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A&S Digitization Grants program seeks applications

Deadlines are approaching for College of Arts and Sciences faculty and grad students to express interest and submit proposals for the Cornell University Library’s Grants Program for Digital Collections in Arts and Sciences.

Things to Do, Jan. 17-24, 2020

Events this week include a free public talk about the Gardens by the Bay in Singapore; “Ad Astra” and more at Cornell Cinema; and a staff forum hosted by the Division of Human Resources.

Emeritus professor of art Stephen Poleskie dies at 81

Internationally known artist and writer Stephen Poleskie, who taught art at Cornell for 32 years, died Dec. 21 in Ithaca. He was 81.

Alumna garners eighth Oscar nomination for film editing

Thelma Schoonmaker ’61 has been nominated for an Academy Award for her film editing work on Netflix movie “The Irishman,” marking the eighth Oscar nomination for the three-time winner. 

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Cornell fashion exhibit to run at American Labor Museum

The American Labor Museum will celebrate fashion trends alongside the history of organized labor and union labeling efforts in the U.S. by hosting “Union Made: Fashioning America in the 20th Century.”

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Online cultural critic wins 2019-20 Nathan Award

Soraya Nadia McDonald, cultural critic for The Undefeated, a website exploring the intersection of race, sports and culture, has been named winner of the 2019-20 Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism.

Philosophy professor Manne wins book prize for ‘Down Girl’

Kate Manne, associate professor of philosophy in the College of Arts and Sciences, has won the 2019 American Philosophical Association’s Book Prize for her first book, “Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny.”

New College Scholars to study food, climate change, migration

The newest cohort of Arts and Sciences College Scholars, students who plan their own interdisciplinary curriculum around a topic that doesn’t fit into a traditional major, are interested in a wide range of disciplines.

Eminent historian Isaac Kramnick dies at 81

Isaac Kramnick, the Richard J. Schwartz Professor of Government Emeritus, a renowned scholar of English and American political thought and history, and a longtime champion of undergraduate education, died Dec. 21 in New York City. Kramnick was 81.