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Media studies scholars to attend ‘Siren Echoes’ conference

Scholars from Germany and the United Kingdom, as well as numerous U.S. universities, will visit campus Nov. 7-9 for the first media studies conference sponsored by Critical Inquiry into Values, Imagination and Culture.

Symposium to mark 50th anniversary of ‘Earth Art’

Designers and scholars will discuss contemporary environmental concerns related to the legacy of the landmark 1969 Earth Art exhibition at Cornell at a symposium Nov. 7-8.

Things to Do, Nov. 1-8, 2019

Events this week include the Alloy Orchestra returning to campus to score “Metropolis,” a concert with singer-songwriter Naomi Sommers and a minimusical that combats stereotypes in representations of mental illness.

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.