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Cross-campus gathering will focus on the biggest challenges facing the world, and help determine a theme on which the university will focus in the 2019-2020 academic year.

In the summer of 1985, Jeffrey Chusid was offered an opportunity that would change his life. He was teaching architecture in a summer program for high school students at the University of Southern California when a call came in; Harriet Freeman, the elderly owner of a house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, needed a tenant.

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A gift of $250,000 from Hans (B.Arch. ’80) and Roger ’78 Strauch will enable the Department of Architecture at Cornell’s College of Architecture, Art and Planning to continue offering studios focused on sustainable design led by prominent visiting faculty.

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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.

Members of the Society for Natural Resources Conservation and other groups tidied campus at Green Up Cornell on Oct. 13.

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The 2018 Cornell Council for the Arts Biennial, with 18 project installations and performances on the theme “Duration: Passage, Persistence, Survival," launched Sept. 28-29 with a tour of outdoor projects on campus, artist panels with Cornell contributors and lectures by featured artists Carrie Mae Weems and Xu Bing.

Lace up your walking shoes and head to Cornell’s new Sustainable Landscapes Trail, which opens with a ceremony Friday, Oct. 5, at 2 p.m., at the parking lot across from the Dairy Bar on Tower Road.

Michael R. Van Valkenburgh ’73 endowed an annual memorial lecture in honor of the late Marvin I. Adleman, professor emeritus of landscape architecture.

The 2018 Cornell Council on the Arts Biennial kicks off Sept. 14-15 at the Schwartz Center with “A Meditation on Tongues” by guest artist Ni'Ja Whitson.