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Faculty members demand control over libraries' future

About 225 people attended a public discussion Nov. 24 on strategic planning for Cornell University Libraries. Many faculty who attended called for more say in library-related decisions.

Visiting professor Kakabadze wins top literary honor

Cornell writer-in-residence and visiting professor in the Department of Government Irakli Kakabadze was awarded the Oxfam Novib/PEN Award 2009 in The Hague, Nov. 18. (Nov. 24, 2009)

Choreographer named new A.D. White Professor-at-Large

William Forsythe, the newest A.D. White Professor-at-Large, is best known for using technology to explore the architecture of his dynamic, 21-century form of ballet. (Nov. 23, 2009)

Concerts celebrate Joseph Haydn, 'father of the symphony'

Cornell's Department of Music is holding a four-concert Haydn Festival marking the 200th anniversary of the composer's death, with a diversity of works and a Nov. 21 lecture by James Webster. (Nov. 19, 2009)

Trip to NYC offers 'sneak peek' into Russian culture

On the seventh annual trip to Brighton Beach, 33 Cornellians spent the day immersing themselves in Russian culture, including a performance by the acclaimed Russian National Folk Dance Ensemble. (Nov. 19, 2009)

Panelists: The history of Haiti is relevant to the world

At a French studies workshop, 'History and the Experience of Haiti,' Nov. 14, speakers addressed how Haiti's history relates to universal history - the relationships of histories throughout the world. (Nov. 18, 2009)

Noted ornithologist and medieval philosopher named next West Campus house professor-deans

Professors Andre Dhondt and Scott MacDonald will take up new posts as house professor-deans on West campus, starting in fall 2010. (Nov. 18, 2009)

Shiffrin book gives voice to the religious left

Law professor Steven Shiffrin spoke about his new book, 'The Religious Left and Church-State Relations,' at a panel discussion in his honor in Myron Taylor Hall Oct. 30. (Nov. 11, 2009)

Undergrads show original research on the way to Ph.D.s

Five Cornell undergraduates presented original research Nov. 7 at the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship program's 2009 regional conference, for students from historically disadvantaged groups. (Nov. 10, 2009)