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CU students take first prize in sustainable design contest

Six graduate students received the top prize for their entry in a national competition for sustainable urban design ideas for Philadelphia. (Dec. 10, 2009)

Cornell Cinema activity fee funding reduced

The Student Assembly on Dec. 4 cut Cornell Cinema's student activity fee funding by $1 per student per year, overturning a previous decision to cut cinema funding by $2.40. (Dec. 9, 2009)

Jared Genser '95 fights for freedom of political prisoners

Jared Genser '95 founded Freedom Now to release prisoners of conscience around the world and has won the freedom of five prisoners from China, Vietnam, Burma, Pakistan and Egypt. (Dec. 8, 2009)

Trove of video interviews with prominent African-Americans entrusted to Cornell Library

Interviews with illustrious African-Americans who are members of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, founded at Cornell in 1906, have been donated to Cornell University Library. (Dec. 7, 2009)

Roberto Sierra nominated for Grammy Award

Department of Music chair Roberto Sierra has been nominated for a Grammy Award in Best Contemporary Classical Composition for 'Missa Latina Pro Pace.' (Dec. 4, 2009)

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)