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Dick Archer, man behind Cornell stage productions, dies at 71

Dick Archer, associate professor of theater and technical director for the Department of Performing and Media Arts for 40 years, died Sept. 14. He was 71.

Wikipedia edit-a-thon Oct. 6 to honor women in STEM

Cornell University Library will host “Ada Lovelace Day: Women in the Sciences Edit-A-Thon,” Oct. 6 from noon to 5 p.m. in Mann Library, ahead of an international celebration honoring women scientists.

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Six projects receive Innovative Teaching and Learning Awards

This year’s Innovative Teaching and Learning Award winners will give Cornell students a host of new opportunities and experiences, thanks to faculty grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000.

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LaFeber-Silbey Lecture to look back on 1970s U.S. power

Historian Francis J. Gavin will discuss the importance of the 1970s in U.S. and world history in this year’s LaFeber-Silbey Lecture, Oct. 3 at 4:30 p.m. in Kaufmann Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall.

New exhibit maps out emotional states

Maps with images meant to stir public sentiment are featured in the new exhibit, “Latitude: Persuasive Cartography,” which opens Oct. 3 in Carl A. Kroch Library’s Hirshland Exhibition Gallery. 

$6M alumni gift launches Humanities Scholars Program

A $6 million anonymous gift from alumni will help launch the Humanities Scholars Program in the College of Arts and Sciences, offering a signature learning, research and collaboration opportunity to students from across the university interested in humanistic inquiry.

Things to Do, Sept. 27-Oct. 4, 2019

Events at Cornell this week include pianists Daniil Trifonov and Sergei Babayan, RED Day, films about food, remembering Toni Morrison, and the Coors Conversation Series.

New Arts and Sciences podcast season explores inequality

What do we know about inequality? This question and many more will be explored in the new season of the “What Makes Us Human?” podcast and essay series, from the College of Arts and Sciences.

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Influential writer, teacher Robert Morgan celebrated Oct. 3

Robert Morgan, an influential American writer and one of Cornell’s most beloved professors, will be honored at a celebration on campus on his 75th birthday.