Cornell launches ‘What Makes Us Human’ podcast series

“What Makes Us Human,” a new podcast and essay series from the College of Arts and Sciences, will showcase the newest thinking about what it means to be human in the 21st century.

Online trade card exhibit sheds light on Victorian food and wares

A new online exhibition from Cornell University Library offers insights into life in the Victorian era through illustrated trade cards.

Things to Do, Sept. 22-29, 2017

Events this week include faculty authors discussing careers and new ways of giving, a panel on world development, guest filmmakers showing their work, and a song cycle based on female characters in Greek tragedy.

Cornell Council for the Arts supports 35 new projects

The Cornell Council for the Arts is supporting 35 projects in the arts on campus during academic year 2017-18 through its Individual Grant Program. Cornell faculty, departments and programs were awarded 15 grants of $2,500 each and students and student organizations received 20 grants of $1,000 each.

Law grad Michael James Leslie dons judicial robes in ‘Sweeney Todd’

For the first time in his 40-year acting career, Cornell Law School graduate Michael James Leslie, J.D. ’76, is playing a legal role.

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Faculty train to use new technologies to share their research widely

Knowledge Matters, a workshop series designed for Cornell faculty members and academic staff, is helping participants translate their research into a variety of digital media platforms.

Things to Do, Sept. 15-22, 2017

Events this week include sustainable spaces on campus for PARK(ing) Day, the Lab of Ornithology’s Migration Celebration open house, comedian Trevor Noah in Barton Hall and “It” screenwriter Chase Palmer.

Cleese offers insight to happiness: ‘modest aims, have cats’

Provost’s Visiting Professor John Cleese covered a broad range of topics, from love to stupidity to money, in a public talk in Bailey Hall Sept. 11. His overarching theme: Always look on the bright side of life.

Class teaches math and music with hands-on approach

Students faced many challenges in the course The Art of Math: Mathematical Traditions of Symmetry and Harmony.