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Things to Do, Oct. 27-Nov. 3, 2017

Events this week include classic horror films at Cornell Cinema, a reading by four alumni writers; and an exhibit and artists' talk tracing utopian progress through architecture.

Zombies in the library: A user’s guide

Christian Miller created a Zombie Survival Guide as “a quasi-serious approach” to library resources.


Near Eastern studies offers Middle East series to local teachers

A new initiative by the Near Eastern studies department to provide continuing education opportunities for local K-12 teachers launched Sept. 26.

Pick up free book, participate in discussion of modern tyranny

A panel discussion and community read of “On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century" will be held Oct. 30.

Exhibit, talk celebrate 100 years of women voting in New York

To celebrate New York’s suffrage centennial, rare photographs, letters, programs and other memorabilia documenting the movement will be on display beginning Nov. 3.

Escape from the Archive Conference examines performance and history

Scholars and artists will explore the interaction between history, theater and performance during the Escape From the Archive conference, Oct. 27-29.

Exhibition, research project highlight learning from Rembrandt’s art

Rembrandt van Rijn’s art and artistic practice have fascinated scholars and collectors for centuries. His printmaking methods, and prints from across his career, are revealed as an inspirational resource for research and teaching in a new exhibition of his etchings at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art.

Things to Do, Oct. 20-27, 2017

Events on campus include films about the Voyager mission and The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper;” a musical version of Homer’s “Odyssey,” Science on Tap with Mason Peck on accessible space travel; and a talk on medieval images of the heavens with author and art historian Benjamin Anderson.

From an ocean away, students design a girls’ school in Ghana

About 5,287 miles from Ithaca, near the banks of Ghana’s Volta River, a primary and junior high school for girls is rising from the collective imagination and brain power of the Cornell University Sustainable Design team.