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Things to Do, Dec. 8-15, 2017

Events at Cornell this week include a science outreach program for children and families; the annual Cornell Concerto Competition; and "The Nightmare Before Christmas" at Cornell Cinema.

Einaudi Center announces grant recipients

The Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies has awarded five seed grants and four small grants to support faculty members' international research.

Textbook features different approach to primary historical sources

“Scientific Practices in European History, 1200-1800” by Peter Dear takes a different approach to understanding European and world history.

Historian examines manipulation of international law

Historian Mostafa Minawi spoke about the Ottoman Empire’s struggle for survival in the face of marginalization by Europe in a Nov. 29 campus talk.

Multilingual students help kids ride the road to reading

Thanks to multilingual Cornell students, 500 Ithaca-area children learning English as a second language each have a new book personalized just for them, with the English text translated into their native language.

Interdisciplinary scholar examines the human animal

Laurent Dubreuil advocates for a renewed dialogue between the sciences and the humanities in a new What Makes us Human? podcast.


‘Enchanted Asia’ exhibit displays magic, sorcery

“Enchanted Asia,” an exhibit on magic in Asian cultural contexts, provides a glimpse of manifestations of sorcery throughout Asia.


Things to Do, Dec. 1-8, 2017

Events this week include two nights of Sage Chapel Christmas Vespers, student films at the Schwartz Center, a selection of recent movies at Cornell Cinema, and free talks on bird cams, snakes and pets.

Cornell Press' Grateful Dead book earns Grammy nomination

The book Cornell ’77: The Music, the Myth, and the Magnificence of the Grateful Dead’s Concert at Barton Hall published by Cornell University Press, nominated for a Grammy.