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Things to Do, Aug. 23-30, 2019

Events at Cornell include a Glee Club and Chorus concert, free films for students, a sustainability scavenger hunt and exhibits highlighting the natural world.

Linguist Carol Rosen dies at 79

Carol Gilson Rosen, professor emerita of linguistics, died Aug. 19 in Ithaca. She was 79. She taught at Cornell from 1978 to 2010.

Two doctoral students selected for Liebmann fellowships

Doctoral students Stephen Roblin, in the field of government, and Laura Leddy, in the field of anthropology, have been selected as recipients of the Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship.

Incubator helps students advance businesses over summer

Nine student teams stayed in Ithaca this summer to continue working on their business ideas, in areas such as machine learning and solar energy, through the Life Changing Labs summer incubator.

Literary icon Toni Morrison, M.A. ’55, dies at 88

Nobel Prize-winning author and alumna Toni Morrison, M.A. ’55, who was also an A.D. White Professor-at-Large at Cornell from 1997 to 2003, died Monday, Aug. 5, in New York City. She was 88.

Things to Do, July 31-Aug. 23

Events at Cornell include writer Joyce Carol Oates, free summer events, Science on Tap, an herb garden party and Staff Development Day.

Theater alum debuts as director with DC movie, ‘The Kitchen’

Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Andrea Berloff ’95 makes her directing debut with “The Kitchen,” starring Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish and Elizabeth Moss; it comes to theaters Aug. 9.

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Via sport, Farred explores relation, belonging in ‘Entre Nous’

Africana studies professor Grant Farred muses on soccer, separation, relation and belonging in his new book, “Entre Nous: Between the World Cup and Me.”

Cornell East Asia Series partners with Cornell University Press

The Cornell East Asia Series, the scholarly press of the East Asia Program, is a new imprint of Cornell University Press.