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New podcast episode explains inequalities of place

“ZIP Codes Matter,” a new episode of the “What Makes Us Human?” podcast series, shows how inequality can be tracked across America simply by looking at ZIP codes.

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Einaudi minor sets students on international research path

Sophie Partington ’21 and Laura DeMassa ’21 have gone from friends in French class to research partners thanks to the Institute for European Studies, part of the Einaudi Center for International Studies.

Joy Zhang ’21 wins Cornell Concerto Competition

Joy Zhang ’21, a student in the College of Human Ecology, has won the Cornell Concerto Competition, held Dec. 15 in Barnes Hall. She performed Georges Hüe’s Fantaisie for Flute and Piano.

Professor publishes Placentius’ pugnacious pig poem

Michael Fontaine, professor of classics in the College of Arts and Sciences, had fun publishing the first translation of 16th-century poet John Placentius’ playful “Pugna Porcorum” (“The Pig War”).

Things to Do, Dec. 13-Jan. 17

Events at Cornell this week and through the winter break include student film screenings, winter solstice celebrations, the Cornell Concerto Competition and Winter Employee Celebration.

New podcast episode traces roots of educational inequities

“Segregated Education,” a new episode of the “What Makes Us Human?” podcast series from the College of Arts and Sciences, explains the history of educational inequities in the U.S.

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PMA professor Jeffrey Palmer releases two short films

Jeffrey Palmer, assistant professor in the Department of Performing and Media Arts, has released two new short films that continue his mission to capture untold stories.

George Hutchinson’s ‘Facing the Abyss’ cited by MLA

Professor George Hutchinson has been recognized by the Modern Language Association of America for his book “Facing the Abyss: American Literature and Culture in the 1940s.”

Things to Do, Dec. 6-13, 2019

Events at Cornell this week include Lessons and Carols at Sage Chapel; an indoor bouldering event for climbers and an outdoor gear sale; a United Way celebration and Quentin Tarantino’s Hollywood story.