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CIVIC radical collaboration initiative makes six new hires

The Critical Inquiry into Values, Imagination and Culture initiative, part of the provost’s Radical Collaboration effort that is focused on the humanities and the arts, has made six hires for this school year.

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Harold Bloom ’51, literary critic of influence, dies at 89

Harold Bloom ’51, a prolific and best-selling literary critic who began lifelong friendships at Cornell with professors A.R. Ammons and M.H. Abrams, died Oct. 14.

Things to Do, Oct. 18-25, 2019

Events this week include “War and Peace” on film; the Lorelei Ensemble in Bailey Hall; a ceremony hosted by Hindu students and a reading by Desiree Cooper.

Five projects awarded 2019 digitization grants

Cornell University Library’s Grants Program for Digital Collections in Arts and Sciences has awarded funding to five projects representing a range of study.

Atkinson Forum hosts Fisk Jubilee Singers Oct. 26

The Atkinson Forum in American Studies is bringing the Fisk Jubilee Singers back to campus for a concert Oct. 26, at 8 p.m. in the Alice Statler Auditorium.

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Things to Do, Oct. 11-18, 2019

Events this week include a plant sale and workshop; film series featuring cinematic cities and French-language cinema; a book talk on fighting aquatic diseases; and a humanities conference on energy.

Podcast describes efforts to ‘decolonize the screen’

“Unequal Representation,” a new episode of the “What Makes Us Human?” podcast series featuring filmmaker and assistant professor Jeffrey Palmer, examines how indigenous people’s stories are misrepresented by the media.

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New Cayuga language class focuses on nature, culture

For the first time in Cornell’s 154-year history, students this year can take a class to learn the language of the Cayuga Nation, whose traditional territory is now home to Cornell’s Ithaca campus.

Arts Unplugged event features film screening, master class

Cornell’s newest film professor will share advice for creating a powerful documentary and screen his latest film in the second event in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Arts Unplugged series, Oct. 17 at the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts.