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Things to Do, May 12-19, 2017

Events this week include a Science Cabaret on synthetic biology; networking at the Johnson Museum; "Anarchy in the Archives" ending in Kroch Library; and a reading by MFA student writers.

Jewish studies' lecturer Sampson is an NYC hero

Elissa Sampson, visiting scholar and lecturer in the Jewish Studies Program, will be honored May 18 with a Lower East Side Community Hero Award in New York City.

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10th annual Mayfest features music, wine, yoga, poetry

The Department of Music celebrates the 10th anniversary of Mayfest, its annual springtime festival of world-class chamber music, with a variety of new events May 19-23.

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Grateful fans flock to campus for Chimes concert

About 200 people gathered on Cornell's central campus in Ithaca to hear the Cornell Chimes pay tribute to the Grateful Dead on the 40th anniversary of the band's May 8, 1977, concert in Barton Hall.

Student-made films to screen at Schwartz Center

From stories of budding romances to a vampire huntress out for revenge, the Department of Performing and Media Arts will screen films written and directed by students at 7 p.m. May 15.

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Class gathers oral histories of Caribbean residents in Brooklyn

Oneka LaBennett's students in oral history and urban ethnography over spring break recorded the life stories of Caribbean immigrants living and working in a rapidly gentrifying part of Brooklyn.

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Things to Do, May 5-12, 2017

Events this week include a local literary festival with events featuring faculty members; a free concert by the Cornell Symphony Orchestra, Chorus and Glee Club; and a 3-D feature at Cornell Cinema.

Campus, community celebrate 'Cornell '77' Grateful Dead concert

The 40th anniversary of the Grateful Dead's famed May 8, 1977, concert in Barton Hall is being celebrated with a new book, audio releases and events including a Cornell Chimes concert.

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English professors discuss friendship, collaborative project

Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon and Dagmawi Woubshet, associate professors of English, discussed their ongoing collaborative poetry translation project May 3 in Klarman Hall.