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Campus chaplain marks 50th anniversary with essay contest

An essay contest to focus on 'what has been' and 'what is coming to be' commemorates the Rev. Robert S. Smith, who marks his 50th anniversary as an ordained Catholic priest in May. (Feb. 12, 2008)

Poet Ken McClane celebrates his family at Sage Chapel Africana Sunday service

Kenneth McClane, the W.E.B. DuBois Professor of Literature at Cornell, will offer a reflection on family and a tribute to his parents as part of the 2008 Sage Chapel Vespers Africana Sunday Series Feb. 17 at 4 p.m. (Feb. 12, 2008)

From 'Innocents' to 'Apocalypse,' new course studies how media portray Americans living and traveling abroad

A new course this semester, Americans Abroad, explores how visual and literary media portray Americans traveling in other countries. (Feb. 12, 2008)

Drama of Darwin's letters depicts stormy debate graced by humor

A performance of 'Re:Design,' a dramatization of correspondence between Charles Darwin and Harvard botanist Asa Gray, kicked off Cornell's weeklong series of events celebrating Darwin Day 2008. (Feb. 12, 2008)

Old house of new ideas: Society for the Humanities to plug into digital culture as Murray takes helm

The Society for the Humanities has for more than four decades spearheaded propagation of new knowledge and introduced interdisciplinary approaches to study that have had lasting institutional consequences. (Feb. 8, 2008)

Konstantin Frank wine cellars donates historic book collection to Cornell

Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars and the Frank family have donated a book collection comprising 137 19th- and 20th-century titles on wine and grape-related topics to the Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, N.Y. (Feb. 6, 2008)

Johnson art museum receives $500,000 challenge grant

The art museum has been awarded a $500,000 Kresge Foundation challenge grant to support its new underground extension. The museum must raise an additional $1.5 million by July 1, 2009, to receive the challenge grant. (Feb. 4, 2008)

Activist and CU electrician Herrera speaks of the joy from working for change

Kathy Luz Herrera, an activist, union electrician at Cornell and second-term Tompkins County legislator, spoke about her activist background, Jan. 31, in Sage Chapel as part of the 'Soup for Hope' series. (Feb. 1, 2008)

Music with a mission: CU Winds revisit Costa Rica

The Cornell Wind Ensemble toured Costa Rica for the second time in January, delivering more than 80 donated instruments to three schools and performing concerts across the country. (Jan. 29, 2008)