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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)

Libraries turn publishers to sidestep high costs of academic magazines

Cornell University Library is among several large academic research libraries that now operate their own publishing offices to produce high-quality scholarly publications, either by working with local researchers or by partnering with other publishers. (November 17, 2005)

Once-revolutionary 'Danny the Red' delivers talk of reform, not revolt

The controversial and contradictory Daniel Cohn-Bendit delivered his signature blend of paradoxical rhetoric to a Cornell audience Nov. 11. (November 15, 2005)

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.