experiences through posters April 15 at the 2019 Community Engagement Showcase.

Student entrepreneurs face off in business competitions

An idea for $1 rides to campus won one of several student business competitions that took place during Entrepreneurship at Cornell’s Celebration conference April 11-12. The annual event drew more than 700 participants for symposiums, awards and networking.

Polka dot pattern upends superfluid hypothesis

Experiments conducted at low temperatures and in a confined space revealed that a surprising polka dot pattern spontaneously appeared in the superfluid helium-3.

Cornell Law School alumnus helps battle Notre Dame blaze

Law School alumnus Frank Langrais, J.D. ’17, was one of the approximately 400 firefighters who battled the April 15 fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, which caused extensive damage to the historic structure.

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Lecturer to examine the point of basic research

On April 24 particle physicist Nima Arkani-Hamed will examine the significance of performing basic research in his latest public talk as an A.D. White Professor-at-Large.

Turning maple syrup forests into bird-friendly habitat

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology is partnering with the Cornell Maple Program to help New York forests that produce maple syrup meet their full potential as bird habitat, sweetening the deal for both maple producers and birds.

BOOM to showcase more student tech projects than ever

From robots playing video games to the next Uber competitor, cutting-edge technologies created by more than 200 students will be on display at BOOM 2019 on April 24, from 4-6 p.m. in the Duffield Hall atrium.

Ceci, Zamudio elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Two Cornell faculty members with expertise in psychology and evolutionary biology and have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the academy announced April 17.

Lecturer featured in Amazon docuseries

Amazon Prime’s new docuseries, ‘‘The Luckiest Guys on the Lower East Side,” features Elissa Sampson, lecturer in the Jewish Studies Program.

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