World Cinema series continues
Cornell Cinema’s World Cinema “Painters’ Lives Through Time” series continues March 29 with Academy Award-winning director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s “Never Look Away,” a riveting story loosely based on the life of renowned German visual artist Gerhard Richter. The 3-hour, 8-minute film will be shown at 7 p.m. in Willard Straight Theatre. Tickets are $9 general admission, $7 for seniors (62-older), $6.50 for students, and $5.50 for CU graduate students and children 12 and younger.
“Never Look Away” is an epic, intergenerational tale of art, love, tragedy and politics spanning three turbulent decades of 20th-century German history. The film tells the story of a young art student, Kurt, who falls in love with fellow student, Ellie. Ellie’s father, Professor Seeband, a famous doctor, is dismayed at his daughter’s choice of boyfriend, and vows to destroy the relationship.
What neither of them knows is that their lives are already connected – through a terrible crime Seeband committed decades earlier.
Following spring break, Cornell Cinema resumes its schedule on April 9 with “Live Nude Girls Unite!” the story of exotic dancers who – when faced with no sick leave, unfair demotions, safety issues, privacy concerns and racial discrimination at their place of employment, the Lusty Lady club – decide to unionize. Admission is free for the 7 p.m. showing.
‘Women Empowered’ exhibit closing
This weekend is your last chance to catch the “Women Empowered: Fashions From the Frontline” exhibit in the glass display cases on Level T of the Human Ecology Building, Forest Home Drive.
Chronicling how women have strategically used fashion to empower and collectively uplift themselves, the exhibit is part of the 2018 Cornell Council for the Arts Biennial and explores the Biennial theme of “Duration: Passage, Persistence, Survival” through fashion objects. It was curated by students in fiber science and apparel design.
Historical items on display include two decorative collars that have defined the personal style of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ’54; a skirt suit worn by former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno ’60; and the gown College of Human Ecology co-founder Martha Van Rensselaer wore when she met with the Queen of Belgium after helping that country rebuild its libraries following World War I.
Contemporary designs include a hockey jersey signed by four Cornell women who propelled Canada to a gold medal in the 2014 Winter Olympics; an American flag hijab by Haute Hijab creative director Gizelle Begler ’08, inspired by a 2016 image by artist Shepard Fairey; and an original design by Rachel Powell ’17 that engages with the #MeToo movement and addresses rape culture.
The exhibit will be open from 8 a.m. to noon March 29-31.
Peanuts and crackerjack, anyone?
Baseball returns to campus on April 2 when the Big Red – 4-11 overall heading into a weekend series at Yale – hosts St. Bonaventure (3-11). The single game at Hoy Field is scheduled for 3 p.m.; admission is free.
Last weekend, Cornell – led by fourth-year head coach Dan Pepicelli – began Ivy League play by dropping two of three to Columbia in New York City. Prior to that, on its spring trip to Texas, Virginia and Maryland, the Big Red started 0-7 before winning three times in a four-game stretch, with victories over the U.S. Naval Academy (3-2), Fordham University (1-0) and Towson University (4-2).
The Cornell softball team (3-16, 2-1 Ivies) hosts Yale this weekend in a three-game series at Niemand-Robison Field. Both the doubleheader on March 30 and the single game on March 31 begin at 12:30 p.m.; admission is free.
And the 10th-ranked Big Red men’s lacrosse team (5-3, 0-2 Ivies) will try to bounce back from a tough 16-15 loss to visiting University of Pennsylvania when it plays host to Dartmouth (2-5, 0-1) at 1 p.m. March 30 at Schoellkopf Field. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and children 12 and younger.
Horses, raptors and more
Animal lovers of all ages are invited to attend the 53rd annual Open House at the College of Veterinary Medicine on Saturday, April 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The day includes a wide variety of displays, interactive talks and demonstrations, including a petting zoo with baby farm animals, exhibits of exotic pets and wildlife, and a teddy bear emergency room.
Demonstrations range from veterinary students performing ultrasounds on dogs to a farrier making horseshoes. Attendees can learn how to listen to an animal’s heartbeat, watch canine agility runs and even see a horse on a performance treadmill used to study orthopedic and cardiovascular diseases.
For those wanting to learn more about veterinary education and careers in veterinary medicine, admissions and veterinary career information sessions will be held throughout the day.
All activities are free and open to the public. Attendees are asked to keep their pets at home. Visit the Vet School website for driving directions, an events schedule and additional details about the open house.