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Benjamin Garcia, MFA ’11, wins National Poetry Series award

The National Poetry Series is sponsoring the publication of creative writing alumnus Benjamin Garcia’s first collection of poems in 2020.

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Study reframes the history of LGBT mental health care

Research co-authored by assistant professor of history Stephen Vider reveals that community-based clinicians play a key role in reshaping mental health care for LGBT people and broader attitudes about sexuality and gender.

Susan Choi, MFA ’95, wins National Book Award

Author Susan Choi, an alumna of Cornell’s Creative Writing Program, has won the National Book Award for fiction for her fifth novel, “Trust Exercise.” 

Things to Do, Nov. 22-Dec. 6, 2019

Events at Cornell include the 32nd annual Traditional Thanksgiving Feast; “Queen of Carthage,” an opera-oratorio by Ellie Cherry ’19; a lecture on birding and nature appreciation, and Mini Locally Grown Dance concerts.

New podcast episode explores racism and resilience

“Lived Experience,” a new episode of the “What Makes Us Human?” podcast series, explores global racial hierarchies and their remedies.

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Students pair ballet and books in Ithaca outreach program

Group of students started the Ballet and Books program to boost literacy among children from pre-K through third grade.

NY Times editor, alum is first Distinguished Visiting Journalist

Marc Lacey ’87, national editor for The New York Times, will be the inaugural fellow in the Distinguished Visiting Journalist Program, launching next semester in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Roundtables to explore 2020 Biennial theme 'Swarm'

The Cornell Council for the Arts is holding lunchtime roundtables Nov. 18, 21 and 25, in preparation for the 2020 Cornell Biennial, on the theme "Swarm: Ecology, Digitality, Sociality."

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Things to Do, Nov. 15-22, 2019

Events this week include the 17th annual Labor Roundtable; artist and filmmaker Malena Szlam; music and artistry of Indonesia; a hands-on data visualization workshop; and a lecture on literature and Mardi Gras traditions.