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‘Facing the Abyss’ explores literary response to 1940s events

In his new book, George Hutchinson asks how epochal moments in the 1940s resonated in literary culture, and how artists brought shape and meaning to the world in the wake of such events.

Wicked Witch’s iconic gazing ball visits Cornell Library

The crystal ball from the movie “The Wizard of Oz” – one of Hollywood’s most iconic objects – is coming to the library this spring.

Fellowship supports MFA creative writing student Yessica Martinez

Yessica Martinez has received a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans that will fund her Cornell MFA in creative writing.


Things to Do, April 20-27, 2018

Events this week include Harry Potter Night in Risley Hall; Our Place in Space on the Arts Quad, celebrating aerospace engineering and astronomy; Dairy Day at Stocking Hall; a debate on North Korea and a lecture with piano accompaniment on music, math and mortality.

Colleagues celebrate A.R. Ammons in Temple of Zeus

Poet and legendary faculty member A.R. Ammons was remembered by colleagues and friends with a plaque reinstalled in the Temple of Zeus at a reception April 9 in Klarman Hall.

Media Studies lecture on networks and proxy politics is April 25

Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, professor of modern culture and media at Brown, will speak on “Critical Data Studies: The Case of Proxy Politics” April 25.

Podcast focuses on Cornell faculty members

MBA students at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management have created a podcast called Present Value.


New podcast explores ‘Where Is the Human in Climate Change?’

The new season of the “What Makes Us Human?” podcast and essay series will showcase the newest thinking across academic disciplines about humans and the environment.

Society for the Humanities lecture to examine popular will and politics

Cornell political theorist Jason Frank will speak on “The People as Popular Manifestation” April 18 in Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium, Klarman Hall.