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New hires to strengthen African-American literature faculty

Three new faculty members who specialize in African-American literature will be joining the Department of English, in the College of Arts and Sciences, for the fall of 2019.

Digital publishing innovator eases access to Cornell material

The Internet-First University Press has released a complete directory of all available material as it works to make new and archival content more easily accessible.

David Mankin, who inspired students to love classics, dies at 61

Classics scholar David Mankin, beloved by Cornell students for his inspiring and idiosyncratic teaching style, compassionate mentorship and the signature black sunglasses he wore to class, died April 24 after a brief illness. He was 61.

Africana hosts talk on climate change impact in Africa

On April 30, the Africana Studies Center is hosting “Disaster: Cyclone Idai, Climate Change & Climate Migration,” a talk on the impacts of climate change, climate migration and food scarcity.

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Things to Do, April 26-May 3, 2019

Events include the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows lecture; the play “Spill” on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill; Cornell Chorus and Glee Club performing “A German Requiem”; and the Cornell Orchestras’ final performances of the semester. 

Linguistics students create language for ‘Captain Marvel’

Cornell linguistics doctoral students Ryan Hearn and Joseph Rhyne created the alien language Torfan, used in one of the newest movies to come out of Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Captain Marvel.”

Homer’s ‘Odyssey’ explored in new podcast episode

“A Water-Filled Journey,” the new episode of the “What Makes Us Human?” podcast series from the College of Arts and Sciences, examines Odysseus’ complex relationship with water. 

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Five inducted into Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

Five Cornell doctoral candidates have been inducted into the Cornell chapter of the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society.

‘World According to Sound’ creators to be artists-in-residence

Cornell’s Media Studies Initiative has announced that radio producers Chris Hoff ’02 and Sam Harnett, co-creators of the 90-second public radio show and podcast, “The World According to Sound,” will be artists in residence in Fall 2019.