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Every picture has a story in museum’s new handbook

The Johnson Museum has published a new, full-color “Handbook of the Collections,” its first in 20 years. It features more than 300 artworks, plus stories, histories and alumni artists.

Cornell selects eight Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows

The Cornell Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, which attracts some of the world’s best young talent to Cornell, has chosen eight new fellows.

Podcast shows how piped-in water changes lives

“Clean Water,” a new episode of the “What Makes Us Human?” podcast series, explains the impact of clean, piped-in water on women and girls in India.


Undergrads to present psychology research May 9

Cornell undergraduates involved in psychology across a number of schools and colleges present their research across a broad array of interests at a May 9 conference in the Physical Sciences Building Atrium.

Public Theater director: ‘Use theater to cross boundaries’

Oskar Eustis, artistic director of the Public Theater in New York City, was at Cornell April 24 for a visit sponsored by the Milstein Program in Technology and Humanity. His talk was titled “Theater and Democracy.”

Klarman postdoctoral fellowship program announced

The College of Arts and Sciences’ Klarman Fellowships will create a cohort of elite postdocs who pursue leading-edge research across departments and programs, including researchers in science and math disciplines, the humanities and social sciences.

‘Odyssey in Ithaca’ captivates during community read

A cast of 75 readers told the story of Homer’s “Odyssey” during a daylong event April 26 in Klarman Hall. It was the first event in the College of Arts and Sciences’ new “Arts Unplugged” series.

Thomas Sokol, Cornell’s choral director who was given Biebl’s ‘Ave Maria,’ dies at 89

Thomas Sokol, professor emeritus of music and Cornell’s former director of choral activities, who was given arguably the most poignant and popular arrangement of “Ave Maria,” died April 28. 

Things to Do, May 3-10, 2019

Events this week include Slope Day, the CatVideoFest at Cornell Cinema, an end-of-semester jazz concert and swing dance, and a Last Lecture by Jamila Michener.