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Six A.D. White Professors-at-Large elected

A Nobel Prize-winning physicist, best-selling authors and a leader in global sustainable agriculture are among six newly elected Andrew Dickson White Professors-at-Large at Cornell.

Townsend Lectures to focus on home in ancient Mediterranean

Barbara Graziosi, a professor of classics at Princeton University, will deliver the three-part Townsend Lectures, Sept. 10, 13 and 17, on the theme of “Homecoming and Homemaking in the Ancient Mediterranean.”

Things to Do, Sept. 6-13, 2019

Events at Cornell this week include an exhibition on migration at the Johnson Museum; a new Toni Morrison documentary; and Social Science at Bailey Hall.

Botanic Gardens lecture explores Hundred Acre Wood

In the first event of Cornell Botanic Gardens’ Fall Lecture Series, author Kathryn Aalto on Sept. 12 will discuss her book, “The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: A Walk Through the Forest That Inspired the Hundred Acre Wood.”

Three at Cornell receive NEH grants

Sturt Manning, Nancy Green and Nicole Milano have received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities for field research, cultural heritage and preservation projects.

Lecturer to be featured in PBS documentary

The PBS documentary series “The Future of America’s Past” features Elissa Sampson, lecturer in the Jewish Studies Program, in the episode about New York City’s Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire.

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New Cornell hub for historical keyboards opens Sept. 6

A new hub for historical keyboard studies launches at Cornell with the opening of the Cornell Center for Historical Keyboards, 726 University Ave. An opening event is planned for Sept. 6-7.  

Things to Do, Aug. 30-Sept. 6, 2019

Events at Cornell include a tribute to Toni Morrison; Festival24 at the Schwartz Center; "Rocketman" at Cornell Cinema; the Cornell International Fair; and a lecture on engaging students with global food security.

New Mui Ho Fine Arts Library inspires by design

With more than 100,000 books arranged in a structural mass of mezzanine shelves and walkways, the Mui Ho Fine Arts Library in the renovated Rand Hall is open for browsing.