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Things to Do, Feb. 9-16, 2018

Events this week include jazz concerts by Alicia Olatuja and campus and Ithaca ensembles; Darwin Days talks; Valentine's Day films, Oscar nominees and a documentary on Bill Nye '77. 

Students have eye-opening experiences on Cuba trip

Eleven Cornell students traveled to Cuba over winter break, getting a glimpse of the island nation from the inside.

Book explores Alexander Kluge's literary experiments in futurity

Leslie Adelson has written “Cosmic Miniatures and the Future Sense: Alexander Kluge's 21st-century Literary Experiments in German Culture and Narrative Form.”

Things to Do, Feb. 2-9, 2018

Events this week include a Schubert recital with Malcolm Bilson, Ariana Kim and Shin Hwang; a Black History Month film series, and exhibitions and talks with alumni architect William Lim and artist Doug Hall.

New David Feldshuh play has world premiere Feb. 8

David Feldshuh’s new play, “Dancing with Giants,” will have its world premiere Feb. 8 at the Illusion Theater in Minneapolis.

Experimental music symposium features concerts and speakers

The After Experimental Music symposium will bring scholars, performers and artist-practitioners from across North America to Cornell Feb. 8-11.

Lecture series to examine ‘The Difficulty of Democracy’

A semesterlong series of lectures, “The Difficulty of Democracy: Challenges and Prospects,” begins Feb. 9.

Chorale director sings on choral Grammy winner

Stephen Spinelli, director of the Cornell Chorale and Chamber Singers, sang on a CD that won the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance Jan. 28.

Essentials

Historian examines India's 'gentlemen' terrorists

Historian Durba Ghosh examines the interplay between India’s militant movement and the nonviolent civil disobedience led by Gandhi.