Things to Do, Aug. 18-25, 2017

Events on campus as the fall semester begins include free films for new students, an herb garden tour, National Waffle Day at Risley Dining, and exhibits at the Johnson Museum and Mann Library.

New to campus? Discover Cornell’s rich history

New Cornell University students, faculty and staff are entering a campus forged by history.

Cornell provides refuge for scholars under threat

Cornell sponsored Turkish academics Azat Gündoğan, a sociologist, and his wife, historian Nilay Ozok-Gündoğan, when they were threatened by their government.

Freedom on the Move project awarded NEH grant

Freedom on the Move, a project being spearheaded at Cornell, has received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to create a public database compiled from 100,000 runaway slave advertisements.

Students explore art, artistic practice during NYC semester

Art students worked toward their B.F.A. degrees this year with studio and seminar classes, visits to museums and artists' studios, internships, meeting curators and exhibiting their work at AAP NYC.

Belarusian professor releases new poetry collection

In her new book of poems, "Rose Pandemic,” Valzhyna Mort evokes a Belarus burdened by silence and by its unverbalized history of war and colonization.

Students conduct research in Asia with travel grants

Six students are researching fencing, teaching English, exploring how regions recover from natural disasters, and immersing themselves in Asian languages, thanks to grants from the Department of Asian Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Collaborative play transcends borders, cultures

A new play about borders has found an unusual way to transcend them: by integrating local experiences in each new place it is performed.

Lesbian singer's archive captures pre-internet gay life

The archive of lesbian musician Gretchen Phillips, co-founder of the trailblazing band Two Nice Girls, sheds light on what it was like to be gay in the 1980s, when gay lives were rarely visible.