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Kent Kleinman named provost at Rhode Island School of Design

Kent Kleinman, professor of architecture and the Gale and Ira Drukier Dean of Architecture, Art and Planning from 2008 to 2018, has been appointed provost of the Rhode Island School of Design, effective March 1, 2019.

NEH supports faculty research, preservation projects

Faculty members Denise Green and Rachana Kamtekar have received support for preservation and research projects from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

History of Capitalism initiative takes big-picture approach

The study of the history of capitalism at Cornell is fueled by insightful, big-picture questions, many of which were raised during a Nov. 15 roundtable discussion.

Things to Do, Dec. 14, 2018- Jan. 18, 2019

Events on campus from this week to the end of winter break include the Recognition Ceremony for December Graduates, a winter solstice garden tour, exhibits coming down soon and the first Soup & Hope of 2019.

Cornell brings sounds of Middle East to local K-12 teachers

The Near Eastern Studies course “Listening to the Middle East” explored Quranic recitation and other soundscapes as a professional learning opportunity for local teachers.

Aditya Deshpande ’22 wins Cornell Concerto Competition

Computer science major Aditya Deshpande ’22 won the 16th Cornell Concerto Competition, held Dec. 9 in Barnes Hall.

Podcast examines what influences physical attractiveness

A new episode of the “What Makes Us Human” podcast series from the College of Arts and Sciences, explores what influences whom we find attractive.

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Ariana Kim’s quartet earns Grammy nomination

The debut album by the Aizuri Quartet, with violinist and assistant professor of music Ariana Kim, has been nominated for a 2019 Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance.

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Things to Do, Dec. 7-14, 2018

Events this week include the Town-Gown Awards, Cornell Concerto Competition, a tribute to Sonny Rollins, life on other planets at Science on Tap, and "Whistler and His Influence" at the Johnson Museum.