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Things to Do, Dec. 14, 2018- Jan. 18, 2019

Events on campus from this week to the end of winter break include the Recognition Ceremony for December Graduates, a winter solstice garden tour, exhibits coming down soon and the first Soup & Hope of 2019.

Cornell brings sounds of Middle East to local K-12 teachers

The Near Eastern Studies course “Listening to the Middle East” explored Quranic recitation and other soundscapes as a professional learning opportunity for local teachers.

Aditya Deshpande ’22 wins Cornell Concerto Competition

Computer science major Aditya Deshpande ’22 won the 16th Cornell Concerto Competition, held Dec. 9 in Barnes Hall.

Podcast examines what influences physical attractiveness

A new episode of the “What Makes Us Human” podcast series from the College of Arts and Sciences, explores what influences whom we find attractive.


Ariana Kim’s quartet earns Grammy nomination

The debut album by the Aizuri Quartet, with violinist and assistant professor of music Ariana Kim, has been nominated for a 2019 Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance.


Things to Do, Dec. 7-14, 2018

Events this week include the Town-Gown Awards, Cornell Concerto Competition, a tribute to Sonny Rollins, life on other planets at Science on Tap, and "Whistler and His Influence" at the Johnson Museum.

2018 Affinito-Stewart research grants awarded; 2019 proposals sought

Nine Cornell faculty members have been awarded Affinito-Stewart research grants for the 2018-19 academic year. Proposals for 2019-20 are due Feb. 8.

New study upends timeline of Iroquoian history

New research by an international team raises questions about the timing and nature of early interactions between indigenous peoples and Europeans in North America.

Gift funds new music professorship, supports wind symphony

Barbara and Richard T. Silver ’50, MD ’53 Professorship in the Department of Music and the Barbara and Richard T. Silver ’50, MD ’53 Wind Symphony are recent gifts.