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Things to Do, Dec. 1-8, 2017

Events this week include two nights of Sage Chapel Christmas Vespers, student films at the Schwartz Center, a selection of recent movies at Cornell Cinema, and free talks on bird cams, snakes and pets.

Cornell Press' Grateful Dead book earns Grammy nomination

The book Cornell ’77: The Music, the Myth, and the Magnificence of the Grateful Dead’s Concert at Barton Hall published by Cornell University Press, nominated for a Grammy.


Cornell student tells COP23 delegates: ‘Face up to reality’

A Cornell student, representing global youth constituencies at the Conference of the Parties (COP23) in Bonn, Germany, delivered a strong climate change statement to the convention delegates.

Amy Villarejo to lead Milstein Program in Technology and Humanity

Professor Amy Villarejo, former chair of Performing and Media Arts, has been named the first faculty director for the Milstein Program in Technology and Humanity.

Architectural historian Bonnie MacDougall dies

Professor emerita of architecture Bonnie Graham McDougall died Nov. 26 at age 76. She was an expert on South Asian architecture and culture whose research and teaching interests included anthropology and linguistics.

NYC event connects MFA students to publishing world

Second-year MFA students in Cornell’s creative writing program read their works in front of editors, agents and publicists at a Nov. 12 event in New York City.

Collaborative theater course focuses on Finger Lakes climate change

Climate science, theater and civic engagement come together in a new Performing and Media Arts course that culminates in student-created multimedia performances Dec 1-4.

Political scientist in podcast: reclaiming humanity in prisons

Is it possible that a maximum-security prison can be a place to express the complexity of what it means to be human, asks Mary Fainsod Katzenstein in a new podcast.


Reproduction antique maps sale Nov. 28-29

The 34th Annual Map Sale will be held Nov. 28-29, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. both days, in the basement of Sibley Hall, next to the Green Dragon Café.