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Kindred writer and spirit Robert Morgan receives <br />2008 Thomas Wolfe Prize

Cornell Professor Robert Morgan shares a birthday and more with writer Thomas Wolfe. And Morgan will receive the 2008 Thomas Wolfe Prize Oct. 2 at the University of North Carolina, where both writers are alumni. (Sept. 9, 2008)

Skorton uses the power of words to get out the vote

Cornell President David Skorton read the Gettysburg Address and spoke of the power of oratory in persuading people, Sept. 6, at a kickoff event for Educate the Vote, Cornell's fall election series. (Sept. 8, 2008)

Alice Fulton explores family-based fiction in new book

In her first short-story collection, poet and Cornell professor of English Alice Fulton finds inspiration in four generations of women in her upstate family. (Sept. 5, 2008)

Literary scholar Robert Elias dies at 94

Elias was the Goldwin Smith Professor of English Literature and American Studies at Cornell, and a respected scholar in the field of American literature. He died Aug. 16 in Brookline, Mass. (Sept. 5, 2008)

Working to keep water clean and plentiful in Greece, CU faculty reach out to international partners

Gail Holst-Warhaft and Tammo Steenhuis traveled to Greece this summer to continue spreading public awareness on severe water shortages in the Mediterranean. (Sept. 4, 2008)

What are we doing here at Cornell?

Professor Ross Brann expresses disappointment with the lack of engagement new students showed in discussing 'Lincoln at Gettysburg' and with faculty participation in helping students choose courses. (Sept. 4, 2008)

Biddy Martin bids farewell -- leaving her name to posterity in A.D. White House

President David Skorton announced the naming of the Carolyn 'Biddy' Martin Room at Martin's farewell reception on Bailey Plaza, Sept. 2. (Sept. 3, 2008)

Dance reunion includes improv jams and yoga

The Cornell Dance Program's second All-Years Dance Reunion, Aug. 29-31, kicked off the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts' 20th season. (Sept. 3, 2008)

Endowed fund established in College of Arts and Sciences in honor of Charles T. Stewart '40

The recently endowed Charles T. Stewart '40 Fund for the College of Arts and Sciences will support the college in perpetuity. The fund was established in honor of Stewart, who passed away in January. (Sept. 2, 2008)