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Experimental band Henry Cow challenged itself, audiences

Associate professor of music Benjamin Piekut’s new book is an exhaustive study of an experimental British group that blurred the lines between genres as it created captivating music.

New podcast episode examines parenting inequities

“Unequal Parenting,” a new episode of the “What Makes Us Human?” podcast series, examines persistent inequalities in parenting and the earnings penalties that go along with them.

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Musicologist discovers tape of unreleased Lou Reed music

A dozen previously unreleased songs by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame artist Lou Reed have been discovered by a Cornell researcher on one side of a cassette tape from 1975.

Alumnus shares lessons learned from the campaign trail

Ryan Quinn ’18 visited campus Sept. 19 to speak to students about his experience working on a Congressional campaign and about what he has learned about relating to people.

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Writer, emeritus professor James McConkey dies at 98

Acclaimed writer James McConkey, a mentor to young writers at Cornell for nearly four decades, died Oct. 24 in Enfield. He was 98.

Things to Do, Oct. 25-Nov. 1, 2019

Events this week include Chocolatada! at Cornell Botanic Gardens; Halloween film screenings and costume parties at Cornell Cinema; a concert of train songs, and a podcast recording at the Johnson Museum.

Art and science provide fertile ground for research, teaching

Research projects investigating the sounds of soil bring the fields of soil science, art, bioacoustics, entomology and other disciplines together, and blend creative practice with scientific inquiry.

Public History Initiative launches at Cornell

Cornell has launched a new Public History Initiative, led by Stephen Vider, as part of the provost’s Radical Collaboration initiative focused on the humanities and the arts.

Action figures in classical literature

Action figures in classical literature.

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