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'Picturing Eden': Paradise found in contemporary photographs

'Picturing Eden,' on display at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, looks at paradise through the work of 37 contemporary photographers. Nancy Green will lead a tour of the exhibition March 5. (Feb. 13, 2009)

AAP dean: Need for Milstein Hall 'is very, very real for us'

College of Architecture, Art and Planning Dean Kent Kleinman spoke out at a Faculty Senate meeting Feb. 11, stressing the need to build Paul Milstein Hall.

Milstein Hall project timeline, 2000-09

A look at the history of the College of Architecture, Art and Planning construction project from 2000 to the present. (Feb. 12, 2009)

Sean Shepherd scores a high note with N.Y. Philharmonic

The Philharmonic has commissioned Cornell doctoral student Sean Shepherd to write a musical composition, to premiere in April 2010. (Feb. 12, 2009)

Creative writing celebrated, discussed, dissected and read

Novelist Junot Diaz will receive the Eissner Artist of the Year Award and will participate in a discussion on 'Arts and the Impact on Immigration, Feb. 19. Alumni will read from their work Feb. 20. (Feb. 12, 2009)

Emeritus trustee Earl Flansburgh dies at 77

Longtime Cornell benefactor and adviser Earl Flansburgh '53, B.Arch. '54, died Feb. 3 from Parkinson's disease. A memorial service will be held Feb. 20 in Cambridge, Mass. (Feb. 11, 2009)

Symposium looks at Australia's aboriginal artists

The Johnson Museum explores Australian aboriginal painting with a new exhibit, 'Icons of the Desert: Early Aboriginal Paintings from Papunya,' and a symposium, 'Papunya Then and Now,' planned for Feb. 14. (Feb. 5, 2009)

Randy Gener wins Nathan Award for dramatic criticism

Gener, senior editor of American Theatre, is the winner of the 2007-08 George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism, an honor administered annually by Cornell's Department of English. (Feb. 4, 2009)

'Beyond the Taj': To Asia and back again

A collection of visual and written materials on South Asian architecture and material culture assembled by the late Cornell professor and dean Robert 'Scotty' MacDougall is now available to a global audience. (Feb. 2, 2009)