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Things to Do, Dec. 13-Jan. 17

Events at Cornell this week and through the winter break include student film screenings, winter solstice celebrations, the Cornell Concerto Competition and Winter Employee Celebration.

New podcast episode traces roots of educational inequities

“Segregated Education,” a new episode of the “What Makes Us Human?” podcast series from the College of Arts and Sciences, explains the history of educational inequities in the U.S.

PMA professor Jeffrey Palmer releases two short films

Jeffrey Palmer, assistant professor in the Department of Performing and Media Arts, has released two new short films that continue his mission to capture untold stories.

George Hutchinson’s ‘Facing the Abyss’ cited by MLA

Professor George Hutchinson has been recognized by the Modern Language Association of America for his book “Facing the Abyss: American Literature and Culture in the 1940s.”

Things to Do, Dec. 6-13, 2019

Events at Cornell this week include Lessons and Carols at Sage Chapel; an indoor bouldering event for climbers and an outdoor gear sale; a United Way celebration and Quentin Tarantino’s Hollywood story.

Historian and medievalist Brian Tierney dies at 97

Professor Emeritus Brian Tierney, a leading scholar who taught medieval history at Cornell for 33 years, died Nov. 30 in Syracuse. He was 97.

Sign of the times: American Sign Language thrives on campus

Senior lecturer Brenda Schertz, a whirlwind of energy, teaches the first American Sign Language classes at Cornell that meet the College of Arts and Sciences’ three-semester world language requirement.

New podcast episode examines the impact of incarceration

“Climate of Fear,” the latest episode in the “What Makes Us Human?” podcast series, explores the impact of incarcerated parents on their children’s education with Anna Haskins, assistant professor of sociology.

Essentials

Book provides a map for reading boundary-challenging author

In “Framing Roberto Bolaño: Poetry, Fiction, Literary History, Politics,” Jonathan Monroe delivers one of the first full-length monographs devoted to the late Spanish-language author.