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French revolutionary terror was a gross exaggeration, say Lafayette experts

The French public was led to believe that heads rolled willy-nilly and that blood ran in the streets of Paris in 1793-94, when, in fact, that wasn't quite the case. (April 28, 2008)

Cornell Press publishes art book of manuscript pages

A lavishly illustrated new book from Cornell University Press makes medieval manuscripts accessible to students and general readers. (April 22, 2008)

With poems at the ready, Cornell writers join New York City poetry celebration

Three Cornell graduate student writers and a Weill Cornell M.D. read their original verse as part of the sixth annual Poem in Your Pocket Day, April 17 in New York City's Bryant Park. (April 18, 2008)

Mellon fellowships will aid Cornell professors' research on welfare reform and Roman burial practices

Professor of classics and history Eric Rebillard and Anna Marie Smith, professor of government, have received fellowships for 2008-09 to support extradisciplinary training for their research projects. (April 16, 2008)

Roland Martin to speak April 20 in Sage Chapel series

Journalist and author Roland S. Martin will deliver a commentary on race, politics, and ethics in public life in his talk, 'It's Time For Us to Rebuild,' April 20 at 4 p.m. in Sage Chapel. (April 16, 2008)

Collecting culture: Cornell University students win prizes for book collections

Cornell University Library announced the winners of its 6th annual Book Collection Contest April 14. (April 16, 2008)

Cochran wins Levenson Prize in Chinese Studies

Sherman Cochran, a Cornell professor of Chinese history, has been awarded the annual Joseph Levenson Prize in Chinese Studies for his 2006 book 'Chinese Medicine Men.'

From the Forbidden City to the Great Wall, Glee Club and Chorus recall tour of mainland China

The Cornell Glee Club and Chorus have returned from a two-week concert tour and cultural exchange in the People's Republic of China that saw them perform in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. (April 9, 2008)

Junot Diaz's 'The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao' wins Pulitzer Prize for fiction

'The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,' the unconventional debut novel by Junot Diaz, MFA '95, has won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.