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'Keep Going Walt': An old-school historian who inspired a generation of LaFeber addicts

Walter LaFeber is a historian who relishes being one of the "old school" types with a sense of humor, a warmth and wisdom grounded in the fundamentals that come from cultivating a long view, whether it be in foreign relations history or baseball. And oh my, are we going to miss him.

Alumni pack Manhattan's Beacon Theatre to say farewell to Walter LaFeber -- their 'rock star'

We all know of great scholars, said President Hunter Rawlings at the Beacon Theatre on Manhattan's Upper West Side. And we all know of great teachers. But to find in one person, Walter LaFeber, the greatest of scholars and of teachers, he continued -- that is a remarkable thing.

Cornell receives almost $1.8 million renewal of Mellon grant for humanities and social sciences

Based on the success of a $1.4 million program launched in 2001, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Cornell University an additional $1,785,000 over five years to continue postdoctoral fellowships and seminars in the humanities and social sciences.

Free speech or religious offense? Panel ponders difficult questions raised by Danish cartoons

If a Danish newspaper doesn't have the freedom to publish cartoons depicting Muhammad, should the TV cartoon show "South Park" also not be free to satirize Mormons? That was the question posed by Michael Shapiro, associate professor of communication at Cornell, in a panel discussion Feb. 21.

CU Winds to reach out to young musicians in Costa Rica

Children at a small rural music school in Costa Rica will receive like-new instruments and one-on-one lessons when the Cornell University Wind Ensemble tours there in January. (December 05, 2005)

New Orleans actress-playwright Yvette Sirker tells prescient tale of hurricanes and hubris

The definitive Hurricane Katrina play was written three months before the storm hit. The play is "Pink Collar Crime" by New Orleans actress-playwright Yvette Sirker, Cornell Class of '84. (November 30, 2005)

Einstein posts to the physics arXiv

An obscure paper on superconductivity was recently rediscovered by a Cornell University professor and has been posted on the Internet on Cornell's e-print service arXiv. (November 29, 2005)

An amazing book drive from Ithaca, N.Y., to Vilnius, Lithuania

Faculty, curators and even graduate students culled their collections, and more than 2,000 books were collected for the Center of Oriental Studies at Vilnius University. (November 23, 2005)

Poet Ogden Nash's proverbial wit recalled by biographer

Douglas Parker '56, LLB '58, author of "Ogden Nash: The Life and Work of America's Laureate of Light Verse," entertained Nash fans in Kroch Library Nov. 11 with reflections on the poet's life and art. (November 22, 2005)