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UCLA musicologist Raymond Knapp wins $10,000 George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism

Raymond Knapp, musicologist at the University of California-Los Angeles, has been named the winner of the 2004-05 Nathan award for dramatic criticism. The $10,000 award, administered by the Cornell University Department of English, is one of the most generous and distinguished in the American theater. (November 14, 2005)

Find your inner actor in a creativity workshop Nov. 19

Actor Tom Demenkoff will present a DrillingCompaNY actors workshop open to the campus community Nov. 19 in the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts. (November 9, 2005)

Franco-German Green Party leader Daniel Cohn-Bendit to speak Nov. 11

Daniel Cohn-Bendit's Nov. 11 talk, "Quo vadis Europe: the Franco-German Dialogue in the European Community," is the advance keynote presentation for "Franco-German Relations and the New Europe," Nov. 19. (November 9, 2005)

Carol Mendelsohn and Naren Shankar make 'CSI' television's most-watched show

What does it take to make a television show No. 1? About 28 million viewers and two Cornell graduates, among other things. Carol Mendelsohn, A.B. '73, is executive producer and showrunner of "CSI," and Naren Shankar, B.S. '84, engineering, M.S. '87 and Ph.D. '90, applied physics, is co-showrunner. (November 2, 2005)

Thelma Schoonmaker '61 to talk movies Nov. 19 at Cornell

Film editor Thelma Schoonmaker '61 will present highlights from her work, including several features and documentaries directed by Martin Scorsese, at Cornell Cinema's Willard Straight Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 19.

Shawkat Toorawa's remarkable publishing year

A combination of hard work, revisions of earlier writings, coincidence and swift turnarounds in publication led to Shawkat Toorawa's remarkable coup of four books in one academic year (November 01, 2005)

Judith Butler, eminent gender theorist, to give two public lectures

Berkeley's Judith Butler will give two public talks during her first visit as A.D. White Professor-at-Large, Nov. 9-11. (November 1, 2005)

Writer Edna O'Brien leads secluded, rich life of letters

At a colloquium Oct. 28, Irish writer Edna O'Brien discussed her favorite works and the state of literature today. (November 01, 2005)

Film 'Love and Diane' inspires symposium on clinical family issues

A former Cornell graduate student's documentary film of an impoverished Brooklyn family is the catalyst for a symposium addressing societal, legal, cultural and clinical issues affecting millions of Americans daily.