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Race to keep up with humanities faculty hiring gets intellectual boost from Mellon Foundation grant

A $2.5 million challenge grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will help Cornell endow three new senior professorships in the humanities. (March 26, 2008)

Cornell Library will help researchers meet new NIH rules for public access

Researchers with funding from the National Institutes of Health soon will be required to put copies of peer-reviewed publications in an online open-access repository. Cornell Library is offering help to comply with the new requirement. (March 17, 2008)

Johnson Museum earns major NEH grant to support Bloomsbury exhibit, programming

The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded a grant of more than $366,000 to the Johnson Museum to support the upcoming exhibitions and related programming, including a scholarly symposium. (March 13, 2008)

Colombian writer Laura Restrepo views her country as a violent, vanishing democracy

Colombian writer and activist Laura Restrepo, an A.D. White Professor-at-Large, discusses the state of her country and its impact on her life and art. (March 13, 2008)

African color, sound and style electrify Johnson Museum

The Afrik! Fashion Show featuring the Kusun Ensemble combined activism-inspired clothing from African cultures and styles with jazz and African music played on traditional Ghanaian instruments. (March 12, 2008)

'All art is about what life feels like': The Skortons prove a point with readings on jazz, food, medicine, dogs and haiku

From poetry to recent nonfiction to haiku; from medicine to music to dogs: Cornell President David Skorton and wife Robin Davisson shared selections from their favorite reads at Tompkins County Public Library, March 9. (March 10, 2008)

Mike Abrams enriches building that inspired him with gift of fifth-century mosaic

A fifth-century mosaic of a lioness attacking an ibex, donated to Cornell by M.H. (Mike) Abrams, now graces the entrance of Goldwin Smith Hall, where Abrams wrote his acclaimed books of literary criticism. (March 4, 2008)

Visiting writer Denis Johnson hosts Cornell undergrads at a staged reading of his play in New York

National Book Award-winning novelist and short story writer Denis Johnson hosted nine Cornell undergraduates enrolled in his seminar at a staged reading of his play 'Des Moines,' Feb. 29 at The Flea Theater in Manhattan. (March 4, 2008)

Skorton and Davisson to speak on books that helped shape their lives, March 9

Cornell President David Skorton and his wife, Robin Davisson, will share from and discuss books that have had an impact on their lives at the Tompkins County Public Library, Sunday, March 9, at 2 p.m. (Feb. 28, 2008)