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Ai Weiwei literally smashes China's traditions in art and architecture

The iconoclastic conceptual artist and architect Ai Weiwei talked about his work Nov. 6 in Cornell's Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium.

Yesterday's garb helps stitch together what life was like in past eras

The Cornell Costume and Textile Collection has more than 9,000 items of apparel, dating from the 18th century to the present, as well as a substantial collection of ethnographic textiles and costumes. It features an online catalog and 3-D photo images of highlighted items. (December 15, 2005)

Award granted to work toward developing filters against avian flu and SARS

Juan Hinestroza, assistant professor of textiles and apparel at Cornell University, has won a James D. Watson Investigator Award for $200,000 over two years from the New York State Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research to develop nanofibers capable of filtering out viruses, bacteria and hazardous nanoparticles. (November 29, 2005)

Celebrated architect Peter Eisenman to 'star' at Cornell reunion, in video, gallery and in person

Internationally renowned architect Peter Eisenman will be on campus to celebrate his 50th reunion at Cornell University this weekend. The winner of numerous architectural awards, Eisenman '54 earned his B.Arch. degree at Cornell's College of Architecture, Art and Planning. (June 10, 2004)

Steven Holl Architects of New York wins Cornell University's design competition for new building to house Department of Architecture Holl's distinctive structure was 'absolutely the clear winner,' says university architect

Steven Holl's stunning cubic design, with its transparent and translucent facades and Cayuga Lake and Fall Creek gorge views, is the clear winner in Cornell's College of Architecture, Art and Planning's design competition.

Carpets in schools don't compromise indoor air quality, says Cornell researcher

Carpets in schools can help the quality of indoor air by trapping contaminants and allergens, says a Cornell University indoor environmental expert. (March 19, 2001)

New book challenges long-held views of American architectural history

A new book by Mary Woods, professor of architectural history in Cornell's College of Architecture, Art and Planning, shakes up long-held beliefs about how architecture first emerged as a profession in the United States.

Cornell's 1999-2000 distinguished arts awards go to Lawrence Halprin, an influential landscape architect, and Dennis Chang, a classical musician

Lawrence Halprin, a landscape architect in San Francisco whose work helped shape modern landscape design, is the winner of Cornell University's 1999 Distinguished Alumni in the Arts Award.

Chair-mounted split keyboard helps reduce typing risks

Although expensive and complicated to adjust, a split keyboard mounted onto the arms of a worker's chair can help reduce a typist's risk of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and other cumulative trauma disorders, according to a new Cornell study.