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Cornellians’ creativity contributes to public art mosaic

Cornell-affiliated people and organizations helped create an eight feet tall, 180 feet long mural set with thousands of sparkling mirror tiles in Ithaca.

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Forum highlights the connections between humans and apes

“Apes and Sustainability,” a forum held Nov. 15, brought together Cornell faculty, activists and scientists to explore new perspectives on preserving nonhuman great apes in sustainable ways.

Things to Do, Nov. 30-Dec. 7, 2018

Events this week include the Hortus Forum's annual Poinsettia Sale; a concert of music by graduate student composers; and a free screening of “Bird of Prey,” from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Provost Research Innovation Award winners announced

The Office of the Provost has announced five winners of the inaugural Provost Research Excellence Awards, which recognize leadership and innovation in scholarly research.

Alumna animator earns festival awards for newest film

Looking at an animated film by Lynn Tomlinson ’88, a viewer feels like they’re in front of an impressionist painting by Van Gogh or the Hudson River School painters, or riding the waves with fishermen in a work by Winslow Homer.

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Grants help graduate students to do research around the world

Twenty-six Cornell graduate students have won more than $42,000 in fall 2018 Research Travel Grants, which provide students up to $2,000 to conduct thesis or dissertation research.

Exhibit chronicles women’s empowerment through fashion

Fashions worn by prominent women and everyday unsung heroes, including Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s collars and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's shoes, are featured in “Women Empowered: Fashions From the Frontline,” a new exhibition opening Dec. 6 at Cornell’s Human Ecology Building.

Nine faculty members elected AAAS fellows

This year's AAAS electees from Cornell include a renowned artificial intelligence researcher, an emeritus professor who studies animal migration patterns, and a food safety expert.

Jewish Studies Program presents humorous ‘Monish’ in NYC

A performance of “Monish: A Musical Tale of Talmud and Temptation,” set to rhyming English verse, will be held at the Center for Jewish History Monday, Dec. 3, at 6:30 p.m.