Author and former nun focuses on the quest to know God in April 14 talk

On April 14, Armstrong, a former Catholic nun who has written numerous books on religion, presented this year's Frederick C. Wood Lecture in Sage Chapel as part of the 75th anniversary of Cornell United Religious Work.

Celebrated architect Peter Eisenman to 'star' at Cornell reunion, in video, gallery and in person

Internationally renowned architect Peter Eisenman will be on campus to celebrate his 50th reunion at Cornell University this weekend. The winner of numerous architectural awards, Eisenman '54 earned his B.Arch. degree at Cornell's College of Architecture, Art and Planning. (June 10, 2004)

Archaeologist Andrew Ramage strikes gold again with new book

Cornell archaeologist Andrew Ramage was a Harvard University graduate student when he struck gold at an excavation site in Sardis, Turkey, in 1968. Ramage's detective work led to a one-of-a-kind discovery: a gold refinery that belonged to legendary Lydian emperor King Croesus, the world's first "millionaire."

Nabokov butterflies, Joyce manuscript among exhibit's 'hidden treasures'

Butterflies caught by Vladimir Nabokov, a manuscript scrawled by James Joyce and an assortment of brains, bird songs, fossils, fish and flowers are all part of the many object collections Cornell owns.

Honored literary scholar M.H. Abrams continues his labors (of love)

Having his acclaimed book of literary criticism, "The Mirror and the Lamp: Romantic Theory and the Critical Tradition," ranked as No. 25 in the Modern Library's list of the 100 best nonfiction books written in English during the past 100 years doesn't seem to have fazed M.H. (Mike) Abrams.

'Occupational markers' provide clues to a life, new book reveals

Dog-walker's elbow, cowboy thumb, snowmobiler's back and miner's knee are among the nearly 150 conditions described in a new book, "Atlas of Occupational Markers on Human Remains," by Luigi Capasso, Kenneth A.R. Kennedy and Cynthia A. Wilczak.

Cornell's "Fabric/Flight Connection" video will be on exhibit at National Air and Space Museum

Fabrics have always been an integral part of flight, according to a Cornell University video. And now, this connection will be a featured part of a new Smithsonian Institution exhibit in the new gallery, How Things Fly, in the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

In new book, Cornell historian Mary Beth Norton explores the roles of men and women in colonial America

Some of the hottest debates raging in America today hinge on the extent to which governments can, or should, regulate human relationships. Should states hold parents accountable for their children's crimes? Restrict no-fault divorces? Prohibit same-sex marriages? Addressing such questions, commentators often lament the loss of propriety that prevailed early in this century, when more families were intact, more morals adhered to.

Cornell Hotel School's history is explored in new book

Despite Ezra Cornell's decree that he would "found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study," instruction in hotel management at Cornell University almost didn't happen. In the early 1900s, Cornell President Jacob Gould Schurman rejected the idea that Cornell should provide hotel management training as "absolutely out of the question."