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Scientists, wildlife DJ, hip-hop archivists create 'BeastBox'

“Beastbox,” a free online game, takes sound clips from real wild animals and allows users to mix and match them into an endless variety of beats, breaks and drops.

Infant skull binding may have conveyed privilege in ancient Andes

In a new study, Matthew Velasco, assistant professor of anthropology, explores how head-shaping practices in Peru hundreds of years ago may have enabled political solidarity while furthering social inequality in the region.

Einaudi Center, Keio University join forces on cyber research

Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies and Keio University in Tokyo has signed an agreement to work on cybersecurity together.

Things to Do, Feb. 16-23, 2018

Events this week include the Banff Mountain Film Festival, better botanical images through technology, Darwin Days, an Ai Weiwei documentary on refugees and migration, and a classic Yiddish tale in music and dance.

Book introduces uncertainty into understanding power

“Protean Power: Exploring the Uncertain and Unexpected in World Politics,” a new book co-edited by Peter Katzenstein and Lucia A. Seybert, Ph.D. ’12, argues for a new approach to international relations.  

Historian Margaret Washington in PBS film Feb. 19

Margaret Washington, professor of history, is featured in the new PBS documentary film, “’Tell Them We Are Rising’: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities.”

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PMA professor directs international play at The Cherry

“Rule of Thumb,” an international theater production directed by Beth F. Milles, associate professor of performing and media arts, opens Feb. 23.

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New book examines Plato's view of human motivation

In “Plato’s Moral Psychology: Intellectualism, the Divided Soul, and the Desire for Good,” philosophy professor Rachana Kamtekar examines Plato’s approach to human motivation.

To dye for: Exhibit showcases naturally tinted textiles

An opening for "Quiet Labor," an exhibit featuring naturally dyed textiles, garments, and artworks by participants in the Cornell Natural Dye Studio, took place Feb. 7 at the Cornell Botanic Gardens Nevin Welcome Center and will run until June 25.