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Prize-winning historian to speak on return of ‘monsoon Asia’

A Harvard professor will explore the formerly used geography and anthropology term "monsoon Asia" as it applies to climate science Nov. 15.

Marketing career allows alumnus to explore diverse interests

Mike Clifford’s mom might be the only Ivy League parent who encouraged her son to pursue poetry rather than a job in finance.

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Things to Do, Oct. 26-Nov. 2, 2018

Events this week include a multimedia rock ’n’ roll opera for Halloween; a Biennial performance featuring Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon; and a talk on how automation can increase inequality.

‘Beautiful’ oddity unveiled at math library

On Oct. 25, the Department of Mathematics unveiled a strange, shiny object, a gömböc, donated by a Hungarian academic who once taught at Cornell.

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Architect Somaya bridges historic, modern concerns in restoration work

Award-winning architect and educator Brinda Somaya discussed her work on major restoration and design projects in India during her campus visit as an A.D. White Professor-at-Large.

Glee Club to sing its history at Nov. 3 concert

The Cornell University Glee Club, the university’s oldest, continuously operating student organization, will celebrate its sesquicentennial with a free concert. The group will sing pieces from different eras Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. in Sage Chapel.

Intersection of art history and tech topic of Milstein lecture

C. Richard Johnson will speak about the field of computational art history and discuss preserving and authenticating the works of Vermeer and Rembrandt Nov. 9.

Podcast explores love in colonial India

“Colonial Love,” a new episode of the “What Makes Us Human” podcast series, examines what love meant for colonial India’s mixed-race families.

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Political analyst explores America’s divisions in lecture

Henry Olsen, senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, will explain how America arrived its divisive state in a campus talk Oct. 30.