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Support must come from the top for arts to thrive in academia, says symposium speaker

Robert Fitzpatrick, dean of the School of the Arts at Columbia University, who will be the keynote speaker at the Cornell symposium "Creating Minds: Artistic Intelligence Across the Disciplines" to be held Feb. 28 and March 1.

'New Light on the Old World: The Middle Ages at Cornell'

Cornell's Graduate Program in Medieval Studies appoints no faculty of its own. Yet faculty from 13 departments within the College of Arts and Sciences choose, out of love, to devote their time and energy to the program and its extremely diverse and dedicated group of students.

Cornell Women's History Month '96: a closer look at "family values"

Societal changes are inextricably linked to changes in women's roles and status. And throughout March, Cornell will host a series of programs that explore these linkages - particularly in terms of what they tell us about notions of "family values," that loaded expression that has been a rallying cry of political conservatives.

Relative of Ingmar Bergman to discuss the filmmaker in a Cornell lecture

Paul Britten Austin, a poet and relative of filmmaker Ingmar Bergman, will give two public lectures at Cornell on Monday, March 3, including one about his renowned brother-in-law. In a lecture titled "The Bergman Background," at 4:30 p.m. in the Film Forum of the Center for Theatre Arts.

Proceeds from Feb. 9 concert in Bailey Hall will benefit AIDS Work of Tompkins County

Cornell Choral Director Scott Tucker routinely teaches the works of Western classical artists like Brahms and Handel to his students in the Glee Club and Chorus. But lately he has been directing them in songs of African origin and in an African language.

Cornell arts grant winners exhibit work at Johnson Museum

The seventh Cornell Council for the Arts Individual Grants exhibition opens Jan. 11 at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art on the Cornell University campus. The exhibition features the work of nine artists who were awarded the grants in either 1992, 1993 or 1994.

Highlights from A.D. White's collections on display in Cornell's Kroch Library through Sept. 28 Exhibit includes Medieval manuscripts, witchcraft texts and abolitionist posters

While Andrew Dickson White's role in helping to found Cornell has been rightfully celebrated, his prowess as a book collector has gotten short shrift, say Mark G. Dimunation, Cornell's curator of rare books, and Elaine D. Engst, university archivist.

Cornell's "Fabric/Flight Connection" video will be on exhibit at National Air and Space Museum

Fabrics have always been an integral part of flight, according to a Cornell University video. And now, this connection will be a featured part of a new Smithsonian Institution exhibit in the new gallery, How Things Fly, in the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

In new book, Cornell historian Mary Beth Norton explores the roles of men and women in colonial America

Some of the hottest debates raging in America today hinge on the extent to which governments can, or should, regulate human relationships. Should states hold parents accountable for their children's crimes? Restrict no-fault divorces? Prohibit same-sex marriages? Addressing such questions, commentators often lament the loss of propriety that prevailed early in this century, when more families were intact, more morals adhered to.