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American literature scholar kicks off Botanic Gardens’ lecture series Aug. 29

Cornell historian George Hutchinson will deliver the 2018 William and Jane Torrence Harder Lecture Wednesday, Aug. 29, at 5:30 p.m. in Call Auditorium.

Things to Do, Aug. 17-24, 2018

Events on campus this week include the annual Dump and Run sale, new exhibits at the Johnson Museum and the College of Architecture, Art and Planning; and free films at Cornell Cinema.

Levitsky, Putnam, Quake elected professors-at-large

Political scientist Steven Levitsky, the Sundance Institute’s Keri Putnam and biomedical engineer Stephen Quake have joined the ranks of leading scholars and public intellectuals at Cornell as Andrew Dickson White Professors-at-Large.

Prison theater group helps inmates discover themselves

The Phoenix Players Theatre Group in Auburn Correctional Facility gives inmates opportunities for self-discovery, reflection and a view of redemption.

NEH grant to fund two-week seminar at Cornell

Shirley Samuels, professor of English, has received an $80,160 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for a two-week seminar in June 2019.

Joel Silbey, emeritus professor of history, dies at 84

Historian Joel H. Silbey, the President White Professor of History Emeritus and a member of the Cornell faculty since 1966, died Aug. 7.

New book untangles Tuscany’s complex, hidden landscape

A new book about the Tuscany region of Italy by architecture faculty member D. Medina Lasansky uncovers overlooked aspects of the often idealized region, where food, landscape and architecture are intertwined.

Book explores Latin American modernity, technology

María Fernández explores the impact of technology on modernity in her new edited work, “Latin American Modernisms and Technology.”

An art historian, a tweet and an unexpected result

Cornell art historian Ananda Cohen-Aponte has found through a demographic research project that her field is in great need of diversification.