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Things to Do, Feb. 15-22, 2019

Events this week include Darwin Days in Ithaca, Oscar-nominated short films at Cornell Cinema, a reception for spring exhibitions at the Johnson Museum, "Tartuffe" at the Schwartz Center and a Wikipedia editing workshop for beginners.

Freedom on the Move builds database of fugitive slave ads

Online project is enlisting the help of the public to create a database for thousands of advertisements placed by enslavers who wanted to recapture self-liberating Africans and African-Americans.

Study uses neural networks to define Dada

Cornell researchers explored whether an algorithm could be trained to sort digitized Dadaist journals from non-Dada modernist journals – a formidable task, given that many consider Dada inherently undefinable.

Bree Newsome: 'Everyone has a role to play'

In the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture, Feb. 11 in Sage Chapel, Bree Newsome recalled the events leading up to her removing a Confederate flag from the South Carolina Statehouse grounds in 2015.

Caesar’s death and life explored in ‘Antiquitas’ podcast

Season 2 of the podcast, "Antiquitas: Leaders and Legends of the Ancient World," will explore the life and violent death of Julius Caesar, one of history's most legendary leaders.

Essentials

‘Hamilton’ producer among spring Milstein speakers

The multidisciplinary Milstein Program in Technology & Humanity will bring prominent thinkers to campus this spring for thought-provoking public events and workshops.

Students hope algorithm leads to Valentine’s Day matches

Cornell students have developed an algorithm and a set of survey questions to help their busy classmates find their “perfect match” in time for Valentine's Day.

Things to Do, Feb. 8-15, 2019

Events this week: Films by French master Jean Vigo; vocal and community jazz concerts; a pair of Valentine's Day events on campus; new exhibits and events at the Johnson Museum; and a faculty book talk on the anti-Trump resistance.

Mellon-funded Rural Humanities initiative launches

A Rural Humanities scholarly initiative, funded by a grant from the Mellon Foundation, will foster deeper engagement with rural communities, emphasizing “knowledge with a public purpose.”