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Historian: Early black students were 'part and apart' at CU

Historian Carol Kammen discussed the experiences of black students early in Cornell's history Oct. 15 at the Africana Studies and Research Center. (Oct. 23, 2009)

Classifying clicks helps scholars understand endangered African languages

Linguistics scholar Amanda Miller is doing research with high-speed ultrasound technology to help her and fellow researchers successfully record and classify clicks in an endangered African language. (Oct. 21, 2009)

Expert: Lincoln stretched Constitution to preserve the U.S.

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian James McPherson gave a lecture Oct. 20 to launch Cornell Library's celebration of the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth and a new exhibition on Lincoln.

Van Clief-Stefanon is a finalist for National Book Award

Assistant professor of English Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon has been named a finalist for a 2009 National Book Award in poetry for her recent collection 'Open Interval.' (Oct. 19, 2009)

Book examines attrition, completion rates in Ph.D. humanities programs

'Educating Scholars: Doctoral Education in the Humanities' is a new book with first author Ron Ehrenberg that looks at attrition and completion rates in humanities Ph.D. programs. (Oct. 15, 2009)

Cornell Library forges landmark collaboration with Columbia's library

Through a Andrew W. Mellon Foundation award of $385,000, Cornell University Library and Columbia University Library have entered into an unprecedented collaboration.

Hip-hop historian takes center stage at NYC Library Salon

Hip-hop collector, historian and author Johan Kugelberg praised the leadership of Cornell librarians during a Library Salon, held Oct. 6 at the Union League Club in New York City. (Oct. 8, 2009)

Toni Morrison on writing, knowledge and sin

Author Toni Morrison, M.A. '55, returned to campus Oct. 1-2 to read from and talk about her work with students and faculty and at two public events. (Oct. 5, 2009)

Students learn about writing at luncheon with Toni Morrison

Eight members of Black Students United heard author Toni Morrison's views on writing at a private luncheon Oct. 2 at Taverna Banfi. The organization played a role in bringing Morrison to campus. (Oct. 5, 2009)