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Nabokov butterflies, Joyce manuscript among exhibit's 'hidden treasures'

Butterflies caught by Vladimir Nabokov, a manuscript scrawled by James Joyce and an assortment of brains, bird songs, fossils, fish and flowers are all part of the many object collections Cornell owns.

Honored literary scholar M.H. Abrams continues his labors (of love)

Having his acclaimed book of literary criticism, "The Mirror and the Lamp: Romantic Theory and the Critical Tradition," ranked as No. 25 in the Modern Library's list of the 100 best nonfiction books written in English during the past 100 years doesn't seem to have fazed M.H. (Mike) Abrams.

'Occupational markers' provide clues to a life, new book reveals

Dog-walker's elbow, cowboy thumb, snowmobiler's back and miner's knee are among the nearly 150 conditions described in a new book, "Atlas of Occupational Markers on Human Remains," by Luigi Capasso, Kenneth A.R. Kennedy and Cynthia A. Wilczak.

Real estate entrepreneur and alumnus to be honored

William Sanders, who is honored April 15, as Cornell's 1999 Entrepreneur of the Year for his accomplishments. Sanders also will deliver the Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year address Friday, April 16, at 2:30 p.m. in Sage Hall, Room B-08.

Cornell will hold a French Festival on campus, Nov. 5- Nov. 23

The French Studies Program at Cornell is launching its first annual French Festival on campus from Nov. 5 through Nov. 23. Called La Quinzaine, which means fortnight, the festival will include two weeks of lectures, movies, round table discussions, films, recitations, culinary events and concerts.

Highlights from A.D. White's collections on display in Cornell's Kroch Library through Sept. 28 Exhibit includes Medieval manuscripts, witchcraft texts and abolitionist posters

While Andrew Dickson White's role in helping to found Cornell has been rightfully celebrated, his prowess as a book collector has gotten short shrift, say Mark G. Dimunation, Cornell's curator of rare books, and Elaine D. Engst, university archivist.

Cornell's "Fabric/Flight Connection" video will be on exhibit at National Air and Space Museum

Fabrics have always been an integral part of flight, according to a Cornell University video. And now, this connection will be a featured part of a new Smithsonian Institution exhibit in the new gallery, How Things Fly, in the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

In new book, Cornell historian Mary Beth Norton explores the roles of men and women in colonial America

Some of the hottest debates raging in America today hinge on the extent to which governments can, or should, regulate human relationships. Should states hold parents accountable for their children's crimes? Restrict no-fault divorces? Prohibit same-sex marriages? Addressing such questions, commentators often lament the loss of propriety that prevailed early in this century, when more families were intact, more morals adhered to.

Cornell Hotel School's history is explored in new book

Despite Ezra Cornell's decree that he would "found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study," instruction in hotel management at Cornell University almost didn't happen. In the early 1900s, Cornell President Jacob Gould Schurman rejected the idea that Cornell should provide hotel management training as "absolutely out of the question."