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Amy Villarejo, behind the scenes in Theatre, Film and Dance

Amy Villarejo, the new chair of the Department of Theatre, Film and Dance, talks about new directions in the department, including faculty hires and alumni mentoring. (Oct. 15, 2008)

Bourke-White Photo Portfolio Competition open to students

The second annual Margaret Bourke-White Photography Portfolio Prize competition is accepting entries from Cornell student photographers through Oct. 27. (Oct. 9, 2008)

Peter Eisenman '54 named Rhodes Professor

Architect and scholar Peter Eisenman '54, B.Arch. '55, is Cornell's newest Frank H.T. Rhodes Class of '56 Professor. Rhodes professors serve for three years and visit the Ithaca campus for one week a year. (Oct. 9, 2008)

Paz-Soldan 'shocked' to discover he's a top-50 intellectual

Novelist, literary scholar and Cornell professor Edmundo Paz-Soldan was named to a list of the 50 most influential Latin intellectuals by Foreign Policy magazine. (Oct. 8, 2008)

Astronomy, art and music, old and new, create a conductor's 'dream scenario'

The Cornell Symphony Orchestra will premiere 'Anillos,' by Cornell composer Roberto Sierra, Oct. 11 in Bailey Hall, as part of the American Astronomical Society's Division of Planetary Sciences annual meeting. (Oct. 8, 2008)

Carole Boyce Davies receives book award

Africana and English faculty member Carol Boyce Davies has received an award from the Association of Black Women Historians for her historical biography of radical intellectual Claudia Jones. (Oct. 8, 2008)

Online scientific repository hits milestone

Reinforcing its place in the scientific community, the arXiv repository at Cornell University Library reached a new milestone in October 2008 - half a million e-print postings. (Oct. 8, 2008)

Indigenous grandmothers share stories, songs and wisdom about preserving Mother Earth

On Oct. 5, eight members of the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers visited Cornell and spoke about nonviolence, environmental protection, indigenous health and water quality, among other causes. (Oct. 7, 2008)

Cornell writer Robert Morgan launches Skorton and Davisson's literary lunch series

Robert Morgan, a poet, fiction writer and Cornell professor, discussed his Daniel Boone biography at the first Literary Luncheon, Sept. 25. Helena Maria Viarmontes will be the guest speaker Oct. 15. (Oct. 1, 2008)