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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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CIVIC radical collaboration initiative makes six new hires

The Critical Inquiry into Values, Imagination and Culture initiative, part of the provost’s Radical Collaboration effort that is focused on the humanities and the arts, has made six hires for this school year.

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Harold Bloom ’51, literary critic of influence, dies at 89

Harold Bloom ’51, a prolific and best-selling literary critic who began lifelong friendships at Cornell with professors A.R. Ammons and M.H. Abrams, died Oct. 14.

Things to Do, Oct. 18-25, 2019

Events this week include “War and Peace” on film; the Lorelei Ensemble in Bailey Hall; a ceremony hosted by Hindu students and a reading by Desiree Cooper.