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Acclaimed educator and designer Dagmar Richter to lead Department of Architecture

Acclaimed educator, designer and author Dagmar Richter has been appointed to chair the Department of Architecture, effective July 1. She comes to Cornell from UCLA. (May 13, 2009)

Gainor co-authors new 'Norton Anthology of Drama'

J. Ellen Gainor, professor of theater and associate dean of the Graduate School, co-authored and made significant play selections for the first-ever 'Norton Anthology of Drama.' (May 13, 2009)

Learning a second language is good childhood mind medicine, studies find

'Cognitive advantages follow from becoming bilingual,' says Barbara Lust, a developmental psychology and linguistics expert. 'These cognitive advantages can contribute to a child's future academic success.' (May 12, 2009)

Interior design student wins industry competition

Melanie Gowen, a senior interior design student in the Department of Design and Environmental Analysis, has won a statewide competition for her essay 'To Make a Difference By Design.' (May 11, 2009)

Hip-hop history: Undergrads take on archival research

Librarians helped teach the new course Researching Hip-Hop, where students worked with primary sources and conducted original research. They showcased their new knowledge at a hip-hop fair April 29. (May 6, 2009)

Film and media studies graduate field expands on campus

The Department of Theatre, Film and Dance is a focal point for a growing network of film and media studies scholars across campus, with two recent conferences and nine faculty members added to the graduate field. (May 6, 2009)

Einaudi Center invests in faculty research

The Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies has awarded four seed grants selected from a pool 11 proposals as part of the Winter 2009 Seed Grant Competition. (May 5, 2009)

Competition inspires art from inside the brain

William Chen '09, a fine arts major in the College of Architecture, Art and Planning, won the Department of Psychology's universitywide art competition by basing a work on his own thought process. (May 1, 2009)

Undergraduate research is celebrated: egg white myths, 'gaydar' and malaria and the catalpa tree

Students recently presented their research, which ranged from culinary myths of egg whites and judging sexual orientation, to the theory of children's picture books and emotional influences on gambling. (May 1, 2009)