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Free speech or religious offense? Panel ponders difficult questions raised by Danish cartoons

If a Danish newspaper doesn't have the freedom to publish cartoons depicting Muhammad, should the TV cartoon show "South Park" also not be free to satirize Mormons? That was the question posed by Michael Shapiro, associate professor of communication at Cornell, in a panel discussion Feb. 21.

CU Winds to reach out to young musicians in Costa Rica

Children at a small rural music school in Costa Rica will receive like-new instruments and one-on-one lessons when the Cornell University Wind Ensemble tours there in January. (December 05, 2005)

New Orleans actress-playwright Yvette Sirker tells prescient tale of hurricanes and hubris

The definitive Hurricane Katrina play was written three months before the storm hit. The play is "Pink Collar Crime" by New Orleans actress-playwright Yvette Sirker, Cornell Class of '84. (November 30, 2005)

Einstein posts to the physics arXiv

An obscure paper on superconductivity was recently rediscovered by a Cornell University professor and has been posted on the Internet on Cornell's e-print service arXiv. (November 29, 2005)

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)